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Old 01-30-2013, 12:12 AM   #1
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A good finishing sander is my next purchase...my orbitals have driven me nuts long enough. Opinions??
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:25 AM   #2
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Festool ETS150/3. Get the ETS150/5 if you need a little more aggressive sanding.

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mirka ceros, $500.00 but worth it if you do alot of sanding
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Yeah the ets150/3 is hard to beat for the money. I paid the extra and got the ro150 because I use the ro150 on me vehicle to polish it every so often.
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This is one area where I don't think the Festool stands out enought to justify the price. I went with Bosch for my recent refresh:

http://www.boschtools.com/Products/T...?pid=ROS65VC-6

and for more aggressive removal

http://www.boschtools.com/Products/T...x?pid=1250DEVS

Very pleased with both.
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The Bosch sanders work well for the money. But your not just getting a sander with festool. You get the great dust extraction, cheap good quality sand paper, systainer to keep it in, great warrenty and build quality, quick disconnect power cables so it quick to swap between sanders or other tools.
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The Bosch sanders work well for the money. But your not just getting a sander with festool. You get the great dust extraction, cheap good quality sand paper, systainer to keep it in, great warrenty and build quality, quick disconnect power cables so it quick to swap between sanders or other tools.
I know the value prop, but I don't own a festool vac, my PC vac works great with the bosch sanders, I use klingspor paper, which is already some of the best out there, I got cases (One LBOXX) with my bosch sanders as well.

The Plug-it feature is usefull on occasion.

So The 2 bosch sanders set me back $500, and the one came with both 5 and 6 inch pads. An ETS150 is $310 and the Rotex is $535. Are they better quality, maybe. Just not $350 better for what I use them for. The bosch represents a huge leap forward compared to the PC quicksand and 20 year old PC RO with no dust collection.
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I tried Leo's when I visited and I have to say a damn nice sander. They make those up to 8" diameter. Very lightweight.

I have the Festool RO150 and love it. I have not tried the ETS, but have heard good things about them. You just cannot go wrong with Festool.
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Its not that much difference in price when you look at them in more detail.

Bosch ROS65VCL which comes with the LBOXX is $299 at my local store.

Festool ETS 150/3 EQ which comes with systainer is $310 at local store

I would rather pay the extra $11 and have the festool because of the Warrenty which is 2 more years than bosch, plug it, better dust extraction, better tool quality, better after sales service.

But the bosch is still a nice sander just way to close to the festool price to make it worth buying. Now if it was $100 less then thats a good deal.
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I tried Leo's when I visited and I have to say a damn nice sander. They make those up to 8" diameter. Very lightweight.

I have the Festool RO150 and love it. I have not tried the ETS, but have heard good things about them. You just cannot go wrong with Festool.
i had a bug for a mirka a couple years ago but didnt know anything about them. when leo posted on remodel crazy that he got one i pulled the trigger.

that Leo is world famous
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I gonna 2nd all of BC yappin. Festool and dust extraction I've got a DTS 400 EQ
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Can't beat the festool dust extraction. However I have never tried the Bosch sanders. Can someone buy both and do a comparison for me, I mean everyone.
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Yes...comparison please.
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I buy my stuff alot at dynamite tool in Bohemia. They always have Festool stuff on display and aren't afraid to fire it up, so I did the side by side and went with Bosch. The spread on the ETS to the ROS bosch wasn't huge, about $40, but the bosch included 5 and 6 inch pads as well.

The big delta was the rotex. Its not 2x as good as the Bosch DVS so I can justify it. Some times with festool my biggest grip is the accessories, the prices are just outlandish.

You Festool guys probably buy F150 King Ranch editions as your work trucks as well.
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I buy my stuff alot at dynamite tool in Bohemia. They always have Festool stuff on display and aren't afraid to fire it up, so I did the side by side and went with Bosch. The spread on the ETS to the ROS bosch wasn't huge, about $40, but the bosch included 5 and 6 inch pads as well.

The big delta was the rotex. Its not 2x as good as the Bosch DVS so I can justify it. Some times with festool my biggest grip is the accessories, the prices are just outlandish.

You Festool guys probably buy F150 King Ranch editions as your work trucks as well.
Nope f150 platinums lol
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You Festool guys probably buy F150 King Ranch editions as your work trucks as well.
Nope, this is my work truck.

13 years and 300k, it serves me well.

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Nope, this is my work truck.

13 years and 300k, it serves me well.

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She's in nice shape for her age and miliage. Lift kit??
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All it takes is an effort to take care of it. It replaced a '78 E350 cube van that had 350k on it.

F350 suspension to replace the soccer mom fit through a 7' garage door suspension. The Bilstiens and a few other items were to correct wander issues the EX has.

It would be hard to replace so I have to take care of it. Need to get another 200k out of it before a minor engine service. It gets cleaned 3-4 times a week and full detail at least 5 times a year. So far only body/frame issue was me putting the tractor though the passenger side rear door and glass. Oppps.

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How did it go from a finish sanding thread to an excursion thread. I wish they still made those. I always wanted the diesel version.

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