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I have a number of old Festo tools with "oval" dust ports. Could someone please confirm - would
Festool adapter 487071 be the correct adapter for connecting a 36mm Festool hose to
such an oval dust port ? I would prefer to use an adapter which is permanently on the oval dust
port to which eg. a 36mm Festool hose is easily connected and disconnected (one hose easily
swapped between tools).
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Festool Tool Problems / Re: ETS-125 random orbit troubles...
« Last post by drmarylynn on Today at 01:41 PM »
As it turned out, in my frustration, I took the thing apart to see what was inside.  I took the bottom off and as I tried to get the center screw out of the copper plate, I could only loosen it. . .couldn't get it out.  Grrrr.  As I started to put it all back together and give up on it, I noticed the whole plate was turning freely now.  Seems the center screw had overtightened with use.  Put it all back together, plugged it in and it works perfectly. 

So there's something else to try if this happens to your sander.
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: OF 1010
« Last post by Matty04 on Today at 01:09 PM »
I like the size and weight of it.  The 1400 is a great overall router, but I think the 1010 is a bit more maneuverable.  However I would have to purchase a few bits for it.

Plus there‚Äôs a promo 👍 

Ultimately you like the router and find it worth the price and always in use?
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Festool Tool Problems / Re: ETS-125 random orbit troubles...
« Last post by Alex on Today at 12:47 PM »
I can hear the motor engage when it's turned on and the Festool vacuum comes on. . . the sander just doesn't rotate.  (I also changed the festool pad with no luck.) 

Burned field coil. Send it in for repair.
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: sander options
« Last post by jacko9 on Today at 12:44 PM »
I have had a chance to use the ETS EC 125/3 a couple of times now.  It seems hard to beat for a 5" random orbital sander so I will keep it.  When I get a handle on the sandpaper grits that I want to stock for the RO 90, I will order it and try it.  It sounds like a good size and shape for more detailed work and an improvement over my Fein Multimaster.

Thanks for all the suggestions and comments.  Now I need to turn my attention to making a few Christmas presents for the grandchildren.  Tough duty, but someone has to do it.

Thanks again for all of your help.

Allen



Like I suggested earlier Allen, Garnet is hard to beat and I use it on all of my sanders.
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Festool Tool Problems / Re: ETS-125 random orbit troubles...
« Last post by jacko9 on Today at 12:41 PM »
One thing that has not been mentioned is the dust extractor connection to your sander.  I have the older CT22 and I do have issues with a poor connection to my Festool products.  I know I should replace the receptacle in my Ct and I will soon but you might want to see if it's a sander problem or an interface issue with your extractor.  Good luck.
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Festool Tool Problems / Re: Kapex life span
« Last post by jacko9 on Today at 12:29 PM »
I have had my Kapex for a few years now but, I haven't been using it much (I guess I'm slowing down at my age).  I am concerned that Festool would let a product issue fester like this one "appears" to be without a recall to fix the problem.  Festool is a premium tool company and issues like this could ruin their reputation for their entire product line.  Somebody should be taking this issue seriously before the taint spreads.  I'm not sure that this is a wide spread issue or just a few vocal unsatisfied customers but, Festool knows and should be doing either damage control.  I do have a shop full of Festool products that I'm quite happy with but if my Kapex goes up in smoke I'll junk it and but a competitors product based on what I've read so far.  I hope to hear Festool does something.
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Festool Tool Problems / Re: ETS-125 random orbit troubles...
« Last post by drmarylynn on Today at 12:22 PM »
I'm having this same problem with my ETS 125.  I've tried all the suggested fixes with the cable and changing cables with no luck.  I agree that after 5 years I expected more from this tool. 

I can hear the motor engage when it's turned on and the Festool vacuum comes on. . . the sander just doesn't rotate.  (I also changed the festool pad with no luck.) 

Any other suggestions?   Thanks for any advice.
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Hose connections and there sizes.
« Last post by Musto on Today at 12:22 PM »
Yes, those are hose diameters from other hoses.
The connectors i would like to buy from Festool, so that they are a perfect fit with the CTL and my tools.
The boom will be an aluminium pipe where te hose is fed trough, the pipe wil be welded to a swivel hinge on the ceiling.

I will start an other topic on my hydraulic work station [embarassed]
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: OF 1010
« Last post by neilc on Today at 12:10 PM »
I own all the FT routers and the 1010 is the one I use the most.  Like the light weight, ergonomics, as well as the range of attachments that are available for it.  I use mostly 1/4" bits.

Looks like you are already 'routered up' with your varied router ownership, so what about the 1010 is appealing to you to add to the tools you own?

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