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Offline agehall

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Rubin2 - what's new?
« on: March 04, 2012, 03:49 PM »
I was looking at the German Festool site today and I noticed they had a page about the TS55R, but not only that, they also had a page about Rubin2.

From what I gather (my german is rusty at best though!) it will get the job done 30% faster.

So, my question is, what is really new about it? Will it be the same kind of game-changer as Granat was, or will it just make Rubin2 the choice for sanding wood again?

(I should also point out that I have no clue if/when these will make it to NA, I just saw it on the german site and this is the only place where I figure I can get more info...)
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Offline Ken Nagrod

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Re: Rubin2 - what's new?
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2012, 03:52 PM »
I don't see any reason to make it like Granat (broad based type of paper).  I do see it possibly lasting longer.

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Re: Rubin2 - what's new?
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2012, 03:56 PM »
Since we don't have it in the U.S. and there are no immediate plans to introduce it, I can only tell you what I've read about it. It's an evolution in the Rubin abrasive line and uses a new bonded resin coating. This makes it last longer, cut better and prevents clogging. I don't have any experience with it, so I can't offer a comparison to Granat. However, Rubin is designed for use on bare wood. Granat can be used on most any surface.

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Re: Rubin2 - what's new?
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2012, 03:58 PM »
Since we don't have it in the U.S. and there are no immediate plans to introduce it, I can only tell you what I've read about it. It's an evolution in the Rubin abrasive line and uses a new bonded resin coating. This makes it last longer, cut better and prevents clogging. I don't have any experience with it, so I can't offer a comparison to Granat. However, Rubin is designed for use on bare wood. Granat can be used on most any surface.

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Offline agehall

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Re: Rubin2 - what's new?
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2012, 04:05 PM »
I was hoping they had fed you some secret samples so you could give an opinion Shane. :)

Oh well, I'll just have to buy some when my current stash of Rubin runs out and see if I notice any difference.
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Re: Rubin2 - what's new?
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2012, 04:21 PM »
No samples in the U.S. at all. This is a very new product. Like I said, there are no immediate plans to introduce it in our market.

Offline Ken Nagrod

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Re: Rubin2 - what's new?
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2012, 04:24 PM »
Shane,

Which will come to NA first, Rubin 2 or Carvex 2? 

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Offline leakyroof

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Re: Rubin2 - what's new?
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2012, 02:18 PM »
Shane,

Which will come to NA first, Rubin 2 or Carvex 2? 

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Offline JimB1

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Re: Rubin2 - what's new?
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2012, 05:07 PM »
I don't speak German but can read a little French, enough to catch the main idea of it maybe :)

http://www.festool.be/FR/About-us/News/Pages/Rubin2.aspx

Looks like they added a grit (220) and made it a bit more aggressive as well as longer lasting. It says something about two layers of resin binding to reduce loading of the sheet.
 
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Offline fdengel

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Re: Rubin2 - what's new?
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2012, 06:26 AM »
Shane,

Which will come to NA first, Rubin 2 or Carvex 2? 

 [poke] [thanks]
  Poke, poke poke. [tongue]

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