|Forum topic by Greedo||posted 03-22-2011 11:28 PM||3342 views||0 times favorited||20 replies|
03-22-2011 11:28 PM
t’was my birthday last week and i hadn’t bought a new tool in months.
been fighting the devil long enough and finally decided i would go the festool route.
i thought that with these two i would be armed for anything, and they would be a good replacement for my Bosch Gex 125. i wanted 125mm pads because i build furniture and i find 150mm to be too large for that. these two sanders are the only 125mm sanders from festool.
the ETS 125: i love the looks of this one, but it hurts my hand to hold it, the grip is verry wide and there is no place for your fingers to actually “grip it”.
RO 125 Rotex: nice futuristic looks, love the quality pads on both models and the quality of Festool abrasives.
so all in all im quite disappointed and think of returning them. been trying to get used to them, but each time i take out my Bosch again it completely rediculises these two sanders, less vibration, better ergonomics, better finish, removes planer marks in 2 passes while the rotex needs 4-5.