And you don't use it that much. Wow. To have a lifetime tool is usually worth it. Thanks very muchYup, if youre doing a lot of drywall it's definitely worth it. I have one and don't do all that much drywall stuff anymore, mainly just patches which I use an ETS125 for. Every now and again I get to break out the planex and am never disappointed.
That's what I need to hear! But I'm a painter doing small jobs. This is a big decision!I agree with everyone else. I had trouble justifying the price, but it paid for itself I think after the first job or two in labor savings (whole house new construction). Now that I have it, I wouldn't want to get rid of it.
Me too! At the moment it is me and one finisher. I should have 2 more working but hiring has been a nightmare this year. I actually used it again today. I have had it for probably 5 years and only use it a couple times a year. The first job I did with it, 1 guy sanded a whole good size house by himself. It usually would have taken probably 3 guys to do the same thing.That's what I need to hear! But I'm a painter doing small jobs. This is a big decision!
I can say that with painted popcorn the festool has no problem whatsoever. I start with 36 grit and work my way up. Remove it down to almost the original surface, rx 35 primer, re mud,re sand and spray 2 finish coats. The orange peel or even knockdown I would not try to sand that down. It’s already relatively smooth so I would go straight to a skim on those textures. When it comes time to sand all that skim coating I will be using the festool. This is a pic of a master bed ceiling and I had the popcorn off and ready for primer in under 45 mins. That’s not possible without the festool.how does the planex do against sealed textured ceiling lets say a heavy orange peel ? more efficient than scraping or skimming over ?