Eccentric Sanders

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Eccentric Sanders

Festo RO 2 E.jpg
Synonyms: geared eccentric sanders,
random orbital sanders,
DE: (Getriebe-)Exzenterschleifer,
Handscheibenschleifmaschinen
Type: power tool
Material: wood
Used with: sanding discs
Access: after they have been repaired (see #25)
Tutors: Lukas, Patrick
Similar (More or Less): belt sander


An eccentric sander is very useful for finishing surfaces. The major advantage of this kind of sander is the irregular motion of the sanding pad which greatly reduces unsightly marks on the workpiece.

We have a Festo RO 2 E and a Festo RO 150 E that needs to be repaired (see #25) before it can be added to the wood workshop.

Safety

When using an eccentric sander, always take the time to properly clamp down your workpiece, hook up the shop vac and wear safety glasses. Depending on your material, you may also need a dust mask!

Suggested Reading

Consumables

Sanding Discs

Typical sanding disc sizes are 120 or 150 mm. We are not currently keeping them in stock so you should be prepared to bring your own. The sanders currently available use disks with 8 holes. Bauhaus has only ones with 6 holes, however with a hole punch they can be "converted' to fit the 8 hole sander.

If you plan to remove paint, make sure to use special discs that don't clog as easily (usually with a white coating)! A spatula or a plane is usually more appropriate for this kind of work, though.

Festo RO 2 E

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Festo RO 2 E

Festo RO 2 E.jpg
Used with: 150 mm sanding discs with holes
Location: wood workshop
Access: after personal introduction
Tutors:
Manual: manuall.de

The Festo RO 2 E had a broken switch when we got it, we overrode that and installed a cord switch instead. That means it has no protection against accidental turning on after you plug it in (keine Anlaufsicherung)!



Festo RO 150 E

needs repair



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Festo RO 150 E

Festo RO 150 E.jpg
Used with: 150 mm sanding discs with holes
Location: wood workshop (ladder shelf)
Access: after repair (see #25) & personal introduction
Tutors:
Manual: nearly identical to Festo RO 2 E (manuall.de)