Maybe if you put a hard sanding pad and started at a low grit it might work with the 5mm stroke Ceros, but flattening rough stock is not its strength. Conclusion: It is a great machine which provides value for money. It is available in two sizes, Turbo I and Turbo II, depending on the tank capacity. RO 150 plus headphones ... with some relaxing sanding music is my suggestion. This will help you choose the best unit. I've not used it, but my take on the situation is as a non-professional I suspect that the Makita being half the price of the Festool and likely to be 95% as good, would represent a better proposition for you. Cleaning the filters from dust accumulation is not very easy. Festool RO 150 FEQ Dual-Mode Sander; Which One Is The Best? helper: i used a festool "circular saw" to do something simple and it made it really hard. This is one of their most potent dust extractors available in the market. It is a quiet and well-performing machine and performs well in almost all applications. My dilemma, do I bite the bullet and get the special or wait and get the 125 at a later date? The filter auto-clean function is quite loud. I think you already know the answer to your question. Festool and its affiliates cannot be responsible for improper postings or your reliance on the website's material. The Makita BO6050J has dual mode "random orbit action (finish sanding and buffing) and random orbit with forced rotation (aggressive sanding and polishing)" is this comparable to the RO 150 "gear driven" mode? I can hear it whispering to me already...I've done my best to resist the green lure but it looks like the card is getting loaded tomorrow! Just a thought with a Rotex and ETS vs. Bosch and possibly an ETS later. Quote from: ohoen on April 02, 2012, 09:58 AM, Quote from: ohoen on April 01, 2012, 06:55 PM.

The sky's the limit in my workshop, literally. I will also look at the Makita, hadn't seen that one before. I haven't tried the Bosch, but have read good reviews. I owned that Metabo sander (dual orbit), the dual mode Bosch sander (similar to Rotex), and now the RO 150. Sys-dock and hose garage feature allows for the storage and transport of Festool Systainers (not included) on the top of the flat, low-profile unit.

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I've been wrestling this question for a while but from the other side.

Conclusion: Most customers have positives reviews and feedback to share. To reduce the risk of serious injury and/or damage to your Festool product, always read, understand and follow all warnings and instructions in your Festool product's Instruction Manual. Supplied with 11-1/2 foot long anti-static hose that is flexible and kink-resistant and will minimize shock hazards as well as reduce static cling.

Makita BO6050J Random Orbit Sander; 3. Hi all, just looking for some guidance here.
Colorex in Wellington have the 150/5 in a systainer on special for $475 or $495 (can't remember which) this also doesn't include G.S.T.

Thanks guys. I haven't used it, but I've heard feedback that it's a great sander. It has a simple and straightforward design.

If i could do it over I would most likely end up with a RAS and the 150/3. Didn't really do a good job for either aggressive or finish sanding. That's another thing I was thinking about. I do have an old 150 size Triton sander which I felt was a big monster and haven't used it as I found the rotex does a better job and once I got used to it's unusual shape and handling have put the old triton sand back on the shelf collecting dust. Thanks for the replies! Bear in mind I am just a home DIYer and sometimes making small projects for the home. Bob is right on the money about the Metabo sander.

They are also needed to meet the OSHA regulations that require capturing dust on the job site. We have done a complete analysis between the top picks in this comparison between Festool vs. Fein vs. Dewalt vs. Bosch vs. Makita and found all of them excellent in performance. Bosch 1250devs Random Orbit Sanders; 2. There are a few features which are lacking in one machine but might be found in another. Period.

Re: RO150 vs. Bosch 1250DEVS vs. Mirka Ceros. Auto-Start Vacuum for power tools-allows your vacuum to turn on automatically! I'd certainly like to have one for paint/finish removal and coping/scribing. Good point regarding the paper. The best part about this dust extractor is its HEPA filter and the automatic filter cleaning. It's a shame that metabo, bosch and the like are being produced in China.

I have heard of some motor problems with the bosch, but other then that the reviews have been pretty good. As such, it is your job to understand what factors are important to you and which ones you can compromise on.

The Mirka is an amazing sander, but unless you got the 7mm stroke I don't think it would be right for smoothing out a bunch of rough sawn lumber. As such, it is your job to understand what factors are important to you and which ones you can compromise on. Bosch 1250devs Random Orbit Sanders; 2. Could use some advice. The other main reason was after sales support/service. Festool and its affiliates cannot be responsible for improper postings or your reliance on the website's material. And the Festool journey began. I picked one up yesterday and tried it out today on a table top I am refinishing. ETS-150s a random orbital only but has so much torque on demand it can easily do paint corrections, as long as you are patient. No, got it for NZ$499+gst from my local Festool dealer on the shore. It has a long hose which provides extra ease of operation. I assure you, Makita "hack" is not worse than the RO .. (sandpaper number 40 - is generally a beast!). That's pretty tempting. There are no attachments provided with the machine. Here in england was recently introduced a new Metabo dual action sander SXE450 (in a systainer) at the same price range as the Bosch 1250DEVS (We Call it GEX150). Automatic Filter Cleaning System with blow-back feature is timed at set intervals to maintain filter performance for longer filter life, Rocker valve isolates reverse air flow through each filter separately to not interrupt suction, There is plenty of storage for accessories at the back of the unit, It has a powerful motor which provides a strong suction power, It has a sturdy build which makes it durable.