Many woodworkers would object to the word “enjoyable” ever being used is the same sentence as “sanding”. So when Festool says in its tool catalog that it delivers, “tools that make the task of sanding faster and more enjoyable,” you might be tempted to take it with a grain of salt. But youre more likely to agree that the term “faster” queues in on the next best thing – as long as the desired results are achieved.
Just about everything has its tradeoffs, and power sanding is no exception. And the either/or choice here historically has been between sanding speed and sanding “accuracy”. But with at least a couple of their premium quality sanders, Festool has gone a long way towards offering the best of both worlds.
Traditionally, a belt sander has been the tool of choice for fast material removal. And it’s a good choic