Post by elimelech12 on Oct 14, 2013 23:34:37 GMT -5
Hey I had seen this posted on another forum and thought it would be helpful here to any new members or new woodworkers. When I first heard of what people were doing to their sanders, I couldn't fathom going to those extremes. Some swear that it helped and believe me I'm no expert in sander internals, but hanging a sander from a rope and letting it run for 8 hours just seemed like nothing a normal woodworker would do and yet it was being done.
Anyway, I read the problems people were having and I went and checked my RO150 and ETS125. I had absolutely no problems operating them on any type of sanding application; with either of them. Fast forward a few weeks and I sold my sanders on ebay in order to get TLOCs. I ended up coming out of pocket about $60 on each, which isn't too bad. Ran over to Tooltown when the money clear and bought some brand new sanders. I got home and right away I began stripping some finish off my assembly table with no problems. Never needed a break in period or anything. Right out of the systainer it was good to go. If I remember correctly, FestoolUSA also said that a break in period is UNNECESSARY!!
So, for some, these sanders will take some getting used to but never put them through unneeded periods of operation in doing something they are not suppose to do (hanging). If you would just sand for 8hrs you'd get better results by simply gaining experience.
I've never bought into the break in period thing. I can see that parts will wear in and performance may increase slightly, but not much. A lot of that myth is to do with getting used to the sander. Some sanders require getting used to, and sometimes you can never get used to. Air sanders (and the CEROS) are brushless, therefore having no possibility of a wear in period.
Yeah, the RO150 is a beast and can be difficult to use, particularly in rotary mode. I admit to having some issue with it in the beginning. I happened to attend a Festool class in Indy a short while after buying it and was shown the proper way to hold it. Wow, what a difference that made! I'm a little surprised that didn't get brought up in that thread?
I think the break-in period discussions started with Festool's RTS and DTS sanders as these feel a little under powered at first. I definitely wouldn't hang one and let it run for 8 hours though. Just use it
Well, just in a few words, there is a break in inside the tool. You decide how to handle the break in, handling yourself or hanging it from a rope.
Every time there is rubbing from a surface to another, then you have a break in period. If you decide to handle it, you won't feel a difference, Go stay under the sun for a while (specially in Texas) and you won't notice your skin turning red. Go back home and remove your shirt and you will see the difference.
In other words you get used to the slow change. If you are a pro, then 8 hours sanding you can do it in 1-2 days or normal work day. The rest of us, 8 hour sanding for just one tool maybe weeks.
Of course they work out of the box, they are meant to sand and they sand. Any other thing in life will have a break in period, cars, electronics, clothing, etc. You decide how to do the break in.
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