Need to Polish Your $200,000 Ferrari? Use a Festool Rotex!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 | Reader Comments | How-To | Reviews | Sanders

Drew Pancroft, proprietor of Zenith Detail, takes the Festool Rotex for a "test drive" in this latest end-user article. Drew travels the country detailing some of the most exotic cars in the United States. Recently, we sent Drew a Rotex RO 150 FEQ and Shinex RAP 150 (Available Spring 2011) to test out and give us some feedback on how these products meet the high demands of his clients. Be sure to check the Zenith Detail website for incredible before and after photos of the Ferrari F-430 from this article.

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It works better than a belt sander!

Friday, November 5, 2010 | Reader Comments | Reviews | Sanders

Don't take our word for it.

How do you move seamlessly between rough sanding and final sanding without switching sanders? It is easy when you own a Rotex dual-mode sander. The design of this multipurpose sander is nothing short of an engineering marvel. Use the aggressive action to quickly and efficiently remove wood, paint, or varnish. Switch to the fine setting for final finishing. Combine with a wide assortment of accessories for polishing tasks. There's virtually nothing these sanders can't handle with ease!

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Sanding doesn't have to be a dreadful task.

Monday, August 2, 2010 | Reader Comments | Dust Extractors | Sanders | Reviews

A video from Marc Spagnuolo, the Wood Whisperer.

In this video, Marc demonstrates the Festool sanding and dust extraction system which turns the tables on what is widely regarded as the most tedious task by most of you: sanding.

Sanding is a necessary evil, but still a critical factor in achieving that beautiful finish. The fine dust produced by sanding is messy, which can become a workplace hazard. Sanding dust can contribute to premature failure of your sander due to dust buildup on the motor. The dust produced by sanding actually creates heat which causes your sandpaper to wear out more quickly. Not having to clean up after sanding means you can go straight to applying your finish.

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Charles Brock: Making chairs with the RAS 115 Sander.

Sunday, August 1, 2010 | Reader Comments | Sanders | Reviews

RAS 115: A dream wood sculpting machine, by Charles Brock

Several years ago at the Festool IWF booth, I told one of the reps what type of work I do and he said you've got to try the "Termite Tool!" Full of woodworker's cynicism , I thought, Yeah! Just another grinder. I didn't try it, so I continued to shape my rocking chair seats using a grinder with a carbide wheel attachment while turning my shop's air into a dusty haze. My only alternative was to go outside on a windy day and let my neighbor deal with the dust. As usual, necessity is the mother of ..... well? How about "Change!"

I was planning my first Seven Day Build Your Maloof Inspired Rocker Class and was worried about the air quality and the mess when the five students started sculpting their seats in the classroom. I was afraid the air would look like a 1970s rock concert. Festool to the rescue! Thanks to the help from the staff at Highland Woodworking and the Festool Representative, Dan Durant, they put together a group of three Festool RAS 115 sanders and their CT 22 Dust Extractors. How did that "change" work for me?

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Write a review for your chance to win a Rotex 150 FEQ sander!

Enter to win a FREE Festool Rotex 150 FEQ Dual-Mode Sander.

In this age of information, we have probably all searched the Internet at some point to learn more about a product or read product reviews before making a purchase. In fact, you may have even done that very thing before making a Festool purchase.

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Multi-Jetstream: The next evolution in sanding technology

Friday, December 4, 2009 | Reader Comments | New Products | Sanders

Multi-Jetstream


Festool is in the process of transitioning to a new design for pads and abrasives on its 6" (150mm) sanders. This next step in the evolution of Festool's patented Jetstream technology, called Multi-Jetstream, continues to improve on the phenomenal dust extraction capabilities that you come to expect from Festool sanders. If you'd like to know more about the new Multi-Jetstream technology, you can view a video about it on YouTube.

Multi-Jetstream

Festool Multi-Jetstream Technology Video

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Fine Woodworking Names ETS 150/3 Top Sander Pick.

Saturday, July 4, 2009 | Reader Comments | Reviews | Sanders

ETS 150 Wins Best Value Award

 

Recently, the editors of Fine Woodworking (FWW) posted an online review comparing 6-inch Random Orbit Sanders and selected the Festool ETS 150/3 as the Author's Choice for Best Overall sander.

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Making Quick Work of Slabs With Rotex & Cristal

Saturday, July 4, 2009 | Reader Comments | How-To | Reviews | Sanders

Kinloch Woodworking


Doug Mooberry builds incredible American furniture inspired by antiques, but adds his unique Kinloch Woodworking creative touches to every piece. Founded in 1982, Kinloch Woodworking has assembled a massive portfolio full of examples of awe-inspiring woodworking prowess. As stated on their website, "Details Do Matter" and attention to those details is important and what makes the furniture they produced collectable.

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