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Offline Alex

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Re: Festool Sanders
« Reply #30 on: May 04, 2021, 02:02 AM »
I am thinking ordering ETS EC in the next couple of weeks but now stuck with decision which one.

Be aware of the issues right now with the ETS EC sanders, you might want to wait till they get it sorted out.

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Offline mrB

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Re: Festool Sanders
« Reply #31 on: May 04, 2021, 07:22 AM »
Thanks again everyone, very kind of you!
So I just ordered RO150 and RO90 with extra pads and plenty of sending paper..
I am thinking ordering ETS EC in the next couple of weeks but now stuck with decision which one.
Can someone explain me what is the main deference between them..
Much appreciated..
Iggy

There are only really two choices: ETS EC 125/3 or ETS EC 150/5

There is no reason to buy the ETS EC 150/3 as it is literally the same sander as the 125 version but will not take the 125mm pad. BUT the 125 version will take the 150mm pad.

So the difference really is the /3 or the /5. That refers to the size of the orbit in mm. 5mm generally removes quicker with a slight reduction in fine finish quality noticeably only to those who are looking for it.


5mm orbit makes sanding up to edges even harder as you struggle not to bump the adjacent edge with that large 5mm orbit fluctuation.

So do you want the 125mm option and the finer finishing, gentler ETC EC 125/3
Or the more aggressive 150/5.
there's nothing like the right tool for the job

Offline binettea

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Re: Festool Sanders
« Reply #32 on: May 04, 2021, 06:35 PM »
Agree with @Alex, avoid any EC sanders until Festool figures out the issue that is plaguing them. On another note, I had picked up from another FOG post a very interesting article on ROS machine strokes.


http://www.buffdaddy.com/files/1519584/uploaded/KBM-Kevin%20Brown%20Method-Machine%20Stroke%20-%20How%20It%20Affects%20Sanding%20and%20Polishing%20Performance.pdf

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Festool Sanders
« Reply #33 on: May 04, 2021, 07:05 PM »
What is the problem with the ETS EC?
Is it a recent thing? The one I have now is from summer of 2019. It has been great. The dust collection aspect and from-factor were the biggest selling points for me. There are days when I don't touch it at all, but others it might get several hours of near continuous use. Never had a problem.
CSX
DF500 + assortment set
PS420 + Base kit
OF1010
OF1400
MFK700
TS55, FS1080, FS1400 holey, FS1900, FS3000
CT26E + Workshop cleaning set
RO90
RO125
ETS EC 125
RAS115
ETS 125 (2)
TS75

Offline Cypren

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Re: Festool Sanders
« Reply #34 on: May 04, 2021, 09:14 PM »
I concur; if these are having widespread motor problems, it must be fairly recent. I have an ETSC and DTSC (which I believe use the same motor as the ETS EC?) manufactured in Feb. 2018 and March 2019, respectively, and haven’t had any issues.

Offline SDWW2019

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Re: Festool Sanders
« Reply #35 on: May 04, 2021, 10:56 PM »
I have had a 150/3 ETS EC on backorder since January. Today I found them available at another large US online dealer... so I decided to go for it and cancelled my original order and placed order with new authorized dealer. The sander arrives early next week and I will keep everyone posted on performance and if I experience any issues. What do I have to lose?

Offline Alex

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Re: Festool Sanders
« Reply #36 on: May 05, 2021, 01:18 AM »
I have an ETSC and DTSC (which I believe use the same motor as the ETS EC?)

No, completely different sanders, different motors.