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Old 01-02-2013, 12:27 AM   #1
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Which model would you recommend to sand existing painted wood door frames: The LS 130 or the RTS 400 or even the DTS 400?
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Which model would you recommend to sand existing painted wood door frames: The LS 130 or the RTS 400 or even the DTS 400?
LS 130 for moulding profiles - I don't have one yet.

The DTS will be great for the jambs,

RTS as well for jambs but you have more flexibility of applications with the DTS.

You should just buy all 3 packaged with it's own extractor each....this is how Festool tells you how to save money on the sander...
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LOL, Jeff I feel your pain.
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LS 130 for moulding profiles - I don't have one yet.

The DTS will be great for the jambs,

RTS as well for jambs but you have more flexibility of applications with the DTS.

You should just buy all 3 packaged with it's own extractor each....this is how Festool tells you how to save money on the sander...
Jeff, Only one more extractor.... A mini to compliment the 26, and a few more sanders.

I was thinking the 130 w/the flat plate since it's a linear sander it might not beat up the edges too much.
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Which model would you recommend to sand existing painted wood door frames: The LS 130 or the RTS 400 or even the DTS 400?
I'd go DTS on that, over.



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Which model would you recommend to sand existing painted wood door frames: The LS 130 or the RTS 400 or even the DTS 400?
Are the jambs really hammered or lost of brush marks? Other than the dust extraction, wouldn't hand sanding be faster to rough up the woodwork?
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Are the jambs really hammered or lost of brush marks? Other than the dust extraction, wouldn't hand sanding be faster to rough up the woodwork?
These particular jambs have 4 or 5 coats of "homeowner" applied latex paint. I'm sanding major fat edges and gawd-awful brush strokes.

The frames won't be 100% perfect, but they will be 100% better than they were.
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These particular jambs have 4 or 5 coats of "homeowner" applied latex paint. I'm sanding major fat edges and gawd-awful brush strokes.

The frames won't be 100% perfect, but they will be 100% better than they were.
DTS and some 100g granat will get you out of that pretty quick.



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DTS and some 100g granat will get you out of that pretty quick.
A DTS it is! Think it will be better than the 90 w/the dx?
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The delta on the ro90 is great I have used mine numerous times for what you are doing, but the dts would be much easier to use.
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A DTS it is! Think it will be better than the 90 w/the dx?
The 90 will do it, but the dust collection isn't nearly as good in delta mode as it is on the DTS, and the DTS is much better balanced and geared better for that type of sanding. Plus, there are a gazillion other areas where the dts will save some days for you. The shape and size of it lend it well to everything from small scale drywall patch sanding to cabinet grade.



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The 90 will do it, but the dust collection isn't nearly as good in delta mode as it is on the DTS, and the DTS is much better balanced and geared better for that type of sanding. Plus, there are a gazillion other areas where the dts will save some days for you. The shape and size of it lend it well to everything from small scale drywall patch sanding to cabinet grade.
Good points! Thanks for the info. DTS it is!

I still want to add a RTS 400 and LS 130 to the stable. Gawd! Somebody stop me! I'm going to be sander rich and job poor
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The delta on the ro90 is great I have used mine numerous times for what you are doing, but the dts would be much easier to use.
Agreed.
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Good points! Thanks for the info. DTS it is!

I still want to add a RTS 400 and LS 130 to the stable. Gawd! Somebody stop me! I'm going to be sander rich and job poor
I do recall my mentioning something about the kids college fund taking a hit....
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Good points! Thanks for the info. DTS it is!

I still want to add a RTS 400 and LS 130 to the stable. Gawd! Somebody stop me! I'm going to be sander rich and job poor
If you get the dts, you pretty much dont need the rts for a while because they are essentially the same sander, just with a different shaped head. The LS130 would be the more desirable one to get next, and there are plenty of ways to live without that until you have a project that really screams for it. Thats one that when you need it, you NEED it. The dts on the other hand, you will use that sucker all the time.



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If you get the dts, you pretty much dont need the rts for a while because they are essentially the same sander, just with a different shaped head. The LS130 would be the more desirable one to get next, and there are plenty of ways to live without that until you have a project that really screams for it. Thats one that when you need it, you NEED it. The dts on the other hand, you will use that sucker all the time.
It would be nice if the DTS & RTS could swap plates.

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Yes it would be. Very nice. Maybe someday.

In the meantime, while I love the rts, I would choose the dts every time because it has the same basic amount of surface to the pad, goes into corners so clean and even has a beveled perimeter edge like for sanding way into wall'/ceiling mud joints and carving the perfect line.



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Darn I think this festool thing is contagious. Am now pretty much sold on the dts. I have two older fein vacs, I think they're the 8 and 13 gallon sizes. Should be able to connect them, eh?

I was curious as the current fein vacs are rated at 60db, whereas the Featool are at 72db. My preference is for the smaller size vac. Unfortunately it's taken dive out of the back of the van one too many times and landed on its head. Half of the top is chipped off, no handle left etc. keeps on sucking though. Lol.
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Darn I think this festool thing is contagious. Am now pretty much sold on the dts. I have two older fein vacs, I think they're the 8 and 13 gallon sizes. Should be able to connect them, eh?

I was curious as the current fein vacs are rated at 60db, whereas the Featool are at 72db. My preference is for the smaller size vac. Unfortunately it's taken dive out of the back of the van one too many times and landed on its head. Half of the top is chipped off, no handle left etc. keeps on sucking though. Lol.
The fein Vacs mate up fine to the festool rotex sanders so they should match yours no problem. Its my set up when I'm doing marine painting and works excellent.
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