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Offline Rich Kline

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Question about an RS 2 E-Plus
« on: June 03, 2022, 09:53 PM »
Hi Festool People!

I went to a crazy Craigslist sale.  This picture is about 10% of the tool hoarders stuff



I purchased an RS 2 E-Plus that was in unused but rotten condition



The set also included the part to make holes in regular sandpaper (on the right) but I'm not sure what the protective pad on the left is.  Any ideas?   I think it's the pad that provides protection on the side, but it's not a stickfix pad?



By the way, this sale is in the SF bay area and will be going on for a while because the lady isn't selling stuff cheap.  I managed to do ok 30% - 50% off list but no screaming deals.

« Last Edit: June 03, 2022, 09:55 PM by Rich Kline »

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Offline Chris Wong

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Re: Question about an RS 2 E-Plus
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2022, 10:21 PM »
If using plain sandpaper, you use the platen without hook facing. I think that it is the part to the left of the hole punch.
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Offline Rich Kline

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Re: Question about an RS 2 E-Plus
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2022, 10:36 PM »
If using plain sandpaper, you use the platen without hook facing. I think that it is the part to the left of the hole punch.

Oh, that makes sense, thanks!  So now I have the ability to create sheets of paper with the punch, but no platen...  I wonder if it can be used with the one that has the velcro* on it?

* I know this is a trademarked name, but who cares!

Offline Alanbach

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Re: Question about an RS 2 E-Plus
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2022, 12:11 AM »
I don’t know anything about the hole punch template but the hook and loop sanding pad for this sander is still available for purchase as are the Festool branded sandpaper sheets for this sander. The number for that pad is 483679. If you can, store the sander in a temperature controlled environment so the pad lasts longer. They just discontinued this sander last year so you should have at least nine more years to buy supplies and accessories. It’s a great sander if you do big flat work like big tables.

Offline luvmytoolz

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Re: Question about an RS 2 E-Plus
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2022, 07:33 AM »
The RS2E is an absolutely phenomenal workhorse sander, and is well worth spending the extra on a new base for, as you'll have this one the rest of your life!

I've had mine since the early 80's and only replaced the pad around 10 or so years back due to consistent hard use wearing it out.

If you simply glue a sheet of rubber to the platen the PU has broken up on, and punch the holes through, you can then punch your own longer sheets of sandpaper and use the sander clips to hold it, that's what I did with my old plate when I replaced it, costs a few dollars and you have a backup (non velcro though) pad.

I haven't looked after my Festool sanders in any special, and have never had the bases/pads break down on me. I do keep them in a dry shed that's fairly well insulated though so I think that really helps. The guys who keep them on display on shelves getting direct sunlight are the ones who will be replacing pads as the UV breaks the PU down.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2022, 07:38 AM by luvmytoolz »

Offline Rich Kline

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Re: Question about an RS 2 E-Plus
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2022, 10:17 AM »
thanks @luvmytoolz