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Review by eddy posted 707 days ago 2493 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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i recently posted a question as to what ros sander i should get for a$200.00 well shot the budget all to hell.
i demoed the unit at my local woodcraft and after sanding a endgrain cuttingboard in less than 4 min. i was sold this is a very agressing sander not a finish sander by any means. i can now flaten my boards on drum sander at 80 grit and go to festoll and have it ready for finishing in no time at all. best part is a do a lot of boards and i can sand boards next to boards with finish on them with no worry of dust in the finish. i did not get there vacume
at $410.00 just too much for a vacume i am using a 4 gallon shop vac with a hepa filter and a muffler on the exhaust works as well as the unit a was using when i demoed the sander at woodcraft. this is a very costly sander but if you do a lot of production work it will pay for it self in no time at all in time savings. again i get the 150/5
it has a 5 mill orbit versis the 150/3 with a 3 min. orbit so this is not a finish sander form what i can tell so fare
i have only been using it on cutting boards but not a issue i block sand everything else. save you mony and get this works great

-- self proclaimed copycat




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eddy

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waho6o9

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#1 posted 707 days ago

Congratulations!
That’s one great sander and it will make you a lot of money
and save you on sandpaper also.
The lack of vibration is amazing. How do you like working
without sawdust flying all over the place?

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Dusty56

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#2 posted 707 days ago

And you paid how much for it ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 707 days ago

Agree 100%. You have to try it to believe it!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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TheOldTimer

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#4 posted 707 days ago

I will never own another sander but my Festools. I have the 5” & the 6” for table tops and material wider then 6”. In addition to the sanders, I have the dust extractor and love it also. Lots of dollars but worth the investment for the serious woodworker.

-- TheOldTimer,Chandler Arizona

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Ken Fitzpatrick

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#5 posted 707 days ago

Couldn’t agree more. I know they are expensive but they are well worth it. You get what you pay for.

-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

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lazyoakfarm

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#6 posted 707 days ago

what is the difference between the ETS 150/5 and the ETS 125 EQ 5? the ETS 125 EQ 5 is half the cost…
I really should not start looking at these tools, I dont use what I have. Its an addiction.

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waho6o9

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#7 posted 707 days ago

http://www.festoolusa.com/products/random-orbital-sanders

Here ya go Lazyoakfarm, you can also click on the product
tab and see the different saws, sanders, and other fine machinery.

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eddy

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#8 posted 707 days ago

waho6o9 nice link you beat me to the punch i may get the 125 at a later time as a finish sander

-- self proclaimed copycat

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HillbillyShooter

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#9 posted 706 days ago

FYI It is NOT a “ETS 125 EQ 5” it is a “ETS 125 EQ” (no 5). The 5 refers to a 5mm swirl for the 150/5, a 3mm swirl for the 150/3 and the 125 has a 2mm swirl for finer finishing. Confusing but that’s the way they do it in Europe.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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eddy

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#10 posted 706 days ago

not sure what you are talking about there hillbillyshooter?

-- self proclaimed copycat

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HillbillyShooter

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#11 posted 706 days ago

eddy: I apologize for the confusion. Festool refers to it as a “stroke” and I referred to it as a “swirl”. It would probably be better described as the size of the orbit of the sanding stroke. The ETS 150 has either a 5mm or a 3 mm sanding orbit with the 5 mm being more aggressive. The ETS 125 has a smaller 2mm sanding orbit. The comment was in response to “lazyoakfarm”’s inquire about the difference between the ETS 150/5 and the ETS 125 EQ 5. Hope that explains it a little better.

In any event, enjoy your new purchase and I know you’ll get many years of service with the added bonus of the best durst collection going.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#12 posted 705 days ago

Congrats Eddy! I’ll be over with some stuff to sand…

-- Randy Morter, Phoenix, AZ

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Roger

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#13 posted 705 days ago

Super nice sander/s. If I were still working, I may be able to afford it. These companies should give us retired guyz-n-galz a little monetary break o some sort… my $.02

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Mark Davisson

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#14 posted 705 days ago

If I spent over $300 for a ROS, I can almost guarantee that it would be my last sander, at least as a married man.

-- I'm selfless because it feels so good!

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Moron

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#15 posted 703 days ago

Mark Davisson, that would be true : ))

Albeit a Festool Junkie

To the buyer, your gonna be pissed when you see the Mirca, 2x’s the sander just over 1/2 the price. That said, I fail see why it isnt a finish sander ?

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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