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Old 05-12-2013, 08:46 PM   #21
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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.
That is exactly what made me go off on that guy.

The reason there is no bad rant about festool is that they have great customer service and you can have it fixed or replaced faster then coming to forum and bit** about it.
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If I really was pissed about something festool I would go straight to the FOG and piss and moan. Hell, they might drive to my house to make it right.
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Nice vid.
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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.
You can sand small floor areas and decks, after 100 square feet a floor sander is your better choice.

Barrel grip, easier to use upside down.

I made my own boom arms. I'll see if I can find the thread over at FOG.

Think long and hard about your investment. Sometimes it is better to get 1 tool and the accessories than (like the OF 1400 and certain extra pieces) than getting things you won't use. She NEEDS an RAS. I just finished sculpting some furniture pieces with it.

I had done a much better video, YouTube would not let me post it due to length.

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he is a Brit. I think he is on the Lvl. he is just annoyed that something went wrong. Stick around post, learn and share.
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To be fair, I don't use power tools in my job apart from a mixer. I have never returned any goods let alone defected goods in my life.... finding this site was by pure accident and random clicking..

I also don't think Festool would drive out and replace my sander on a Sunday !! So i will sort it out today.. i now have to go and sand and seal over 500 Square meters by hand ;(...

If i offended anyone that wasn't my intention...

can i ask those of you that use a Power sander? do you really find it easier than a poll sander. I suffer with lower back pain and actually found the power sander was harder to control on ceilling's than when i use my poll sander... i sponge all endges on every joint and angle so sanding isn't that difficult, it's just dusty and horrible in the summer when hot and sticky...

I will sand my 500 square meters and have it all top coated and house cleaned out by 3pm if i start at 8am.. if i got used to a power sander would it be quicker?

Does anyone have a sense of humour Happy sanding
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This Festool gang is a bit uptight
So you may have hit them where they weren't expecting
Each time I use the bathroom at woodcraft I see a big pile of broken festools, so yes they do break. I also know there older Rotex150 has plastic gears but the so is the radiator in my van
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Getting the Planex to work properly on a ceiling is a matter of practice/trial and error.
Set the CT to manual, set the vac on high, the vac setting on the Planex set on high, the pick up lever to the center holes, place the Planex against the ceiling, it will hold itself to the ceiling. Make sure your holding the Planex as you turn down the vac setting on the handle until the Planex releases from the ceiling. Remember what the setting is, it will be your starting point for all your ceiling work.

Set the CT to auto, from the description of your taping ability, 150 paper, speed setting at 4-5, you may need to adjust the vac setting slightly up or down.

How tall are the ceiling you are working on?

The harness or an additional extension may help your back issue, maybe not.

If you do not feel it is right for you return the Planex. If you think it will be an asset to you there is a slight learning curve and it does take a little bit of practice to get used to using it. The 3 way corners still need to be sanded by hand or with a different sander.

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To be fair, I don't use power tools in my job apart from a mixer. I have never returned any goods let alone defected goods in my life.... finding this site was by pure accident and random clicking..

I also don't think Festool would drive out and replace my sander on a Sunday !! So i will sort it out today.. i now have to go and sand and seal over 500 Square meters by hand ;(...

If i offended anyone that wasn't my intention...

can i ask those of you that use a Power sander? do you really find it easier than a poll sander. I suffer with lower back pain and actually found the power sander was harder to control on ceilling's than when i use my poll sander... i sponge all endges on every joint and angle so sanding isn't that difficult, it's just dusty and horrible in the summer when hot and sticky...

I will sand my 500 square meters and have it all top coated and house cleaned out by 3pm if i start at 8am.. if i got used to a power sander would it be quicker?

Does anyone have a sense of humour Happy sanding
I know your full of it because it don't get hot in the UK

It sounds like you had it all setup wrong. The planex should be able to support it's own weight when doing ceilings. It can hold it's self to the ceiling with the motor off so you shouldn't be holding the majority of the weight. It takes practice to figure out the best settings for what your sanding. If setup wrong it can be a handful to control. If setup right it's easy and smooth. You just have to play with it some more and make sure you read the instructions. They do help in this example.
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[QUOTE=tjbnwi;1769103]You can sand small floor areas and decks, after 100 square feet a floor sander is your better choice.

Barrel grip, easier to use upside down.

I made my own boom arms. I'll see if I can find the thread over at FOG.

Think long and hard about your investment. Sometimes it is better to get 1 tool and the accessories than (like the OF 1400 and certain extra pieces) than getting things you won't use. She NEEDS an RAS. I just finished sculpting some furniture pieces with it.

I had done a much better video, YouTube would not let me post it due to length.


I already have the OF1400 and a bunch of other stuff.

I'm buying a new trailer and want to customize it for total Green Domination.

Every Festool I have has exceeded all my expectations by a country mile so i feel confident making this large investment. I have NEVER had any contact or experience with their customer service because i have NEVER had an issue with any of the 10 or so tools I own.

It's just really helpful to hear from guys who have lots of time with their stuff so I can just get everything dialed in from the start. And like you said......not waste money on things that are cute, but useless in the long run. Too $$$$ for that.

I would have been telling myself "you have to get that blast gate" for probably a year before I actually got around to ordering it.

That new trim router looks killer. Considering it.

If it doesn't piss people off, I'd like to post the whole order on the Festool Fan Thread and open up the flow of advice. So many accessories/options to consider.

The MFT seems like something that an experienced user might have lots of helpful hints on.

Kapex......UG cart and mobile.....or MFT?......so far I think UG.
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Getting the Planex to work properly on a ceiling is a matter of practice/trial and error.
Set the CT to manual, set the vac on high, the vac setting on the Planex set on high, the pick up lever to the center holes, place the Planex against the ceiling, it will hold itself to the ceiling. Make sure your holding the Planex as you turn down the vac setting on the handle until the Planex releases from the ceiling. Remember what the setting is, it will be your starting point for all your ceiling work.

Set the CT to auto, from the description of your taping ability, 150 paper, speed setting at 4-5, you may need to adjust the vac setting slightly up or down.

How tall are the ceiling you are working on?

The harness or an additional extension may help your back issue, maybe not.

If you do not feel it is right for you return the Planex. If you think it will be an asset to you there is a slight learning curve and it does take a little bit of practice to get used to using it. The 3 way corners still need to be sanded by hand or with a different sander.

Tom
Thanks for that info Tom... I did read my instruction's but there wasn't any thing inside like this. i actually found it a bit vague...

I will try these setting's just as soon as i get my new Planex.. Yes that's right! I took it back to the supplier today and they spoke to festool whom said they will renew as it's with in there 15 day purchase rule..

My mate also said it took him 7 or 8 plots before he got used to using his flex sander so i will stick with it...

the height of the ceilling's are usually 2.35 meters on standard housing plots....

one thing my mate did mention to me was the power supply wattage. In uk the Sander runs at 500 watts and the CT 1200 = total 1700.. The power source i used was a max out put of 1.7 watts. he thinks that's why the sander burnt out? He said i need to at least double the generator to a 3.4 KVA watts rating?...

the guy in the shop told me 2.2 KVa will be enough hence why i have a new generator on order...
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You can sand small floor areas and decks, after 100 square feet a floor sander is your better choice.

Barrel grip, easier to use upside down.

I made my own boom arms. I'll see if I can find the thread over at FOG.

Think long and hard about your investment. Sometimes it is better to get 1 tool and the accessories than (like the OF 1400 and certain extra pieces) than getting things you won't use. She NEEDS an RAS. I just finished sculpting some furniture pieces with it.

I had done a much better video, YouTube would not let me post it due to length.


I already have the OF1400 and a bunch of other stuff.

I'm buying a new trailer and want to customize it for total Green Domination.

Every Festool I have has exceeded all my expectations by a country mile so i feel confident making this large investment. I have NEVER had any contact or experience with their customer service because i have NEVER had an issue with any of the 10 or so tools I own.

It's just really helpful to hear from guys who have lots of time with their stuff so I can just get everything dialed in from the start. And like you said......not waste money on things that are cute, but useless in the long run. Too $$$$ for that.

I would have been telling myself "you have to get that blast gate" for probably a year before I actually got around to ordering it.

That new trim router looks killer. Considering it.

If it doesn't piss people off, I'd like to post the whole order on the Festool Fan Thread and open up the flow of advice. So many accessories/options to consider.

The MFT seems like something that an experienced user might have lots of helpful hints on.

Kapex......UG cart and mobile.....or MFT?......so far I think UG.
"you have to get that blast gate" what is a blast gate?
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Thanks for that info Tom... I did read my instruction's but there wasn't any thing inside like this. i actually found it a bit vague...

I will try these setting's just as soon as i get my new Planex.. Yes that's right! I took it back to the supplier today and they spoke to festool whom said they will renew as it's with in there 15 day purchase rule..

My mate also said it took him 7 or 8 plots before he got used to using his flex sander so i will stick with it...

the height of the ceilling's are usually 2.35 meters on standard housing plots....

one thing my mate did mention to me was the power supply wattage. In uk the Sander runs at 500 watts and the CT 1200 = total 1700.. The power source i used was a max out put of 1.7 watts. he thinks that's why the sander burnt out? He said i need to at least double the generator to a 3.4 KVA watts rating?...

the guy in the shop told me 2.2 KVa will be enough hence why i have a new generator on order...
That right there is probably your problem. Don't run festool tools on a genny unless its a high quality genny. The outputs are no good for things like laptops, chargers and tools with electronic control like the MMC electronics on festool gear. You need clean power for these things as they are sensitive to incoming power. There was a thread over on FOG about this.

The blast gate is a gadget that goes on the vac and shuts the suction off.
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sanderman,

Head on over to here;

http://festoolownersgroup.com/index.php

In the Festool Problems section, post all the info you have here. Be careful with the title of your post. You had problems here because of the title of your thread and coming on a little strong. As you can see we're more than willing to help. Info works far better than just posting a rant. In the title of the thread note that you are in the UK. There are a lot of members on FOG from across the pond and will help you with your power issue.

As BC said, the blast gate allows you to cycle the CT through a cleaning process. The standard extension should be adequate for the ceilings. The conversion puts them just under 8'.

BRG,

I don't know of any new trim router, I have all of them Festool has released in the USA. How about a model number. I'll see the other thread if you post there.

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Thanks guys, I will try and search for the thread on the other site about obtaining power..
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No need to search for anything, just head over to FOG and post your experiences. They'll help you out.

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