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Offline PaulMarcel

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Can't do the RO-125 without the bigger cousin, the RO-150.  This review is a playlist (like I shouldda done the other one... mea culpa).  First video of the playlist is the review.  Second video of the playlist is the demo.  This is the same demo as what I did with the RO-125 (same Purpleheart) but I gave the RO-150 the side with a nasty pit.  I also went from P50 through P320 (I don't have all those grits for the RO-125 so I couldn't do those there... use your imagination, add a bikini where necessary).

http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=5A0772E99C06AE20
« Last Edit: February 08, 2011, 05:11 AM by PaulMarcel »
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Offline mosez

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Re: Video Review of Festool RO-150 Rotex Dual-Action Sander (571760)
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2011, 06:00 AM »
another great review!
what the removable dust port also is good for: getting into tight spots when cleaning with the vac...
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Offline Frank Pellow

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Re: Video Review of Festool RO-150 Rotex Dual-Action Sander (571760)
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2011, 12:40 PM »
Paul, I am really enjoying and lerarning from your reviews.   [thanks]

Having seen this one, I plan to purchase a hard pad and an alternate handle for my Rotex 150.  But, I can't find the alternate handle in the Festool catalogue.  What is it's part number?
Cheers,   
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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Video Review of Festool RO-150 Rotex Dual-Action Sander (571760)
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2011, 02:11 PM »
Frank,

If you are talking about the front aux handle, it is not on the Festool USA website nor in the catalog.  I checked Uncle Bob's website and its part number was "Auxiliary Handle".  I am sure your favorite dealer can get it for you.

If you are talking about another side handle, that part number is ZG-RAS/RO.  No cost in the US ekat.

Peter

Offline PaulMarcel

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Re: Video Review of Festool RO-150 Rotex Dual-Action Sander (571760)
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2011, 02:31 PM »
Oh, I didn't think of putting a video call-out with the numbers on them.  Maybe next time...

The product number of the auxiliary handle is 495188 ($16).  Hard pad is 496149 ($38).

I looked at your pictures of your RO-150s.  Definitely got your use out of them!!  The older 150 has a body that looks just like the current RAS 115.  It would be interesting to know if the auxiliary handle can fit on the older 150.

Thanks, too, for the compliments!
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Offline Frank Pellow

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Re: Video Review of Festool RO-150 Rotex Dual-Action Sander (571760)
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2011, 02:59 PM »
Yes Paul, it's the auxilary front handle I am interested in and thanks for the part number. 

At the time I took the picture (last Monday), the newer Rotex 150 had not been used yet.  Now, I have logged a couple of hours on it.
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