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Harry

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02-13-2017 03:58 AM

Topic tags/keywords: ros dust

I have a couple of Ridgid ROS’s that for the most part are dust free when using my vac. Today I needed to sand the edges (2”) of several art panels and was getting more dust than usual. I realized that there were two ventilation slots I never noticed and put some tape over them. Bingo, no more dust. I know this might sound trivial but I really try to keep the dust to minium and this was so simple.

Harry

-- Harry - Professional amateur


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clin

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#1 posted 02-13-2017 04:28 AM

I suspect those openings help cool the unit. Probably not a good idea to cover them.

-- Clin

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Roy Turbett

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#2 posted 02-13-2017 04:43 AM

They also prevent too much suction on the paper when using a powerful shop vacuum. This can make it difficult to move the sander and cause it to vibrate.

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builtinbkyn

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#3 posted 02-13-2017 05:05 AM

I have the same sander and since purchasing a Festool ETS and using Mirka mesh sanding discs with it, the Ridgid stays in the case. I guess there would be less dust using the Ridgid with the Mirka mesh discs, but the Festool ETS is just so much better.

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#4 posted 02-13-2017 06:50 AM



I suspect those openings help cool the unit. Probably not a good idea to cover them.

- clin

I’m guessing that’s what the vents are for if you just use the stock bag with it but I’m thinking that the air flow of the vac would keep it cool. We will see…

-- Harry - Professional amateur

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#5 posted 02-13-2017 06:56 AM



I have the same sander and since purchasing a Festool ETS and using Mirka mesh sanding discs with it, the Ridgid stays in the case. I guess there would be less dust using the Ridgid with the Mirka mesh discs, but the Festool ETS is just so much better.

- builtinbkyn

I only have 2 things by Festool, track saw and vac. Both are excellent machines. Should look into the ETS but just blew my play money on a new motorcycle : )

-- Harry - Professional amateur

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#6 posted 02-13-2017 07:00 AM



They also prevent too much suction on the paper when using a powerful shop vacuum. This can make it difficult to move the sander and cause it to vibrate.

- Roy Turbett

My vac is adjustable, at full suck the sander does some really weird dance!

-- Harry - Professional amateur

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