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Old 10-04-2014, 09:29 AM   #21
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Why does festool not have a painters package? Like a midi with a Sanders. Just inquiring
Call them. One of our local stores offers bundles like this.

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I'm a big fan of my DTS-400 for interior work.
Also the Midi has been a good size for me
For our exterior paint shaving projects I could really use a bigger vac. I do have a Fein Turbo II but it's not much bigger.



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Paint Shaver fills the CT48 in 2 days (or less depending on how fast your moving). The RO125 & 90 fill the CT26 (both hooked up) in a week (but then again it's just back sanding after shaving)

So far our DTS has been tried on some exterior flat surfaces and I'm not impressed, 40 grit paper and any pressure the thing bogged down. Getting into corners the RO's wont get it's fine. We have yet to try it on an interior.

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Free shipping would've saved me about $300 this season.
But the time waiting for a RA/shipping label to be delivered would've cost me more in lost production time.

The greatest after sales service in the world is still beaten by products that don't need such a program.
Shipping of new tools or sending used ones in for repairs?

Shipping label delivered? If this is for sending tools in for repairs I made a post about my RO90 smoking and with in 2 days I had the label emailed to me, I still have yet to send it out.
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I use CT 26's for interior and exterior. I like having the ability to use 2 sanders on one vac if needed. They do get a little heavy but I tend to change bags before they get full, costs a little more but it's marginal. I'll will get a midi at some point.
As mentioned by others the ro90, ets125, dts and rts 400 are great for interior. I'd add to that the LS130(linear sander). It's not as versatile as the others but it fills a niche. I use a good bit of gloss oil and the scratch pattern left by the orbitals/RO can still be visible even with high grits, the LS works for this stuff well. Mainly doors, frames, and wainscoting. Definitely get the others first but when you think you might use it give it a try. Remember all festools have a 30 day satisfaction guarantee.
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Festool already covers the shipping the 1st year I need repairs, unless I'm mistaken. So, isn't this Festool Service All Inclusive program you speak of just a fancy way of saying 2 years free shipping? Please correct me if I'm wrong.
The Service All-Inclusive program is to highlight all of the services that we offer when you buy a tool from Festool. Before, we spoke about these individually.

One of the most important parts of the change is the addition of free shipping for all three years of the warranty.

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BAM! pulled the trigger. Just placed my Festool Order. I went through the website, the local dealer here stopped dealing them and would had to drive a hour only to have them order it. no tax and free shipping makes it worth it
Here is what I got
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BAM! pulled the trigger. Just placed my Festool Order. I went through the website, the local dealer here stopped dealing them and would had to drive a hour only to have them order it. no tax and free shipping makes it worth it
Here is what I got
Midi
CT 26
RTS400
DTS400

Congrats! The day they arrive, it'll be as magical as Christmas was when you were a kid


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BAM! pulled the trigger. Just placed my Festool Order. I went through the website, the local dealer here stopped dealing them and would had to drive a hour only to have them order it. no tax and free shipping makes it worth it
Here is what I got
Midi
CT 26
RTS400
DTS400
Nice! Let us know how you like the rts and dts I've yet to try them.
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Less than 24 hours amd my festool stuff is being shipped
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Ordered from toolnut.com

My total cost of the midi, c26, two Sanders, sand paper and back up pad.
$1,981.00 but my original price amount was $2010.00. Not sure why its 30 bucks less

Just sharing my experienceexperience, maybe it will help others deciding..
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Less than 24 hours amd my festool stuff is being shipped


Ordered from toolnut.com

My total cost of the midi, c26, two Sanders, sand paper and back up pad.
$1,981.00 but my original price amount was $2010.00. Not sure why its 30 bucks less

Just sharing my experienceexperience, maybe it will help others deciding..
Congrats on the new tools, you will be glad you did. That's close to what we spent not including the CT26 That is a year old. We got ours 2 days before the price increase, we saved almost $500
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BAM! pulled the trigger. Just placed my Festool Order. I went through the website, the local dealer here stopped dealing them and would had to drive a hour only to have them order it. no tax and free shipping makes it worth it
Here is what I got
Midi
CT 26
RTS400
DTS400
Good purchase Gabe. I have found like others have voiced in this thread that the CT26 can be a bit cumbersome when it is getting moved regularly. Plus I am getting older and the damn thing gets heavy lol.
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It leas than 60 miles from me, probably get it today
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So speaking of festool I need some feedback on backing pads. I got my RO125 back from warranty, and they put on a new pad. It wore out and started delaminating after two days of sanding on cedar siding. I made sure the guys used the edge guard too so they wouldn't bash it up so much. Apparently it was the soft pad, and all they had at the store was the same type. Do you use the hard pad for siding? Our first pad lasted for several jobs, without even using the edge guard.
Also, I picked up a RO90 since it was 4" exposure siding. However the RO125 does a much better job of dust collection and is more powerful. Will probably trade in the 90 for another 125 when the job is done. What do you use the RO90 for? Should I keep it and just use it for smaller stuff?
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So speaking of festool I need some feedback on backing pads. I got my RO125 back from warranty, and they put on a new pad. It wore out and started delaminating after two days of sanding on cedar siding. I made sure the guys used the edge guard too so they wouldn't bash it up so much. Apparently it was the soft pad, and all they had at the store was the same type. Do you use the hard pad for siding? Our first pad lasted for several jobs, without even using the edge guard.
Also, I picked up a RO90 since it was 4" exposure siding. However the RO125 does a much better job of dust collection and is more powerful. Will probably trade in the 90 for another 125 when the job is done. What do you use the RO90 for? Should I keep it and just use it for smaller stuff?

The RO90 makes quick work of corners, and when you're having to remove a lot of material, it's the best tool I've found.

You're right about the dust extraction not being at the same level as the RO 125, (especially with the delta head attached to the 90), but it's a small trade-off for such a diverse little workhorse.




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So speaking of festool I need some feedback on backing pads. I got my RO125 back from warranty, and they put on a new pad. It wore out and started delaminating after two days of sanding on cedar siding. I made sure the guys used the edge guard too so they wouldn't bash it up so much. Apparently it was the soft pad, and all they had at the store was the same type. Do you use the hard pad for siding? Our first pad lasted for several jobs, without even using the edge guard.
Also, I picked up a RO90 since it was 4" exposure siding. However the RO125 does a much better job of dust collection and is more powerful. Will probably trade in the 90 for another 125 when the job is done. What do you use the RO90 for? Should I keep it and just use it for smaller stuff?
I'd keep the ro90. Use it for sills, facia, soffi, etc.
I use the medium pad for day to day use on ro125. The hard is too ridge, unless it's a perfect flat surface.
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If you're burning through pads try adjusting the suction of the vac.
We set ours at the minimum setting that delivers acceptable containment.
Too much and the machine feels grabby and heat kills the abrasive and pad below.
Pushing too hard on the machine also kills them; less pressure/coarser grit works best.

We use the Med pads, never with the bumper.
The edges get torn up but heat is the only thing that causes de-lamination in my experience.

I don't see the 125 and 90 as replacements for each other.
They have different applications based on the pad size/access issues.
We use the biggest sander that can do the task at hand.
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So speaking of festool I need some feedback on backing pads. I got my RO125 back from warranty, and they put on a new pad. It wore out and started delaminating after two days of sanding on cedar siding. I made sure the guys used the edge guard too so they wouldn't bash it up so much. Apparently it was the soft pad, and all they had at the store was the same type. Do you use the hard pad for siding? Our first pad lasted for several jobs, without even using the edge guard.
Also, I picked up a RO90 since it was 4" exposure siding. However the RO125 does a much better job of dust collection and is more powerful. Will probably trade in the 90 for another 125 when the job is done. What do you use the RO90 for? Should I keep it and just use it for smaller stuff?
We use the hard pads. The soft wear out way to fast outside.

The RO90 is a handy little sander. Keep it. You will find it usefull inside or outside. The 125 is more powerful and I noticed the same it has better suction than the 90 does. Our crew was almost fighting over the 90 for trim. We are going to pick another one up next summer.
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