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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:14 pm 
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Just purchased these recently and was wondering what abrasives to use, don't want to buy aload of abrasives i'm not going to use, just wondering what would be the best to buy ie what grades for each sander and which abrasive, do I buy the abranet 180- 320 for the rts, and the granant 40 60 for the ro90 just what you've found works.
Also for the rts 400 I been finding on the low setting it difficult to control even at a low suction (festoool midi)seems a bit hard work if you want to light sand between coats, any tips


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Don't use the Festool system I'm afraid, but regarding abrasives - I'd get as wide a selection of those as you can.

I normally use P120/P80 on 90% of jobs, but I have a few P40 discs for the really ugly stuff, some P180 P240 and even P320 for finer work. They don't get used a lot I'd have to admit, but my motto with this sort of thing is "Once you've got it, it doesn't eat anything". Better having it and not needing it than needing it and not having it. :thumbright:

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I have an RTS 400 & have 80 & 120 grit for it- also finer if needed.
For refurbishment use more 80 than 120.

Also have one of these, http://www.axminster.co.uk/makita-bo455 ... r-ax715098
which is more powerful, but has an annoying short lead & less efficient dust extraction - sometimes use it with reused cut to size floor sanding sheets !


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