- One Multi function sander does the work of 4 different dedicated tools
- With both round and delta pads, get a perfect finish over the entire surface
- Fastfix pad change lets you quickly matchthe pad to the application
- Jetstream pad design eliminates up to 99% of dust, reducing mess and clean up
- High quality materials and robust design are ready to withstand the most severe of jobsite abuse
The Festool RO 90 is great for the full range of sanding tasks. From shaping, prep for finish, finish and lastly final polishing or buffing. In detail mode, the RO 90 is the perfect solution for sanding corners, inside edges, and hard to reach spaces. Also excellent for onsite finish and repair, even scribe work.
Quite possibly the most revolutionary sander to be introduced in the last 25 years, the new Festool RO 90 DX Rotex sander is guaranteed to give you an approach to sanding you once thought impossible. Accomplish small, frustrating detail sanding tasks simply, effectively and quickly. In the flip of a switch change the sander over to a small, ergonomic, fine-finish sander for those high end cabinet jobs or touch ups on a new table. Lastly, again with no tools required (just the flip of a switch), the Festool RO 90 Rotex changes into an aggressive, starved for wood, almost belt sander like, monster! Angry & gear driven, she'll tear apart anything in her path. You could wood carve with this puppy....all the while the supreme ergonomics allow the user to maintain total control.
Endless Solutions in a Systainer
Some tools have competition and some don’t. What sets Festool apart is when they go off the beaten path and blaze a new trail. In the spirit of the track saw
, or the Domino
, comes the RO90. Don’t bother looking for a competitive comparison for the RO90. We already looked, and there isn’t one sander that does all that this one does.
Unique Blend of Innovation and Vintage Festool Attitude:
• 3 ½” round pad size
• Round pad easily swaps out for a triangular shaped delta for detail sanding
• Equipped with the classic Festool gear driven Rotex mode
• Also operates as a straight up random orbital finish sander
• All of this packed into a chassis weighing in at just over 3 lbs
• Interface pads that are stackable for deep profile work (such as crown or even bathtubs)
Sized for Reality
5” orbitals have long been the most common sander size. This has never made a lot of sense to us, especially on the interior trim sanding side of things, because the most typical size in dimensionional lumber is 1”x4” nominal, which shakes out to ¾”x 3 ½. How the 3 ½ dimension has never been properly featured on a quality power sander is beyond us.
For most tool engineers it would be enough to simply offer a handy new size, but to give it multiple personalities as a Rotex
sander, a detail sander and a finish sander is exceptional. The result is a ton of solutions, for every type of sanding challenge. Understand that in its Delta configuration, the RO90 pretty much IS a DX 93
, and uses the same delta abrasives
as the 93. In its fine finish sanding mode, it produces like a 3mm stroke ETS
. In Rotex mode, it’s the most absurd little power to weight experience you will find in a sander. And of course, it is backed by the legendary Festool warranty.
As is always the case with Festool sanders, the RO90 has near flawless dust extraction when attached to a CT unit
, regardless of which sanding mode it is used in. Go from aggressive stripping, into corners with the delta, and finish sand orbitally…all very dust free. If you like exploring grits that are measured in thousands instead of tens or hundreds, the 90 is also a competent polisher with available polishing pad options.
We won’t bother reminding you of the whole 30 day thing. RO90’s never seem to come back to us. But if you find something this sander can’t do competently, we would be interested to hear about it.
From the Manufacturer
The RO 90 DX is the newest addition to Festool's line of Rotex sanders.
already familiar with the advantages
, you may just be curious what's so special about
the new model.
Prepare to be blown away! The RO 90 DX could easily become the most
versatile tool in your shop. Equipped with 1/2 horsepower, the RO 90 is
prepared to tackle any nearly sanding task. Easily switch between
sanding mode with the flip of a dial. Switch from circular pad to
delta-shaped pad in seconds with no tools required. The lightweight,
ergonomic design makes sanding, even overhead, effortless.
Utilize 4 different modes to make this the most versatile tool in your
shop. From rotary, an aggressive gear driven mode, to random orbit, for
fine finish work, this sander can do it all. Add in delta mode with a
tool-less pad change to a triangular pad for hard to reach places, PLUS
polishing capabilities and this truly is the sander to rule them all.
Includes T-Loc Systainer, Plug-it Cord, round sanding pad, delta sanding
pad, edge protector and abrasive sample pack.
- Multi Mode: Rotary (aggressive), random orbit (fine
finish), delta (triangular - detail), or polish
- Durable: Festool 3 year warranty
- Dust Extraction: 99+% of dust is captured
- MMC Electronics: Thermal overload protection, constant
speed under load, soft start and more
- Incl: T-Loc Systainer, Plug-it Cord, round pad, delta pad,
edge protector and abrasive sample pack.
The Festool abrasive systems
has you covered. Define the need by the application. What's being sanded? Coarse sanding? Finish sanding? Detail sanding? Polishing? No matter the need, Festool has an abrasive for it. Pads available
range from soft, hard, polishing and assorted delta shaped pads. Key Festool system components that work in unison with the RO 90 are the CT dust extractors
for cleaner working, MFT
with clamping elements as a finishing station; felts, sponges and sheepskin for polishing.
Watch Exclusive Video of the RO 90
Video provided by The Wood Nerd. For the full review, please visit The Wood Nerd's RO 90 review page.