Festool USA recently introduced its award-winning line of multi-mode, Rotex sanders to professional painters.
Each sander in Festool’s Rotex line has dual modes: a gear-driven aggressive rotary mode for rapid stock removal or polishing and a random orbital mode designed for finish or detail sanding. The Rotex line of multi-mode sanders also provides virtually dust-free performance,* the company says, and includes the following models:
Rotex RO 150 FEQ – 720 W of power, a 6 in. FastFix tool-free pad changing system and a 5 lb. frame with minimal vibration and superior ergonomics. The Rotex RO 150 includes a Multi-Jetstream dust extraction design that is said to deliver highly efficient dust removal, resulting in cleaner air, better finishes, and longer abrasive and pad life. The gear box is completely enclosed and impervious to dust.
Rotex RO 125 FEQ – 500 W of power, a 5 in. FastFix, tool-free pad changing system, the Rotex RO 125 weighs 4.4 lb. with minimal vibration and superior ergonomics. The RO 125 also includes Jetstream dust extraction design.
Rotex RO 90 DX – The newest addition to the Rotex line, the RO 90 multi-mode sander allows users to switch from a circular pad to a delta-shaped pad — in seconds — with no tools required.
All three Rotex sanders have easy-to-select mode settings (rotary and random orbital) that enable them to be used for aggressive and fine sanding, and polishing. The new RO 90 adds yet another mode that transforms the sander into a delta-shape, allowing it to reach deep into corners and crevices. The RO 90 has 400 W of power, and weighs 3.3lb.
*When used in conjunction with a Festool CT Dust Extractor