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Old 05-12-2013, 01:39 PM   #1
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Got my new PLANEX LHS 225 and dust extractor CTM 36 E AC-PLANEX GB 110V....

At first it was so powerfull it was hard to control, guess it's just getting used to it.. After sanding 1 room i was worried by the amount of dust that was in the air over the sanding head as i thought this was going to be a dust free?

just as i started sanding the 2nd room despite wearing a dust mask i noticed sparks coming from the sander head and a horrible burning smell.. I turned every thing off had a quick clean up and retried. the sander ran for about 10 seconds and came to a stop.. ;( Oh no How on earht could 1 room burn the sander motor if that's whats happend?
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:48 PM   #2
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Stuff happens. I bet about 1% of tools fail on their initial use.

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Considering how awkward i found the sanding and the fact i didn't find it much quicker, i think it will be £1300 wasted as i have no desire to use it again..
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Cool story bro you work for porter cable?
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Cool story bro you work for porter cable?
That's exactly what I was thinking.

If you really own one when you buy their tools they tell you you have 30 days to return it.

Just return it.
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Cool story bro you work for porter cable?
To be fair I've never heard of them. I never even heard of festool until last week...

I just got fed up of sanding down in hot weather so decided to get a dust free sander which I broke .
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To be fair I've never heard of them. I never even heard of festool until last week...

I just got fed up of sanding down in hot weather so decided to get a dust free sander which I broke .
And this is the first forum you found to post this?
Why not FOG forum or other?

You just joined today....
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And this is the first forum you found to post this?
Why not FOG forum or other?

You just joined today....
Never heard of FOG either, I just googled planex faults and found this site..
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Just return it or replace it and take some classes on how to use it.

Good luck with everything.
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Just return it or replace it and take some classes on how to use it.

Good luck with everything.
Practise makes perfect hey
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Festool will replace it for you. Pretty sure you have a 30 day return policy on it even if you loved it and it did everything correct. Since it fried you should just return it for another or your money back. If you have the correct dust extractor on it, it should be nearly dustless.
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I just Googled Planex faults. This thread shows up 4th down and it contains those keywords. Hard to believe you found this forum on that keyword search.
I did have a problem with my Planex, but it was a seal in the CT 33 AC. Which I made those here aware of.
I had a member of another forum call me about use of the Planex on ceilings after a 5 minute conversation all his problems were gone.
As others have said return it. Also the 800 number for Festool service is on the Planex.

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People get so defensive of their Festool products if someone ever mentions something bad about them
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I actually own porter cable drywall sander and standard shop vac and it beats hand sanding drywall, I even use it before throwing coat of paint on rental properties. Takes down all the crap off the walls.

I personally will not buy a Planex since for my type of work I don't care about dust to much and I only use in bad part if the city and it would suck to have it stollen.

I used on few times (friend of mine owns one) and its awesome. He work only on painting and his equipment is, step ladders, ladders, brushes, sanders, sprayers and Planex with vacuum.
For me it's not needed.

It ticks me off how he rants here on the first day he sign up, not what product he is saying bad about.......
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Well by the model number I guess you are in the UK. Just call festool and get a replacement. My kapex broke within the first 20mins. Had another ready to go within the hour. This stuff happens with any brand. My first fein multi master I bought only lasted 30seconds it wouldn't turn on.

I guess you read the instructions too. You should be getting almost zero dust from the planex when being used correctly. The only time mine spits out dust is when it needs a deep clean by using the blast gate. Also you have to blow out the motor after a while. ESP if you have a much dust as you say.
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Well by the model number I guess you are in the UK. Just call festool and get a replacement. My kapex broke within the first 20mins. Had another ready to go within the hour. This stuff happens with any brand. My first fein multi master I bought only lasted 30seconds it wouldn't turn on.

I guess you read the instructions too. You should be getting almost zero dust from the planex when being used correctly. The only time mine spits out dust is when it needs a deep clean by using the blast gate. Also you have to blow out the motor after a while. ESP if you have a much dust as you say.
I'm just about to order one with the CT36ac. I added the cradle for the CT. I was wondering if I needed the blast gate. Any other accessories I won't be able to live without?
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I'm just about to order one with the CT36ac. I added the cradle for the CT. I was wondering if I needed the blast gate. Any other accessories I won't be able to live without?
Def get the blast gate. After about 5 mins of sanding it needs a deep clean. Is saves you taking the hose off and holding your hand over the end. You will notice a massive increase in suction every time you do this. It does a ok job keeping the footer clear but the deep clean really clears it out.
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I'm just about to order one with the CT36ac. I added the cradle for the CT. I was wondering if I needed the blast gate. Any other accessories I won't be able to live without?
You can forgo the cradle, in the first minute of this video you'll see how I nest mine. It is a boring video, I did it to answer someone's question.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdpA3...e_gdata_player

You will need the blast get.

Don't for get the paper.

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You can forgo the cradle, in the first minute of this video you'll see how I nest mine. It is a boring video, I did it to answer someone's question.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdpA3...e_gdata_player

You will need the blast get.

Don't for get the paper.

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Thanks ......I can put the buck fitty towards the paper.

This may sound completely ridiculous, but I was thinkin I would buy it just so my drywall guy could crush a deadline job I have coming up. Pretty much figured it would sit in the shop or be lent out once a year.

I never considered the other uses.

My GF (a cab/furniture maker) and I were watching it and laughing at ourselves for not realizing how cool it will be in my shop. We have a 6' round curly maple dining room table to do soon. Now I'm dying to watch the Planex eat that thing alive.

So......should I invest in the boom arm or just rig it like my hoses and cords over my glue-up table are now.....a Fernco coupling hung on a wire from an eyebolt in the beams above??????

Thanks for all the help.

I'm about to drop the price of a nice compact car on Festools this week. I better hit the Fan Thread and get some more advice. D handle or barrel grip....so much to ask.
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Never heard of FOG either, I just googled planex faults and found this site..
That's funny. I just Googled "Planex faults" and there is nothing on first page from CT about it, except yours of course.

I don't think you are a double agent for PC, but your first posting here seems odd. Knowing that Festool has one of the best warranties and service makes me wonder why you spent more time coming here posting about it when you could have just switched it out with another in a matter of minutes and got on with your life.

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