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Default Festool 125mm sander for $99 Promo

Looks like Festool has a promo going on for their little 125 mm (5") sander.

It's a special edition of their ETS 125 REQ
for $99.00 plus a $50 voucher to apply to future additional tool purchase.

All indications are that it's 'for real' and it's not a 'poor boy' version of the ETS 125 REQ which normally goes for much more. (I paid roughly $200 for mine in 06)

Festoolproducts dot com has 'em, I assume their other vendors with show as well.

Want one, try one, need one.. now's a good time.

No connection with anyone on this, just think their stuff is pretty good and the opportunity is there.

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I would love to try one, but the 500$ vac makes that a no go.
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That's a hell of a deal. I have 4 or 5 ROSs between Dewalt and PC but I'm thinking that I might just go for one more at that price. My theory is that in the long run it's cheaper to have more sanders so that I don't keep changing grits on the same sander and wear the velcro pad out which is expensive to replace.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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I would love to try one, but the 500$ vac makes that a no go.
Does it not work with other vac systems?
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Does it not work with other vac systems?
Sure it can.

I've hooked mine up to Fein, Festool and I even used a funky ole Shopvac at one time.

Might have to jigger up some adaptive hose fittings because Festool does design the dust ports to fit their stuff.
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Sure it can.

I've hooked mine up to Fein, Festool and I even used a funky ole Shopvac at one time.

Might have to jigger up some adaptive hose fittings because Festool does design the dust ports to fit their stuff.
What did you have to do to make it work with a Fein vac? Is there an adapter?
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I have seven sanders and none of them have a vac. The only reason I'd run a vac with this is to limit loading of the paper, since I have a sanding station that removes the need for other dust collection.

Meanwhile, there is the polishing aspect too. I don't know if this one does it, but other Festool ROS are used for polishing and I suspect this one would too.


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I would love to try one, but the 500$ vac makes that a no go.

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

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My purchasing constraint seldom wins out when confronted with a tool bargain...I went ahead and ordered one...After all, I only have one ROS right now and everyone knows that you need at least two, right?..

Thanks for the post Tom!
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My purchasing constraint seldom wins out when confronted with a tool bargain...I went ahead and ordered one...After all, I only have one ROS right now and everyone knows that you need at least two, right?..

Thanks for the post Tom!
same thing I did last night--same thought process. Hope the Kool-Aid tastes as good as it looks!!
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What did you have to do to make it work with a Fein vac? Is there an adapter?
My Festool hose fits the Fein Vac, so I just use that.

I'll have to poke around and see if I can fit the Fein hose to the sander's port.

The other shop vac connections were usually cobbled together using bicycle inner tubes, tape and such. We've even used slices of paint roller covers to adapt hose ends to miter and jobsite table saws.
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