As If You Needed Another Reason...

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 | Reader Comments | Promotions | Sanders

Save 10% Instantly on Select Sanders

Festool sanders offer so many great benefits, that 10% off instantly on select sanders during our Fall Sander Promotion is just the icing on the cake.

  • Brilliant surface preparation
  • Vibration-free operation
  • Exceptional dust extraction
  • Durability backed by a 3-year warranty
  • Soft-start, variable speed control, thermal and overload protection
  • Great ergonomics
  • Sanders that are purpose build for your task
  • And now, 10% off instantly on select sander models

For complete promotion details, visit our Fall 2011 Promotion website. Plus, check out exclusive video content on these phenomenal sanders and polishers to get a better idea of which will best suit your application needs!

Time is running out to SAVE 10% instantly when you purchase select Festool sanders, abrasives and related accessories!

Take advantage of this limited time offer and receive 10% OFF select Festool sanders, abrasives and related accessories. Promotion includes Rotex 150, Rotex 125, Rotex 90 DX, ETS 125, ETS 150/3, ETS 150/5, RAS 115, and Shinex Polisher, abrasives and related accessories. Maximize your savings by purchasing a sander package that includes one of our Festool CT HEPA Dust Extractors. See your preferred Festool dealer for complete promotion details and information about additional package savings. Offer valid from 10/1/2011 - 11/30/2011 at participating Festool dealers.

Festool strongly promotes the importance of dust extraction when working with power tools. For this reason, you can save even more when you purchase one of these sanders with a Festool Dust Extractor. Please see your preferred Festool dealer for complete details.

Experience Sanding Euphoria, Save 10%!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 | Reader Comments | Promotions | Sanders

Fall Sander Promotion - Save 10% Instantly!

 

SAVE 10% instantly, up to more than $50, on select Festool sanders, accessories and abrasives during October and November 2011!

Take advantage of this limited time offer and receive 10% OFF of select Festool sanders, abrasives and related accessories. Promotion includes Shinex Polisher, ETS 125, ETS 150/3, ETS 150/5, RAS 115, Rotex 90 DX, Rotex 125, and Rotex 150 sanders, abrasives and related accessories. Maximize your savings by purchasing a sander package that includes one of our CT HEPA dust extractors. See your preferred Festool dealer for complete promotion details and information about additional package savings. Some restrictions apply. Offer valid from 10/1/2011 - 11/30/2011 at participating Festool dealers.

Get all of the details and see what else is new with Festool in our Fall 2011 mini-catalog.

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Greg Paolini: Curing Sander Swirl Marks

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 | Reader Comments | Dust Extractors | Sanders

Greg Paolini

 

In this article, Gregory Paolini shares a story about one of his students and why they were getting swirl marks while sanding. Gregory Paolini is a nationally recognized woodworker, author, and woodworking instructor.  You can learn more about him by visiting his website at www.GregoryPaolini.com.

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Reviews of the New RO 90 DX Sander

Thursday, March 17, 2011 | Reader Comments | New Products | Reviews | Sanders | Paint

Paul Marcel RO 90 Review

Paul-Marcel, a member of the Festool Owners Group Forum, has demonstrated a real knack for video reviews of tools which are not only informative but also entertaining, if not comical at moments. This month, Paul-Marcel was kind enough to share his experiences with the new Rotex RO 90 DX Multi-mode Sander after putting it to good use for a couple of weeks.

A video overview of the RO 90 DX sander and its features
A video comparison of the RO 90 DX and DTS 400 sanders on a teak door
A video demonstrating the RO 90 DX stripping an oak cabinet

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Greg Paolini Reviews the New RO 90 DX Sander

Monday, March 14, 2011 | Reader Comments | New Products | Reviews | Sanders

In this article, Gregory Paolini shares his experiences using the Festool Rotex RO 90 DX Multi-mode Sander. Gregory Paolini is a nationally recognized woodworker, author, and woodworking instructor.  You can learn more about him by visiting his website at www.GregoryPaolini.com.

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Rotex RO 90 DX Multi-mode Sander Review

Saturday, February 19, 2011 | Reader Comments | New Products | Reviews | Sanders

Transform the way you tackle your next project!

Recently, we connected with Cliff, the self-proclaimed "Wood Nerd", and provided him with the soon-to-be-released RO 90 DX sander to run through its paces. Cliff was nice enough to produce a very detailed assessment of the RO 90 and give his candid thoughts about how it performed in his shop. His review includes several videos that demonstrate various features and techniques. If you like to soak up every detail about a product when considering a purchase, you'll really appreciate Cliff's thorough commentary, dozens of detailed photos and videos.

If, after reading over Cliff's review, you still want to learn more about the RO 90 DX then head over to our Rotex micro website. There you'll find in-depth information about the features and benefits offered by Festool's family of Rotex sanders.

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Granat: Festool's New Wonder Abrasive

Friday, February 18, 2011 | Reader Comments | New Products | Sanders | Paint

Granat Abrasives

You may have noticed this peculiar light blue colored abrasive in some of our recent photos. First, even though the name is "Granat", it is not made for Granite or stone material. It's actually made for use with wood.

"So what's so special about Granat", you might ask. Well, Granat is a hybrid abrasive comprised of hardened aluminum oxide with a ceramic grit. This hybrid approach causes Granat to retain it's cutting edge much longer than any other abrasive. Even though Granat uses a stearated coating, it does not contain wax. Since it lacks any type of wax additive, there are not issues with water-based finishes that you may have had with other Zinc stearate abrasives.

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Why Technique Matters

Friday, February 18, 2011 | Reader Comments | How-To | Sanders | Paint

Sanding Technique

In the review of the RO 90 DX multi-mode sander written by Cliff the "Wood Nerd", he mentions that initially he struggled with the balance of the machine. The weight of the motor in the rear of the sander combined with the weight of the dust extraction hose were making it challenging to keep the pad flat. This brings up a very important point about how proper technique can make a noticeable difference in the performance of a tool.

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