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Offline beeckie

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ETS-EC 125 or 150
« on: November 17, 2020, 03:22 AM »
Hi, I currently own a Rotem 150 and a DTS
I wanted to buy a finish sander and was looking at the ETS-EC with the 3mm stroke
My future projects are some countertops, tables and some outdoor furniture. So my first thought is a 125 wil be most suited for these projects but means a complete new set of abrasives. The 150 I have a complete range of Grants for on the Rotex.
What is your opinion? Will the 150 be to large for these projects.

Thanks
Randy


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Online Alex

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Re: ETS-EC 125 or 150
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2020, 04:18 AM »
Just buy the ETS-EC 125, and get an extra 150 mm pad for it, and you've got both sanders. The 150 mm pad fits the 125, but not the other way around (i.e. the 125 mm pad does not fit the ETS-EC 150).


Offline Bert Vanderveen

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Re: ETS-EC 125 or 150
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2020, 07:39 AM »
What Alex writes. (Note my signature _ I have my eye on this too).
Cheers, Bert Vanderveen

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Offline Just Bill

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Re: ETS-EC 125 or 150
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2020, 09:59 AM »
No, i don't think the 150 will be too big for the projects that you describe.
I have a 150/3 and use it for exactly what you are describing and I find that it is very easy to manage the 150 for medium sized projects.
I agree that having compatible sandpaper with both of your sanders is a big plus.
« Last Edit: November 17, 2020, 10:02 AM by Just Bill »

Offline Cheese

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Re: ETS-EC 125 or 150
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2020, 11:18 AM »
If you do what Alex suggests, then if the 150 does become too large, you can attach the 125 pad instead.

For less than the price of a single ETS EC 150 you can purchase the ETS EC 125 and a 150 pad. I've been using this combo since it first came out in September 2015.

Offline woodferret

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Re: ETS-EC 125 or 150
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2020, 02:12 PM »
I've heard about the plate swap on the 125.  Is there any reason on earth anyone would buy the 150 straight off?  - just curious.

Offline xedos

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Re: ETS-EC 125 or 150
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2020, 02:24 PM »
I've heard about the plate swap on the 125.  Is there any reason on earth anyone would buy the 150 straight off?  - just curious.


If you want the larger, 5mm orbit, then it's the only choice. 

 EC125 doesn't offer that.

Online Alex

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Re: ETS-EC 125 or 150
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2020, 02:45 PM »
Is there any reason on earth anyone would buy the 150 straight off?  - just curious.

If you're a hobbyist, swapping pads might be a cost saving benefit, but if you're a professional you might not want to bother and just grab the one you need from the lineup on the shelf.

I agree that having compatible sandpaper with both of your sanders is a big plus.

Nah, it's a big minus actually. The advantage of having different types of sanders with different pads by far outweighs the few bucks you might save.


Offline jarbroen

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Re: ETS-EC 125 or 150
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2020, 05:23 PM »

Nah, it's a big minus actually. The advantage of having different types of sanders with different pads by far outweighs the few bucks you might save.


You do know we're talking about Festool paper, right?  "Few bucks" is more like hundreds of dollars to have a range of grits/types in different sizes.  Especially since the higher grits only come in 100 packs - so instead of $60 for a box of 180 grit you need two of those, etc.

If you're doing this as a professional and consuming a lot of sandpaper the cost might not be a factor.  If you're a hobbyist then it becomes more of a balancing game to get the most for your budget.

I'm really happy with my ETS-EC 150 (3mm) and RO150 duo for the bigger stuff.  I have a RO90 for tighter areas.
There's also a PRO 5 LTD rolling around somewhere, but that's the one I let my 'helpers' use. :)

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Re: ETS-EC 125 or 150
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2020, 12:55 AM »
I was shopping for abrasives for my RAS and was surprised to see that, per piece, Rubin2 is less expensive than any of the other options stocked by this particular woodworking supplier. I think it was $42/50 pieces of Rubin2 versus $1.10 per piece of Klingspor, which was the next cheapest.
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Online Alex

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Re: ETS-EC 125 or 150
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2020, 02:15 AM »
You do know we're talking about Festool paper, right? 

Is Festool really your only choice? I can choose from 15 to 20 manufacturers, including American brands like 3M and Colad. I mostly use Indasa and the seller that sells it is a webshop that ships worldwide, including America. You should be able to find other brands by googling around.

Offline Bert Vanderveen

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Re: ETS-EC 125 or 150
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2020, 08:15 AM »
@Alex  Are those Jerry Spring albums in the lower right of the picture? Just wondering…
Cheers, Bert Vanderveen

TS55 · TS55R · OF1010 · DF500 Mk2 · MFT/3 + TSB1-MW 1000 + VL + CMS TS55 + CMS PS300 + LA-CS 70/CMS · CTL Midi · RTS400 EQ · 2 x CXS Li 1,5 · T15+3 Li 4,2 · TI15 Impact Li 4,2 · Centrotec Sets 2008 + 2015 · PSB300 · LR32-SYS · RO150 · Kapex KS120 · 2 x MFK700 · RO90 · OFK700 · BS75 · OFK500 · OF2200 · CMS-GE · Vecturo 18 Li · TID 18 · TKS 80 EBS-Set · … | Mirka 1230L P&C | Hammer A3 31 Silent Power · Hammer N4400 · Hammer HS950 | TaigaTools VacPods Pro Set
Wishlist: ETS EC 125 w 150 pad, DTS — on order!

Online Alex

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Re: ETS-EC 125 or 150
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2020, 08:56 AM »
@Alex  Are those Jerry Spring albums in the lower right of the picture? Just wondering…

Nope, Blauwbloezen.


Offline Jim_in_PA

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Re: ETS-EC 125 or 150
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2020, 09:07 AM »
You do know we're talking about Festool paper, right? 

Is Festool really your only choice? I can choose from 15 to 20 manufacturers, including American brands like 3M and Colad. I mostly use Indasa and the seller that sells it is a webshop that ships worldwide, including America. You should be able to find other brands by googling around.

Brand doesn't matter, but they hole pattern, including the center hole has to be appropriate for the extraction to function optimally with the Festool sanders. Once you add that in, the choices narrow considerably.
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Offline Bert Vanderveen

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Re: ETS-EC 125 or 150
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2020, 11:00 AM »
Nope, Blauwbloezen.


Ah, I remember those - nice. Never completed that series. And after selling off 800 albums somewhere around 1999, retaining give or take 600, I kind of lost the drive to collect comics (mind you Americans, we are talking Euro-style). Have been collecting tools instead ever since!  :)
Cheers, Bert Vanderveen

TS55 · TS55R · OF1010 · DF500 Mk2 · MFT/3 + TSB1-MW 1000 + VL + CMS TS55 + CMS PS300 + LA-CS 70/CMS · CTL Midi · RTS400 EQ · 2 x CXS Li 1,5 · T15+3 Li 4,2 · TI15 Impact Li 4,2 · Centrotec Sets 2008 + 2015 · PSB300 · LR32-SYS · RO150 · Kapex KS120 · 2 x MFK700 · RO90 · OFK700 · BS75 · OFK500 · OF2200 · CMS-GE · Vecturo 18 Li · TID 18 · TKS 80 EBS-Set · … | Mirka 1230L P&C | Hammer A3 31 Silent Power · Hammer N4400 · Hammer HS950 | TaigaTools VacPods Pro Set
Wishlist: ETS EC 125 w 150 pad, DTS — on order!