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Offline bajsmalen

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Re: ETS EC 125/150?
« Reply #90 on: March 27, 2020, 02:11 PM »
Anyone can confirm this is still the case with newly bought models? That the 125 can take the 150 pad without any problems, brake working as intended etc.
Preferably someone with a newly bought EU 230v version.

Read contradicting posts from both @TylerC and @ScotF.
« Last Edit: March 27, 2020, 02:14 PM by bajsmalen »

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Offline cjfiore88

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Re: ETS EC 125/150?
« Reply #91 on: May 20, 2020, 01:55 PM »
Does anyone know if the Jetstream 2 150 pad works on the ETS EC 125? It looks like there has been some conflicting information with new Sanders. I would be looking at buying one soon, and this will impact which one I buy.

Offline Cheese

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Re: ETS EC 125/150?
« Reply #92 on: May 20, 2020, 02:28 PM »
Does anyone know if the Jetstream 2 150 pad works on the ETS EC 125? It looks like there has been some conflicting information with new Sanders. I would be looking at buying one soon, and this will impact which one I buy.

Here's your answer...


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Re: ETS EC 125/150?
« Reply #93 on: May 20, 2020, 06:37 PM »
I second that it works on the 125. It’s great for using on drywall with the Granat net and interface pad.

Offline Dusty.Tools

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ETS EC 125/150?
« Reply #94 on: May 21, 2020, 02:20 AM »
+1 I used it to sand a bunch of decking, the combination works flawlessly


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Offline Steptoe

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Re: ETS EC 125/150?
« Reply #95 on: July 06, 2020, 10:32 AM »
Does anyone know if the Jetstream 2 150 pad works on the ETS EC 125? It looks like there has been some conflicting information with new Sanders. I would be looking at buying one soon, and this will impact which one I buy.

Here's your answer...

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Hi Cheese, do you know the Festool part no for the 6" pad on the ETS 125/3 please?

Thanks in advance

Offline Cheese

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Re: ETS EC 125/150?
« Reply #96 on: July 06, 2020, 10:47 AM »

Hi Cheese, do you know the Festool part no for the 6" pad on the ETS 125/3 please?

Thanks in advance

The Jetstream 2 hard pad is 202460.

Offline Steptoe

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Re: ETS EC 125/150?
« Reply #97 on: July 06, 2020, 11:19 AM »

Hi Cheese, do you know the Festool part no for the 6" pad on the ETS 125/3 please?

Thanks in advance

The Jetstream 2 hard pad is 202460.

Many thanks

Offline 08G8V8

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Re: ETS EC 125/150?
« Reply #98 on: July 06, 2020, 12:47 PM »
Looking on the Festool website, they show the current part number for the ETS EC 125/3 as 576340.  I see on Amazon, Hartville Hardware which looks to be an authorized dealer, is selling it under part number 571897.

I don't see anything on the Festool site when searching this part number other than it does bring up the 576340 when searching for it.

Anyone know what the difference is?  Thanks

Offline Scott in Bend

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Re: ETS EC 125/150?
« Reply #99 on: July 06, 2020, 02:20 PM »
Looking on the Festool website, they show the current part number for the ETS EC 125/3 as 576340.  I see on Amazon, Hartville Hardware which looks to be an authorized dealer, is selling it under part number 571897.

I don't see anything on the Festool site when searching this part number other than it does bring up the 576340 when searching for it.

Anyone know what the difference is?  Thanks

Both sanders are the same.  The difference is in the systainer.  It appears the 576340 comes in the new style systainer 3.  The 571897 must be old stock of the sander in the original t-loc systainer.

Offline 08G8V8

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Re: ETS EC 125/150?
« Reply #100 on: July 06, 2020, 02:25 PM »
Looking on the Festool website, they show the current part number for the ETS EC 125/3 as 576340.  I see on Amazon, Hartville Hardware which looks to be an authorized dealer, is selling it under part number 571897.

I don't see anything on the Festool site when searching this part number other than it does bring up the 576340 when searching for it.

Anyone know what the difference is?  Thanks

Both sanders are the same.  The difference is in the systainer.  It appears the 576340 comes in the new style systainer 3.  The 571897 must be old stock of the sander in the original t-loc systainer.
Thanks for the info. That makes sense. I’m fairly new to Festool. Not sure the systainer is a big deal for me. 


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Offline TwelvebyTwenty

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Re: ETS EC 125/150?
« Reply #101 on: July 06, 2020, 02:46 PM »
Looking on the Festool website, they show the current part number for the ETS EC 125/3 as 576340.  I see on Amazon, Hartville Hardware which looks to be an authorized dealer, is selling it under part number 571897.

I don't see anything on the Festool site when searching this part number other than it does bring up the 576340 when searching for it.

Anyone know what the difference is?  Thanks

Both sanders are the same.  The difference is in the systainer.  It appears the 576340 comes in the new style systainer 3.  The 571897 must be old stock of the sander in the original t-loc systainer.
Thanks for the info. That makes sense. I’m fairly new to Festool. Not sure the systainer is a big deal for me. 


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We've all been there... a few years later all purchases are made with a strong bias to whether they fit in a Systainer.  [eek]

Offline 08G8V8

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Re: ETS EC 125/150?
« Reply #102 on: July 06, 2020, 04:33 PM »
Looking on the Festool website, they show the current part number for the ETS EC 125/3 as 576340.  I see on Amazon, Hartville Hardware which looks to be an authorized dealer, is selling it under part number 571897.

I don't see anything on the Festool site when searching this part number other than it does bring up the 576340 when searching for it.

Anyone know what the difference is?  Thanks

Both sanders are the same.  The difference is in the systainer.  It appears the 576340 comes in the new style systainer 3.  The 571897 must be old stock of the sander in the original t-loc systainer.
Thanks for the info. That makes sense. I’m fairly new to Festool. Not sure the systainer is a big deal for me. 


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We've all been there... a few years later all purchases are made with a strong bias to whether they fit in a Systainer.  [eek]

I only have the RTS400 with the new style systainer, so I guess I'll have an old style systainer now to compare to it....I went ahead and ordered the sander and saved some money toward a 6" pad.

Now to order a hard 5" pad, and a soft and hard 6" pads, and sanding paper.

Offline 08G8V8

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ETS EC 125/150?
« Reply #103 on: July 09, 2020, 05:06 PM »
Looking on the Festool website, they show the current part number for the ETS EC 125/3 as 576340.  I see on Amazon, Hartville Hardware which looks to be an authorized dealer, is selling it under part number 571897.

I don't see anything on the Festool site when searching this part number other than it does bring up the 576340 when searching for it.

Anyone know what the difference is?  Thanks

Both sanders are the same.  The difference is in the systainer.  It appears the 576340 comes in the new style systainer 3.  The 571897 must be old stock of the sander in the original t-loc systainer.
Thanks for the info. That makes sense. I’m fairly new to Festool. Not sure the systainer is a big deal for me. 


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We've all been there... a few years later all purchases are made with a strong bias to whether they fit in a Systainer.  [eek]

I only have the RTS400 with the new style systainer, so I guess I'll have an old style systainer now to compare to it....I went ahead and ordered the sander and saved some money toward a 6" pad.

Now to order a hard 5" pad, and a soft and hard 6" pads, and sanding paper.
I got my sander today and turns out they did send the newer version part number 576340.  So, got it for the $400 vs $425.  They no longer have a listing, but another vendor has the same old part number listed but at the current $425 price.


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Offline cjfiore88

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Re: ETS EC 125/150?
« Reply #104 on: July 17, 2020, 06:33 AM »
I ordered mine before the price hike too, and it cake with the new systainer. The brake works perfectly on the 6 inch jet stream 2 hard pad.

Offline VirTERM

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Re: ETS EC 125/150?
« Reply #105 on: January 16, 2022, 08:58 PM »
My ets-Ec 125 just started having problem with break, not every time but it’s definitely behaving odd. I noticed that with 6” pad but will test 5” pad soon. Has this problem been solved or explained?

Offline Blopina

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Re: ETS EC 125/150?
« Reply #106 on: September 29, 2022, 02:28 AM »
So I’ve been researching like crazy and decided to buy a 150/5 sander. I’ve noticed on all these threads everyone is adamant that the 150 pad works flawlessly on the 125. The brake stops the pad no problem! I agree with this based on the videos I’ve watched.

However! The pads other function is to ensure the pad doesn’t spin out of control when there is no load applied. On every video I’ve seen this is exactly what happens. The power goes on and the pad starts spinning at what appears to be full speed. It seems there’s enough friction to stop it at shutdown, but not enough to prevent it from spinning while operating without load.

Just my 2C and maybe this will help someone else. That could cause some nasty scratch marks if you move a spinning pad to wood. I know because I had a Makita where the brake broke.

Offline serge0n

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Re: ETS EC 125/150?
« Reply #107 on: September 29, 2022, 02:45 AM »
However! The pads other function is to ensure the pad doesn’t spin out of control when there is no load applied. On every video I’ve seen this is exactly what happens. The power goes on and the pad starts spinning at what appears to be full speed. It seems there’s enough friction to stop it at shutdown, but not enough to prevent it from spinning while operating without load.

Whoa! Can you elaborate please? Mine shuts down immediately with a 150 pad, there is not just "enough friction", the brake functions precisely as it should, regardless of the pad size. Stops within 2 seconds.
However, I started noticing some nasty swirlies if I don't go high enough in grits. And for certain scenarios (stair threads, outdoor furniture), you don't want to go too high when sanding.

Offline Cheese

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Re: ETS EC 125/150?
« Reply #108 on: September 29, 2022, 08:26 AM »
On every video I’ve seen this is exactly what happens. The power goes on and the pad starts spinning at what appears to be full speed. It seems there’s enough friction to stop it at shutdown, but not enough to prevent it from spinning while operating without load.

The sander is supposed to be started when it's on the surface of the wood and turned off after it's been removed from the wood.



Offline Blopina

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Re: ETS EC 125/150?
« Reply #109 on: September 29, 2022, 10:30 AM »
On every video I’ve seen this is exactly what happens. The power goes on and the pad starts spinning at what appears to be full speed. It seems there’s enough friction to stop it at shutdown, but not enough to prevent it from spinning while operating without load.

The sander is supposed to be started when it's on the surface of the wood and turned off after it's been removed from the wood.

This is something I understand, it doesn't always work out that perfectly though. Especially when trying to accomplish a high level of production. I'm not saying there's no workaround, just that the pad will spin like crazy if running off the workpiece. Should stop adequately when shut down.

Offline Blopina

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Re: ETS EC 125/150?
« Reply #110 on: September 29, 2022, 10:53 AM »
If you turn the sander on without it on the workpiece, the pad will spin quickly until shut down, so as the other poster said, make sure you start with the pad planted on the piece. If you put a fast spinning pad onto your workpiece it will cause swirls and divots if not placed perfectly flat.
« Last Edit: September 29, 2022, 11:25 AM by Blopina »

Offline ChuckS

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Re: ETS EC 125/150?
« Reply #111 on: September 29, 2022, 11:46 AM »
It's a good practice to place the ETS on the work before turning it on, but it's not a difficult technique to learn how to sand with the sander turned on right from the start, a technique especially useful when working with a large panel.



See the sander being turned on before touching the work surface at 2:59

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: ETS EC 125/150?
« Reply #112 on: September 29, 2022, 02:15 PM »
It's a good practice to place the ETS on the work before turning it on, but it's not a difficult technique to learn how to sand with the sander turned on right from the start, a technique especially useful when working with a large panel.



See the sander being turned on before touching the work surface at 2:59

It's not that difficult of a technique to learn. For me, it came from years of using pneumatic sanders, where it is essentially required. Adding the extractor hose changes it slightly, but if it is supported well, it's fine.
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Offline ChuckS

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Re: ETS EC 125/150?
« Reply #113 on: September 29, 2022, 05:09 PM »
Snip. Adding the extractor hose changes it slightly, but if it is supported well, it's fine.

Good point. Some people wrap the hose over their arm like this: