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#1 posted 01-31-2007 12:09 AM

Quote Karson: ”I’ve an older version of the Festool sander that is a finishing mode sander, does the newer ones convert from more aggressive sanding and finish sanding?”

Karson, I own a five year old Festool Rotex 150 ROS. This has a 6” sanding head that can be set to one of two modes, eccentric or rotary. I tend to use the eccentric mode and seldom use sanding disks courser than 240 grit to start. Courser grades just eat through the wood.

I’ve discussed this with the local Festool people, and they agree that the Rotex 150 (5”) was an aggressive sanding tool. They claim the current Rotex 125 is less aggressive and better for finishing. But at AU$750.00, it’s hard to justify a second sander. Anyhow, I’ve learned how to get the kind of finished surface I’m after with the 150.

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