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Offline 30362

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ETS 125 - CT26 - Drywall
« on: February 20, 2015, 06:13 PM »
Ok, so I spent a LOT of time searching the web for recommendations on the best way to sand drywall, something I loathe (almost as much as mudding drywall) and I found enough posts about using the Festool products that I decided to take a leap.

I purchased the CT26, and ETS 125 and 120 grit paper.   Skeptical, but hopeful.

I just sat down at my computer after nearly 90 minutes of sanding, I did not wash, wipe or even clap my hands between the time I set down the ETS 125 and sat down at my computer....

There is not even a single SPEC of drywall dust on my hands, arms, sleeves, shoulders or head.     Normally after only 30 minutes I have a charley-horse in my bicep and look like I've been standing in a snow globe.

I am SOLD SOLD SOLD.    I will never sand drywall again, or anything else, for that matter, without using the CT26 and a Festool sander.   

Sorry, just thought I'd share, for anyone who might be as skeptical as me.   Go spend the money, you will NOT be sorry, your wife will be a LOT happier and you'll probably enjoy sanding drywall for a change (ok, maybe not).

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Offline mike_aa

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Re: ETS 125 - CT26 - Drywall
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2015, 09:44 PM »
Hi, and Welcome to the FOG.  Glad you had such a great experience.  I had similar feelings the first time I sanded wood with my RO150. 

I was wondering, though, if you are sanding drywall, why you didn't choose the Planex and CT36 AC?  Is this just a one time job?

Thanks, Mike A.

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Re: ETS 125 - CT26 - Drywall
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2015, 09:49 PM »
[thumbs up]

Welcome to the forum.

Offline SS Teach

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Re: ETS 125 - CT26 - Drywall
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2015, 04:28 PM »
Welcome to FOG. Five minutes after using my RTS 400 and CT 36 for the first time I ordered my ETS 125. My wife no longer needed to wash my clothes after a sanding session. I no longer looked like I was working at a Hazmat site. I must warn you, this is not the end of your Festool purchases. As you take on other projects you will find you need other Festools that will make the tasks easier and hook up to your CT. It could be a saw or saws, router, Domino, MFT/3, more sanders, and of course the accessory and consumables systainers. Good luck and enjoy. 
RTS 400, LS 130, Sandpaper Systainer, Profile Systainer. ETS 125, Sandpaper Systainer, Ro 90, Sandpaper Systainer,  Ro 150, Sandpaper Systainer, OF 1400, TS 55 REQ, CT36, CXS Li 1.5 Set, Centrotec Wood-Drill-Set/8pcs, CT Wings, Surfix Set. Domino 500, Domino Systainer, Parallel Guide

Offline #Tee

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Re: ETS 125 - CT26 - Drywall
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2015, 04:38 PM »
ahha its over for you buddy. more festool more accessories more systainers. life is great!
When youre feeling depressed just treat yourself to a systainer even if its a mini systainer its ok.

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