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Offline Bigred30

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new 6" rotex feq assorted grit sandpaper questions
« on: March 24, 2019, 11:20 PM »
Hello, I just jumped into the festool family and got the new 6" rotex feq sander. I noticed that festool didn't have an assorted pack of sanding disks so I just got a pack of the assorted tiger sharks and mestools off amazon. They don't quite cover up every hole but have most of the holes. Now, for my questions. I want to be able to get a punch to punch out the correct sized holes so the wo properly fit. Does anyone know what all the sizes of the holes on the new rotex 6" feq has? I also found a thread with the name and link to someone from 2014 that offers any assorted grit disks I need but that link doesn't work anymore. Could anyone please let me know if anyone is still doing this and where/how I could get ahold of that person? I also saw that some company (I forgot who) makes a 100% solid carbide sanding disk now. Has anyone ever tried one of those? They don't make one with all the holes for the festool so, they'd also need to be punched out but, for $40 each, that'll save a huge amount of money in the long run!

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Offline Goz

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Re: new 6" rotex feq assorted grit sandpaper questions
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2019, 03:34 PM »
Chip at Festool Nirvana sells assortments.  Beaver Industrial sells a lot of grits in 10-packs. You can essentially build your own assortment that way.

I've never looked into punching my own or the carbide discs, so I can't weigh in on those questions.

Offline dupe

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Re: new 6" rotex feq assorted grit sandpaper questions
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2019, 04:36 PM »
can't say enough good things about Festool Nirvana. Chip had my 50 pack assortment to my door step in two days. Never tried tiger shark but wouldn't try to punch holes, just return them. Here is a punch for micro fiber detailing pads, backing material would be similar... It is over $200 for the set though.

Never seen the disk your talking about but Klingspor has Festool specific disk at $20/50 pack (RO150). They carry silicon carbide abrasives, possibly for ROs
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Offline Reed Hoyer

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Re: new 6" rotex feq assorted grit sandpaper questions
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2019, 07:10 PM »
There is a guy in the UK that sells under the ebay name who sells granat for each sander and every grit in 5 and 10 packs. He is quite reasonably priced, has quantity discounts, and gets it to you quickly for something traveling across the pond. I have fully populated my rts400, ro90, and ro150 abrasive systainers from his outfit.