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Festool ETS EC 150/5, First Impressions [member edit]

For all 10MW Plus members

In this one I’m taking a first look at the Festool ETS EC 150/5*, a 150mm or 6 inch random orbital sander with a 5mm stroke or orbit, and I also give an overview of this sander category as it stands now, late February/early March 2024. Enjoy!

*In the interests of transparency I haven’t purchased this ETS EC, it’s on loan from Festool UK @FestoolGB for six months, and thanks so much to Festool UK for letting me have extended hands-on with the sander.

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Nice video Peter, I’ve had the same sander for just over 2 years found it to be excellent. I’ve always used Festool sanding pads but when I need to restock I’ll be looking at 3M pads which seems to get better returns / performance.

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Thanks Duncan! 👍


Thanks Peter, great information as usual!

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Cheers Marc! 👍

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