Surface Prep: The Do-It-All Sanding System

Looking for a “do-it-all” dust-free sanding system? Check out the new Festool RO 90 DX Rotex Sander Starter Kit.

Festool has gone to great lengths to design sanders, accessories and abrasives that work seamlessly as a system, resulting in nearly dust- free operation, low vibration, longer service life and, of course, an immaculate surface.

At the heart of the system, the sander is three tools in one: delta sander, random orbit sander for fine sanding, and a gear-driven, aggressive mode for rapid stock removal or polishing. It’s powerful yet controllable with multiple grip positions to make even the toughest work conditions manageable.

The full versatility of the RO 90 DX Rotex combined with the no-worries dust extraction of the CT MIDI helps you save time and money.

When paired with a Festool CT dust extractor it offers unsurpassed dust collection. It’s the ideal combination for window refurbishment, exterior paint prep, and interior fine details.

Festool RO 90 DX Rotex Sander Starter Kit is available through your Sherwin-Williams store.

What’s in the kit?

  • RO 90 FEQ (SKU 102334554): The 3.5-inch ROTEX Multipurpose Sander includes StickFix soft sander backing pad, Delta sanding pad, edge protector, and Plug-it power cord
  • CT MIDI I (SKU 651130379): The 4-gallon capacity dust extractor includes an anti-static suction hose, HEPA filter and a disposable filter bag
  • SELFCLEAN Filter Bag (SKU 101956415): 5-piece assortment for CT MINI and CT MIDI units manufactured from 2019 and on
  • Assortment Abrasive Systainer 90 (SKU 102334471): V93/P60 (10 pieces), P80 (10 pieces), P120 (10 pieces), P180 (10 pieces), D90/P60 (10 pieces), P80 (20 pieces), P120 (20 pieces), P180 (10 pieces) D90 Interface Pad (1 piece)

Important surface prep safety notes

Warning! Removal of old paint by sanding, scraping or other means may generate dust or fumes that contain lead. Exposure to lead dust or fumes may cause brain damage or other adverse health effects, especially in children or pregnant women. Controlling exposure to lead or other hazardous substances requires the use of proper protective equipment, such as a properly fitted respirator (NIOSH approved) and proper containment and cleanup. For more information, call the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD (in US) or contact your local health authority.

This article was originally published in the Summer 2022 issue of PPC magazine. ©2022 Northbrook Publishing. Get more information about products that will help you increase your productivity and jobsite comfort in PPC magazine archive.