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Offline nixy

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Soft interface pad Festool sander RTS400
« on: August 06, 2019, 06:54 AM »
Hello I am looking for a soft interface pad for Festool sander RTS400.

I am based in the UK.

For sanding slight curves on door frame mouldings. Maybe a pad thats around 5-10mm and has a spongy compression feel to it.  I saw this but not sure and the descriptions are not very clear.

Festool Interface pad IP-STF-80x133/14-STF
Part No. 490160

https://www.ffx.co.uk/tools/product/Festool-490160-Ip-Stf-80X133-14-Stf-Ls130-2-4014549118054-Interface-Pad-80-X-133Mm-Pack-Of-2

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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Soft interface pad Festool sander RTS400
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2019, 07:20 AM »
That will work.  If you need more sponginess multiples can be used together.

Peter

Offline nixy

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Re: Soft interface pad Festool sander RTS400
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2019, 08:30 AM »
Thanks Peter....good advice sticking two together

Offline ear3

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Re: Soft interface pad Festool sander RTS400
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2019, 04:08 PM »
Since that question was easily solved, let me bump the thread with a related inquiry:

I don't think there is a Festool branded interface pad for the RS2, but is there perhaps a good aftermarket option for half sheet sanders generally -- and hopefully ones that have a similar hole pattern?
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Offline Alanbach

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Re: Soft interface pad Festool sander RTS400
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2019, 11:05 PM »
@ear3 - you could carve up three RTS400 interface pads and it would cover but you are going to lose all of the dust collection. The RS2 has bigholes and the RTS has little holes in a pattern that won’t line up at all. I just went down and looked.

I am curious though, why would you want an interface on an RS2 whose specialty is normally big flat surfaces?

Offline ear3

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Re: Soft interface pad Festool sander RTS400
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2019, 08:12 AM »
It's definitely not the go-to option for contour sanding, but in certain situations I think it might be useful -- like one I just had where I applied a roundover to the edge of a large flat oval shaped table surface, and I wanted to clean up the edge.  I don't really like using the RTS in combination with other sanders either, because I find that the scratch patterns/surface finish don't always mesh.  It's fine if you use the RTS on a section isolated from the others by a 90 degree edge, but not when there's a bridge between the surfaces, as there would be with a rounded profile.   

@ear3 - you could carve up three RTS400 interface pads and it would cover but you are going to lose all of the dust collection. The RS2 has bigholes and the RTS has little holes in a pattern that won’t line up at all. I just went down and looked.

I am curious though, why would you want an interface on an RS2 whose specialty is normally big flat surfaces?
Kapex KS 120 w/UG Cart and Extensions • CXS Set • T18+3 w/Centrotec Installer's Set • PDC 18/4 • TS 75 • TSC 55 • HKC 55 w/250, 420 and 670 FSK rails • Carvex 420 w/Accessory Kit • Domino 500 Set • Domino 700 XL • OF 2200 w/Base Accessory Kit • OF 1400 • OF 1010 • MFK 700 EQ Set • LR 32 • MFS 400 w/2000, 1000, and 700 extensions • Rotex 90 • Rotex 150 • LS 130 • ETS-EC 150/5 • ETS-EC 150/3 • Pro 5 LTD • RTS 400 • RAS 115.04 • RS 2 • HL 850 • Vecturo OS 400 • CT 26 w/BT module • CT Sys w/Long-Life Bag • MFT/3