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Offline Mike Goetzke

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RO 90 DX Review (after 1st use)
« on: October 27, 2011, 10:52 AM »
I'm not really a Festool guy (we'll - not yet), but, I love the sanders. I picked up this sander on Oct. 1st and gave it a good workout the past couple of weeks. I'm a hobbyist working on a large kitchen remodel that includes around 60 frame/panel doors & end-caps.  My tool budget it tight but after struggling trying to sand 2-1/2" rails/stiles w/o hitting my ogee raised panels was a challenge with my 150 sanders. The 90 with the stiff pad was perfect. I also used the 90 on aggressive mode to flatten out the occasional cope-stick joint that had a slight step & for flattening out edge joined panel joints. It wasn't my intent but I was also able to use the 90 to sand the raised panel ogee profile. I did find the thick backed Rubin didn't flex well and the abrasive tended to break off but the Brilliant worked great. It was suggested to use Granat - may have to give it a try. One thing I didn't notice that I read in some reviews was excessive heat. My 90 runs as cool as my 150/3 and RO150.


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Offline Jeff Scott

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Re: RO 90 DX Review (after 1st use)
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2011, 01:27 PM »
Thanks for the review Mike.  I'm considering this sander as my next Festool purchase.  It's good to hear feedback from users like you!

Festool Newb / TS 55 / FS 1400 & 1900 rails / CT 36 / RO 90 DX / ETS 150/5 so far