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Offline woodnerd

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RO 90 abrasives assortment
« on: April 15, 2011, 12:14 PM »
I know Festool canned the idea of an abrasives assortment, but did any dealers ever put something together?  I'd like to get stocked up on some Granat without having to buy 100-sheet packs.  Maybe Festool needs a financing program  [smile]

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Offline Bob Marino

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Re: RO 90 abrasives assortment
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2011, 12:26 PM »
I haven't made an assortment, but ship the papers in whatever quantities customers request via email to me.

Bob
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Offline woodnerd

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Re: RO 90 abrasives assortment
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2011, 12:39 PM »
Bob, You da Man!  I'll drop you an email a little later ...

Offline Tom Bellemare

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Re: RO 90 abrasives assortment
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2011, 12:43 PM »
I put together 2 assortments, one with a Systainer and one without.

These assortments are of Rubin and Brilliant2 for the RO 90. The logic was that the tool comes with an assortment of Granat. The goal being to let people figure out what grades and grits they use most without having to buy a lot of any of them. Once they figure out what they use most, they can enhance the collection.


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Re: RO 90 abrasives assortment
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2011, 11:36 PM »
Hi Tom,

I would be interested in a subset of the RO90 assortment for just the DX93.
Is that a possiblility?

Thanks
Dave

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Re: RO 90 abrasives assortment
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2011, 11:46 PM »
Sure, Dave!

If you can send me an email with your request or call me tomorrow, I can make it happen.


Tom

Offline elkhunter

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Re: RO 90 abrasives assortment
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2011, 10:18 AM »
I ordered the RO 90 sander assortment with systainer from Tom Bellamare at Tool Home.  Couldn't be happier.  He is great to do business with and the assortment he put together is letter perfect.

Offline NoBreyner

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Re: RO 90 abrasives assortment
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2011, 03:31 PM »
Oh, my gawd!  I've been searching the internet for package deals on small batches of Ro90 abrasives and you have it!!  You have my business sirs!

I got a selection of triangular abrasives from a festool rep at Woodcraft of all grits when I bought the Ro90 out of his own collection.  I only want the Granat selection of circular disks of varying grits.
« Last Edit: October 09, 2011, 03:53 PM by NoBreyner »

Offline andvari

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Re: RO 90 abrasives assortment
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2012, 07:03 PM »
I put together 2 assortments, one with a Systainer and one without.

These assortments are of Rubin and Brilliant2 for the RO 90. The logic was that the tool comes with an assortment of Granat. The goal being to let people figure out what grades and grits they use most without having to buy a lot of any of them. Once they figure out what they use most, they can enhance the collection.


Tom, it's a really great idea to offer this. Thanks.

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Re: RO 90 abrasives assortment
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2012, 07:24 PM »
I have several assortments now for various sanders with different abrasives.


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Re: RO 90 abrasives assortment
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2014, 03:22 AM »
Tom:

Is the RO90 assortment available sans Systainer? Or should I just put together a list of the grits I want? Do you have a minimum of anyone grit, like 10 pieces or 12 or ....?

Thanks!
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Offline bkharman

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Re: RO 90 abrasives assortment
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2014, 11:14 AM »
Tom:

Is the RO90 assortment available sans Systainer? Or should I just put together a list of the grits I want? Do you have a minimum of anyone grit, like 10 pieces or 12 or ....?

Thanks!

Here is the link to Tom's assortment without the sys.

http://www.tool-home.com/products/catalog/product_info.php/manufacturers_id/60/products_id/24630
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Re: RO 90 abrasives assortment
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2014, 11:14 AM »
Sans systainer or with systainer - or specify something.


Tom

Offline jaymon5

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Re: RO 90 abrasives assortment
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2014, 11:24 AM »
Toms assortments are a great way to get started.  I have ordered the abrasive assortment with systainer for my RO90 and RTS 400


Offline SittingElf

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Re: RO 90 abrasives assortment
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2014, 11:38 AM »
Tom,

You need to talk to your service provider. The only way I can get to your site from Germany is to use a Virtual Private Network that spoofs the net into thinking I'm in New York.  Your ISP is apparently blocking IP's from where I am in Germany.  "Site not found" message when not using a VPN.

Just thought you ought to know, because it may reach beyond Germany.  (I would understand if having probs in Nigeria where I work half the year, but not Europe!)

I'll be ordering both 90mm and 150mm Granat assortments w/systainers when I get back to the USA in May.

Cheers,

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Offline SittingElf

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Re: RO 90 abrasives assortment
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2014, 12:05 PM »
Well, I don't know if it will change anything, or if I fall into the twilight zone... but my current IP is 46.165.183.43
(Didn't even have to look it up. It shows on every post I make here on FOG!! [eek]  Probably as a warning that the mods and admins are watching....just like the NSA!! [big grin])

Cheers,

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Offline gnlman

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Re: RO 90 abrasives assortment
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2014, 01:50 PM »
Hi. I know US dealers cannot sell tools to Canada, but can they sell assortments of sandpaper for the different sanders? I am not aware of any Canadian dealers that offer this service, nor does my local dealer where I buy my tools from. We have had a few Foggers step up and buy bulk and split things up but they are quite limited, and not always available when the need for paper arises. Are there any dealers in Canada offering this type of service.
Thanks, Greg.

Offline batcave

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Re: RO 90 abrasives assortment
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2014, 07:24 AM »
I just ordered a 150mm kit and the dreaded hand sanding kit. I want to try the foam backed paper on the lathe.


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Offline SittingElf

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Re: RO 90 abrasives assortment
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2014, 07:35 AM »
I just ordered a 150mm kit and the dreaded hand sanding kit. I want to try the foam backed paper on the lathe.


Kevin

Kevin,

Let me know how that works out on the lathe.  I'll be getting mine cranked up soon and would have an interest in how well the hand kit works.

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Offline donwon

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Re: RO 90 abrasives assortment
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2014, 11:21 PM »
I would just like to say due to this post, I contacted Tom about getting some assortments for various sanders, just not the RO 90.

I have to give credit where credit is due.  Tom has been great to work with.  I selected all the different papers I wanted, he offered some advice on what paper was best for my applications.

As such, I am placing an order with him for a good assortment of paper and not having to buy several 100 packs of paper.

Thanks Tom  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: RO 90 abrasives assortment
« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2014, 05:07 AM »
I have to give an A++++ to Tom as well.

I am an experienced woodworker, but the RO90 is my first Festool sander. I gave him some guidelines - Like I want to be prepared for almost anything, but 90% of my sanding will be 'conventional' i.e. bare wood from planing/jointing up through finishing. I also asked him to try to keep it around $100 if possible. He was very patient with me, and came up with a package that I think anyone who buys an RO 90 should have,

The guidance was mine, but the GENIUS behind the package was Tom's. Here's what he came up with:

Granat RO 90 DX Abrasives Assortment

Granat RO 90 DX (Delta)
Qty Grit     Use
2 - P40   Heavy Duty - for that odd job
3 - P60   Heavy Duty - because it's quite useful to clean up paint and drywall
10 - P80   Coarse
10 - P100   Coarse
10 - P120   Coarse
10 - P150   Intermediate
10 - P180   Intermediate
10 - P220   Fine
10 - P240   Fine
5 - P320   Fine - because it's good between coats of finish
2 - P400   Fine - in case you need it

and the same assortment in Granat  RO 90 DX (Round)
Qty Grit     Use
2 - P40   Heavy Duty - for that odd job
3 - P60   Heavy Duty - because it's quite useful to clean up paint and drywall
10 - P80   Coarse
10 - P100   Coarse
10 - P120   Coarse
10 - P150   Intermediate
10 - P180   Intermediate
10 - P220   Fine
10 - P240   Fine
5 - P320   Fine - because it's good between coats of finish
2 - P400   Fine - in case you need it

Total Cost = $98 Nice!

But here's the best part:

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The whole kit-n-kaboodle fits perfectly (and barely) into the appropriate space in the RO 90 case!!

I can't thank Tom enough for coming up with this assortment for me, and I highly recommend it to any first-time RO 90 user. If you want one just like it, contact Tom and tell him that you want the same thing that 'wow' from the FOG bought. He'll know exactly what you want, and you'll get exactly what you need!

(the fine print: I have no affiliation with Tom except as a new customer, blah..blah..etc.)

(Edit - fixed a couple of formatting and copy/paste errors. Nothing that affects the package item qty's or the price.)
« Last Edit: April 03, 2014, 04:27 PM by wow »
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Offline batcave

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Re: RO 90 abrasives assortment
« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2014, 05:43 AM »
I have to give an A++++ to Tom as well.

I am en experienced woodworker, but the RO90 is my first Festool sander. I gave him some guidelines - Like I want to be prepared for almost anything, but 90% of my sanding will be 'conventional' i.e. bare wood from planing/jointing up through finishing. I also asked him to try to keep it around $100 if possible. He was very patient with me, and came up with a package that I think anyone who buys an RO 90 should have,

The guidance was mine, but the GENIUS behind the package was Tom's. Here's what he came up with:

Granat RO 90 DX Abrasives Assortment

Granat RO 90 DX (Delta)
Qty Grit     Use
2 - P40   Heavy Duty - for that odd job
3 - P60   Heavy Duty - because it's quite useful to clean up paint and drywall
10 - P80   Coarse
10 - P100   Coarse
10 - P120   Coarse
10 - P150   Intermediate
10 - P180   Intermediate
10 - P220   Fine
10 - P240   Fine
5 - P320   Fine - because it's good between coats of finish
2 - P400   Fine - in case you need it

and the same assortment in Granat  RO 90 DX (Round)
Qty Grit     Use
2 - P40   Heavy Duty - for that odd job
3 - P60   Heavy Duty - because it's quite useful to clean up paint and drywall
10 - P80   Coarse
10 - P100   Coarse
10 - P120   Coarse
10 - P150   Intermediate
10 - P180   Intermediate
10 - P220   Fine   100
10 - P240   Fine   100
5 - P320   Fine   100 - because it's good between coats of finish
2 - P400   Fine   100 - in case you need it

Total Cost = $98 Nice!




This looks great. Thanks for sharing.
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Offline gal218

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Re: RO 90 abrasives assortment
« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2019, 12:07 PM »
I'm interested in an assortment of the Platin S500-S4000 Grit Abrasives for RO 90 DX Sander...anyone know if such an assortment is available from anyone?