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Offline Cableaddict

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RO 90 DX - Side guard for the DX pad.
« on: February 23, 2012, 06:13 PM »
I love my RO 90.  It's a "must have" tool.

One thing is missing, though:

Festool offers side-guards for the circular pad, but none for the DX (triangle) pad.  Every time I use the DX pad in a corner, I wear-away some of the pad's hook & loop material.  This is aggravating.  I have had to buy a bunch of DX stickfix pads (the part in-between the abrasive & the main pad) and am changing them constantly.

Granted, sometimes you need to get right into an edge, but many time a triangle guard would be wonderful to have. - Especially if it were very thin.  Maybe made of metal instead of plastic?

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Offline Alex

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Re: RO 90 DX - Side guard for the DX pad.
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2012, 06:22 PM »
The hook and loop pad doesn't wear from side contact. It wears on the bottom. The delta pads wear out quickly, there is nothing to do about that.  I noticed that when I got my DX 93. The Festool pads wear out a lot faster than the pad of the Metabo I previously owned. The material of Festool's delta pad is too soft in my opinion. But a side guard for the RO 90 wouldn't prevent that wear.

Offline Cableaddict

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Re: RO 90 DX - Side guard for the DX pad.
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2012, 06:25 PM »
Hmmm.  Maybe

In my case, I see the pad wearing down even though there is still sandpaper fully covering the bottom, so maybe it depends upon how you are using / holding the sander?