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TechTeacher04

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09-22-2016 02:38 PM

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I took the plunge and bought a Rotex 125. I have been try out different brands of sandpaper. I have had the most success with the Festool brand paper. Has anyone had success with other brands?

The adapter pad and Mirka abranat mesh clogs quickly. Freud and Shopsmith vacuum holes do not match the festool ones. Thank you for any advice you could share.


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#1 posted 09-22-2016 02:42 PM

Has anyone had success with other brands?

Nope. I tried one brand off of eBay and it wasn’t worth it. It’s worth paying the premium
for the Festool ones in my opinion.

Congrats on the RO125! Rotex sanders are the best, I love my 90 and the 150 was my first Rotex.

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#2 posted 09-22-2016 05:49 PM

Klingspor
PS 33 is ok, but I would recommend springing for PS29

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#3 posted 09-22-2016 06:24 PM

I’ve heard decent reviews on the Mirka paper, I’ve yet to try it myself as I have a ton of the Festool paper and love how much longer it lasts than the Freud crap I used to buy, but if I make it through the $100 pack of a grit I may give it a shot…probably not, but maybe.

-- Nick, “I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.” – Vincent Van Gogh

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#4 posted 09-22-2016 06:38 PM



I took the plunge and bought a Rotex 125. I have been try out different brands of sandpaper. I have had the most success with the Festool brand paper. Has anyone had success with other brands?

The adapter pad and Mirka abranat mesh clogs quickly. Freud and Shopsmith vacuum holes do not match the festool ones. Thank you for any advice you could share.

- TechTeacher04

Do the holes in the Mirka adapter pad match up with the Festool holes? When I got the Mirka adapter I found that in spite of the multitude of holes in the pad, they did not line up with the standard hole pattern for my Bosch sander. I used a hole punch to create more holes using a disk as a pattern. The result works great. The backer pad is holding up perfectly well, even with the additional holes. The Abranet discs do not clog and I have excellent dust collection.

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