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Offline Euclid

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Rotex hints and tips
« on: August 21, 2020, 11:57 AM »
1)
Vlies discs don't last very long if you stick them onto the sander the wrong way up.

2)
You cannot then use them the right way around because they won't stick to the pad.

(This is based on genuine, practical experience...)

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« Last Edit: August 21, 2020, 12:00 PM by Euclid »

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Offline Svar

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Re: Rotex hints and tips
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2020, 12:06 PM »
3) The pad does poor job of sanding by itself without the sanding disc attached.
4) After using pad this way (3) sanding disc won't stick to it.
« Last Edit: August 21, 2020, 12:09 PM by Svar »

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Rotex hints and tips
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2020, 12:57 PM »
Mine has a serious design flaw. Even if the sander is plugged into the vac and the vac is on auto, the dust collection is terrible with the hose not connected to the sander. Don’t ask how I deduced this.
Birdhunter

Offline Euclid

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Re: Rotex hints and tips
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2020, 01:01 PM »
That happens with my Rotex too. And the TS55 as well...

Offline JimD

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Re: Rotex hints and tips
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2020, 04:53 PM »
I've forgotten the sandpaper on my Bosch DEVS 1250 too, but remembered before the pad was damaged.  It wasn't sanding well. 

Does the Rotex remove material much quicker on the side of the pad where the motor is?  The Bosch does, presumable due to weight.  I usually use it one handed which may also contribute. 

Offline Woodhack

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Re: Rotex hints and tips
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2020, 06:13 PM »
Many lessons learned
I sipped the green kool-aid as a painter and started with:
RTS 400 EQ, RO 90, and ct 26 with WCR 1000 on top. I now have the Carvex PS 420 with accessory kit, FS 1400/2 LR32 guide rail. Ts 55, 0f 1400, 2nd ct 26, sys roll,

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Rotex hints and tips
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2020, 11:49 PM »
My Rotex is multi-talented. It can quickly remove wood and ..... skin.
Birdhunter

Offline jeffinsgf

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Re: Rotex hints and tips
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2020, 06:29 AM »
Gear drive mode is much more effective when you actually turn the switch instead of just thinking you've turned the switch.

Offline Chris Wong

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Re: Rotex hints and tips
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2020, 09:15 AM »
Being number 1 in a race means you’re done first. #1 on the ROTEX ensures you’re done last.
Chris Wong, http://FlairWoodworks.com
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Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Rotex hints and tips
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2020, 09:39 AM »
My Rotex is unhappy. It's always trying to run away from home.
Birdhunter