Festool 5" Random-Orbit Sander ETS 125

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Festool
Model:
ETS 125
Price:
$165

Description

The versatile ETS 125 has Festool's smallest sanding stroke at 5/64" and is the ideal one-handed machine for maximum surface quality when finishing or presanding. Compact in size and weighing only 2.4 lbs, the ETS 125 is perfect for sanding vertical surfaces and for doing overhead work. Technical features such as the sanding pad brake and vibration-stop balancing put the ETS 125 in a category of its own.

WOOD magazine review

Flawless finishes, if you've got the time

Review Summary

The smoothest-running and quietest sander in our test of 12, the ETS125 delivered immaculate surfaces when sanded to 220 grit, but it took longer than most others to get there. Its nine-hole sanding pad requires special discs, but also sucks up dust better than most others. We consider the paper-bag collector flimsy; you'll need replacement bags rather than emptying it.
We also found the sander slightly harder to control when hooked to a shop vacuum, which is almost a must because of the bags.

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

4

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

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