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Festool RAS 115.04 E Rotary

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Overall 8

Monster Sander

Murphy, Amazon
3 November 2014
  • Summary: The Festool 115.04E Rotary Sander is a Monster! Use finesse and a light touch when you first start using it. The unit is rather pricy for a rotary sander but balance that against the time saved in prep and it will pay for itself. In roughly 10 minutes I stripped off 80+ years of paint from a 6" wide by 36" long section of window fascia down to bare wood.... the same width and length I did with a 1/4 sheet sander took 2 1/2 hours. 40 Grit discs were used...
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Overall 8

Aggressive sander has great dust collection at a price.

mbs, LumberJocks
10 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I haven’t seen any LJ reviews of the RAS. I don’t have a lot of experience with it yet but I’ll share my initial thoughts and update the review later. I bought this sander to hog out rocking chair seats, legs … I used standard 4.5” grinders with abrasive disks or donuts before I got the RAS115. The units without dust collection ports make a big mess very fast. I was looking for an aggressive sander with good dust collection. The RAS is comfortable to ho...
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