Festool ETS 125 EQ Sander user guide

Inboard extraction

3.1 3.2 3.3

The mains voltage must correspond with the voltage on the rating plate!

See the following figure for connecting or disconnecting the power cord of the tool.

Always switch the machine off before connecting or disconnecting the power

The switch (1.1) acts as an ON / OFF switch

(I = ON / 0 = OFF).

The machines are fitted with inbuilt extraction as standard. The sanding dust is extracted through suction openings in the sanding base

(3.5) and trapped in the turbo-filter (3.4).

The turbo-filter has to be changed when it is so full of dust that the extraction power diminishes.

Inserting a turbo-filter

Push the filter holder with its opening (3.2) as far as it will go onto the extraction nozzle

(3.1) of the machine and clamp tight by turning rotary knob (3.3).

Push the front cardboard section of the turbo-filter with the sealing lip (3.7) onto the extraction nozzle (3.6) of the filter

Insert rear cardboard section with slot (3.9) onto the retaining strip (3.8) of the filter

Electronic control

The ETS 125 EQ has an electronic control with which the rotational speed can be varied step-free.

This allows the sanding speed to be adapted to the optimum level according to the material concerned (see "Working with the tool").

The speed is set using the rotary control button (2.1).

External extraction by an extraction unit

In order to avoid frequent changing of the

turbo-filter when carrying longer sanding jobs, it is possible to connect a Festool extractor to the unit instead of using inbuilt extraction.

sanding material for all applications (see

Festool catalogue).

We recommend the following settings on the rotary control (2.1) for electronic machines: sanding with max. drive sanding old paint sanding wood and veneer prior to painting

interim sanding of paint on surfaces

In this case, the extraction pipe ( 27 mm)

(4.1) of the extraction unit is connected to the suction nozzle.

Attaching sanding

Stickfix is a hook-and-loop fastening system. Stickfix sanding pads allow the use of self-adhesive hook-and-loop abrasives such as Stickfix sandpapers and sanding cloths. sanding of thinly applied primer sanding of wood with sanding vlies sanding edges on wooden parts smoothing primed wooden surfaces.

sanding full wooden and veneer edges

sanding in the grooves/rebates of windows

interim paint sanding on edges

pre-sanding natural wood windows with sanding vlies

smoothing wood surfaces with sanding felt prior to staining

rubbing down stained surfaces with sanding vlies

rubbing down or removing excess lime paste with sanding vlies

Simply press the abrasive (5.1) onto the sanding base (5.2) and pull it off again after

Please note: Use only abrasives with an undamaged Stickfix hook-and-loop coating.

Before use, check that the coating has not been damaged by improper use (such as overheating).

Always use original Festool sanding materials!

interim paint sanding on stained surfaces

cleaning natural wood window grooves with sanding felt

sanding stained edges

sanding thermoplastic synthetics

Working with the tool

Maintenance and care

Always secure the workpiece in such a manner that it cannot move while being sanded.

Never overload the tool by using too much pressure! The best sanding results are achieved when applying moderate

The sanding performance and quality depend mainly on the choice of the right sanding material. Festool offers the appropriate

Always remove the plug from the mains supply socket before carrying out any work on the machine!

The cooling air vents on the motor housing must always be free of blockages and clean to ensure air circulation. Any maintenance or repair work requiring the motor housing to be opened may only be carried out by an authorised service workshop.

Sanding base brakes

The sanding base is braked by a collar (6.1) in order to prevent any uncontrolled excessive speed of the sanding base.

Conditions of 1+2 Warranty

You are entitled to a free extended warranty

(1 year + 2 years = 3 years) for your Festool power tool. Festool shall be responsible for all shipping costs during the first year of the warranty. During the second and third year of the warranty the customer is responsible for shipping the tool to Festool. Festool will pay for return shipping to the customer using UPS

Ground Service. All warranty service is valid

3 years from the date of purchase on your receipt or invoice.

Because the collar wears down in the course of time, it has to be replaced by a new one

(order no. 489 190) as soon as there is any reduction in the braking effect.

Festool Limited Warranty

This warranty is valid on the pre-condition that the tool is used and operated in compliance with the Festool operating instructions. Festool warrants, only to the original consumer purchaser, that the specified tool will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a term of one year from the date of procurement. Festool makes no other warranty, express or implied, for Festool portable power tools. No agent, representative, distributor, dealer or employee of Festool has the authority to increase or otherwise change the obligations or limitations of this warranty.

The obligations of Festool in its sole discretion under this warranty shall be limited to the repair or replacement of any Festool portable power tool that is found to be defective as packaged with the User Manual.

Excluded from coverage under this warranty are: normal wear and tear; damages caused by misuse, abuse or neglect; damage cau