None with the Festool but at Christmas I received a 6inch Ridgid, lifetime
warrantee, good dust collection with just the bag, variable speed, two modes
etc....no complaints.....incidentally when my old 5inch Ryobi dies I'll
replace it as well (probably with a 5inch Ridgid) as its very handy having
more than one grit always ready....Rod
I have both of those sanders. The PC sits in a drawer. My hand doesn't
tingle after I use the Festool like it did when I uses the PC. I like that I
can set the Festool down right away, not like the PC where you have to wait
forever for it to stop spinning. The only problem I had with the Festool was
when they came out with a new hole pattern they supplied me with a new pad,
well that pad's hook and loop wouldn't hold the sandpaper after a short time
of sanding. Festool would not replace the pad. I drilled new holes in the
old pad and I'm still using it.
Velcro, hook 'n loop from all kinds of manufacturers, are not all
created equal and seemingly even incompatible sometimes. Yet another
reason I like Mirka products. But, having said that, I have a Quad
sander that uses 5" Klingspor paper that sticks incredibly well.
Funny you should mention that...
I got a package from Klingspor yesterday, 2 new 2" H&L mandrels and a bunch of
The disks keep coming off when I sand bowls.. I thought it was my technique, but
that's impossible, right? ;-]
I played around a bit and my normal ripple-edge disks work fine with the
Being in a weird sort of mood, I tried the Klingspor disks on an old (not
klingspor) mandrel, and they worked great..
I never considered "non-compatible H&L" until your post..
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