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Offline zapdafish

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how to get abraisives with the correct amount holes?
« on: November 02, 2010, 05:01 PM »
festool abrasives

Was looking to order some abrasives and noticed that the pictures all have one ring of holes around the center hole. The abrasives guide pictures were like that also. I just bought a RO 150 and it has multiple rings of holes around the center hole and the abraisives that came with it had multiple rings of holes. Do I need to specify anything special to make sure whatever I order has all the extra holes?

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Offline Neill

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Re: how to get abraisives with the correct amount holes?
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2010, 05:11 PM »
All Festool abrasives will work with that respective pad.  The newer hole configuration on the 6" abrasives will work with the old pads and vice versa.  You should see no difference in the quality of your dust collection.

The other option you have is to buy mesh abrasive pads.  The best known are the Mirka Abranet.  They are compatible with all hole patterns and work very well.

Personally, I would stay away from the others.  Norton and 3M, for example, make good products but I would not use them with my Festools.

Neill
Kapex, Domino, MFT/3, Rotex 150 FEQ, CT 22E, TS 55, RS2E Orbital Sander, C12 Drill, 1400 Router, Rotex 90 DX, Rotex 125 FEQ, LS 130 EQ Linear, Parallel Guide Set, Deltex 93 E, Trion 300 Barrell Grip, ETS 150/3 EQ, ES125 EQ, Guide Rail Accessory Kit, Sanding Block, various rails, systainers, sortainers, vacuum hoses and accessories for various tools.

Offline Alex

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Re: how to get abraisives with the correct amount holes?
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2010, 05:53 PM »

Personally, I would stay away from the others. 


Any particular reason why?

Offline Tom Bellemare

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Re: how to get abraisives with the correct amount holes?
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2010, 06:08 PM »
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Do I need to specify anything special to make sure whatever I order has all the extra holes?

The abrasives with extra holes are called Multi-Jetstream and all part numbers begin with 496.


Tom

Offline zapdafish

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Re: how to get abraisives with the correct amount holes?
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2010, 07:22 PM »
awesome, exactly what I needed know.
CT22, TS55, Kapex, RO150, Domino, RS 2 E

Offline Neill

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Re: how to get abraisives with the correct amount holes?
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2010, 11:16 AM »

Personally, I would stay away from the others. 


Any particular reason why?

Alex,

I wish I could give you a specific reason.  I guess it's just based on my experience with abrasives prior to going with Festool. This experience could be as much a part of the sander as the abrasive.  Just left me with negative thoughts regarding life and quality of finish.

Neill
Kapex, Domino, MFT/3, Rotex 150 FEQ, CT 22E, TS 55, RS2E Orbital Sander, C12 Drill, 1400 Router, Rotex 90 DX, Rotex 125 FEQ, LS 130 EQ Linear, Parallel Guide Set, Deltex 93 E, Trion 300 Barrell Grip, ETS 150/3 EQ, ES125 EQ, Guide Rail Accessory Kit, Sanding Block, various rails, systainers, sortainers, vacuum hoses and accessories for various tools.