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Old 08-16-2019, 10:59 AM   #21
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Definitely consider investing in some better sanders. It will pay for itself very quickly in your line of work. A Festool RTS400 and Festool sand paper will make a job like this exponentially smoother for you.

Hey Eric, I think I've decided that for this job I will start by giving everything a pass with an orbital sander, I have been reading Festool Reviews and I am impressed with the reviews. If you wouldn't mind which Festool would you recommend for a cabinet job like this, tight corners and large surface areas... I'm looking in the $300 range. This is the model that has caught my eye Festool 201228 DTS 400 REQ Orbital Rectangular Sander

Do you think this would be a good investment for this sort of cabinet job or should I use something like a Festool 571903 ETS 150/3 EQ Random Orbital Finish Sander and then use my little Ryobi detail sander for the edges?

I appreciate any response from anyone. Thank you, have a good morning.
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Old 08-16-2019, 03:34 PM   #22
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Hey Eric, I think I've decided that for this job I will start by giving everything a pass with an orbital sander, I have been reading Festool Reviews and I am impressed with the reviews. If you wouldn't mind which Festool would you recommend for a cabinet job like this, tight corners and large surface areas... I'm looking in the $300 range. This is the model that has caught my eye Festool 201228 DTS 400 REQ Orbital Rectangular Sander

Do you think this would be a good investment for this sort of cabinet job or should I use something like a Festool 571903 ETS 150/3 EQ Random Orbital Finish Sander and then use my little Ryobi detail sander for the edges?

I appreciate any response from anyone. Thank you, have a good morning.
I'd go with the RTS 400 which is like the one you posted but just a rectangle instead of coming to the sharp point. And the other obital you posted will work too. You could also check out the ETS 125 which is smaller and less expensive or the brushless versions which are about 2x the price but easier to sand with for long periods of time. I have no doubt you'll end up acquiring more to suit your work once you try them.

A good dust extractor is also part of the equation. Doesn't have to be a Festool vac even though they are fantastic. If you already have a cheap shop vac it will work for now with a hose adapter, but if you plan on doing more of this work you'll want better stuff. Once you get over the threshold of the initial cost of these tools, you realize how much easier they make your life.
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I'd go with the RTS 400 which is like the one you posted but just a rectangle instead of coming to the sharp point. And the other obital you posted will work too. You could also check out the ETS 125 which is smaller and less expensive or the brushless versions which are about 2x the price but easier to sand with for long periods of time. I have no doubt you'll end up acquiring more to suit your work once you try them.
I actually ran out of time, in order for amazon prime to deliver in time. I decided to go with the Festool 574993 Random Orbital Sander ETS 125 REQ-Plus I wanted to go with the brushless $400 version but after adding the sander and all the different grit sanding disks to my cart, I decided It would be best to go with the cheaper version, especially since Im not completely sure how much time it will save me or if it will even work on the brush strokes I'm trying to get rid of.

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A good dust extractor is also part of the equation. Doesn't have to be a Festool vac even though they are fantastic. If you already have a cheap shop vac it will work for now with a hose adapter, but if you plan on doing more of this work you'll want better stuff. Once you get over the threshold of the initial cost of these tools, you realize how much easier they make your life.
Actually, I use a cheap manhole blower to ventilate my spray area's in the kitchens an whatnot, It comes with a 15 ft duct hose that I can direct out a window or sliding glass door. And
the part I am most proud of is that I put an HVAC air filter over the suction from the blower and it catches 90% of my overspray dust, its amazing. I'd probably feed the sander hose right into that.
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