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Forum topic by Pat3 posted 08-12-2013 07:03 AM 1154 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Pat3

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08-12-2013 07:03 AM

Topic tags/keywords: sander

Recently the fast fix sanding pad (the thick white pad the sanding disks Velcro onto) on my ETS 150/3 separated while in use. My sander is just over 5 yrs old and does not see regular use.
I was wondering if anyone else has had this issue?


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Dan Lyke

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#1 posted 08-12-2013 04:22 PM

I’ve had to replace my sanding pad two or three times. Happens when I bear down too much and overheat the pad. Easy and quick (one bolt) to replace.

In a pinch (ie: when I can’t raise my dealer, who’s normally closed on weekends, for emergency help), I use spray adhesive to help hold the paper on.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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#2 posted 08-12-2013 04:41 PM

Thanks Dan, I was pretty surprised when it happened, especially since my daughter was using it and I had told her how smooth it operates, she didn’t agree and shortly there after the pad came apart.
I have already received and installed a replacement pad.
I will definitely keep my eye out for this again in the future, I thought it might have been some defect with the pad.

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#3 posted 08-12-2013 05:01 PM

I still love much about Festool, and even how my ETS150/5 operates when everything is going well, but I’ve got two complaints with that sander:

1. The sanding pad wears out occasionally.
2. I’ve had the plug in the handle destroy itself and the cord it was attached to twice.

Both of these happen while I’m doing lots of extended heavy sanding, and it wouldn’t be so bad if the cost for the parts didn’t approach what it’d take to use and throw out a Craftsman sander in the same time period, but there you have it.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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