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Offline PaulMarcel

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Video Review of Festool RO-125 Dual-Action Sander (571536)
« on: February 06, 2011, 05:12 PM »
Here's my video review of the Festool Rotex RO-125 sander.  Sure, I go over the button n such.  Actually, there's a bored second in there where I wonder what else to point out; it's a sander!  The last half is a real-time clip of me sanding a rough piece of Purpleheart.  You've seen the demos from Festool, this is me taking it from P80 through P180 and it looks great.  The demo includes some FAQ info, too.

I will be reviewing the RO-150 then making another video that compares the two so it's easier for people to find the comparison rather than watching me drone on and on and... :)

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Offline Frank Pellow

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Re: Video Review of Festool RO-125 Dual-Action Sander (571536)
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2011, 01:33 PM »
Paul thanks for another great tip.

This time, I picked up on your suggestion oabout cleaning stationaty tools surfaces using Festool's Platin 2 paper.  I started with my General 650 table saw and took some pictures.

Before: 31642-0

After spraying WD 40, waiting 30 minutes, then polishiong for 3 minutes with a WD-40 impregtnated much used platin 400 pad: 31644-1

Note that this pretty well wrecked the pad, biut I was just about to toss it anyway before using it for this task.

After 1 more minute with a newer platin 400 pad: 31646-2

After about 45 seconds each with platin 500, 1000, 2000, and 4000 pads: 31648-3

I used my Rotex 150 in gear driven mode for these tasks.

With the excerption of the first P400 pad, I saved all these pads and will use them just to clean stationary tools surfaces.  Now on to my jointer, planer, and bandsaw ...

« Last Edit: February 10, 2011, 01:39 PM by Frank Pellow »
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               Frank (Festool connoisseur)

Offline PaulMarcel

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Re: Video Review of Festool RO-125 Dual-Action Sander (571536)
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2011, 05:06 PM »
Excellent, Frank... it worked well for me, too.  First time is a chore but I've used the 2000 and 4000 pads to do any touch up later and you can even do them by hand if you get a discolored spot from sweat or something.  On my bandsaw, it was night and day (er, brassy mill marks to mirror).

You'll smell of WD-40 for a week after doing all those surfaces  [scared]
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Offline Sean Ackerman

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Re: Video Review of Festool RO-125 Dual-Action Sander (571536)
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2011, 06:18 PM »
Wow Frank, thanks for putting those pictures up.  I linked to this thread on the product page of the site.  That's some great info.
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