This well-built palm sander is a perfect choice for those who are ready to spend a fortune on a professional tool capable of rapid yet precise material removal. It has a power of a belt sander, combined with the precision of a random orbital sander.
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Pro Ideal for heavy-duty projects
This palm sander has the precision of a random orbit sander and the power of a belt sander. This is possible because of the Dual Mode Sanding technology implemented by the Festool. It gives the tool two working modes: a random orbital mode and an aggressive, gear-driven mode. You can use the random orbital mode when you need a high-quality surface finish, while the gear-driven mode is perfect when you need to remove a lot of material rapidly.
Pro Built to last
This palm sander is constructed entirely from massive die-cast, high-quality plastic parts. The exterior plastic parts are coated in tough and rigid rubber. This is used as a solid shell that protects the sensitive electronics and the motor. Additionally, the rubber-coated handles reduce the risk of accidental hand slipping.
Pro Easy to control
This tool comes with an ergonomic and reliable handle, together with an optional side handle. With both hands on this sander, you'll always retain full control, even in the heaviest applications.
Con Not suitable for surface finishing
The slow speed and large movement amplitude make this palm sander unsuitable for extra fine surface finishing.
Con Very expensive
The $595.00 price is the most noticeable disadvantage of this palm sander. With this money, you can buy a professional belt sander, a high-quality random orbital sander, and a decent sheet sander. Even after that, you'll have some money left to spend on pads and sanding paper.
Con Requires a vacuum unit
This tool will not even start if it's not connected to an external vacuum unit. The vacuum unit must be compatible with the Festool's standard 27mm extraction port.