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I've been looking at buying the new Deos sander to add to my Deros kit.

The Deos comes in at around £400 on average, including systainer, pads and hose.

The Festool 400 is around £100 cheaper and like the Deos fits a 27mm hose.

Does anyone know if these are interchangeable?

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:06 am 
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Can't really help you as I don't own either, but this summer I was working on a property where they had blokes in laying beautiful oak parquet flooring and the boss of this outfit had a load of sanders in his van so I got talking to him and he said Festool is better and lasts longer than the mirkas.


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Everyone has their own preference with the power tools. Mirka gave me a 3 year warranty with mine and it's been in almost daily use for well over a year without problems.

I think there might have been a few problems with the earlier Ceros model.





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I've been using my Deos along side my Deros for a month now.

Does it have the impact that the deros does? No

Is it worth the £400? I'd go with No

Is it worth trying the festool? Definately considering the price.

There's a girl on twitter who runs their Deros of a festool extraction unit so it must link up.

Don't get me wrong it's useful on door trim, skirting and sills but nothing a delta sander couldn't finish off along side the Deros.

If I was offered my money back I'd take it.

They wouldn't take my Deros though, no chance.

It's got an app for vibration ....... I will never use it, just bumps the price up.

Plus side - the dust extraction is very good.

Also I think the Deros has had a fair few issues. Mine had to go back after a year as it just died on me, it got repaired and sent it back and has been perfect for the last year.

Apparently they changed their supplier of parts to overcome the earlier issues.

People have also had issues with the Festool though so it's as broad as long.



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fitzy wrote:
I think there might have been a few problems with the earlier Ceros model.


It can run quite hot after a few hours, but it's never failed on me. Don't like to tempt fate, but in nearly 5 years it's never missed a beat.

As for matching Mirka and Festool, my honest answer is I don't know. I'd be surprised though if those pair made their equipment interchangeable, as they are essentially each others competition.

But I stand to be corrected. :salute:

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I think there might have been a few problems with the earlier Ceros model.




As for matching Mirka and Festool, my honest answer is I don't know. I'd be surprised though if those pair made their equipment interchangeable, as they are essentially each others competition.

But I stand to be corrected. :salute:


Yeah that's why I asked. In an ideal world we'd be able chop and change and have the best of everything.

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I will tweet that girl and ask.



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I will tweet that girl and ask.
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Just found this, not quite the answer but suggests it might work.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UODeAo7tKpA


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She says she has the festool hose on the mirka, so I think you'd be alright apart from the lock on bit.



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dynamod wrote:
fitzy wrote:
I think there might have been a few problems with the earlier Ceros model.


It can run quite hot after a few hours, but it's never failed on me. Don't like to tempt fate, but in nearly 5 years it's never missed a beat.

As for matching Mirka and Festool, my honest answer is I don't know. I'd be surprised though if those pair made their equipment interchangeable, as they are essentially each others competition.

But I stand to be corrected. :salute:


Yes and no... Mirka manufacture the Festool's abrasive discs. Plus there's no competition like false competition if you're a vendor. They're mutually propping the exorbitant asking price of each other's product up.


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Any wiser?
No, I sort of got side tracked lol

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Mine came out today but I'm actually now thinking of selling it as it's not what I'd hoped for.
It needs to be used on a dead flat surface ideally or else it kinda misses bits. Sides of door trim etc are quicker to do by hand tbh. Put it on some flat skirting today and was like "come on, do summin" again easier by hand.

Sorry to be a doomer about if, I think we've been spoilt by the impact that the Deros gives us.


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