I was at the Woodworking Show today, stopped in to chat with the Mirka rep and realized tonight it was a year to the day since I got my Ceros. So here's an update:
Works fine, lasts a long time.
What more can you ask for? I've sanded dozens of sheets of rough-a##ed Baltic Birch to finish-ready, sanded the finish between coats, sanded 2x4s, walnut, red cedar, red oak, white oak, hard maple, yellow pine, you name it: I'm still on the first pad protector using Abranet all the way. I'm not a pro but I'd guess at about 2-300 hours usage in the last year. No glitches, plug it in and it works. Like I said, what more can you ask for?
The Festool 27mm hose is a PITA to use with it, I got the Mirka hose, it's light, flexible and, as far as I can tell, antistatic. It lives in the bottom drawer of my MFT support table with the sander and cord permanently attached:
I'm old school, there aren't many tools that get
or 10/10 from me but this sander is definitely a 10.
Just an update,