These Festool sanders have been specifically designed with comfort as a primary consideration. They will considerably reduce fatigue when, for example, sanding overhead as thanks to the ergonomic design there are various ways of holding these tools, ensuring a comfortable grip at all times.
The ETS EC 150 has a number of important features, the first being working height of just 116mm, ensuring that access to limited work areas is unimpeded. Secondly, there’s a powerful brushless EC-TEC motor, which is contained in a sophisticated housing with a balanced centre of gravity. This makes the ETS EC 150 the ideal one-handed sander for achieving a blemish free and flawless surface.
The sander incorporates a new Vibration Control System, which actively regulates the speed of the motor if vibrations are too great. This results in a quieter, smoother operation and a greatly improved feel with noticeably fewer vibrations.
The machine also has a unique suction detection system. When activated, it ensures that the sander will only start if a suction hose is connected. This function can be disabled if required.
The carbide tipped, pad brake prevents the sanding pad from revolving too quickly when in a no-load state and it also allows the machine to be applied to a surface without producing grooves.
Available as the ETS EC 150/3 with a 3mm sanding orbit stroke for fine sanding and extra fine sanding or alternatively as the ETS 150/5 with a 5mm sanding orbit stroke for light sanding and intermediate sanding on varnish or paint.
Supplied with a FUSION-TEC sanding pad and plug-it cable in a SYSTAINER SYS 2T-LOC.
|Dust Extraction||27 mm|
|Model||ETS EC 150 EQ-Plus Eccentric Sanders|
|Nett Weight||1.2 kg|
|Orbit Diameter||3mm Orbit ETS EC 150/3 or 5mm Orbit ETS EC 150/5|
|Pad Size||150 mm|
|Speed||Eccentric 6,000 - 10,000 rpm|
|Corded or Cordless||Corded|
S A Martin
17 April 2017
Best sander in class (Mirka included)I've used this sander now in the workshop and on site in renovation for over a year and can extol its virtues where functionality and ergonomics are concerned. Its comfortable to use long term (not perfect there is some vibration of course) and the brushless motor is constant and has plenty of power. Dust collection is extremely good and as for reliability mine is still going strong. The design i think is superior to the Mirka equivalent as its electric and designed as such not generically pneumatic. However it comes with the usual festool gimmicks such as a vacuum nozzle warning (if on or off); vibration sensor (that one a good idea) although they add expense to an already expensive brand.
27 February 2016
Just do it!This is my second festool tool, the first being a domino 700xl and all I can say is that it won't be the last!
22 October 2015
Worth every pennyI saw this sander at a demo by the Festool rep. As a result I have added one to my growing Festool family, I have say that it is by far the best sander I have ever used.
25 June 2015
Best 150mm sander out there? I think so.Have been using this now for a few months since replacing my old Bosch GEX 125-150 AVE. Main reason for swapping was the weight and overall size of the Bosch. It really was awkward to use on anything but flat horizontal surfaces and since a great deal of my work is curves and other tricky situations then it had to go. I looked around extensively and found this Festool ETS EC. Gave it a shot and haven't looked back. Handles superb, has minimal vibration, stops almost instantly, the brushless motor never bogs and the sander features probably the best dust extraction around. Talking of dust extraction I bought the Festool CTL26 to go with this and I can't imagine a better combination.