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#1 posted 10-03-2012 10:35 PM

Like what was said above, you can get replacement pads, as for a replacement sander I am going to drop a word here now but hear me out… Festool. dont run away! lol I recently replaced my makita ros with a Festool ETS 125 EQ and I love it! cost is around $200.00 which isnt too much extra compared to a makita, DeWalt or Porter Cable ros. And I have noticed my sanding disks have lasted longer too, watch a youtube video on Festool sanders and that will explain why their pads have less heat and gunk build up. It comes with a bag as well so you dont need a Festool vacuum and even with the bag the dust collection is great. As it stands right now it may be just as well for you to replace the pad but if you are making money with your tools it doesnt take long for a new one to “pay for itself”... just some food for thought!

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