3 or 5mm stroke

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3 or 5mm stroke

Postby Jonathan » Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:47 pm

I'm going to buy a festool ETS EC 150
I'm not sure weather I need a 3 or 5 mm stroke?
I have the Rotex 150 but as I get older finding it heavy using it single handed.
So the ETS fits the bill.
Main use is finishing ready for the spray shop.
All my spraying is sub'ed out so no fine sanding between coats.
Thanks in advance.

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Re: 3 or 5mm stroke

Postby mark270981 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:03 am

All of ours are 5mm stroke, haven’t seen a need for the 3mm but that said I’ve never compared the finishes.

I bought a job of lot of festool sanders and vacuums - the sanders are pneumatic and so much lighter and are now naturally used by the older guys in the factory. So perhaps take a look at this or the Mirka offering.

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Re: 3 or 5mm stroke

Postby Doug » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:02 pm

I had both but sold the 3mm as I only really used the 5mm

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Re: 3 or 5mm stroke

Postby promhandicam » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:35 pm

I've not got an ETS, but have a mirka ceros with a 5mm orbit and have been very happy with it. Can use it all day long one handed with no problem. DX is also fantastic with the mirka abranet disks.

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Re: 3 or 5mm stroke

Postby davidpidge » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:25 am

If its for finishing before spraying, surely you want the 3mm stroke?

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