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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-06-2016, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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Ok, fooled around with my Festool and Fein hoses, the end fittings are not interchangeable.

The Festool sanders use a 27mm hose end and my Feins are larger. Will need some cobbling to get the hard end of the Fein hose to fit the sander.

From what is being discussed over at the FOG, this sander kit is supposed to include a retrofit adapter that fits their 27mm hoses.

This adapter is supposed to be backward compatible with all Festool gear needing that size. (fits everything I have)

They are also saying that Festool has a 36mm soft end that's supposed to work and Fein is supposed to have a soft stepdown end that works as well.

I have a Mirka MIN6519411 4-Meters Vacuum Hose that fits both Festool and Fein vacuums. This hose will take my current 27mm end fitting directly from the Festool hose.

The Mirka hose runs about $55 and is touted to be antistatic but is a little stiffer than the others, can't verifiy but seems to me that most any 27mm (1-1/16") hose would work and give a 'cobble free' setup for sanding if the adapter is indeed included in the kit.

One can buy a replacement 27mm hose end but that's another $23 or so
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Found a screw on hose adapter in my parts box that apparently came with the Mirka hose that'll work on the Festool sander.

Forgot I had it
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My Fein vac fits the Bosch ROS sanders with the Bosch adapter which I have. Sounds like the Festool is not going to be a match to the Fein vac.
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I think I just found a solution to connect the Fein vac to a Festool. Check this out.

Dust Right® Universal Small Port Hose Kit | Rockler Woodworking and Hardware

Did anybody receive their sander?
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I would love to try one, but the 500$ vac makes that a no go.
500 bucks , must be nice . I paid 1K after tax here in the north

I don’t always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate
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Woohoo! Your Festool PRO 5 sander order has now shipped from The Tool Nut. If you have any questions about your order, please contact us at [email protected].

Your sander will come with a small sample pack of abrasives. If you forgot to order abrasives, we’ve assembled a 30-pack of Festool’s most versatile sandpaper called Granat. Festool 497178 Sandpaper D125/90 P 500 Granat 100X | The Tool Nut

No need to wait until it arrives to save $50! You can order any Festool power tool from The Tool Nut between now and December 31st, 2017 to use your $50 Festool rebate voucher. Shop now at Festool Power Tools and Festool Accessories - Best Prices | Festool Products for the largest selection of in-stock Festool tools and accessories with fast free shipping. To redeem your $50 voucher, please visit PRO 5 LTD Rebate - Festool Power Tools for more information.

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Checking around, the deal is suspended. No longer available on any of the sites I checked. I guess they oversold. No word on whether they will honor orders, but I couldn't find any mention of backorders. Guess I missed it.

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For those who 'got in' on time looks like some shipping delays exist.
Dealers with PO's at a hundred or so are only getting a fraction of their orders.
However, those who pre ordered should eventually get them.
I don't know for sure what the actual cut off date was but some say it was 'round about 10/7

There is even some scuttlebutt going around that some ordered a number of units just to go on ebay at inflated prices.

Anyway, it seems that if the pre order went through regardless of timing it should be OK.

A well respected dealer over at FOG put this up
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Now that I've got it and used it, I think we'll become friends for many jobs.

I went on line to see if mine was running right. I thought it might be spinning a little slow. It seems it's common for many to just hang theirs from a rope and let it run for eight hours, to break it in. Too, it's said dropping back the air flow of the vacuum can speed up how fast the disk spins.

With the vacuum attached, it is pretty much dust free, and disks seem to run a long time, since they don't load up, because of the vacuum.

This makes for a nice finishing sander at a pretty reasonable price. One still needs a Rotex, 150 or a Bosch to hog material off at a reasonable rate.

The reason I have what you want is, I never lent it out before.

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