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FESTOOL DISCUSSIONS => Festool Tools & Accessories => Topic started by: tbeaulieu on January 14, 2022, 09:38 AM

Title: Recommended profiles for LS 130? Useful starters?
Post by: tbeaulieu on January 14, 2022, 09:38 AM
Hi! I have an LS 130 coming in for my home hobby shop. My idea is to use it for sanding juice grooves in cutting boards, softening (bull nose) 3/4" edges, such as shelves, getting into corners of shelving/cabinet builds, etc. I see that it comes with the 90 degree, which would handle the corners.

I've read that the 25mm concave would be good for roundovers of 3/4".

I'll figure out which convex I need for grooves.

What else? Any other common, useful profiles that you'd recommend?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Recommended profiles for LS 130? Useful starters?
Post by: Coen on January 14, 2022, 01:06 PM
From what I've read the pads dont have an infinite shelf life, so migt be best to not collect them all at start but buy as you need.
Title: Re: Recommended profiles for LS 130? Useful starters?
Post by: tbeaulieu on January 14, 2022, 01:08 PM
Whaaaaa?! Having a hard time wrapping my head around that dirty pool.
Title: Re: Recommended profiles for LS 130? Useful starters?
Post by: Cheese on January 14, 2022, 01:34 PM
They’re made from foam and foam doesn’t last forever. Sunlight is particularly harsh.
Title: Re: Recommended profiles for LS 130? Useful starters?
Post by: squall_line on January 14, 2022, 01:36 PM
Whaaaaa?! Having a hard time wrapping my head around that dirty pool.

The pads use the same type of rubber foam that is found in many other consumer goods, including sneakers, that breaks down over time.

I have a friend who collects/collected Air Jordan sneakers.  He opened one box 10 years later to find an upper and a lower sole, but the foam holding them together was completely worthless and disintegrated.

As Coen mentioned, if you don't plan on using a particular pad for a few years, you're better off saving your money than finding it completely useless when you go to use it.
Title: Re: Recommended profiles for LS 130? Useful starters?
Post by: Coen on January 15, 2022, 06:27 PM
Also keep in mind some dealers sell very few of those pads while always keeping stock, so they might have aged at the dealer..