Thanks all for the congrats, and a big high-five to Greg (GPowers).
Thanks Festool and especially Shane for the contest itself.
I'm very excited to get it this week. Most definitely there will be a review and comparison coming up.
I have the perfect project for this sander: a 4" x 24" x 60" hunk of Yew. It is in *rough* condition-- rough milling; exposed to the elements for a while; and full of "character" marks. It is WAY too big to put through my planer. And, it is hard as a rock, which is discouraging for hand planing. So the Rotex is going to get a workout trying to transform this into a slab bench seat. I hit just a corner of it with the RO125 and 50 grit... the wood is the color of maple syrup.
You don't by chance own a RO 125 do you? I would love to see a comparison between those two.
Glad you asked Wood_Junkie because the only other Festool sander I have is the ETS 150/5. So needless to say I'm very excited to get my hands on the Rotex 150. Plus I have a Systainer/3 full of 150mm sand paper.