Excerpt: Whenever Festool is mentioned, there are always two totally different responses. One is–I absolutely love it and can’t wait until I can buy more of their products, and two–it is way overpriced and there is no way I’ll ever spend that much on a power tool!
Excerpt: Woodworking background – Hobbyist Bought from: Lee Valley Paid: $1126.00 for both components Pros:Automatic start of dust extractor Long lasting abrasives Amazing dust control Reasonable noise level Variable speed and two sanding modes Cons: None other than price Without a doubt, this is a luxury...
Summary: Is this sander a replacement for the belt stander? Maybe. In rough-sanding mode it surpassed my expectations and quickly leveled glued-up panels with 80 and 100 grit discs. In fine-sanding mode using 120, 150, and 180 discs it did all it was expected to do and then some.
Summary: I have been looking for a total sanding solution for my shop for a long long time. I think I have tried everything out there- Belt snaders, RO sanders, Orbital, drum sanders, etc. Nothing performed in a way I would ever rave about.
Summary: The price of the RO 125 EQ probably seems steep to you. After all, you could buy three random orbital sanders from PC or Bosch for the cost of one Festool unit. Let me give you some things to consider when comparing this sander to the competition.