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Best/easiest wet Random orbital for shell bases/smoothing hard AF

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#21 Wild727


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Posted 16 August 2018 - 08:17 AM

Am I allowed to start the Festool vs Rupes arguement here!


Definitely wouldn't want to be using these sorts of power tools to wets sand.


Had Rupes and they are not as good as they used to be 15 years ago (i suppose neither am I). I would not buy another one, and I'm in painting business...


Why would you use wet sanding when Festool(Rupes) comes wit dust extraction? Pick  a multihole sander with suitable paper and off you go. There will be some dust but its a helluva quicker and cleaner way to sand the bastard....

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#22 Knot Me... maybe

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 11:00 AM

I got the Bosch version of the fancy Festool/Rupes random orbital whatsit after advice from serious users and it was 1/2 the price @ 6 Hundy.


I've been very impressed with it. It has a very good dust extraction system, I've recently paired it to a Makita VC25 dust extractor/vacuum cleaner. They make a magnificent pair.


I went with the Makita after advice from everyone I spoke to who said it was the best one when working with Carbon dust, which I have a bit of and apparently is a particularly tricky dust to deal with.


But wet sand with it? Not unless I'd hired it from someone, I certainly not doing it with mine :)

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