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ChicagoHiker

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06-08-2018 12:03 AM

Recently the sandpaper has begun coming loose from my Festool ETS 150. Does this mean that the velcro sander pad needs to be replaced?

Thanks for any suggestions!

-- Paul Segedin, Chicago, IL http://urbanprairiedesign.com/


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splintergroup

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#1 posted 06-08-2018 03:51 PM

Could be, but make sure your paper is not all dusty on the back and the pad is also clean (use compressed air).

The pads “grabby” bits will last a long time if the sander is not used too aggressively (excess pressure, non-flat surfaces being sanded, etc.) The enemy is heat which softens up the plastic and causes the little whiskers to fold over.

If you do replace, be aware that there are different stiffnesses of pads, from flat and firm to spongy.

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AandCstyle

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#2 posted 06-08-2018 09:53 PM

Paul, try Splinter’s suggestions, but I have had to replace replace the pad once or twice. I use the medium hardness one, FWIW.

-- Art

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ChicagoHiker

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#3 posted 06-09-2018 01:39 AM

Thanks for the suggestions!

-- Paul Segedin, Chicago, IL http://urbanprairiedesign.com/

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