reible wrote:I was looking forward to getting the RO90 for all most a year. I too got the 125 first and while I was glad I did I had hoped to spring for the 90 shortly afterwards..... but then the situation changed and I had to wait. The wait was over and I got to use it the first time. It was not love at first use.
First let me say it was me not the sander. First I forgot to change the dust collector setting and that only took me a short while to realize, but it still seemed to be out of control. I though what have I just spent all this money on??
Well I was trying to use it with one hand and in RO mode that is pretty hard to control. I did soon learn that another hand on the cord and hose tames it down and let you control it far better then fighting it in one hand. Lesson learned!
I have added the hard pad which I like for sanding narrow things without rounding edges, haven't done much with it yet but so far I'm seeing that as a must have addition.
It was a hard decision between the 90 and the 125 but for me I think the 90 was the right one. The 125 would have been nice since it would share sandpaper with my other sander and who knows some day I might add that but for now I super happy with what I have.
I agree that in RO mode you absolutely do need to use two hands and I agree it is best to have one hand on the hose, which gives you a lot of leverage to control the sander.
I'm not sure about what you are referring to as the "dust collector setting" -- perhaps that's a setting on the Festool dust extractor (which I don't yet own).
I also debated getting the big brother RO 125 to share sanding pads with my ETS 125. The thing that sold me on the RO 90 FEQ was the delta/corner sander attachment.
I'm pretty thrilled with the capabilities of this sander and I'm considering selling the ETS 125.