Festool Planex Easy Long Reach Sander
Festool Planex easy LHS-E 225 EQ 110v Brushless Long-Reach Sander
Planex Easy Long Reach Sander
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Power source: Brushless
Weight: 4 k
Festool recognized that painter are trying to eliminate scratches on the wall during surface preparation. Popular competitor models sand well but fail with the inflexibility of their sanding head. They also have a motor near the operator’s hand and drive the sanding head with a flexible head.
Festool, trying to see through the eyes of their customers, noticed a lot of flexible shaft failures. They designed the new Planex Sanders with a direct drive, brushless motor at the tools sanding head.
There is no shank at the head of the Festool Planex Easy Long Reach Sander, the dust extractor hose. This results in a much more flexible, easier to operate sanding head, and a longer service life. The brushless motor without flexible shaft is maintenance-free and ensures optimum power transmission. Easy handling makes sanding as quick and problem-free as possible, and the low weight enables you to work without getting tired for sustained periods.
This sander also has less features, such as, a fixed length wand.
- With the removable brush segment, the PLANEX easy can sands right up to the wall / ceiling edge.
- Low weight 4k.
- New ultra-soft sanding pad adapts perfectly to wall and ceiling surfaces for easy and error-free sanding.
- Interchangeable sanding pad dia. – 215 mm
- Abrasive dia. – 225 mm
- Idle engine speed – 400 – 920 min-1
- Long service life
- Flexible joint
- Carry bag
Compare It to an AUTO Function on a Camera
The secret to the new Planex Easy a “sweet spot – pre-dialed in setting” that Festool chose to set it at. I like to compare this approach to an AUTO feature of most digital cameras. The camera engineers select the beast features for the camera to collect photos when set on AUTO.
The Festool Planex Easy Long Reach Sander has been set on AUTO for users, Festool specially designed this tool for the lesser skilled user, and offers a much smaller learning curve to operate. Think about the easier version Planex and the learning curve associated with it, painting prep company owners may not want their employees operating a more complicated tool.
The Planex Easy has a variable speed trigger and dial. It has an EC brushless motor for longer life and lesser chance of needing service. The motor is located near the sanding head, eliminating the troublesome and often vulnerable flexible shaft running throught the tools wand.
Highly Flexible Sanding Head
The best feature of this tool is its highly flexible sanding head which makes this saner easy to navigate on walls and ceilings.
The Festool Planex Easy Long Reach Sander uses a newly designed “plug-it” cable connection, which twists and locks for a secure connection.
Cable connection at the tool has been reinforced with a swivel feature, to reduce cord-to-tool failure. Festool added this when they noticed that users tend to rest the tool on the floor, bending the cord.
Dust Hose Features
The anti-static, dust collection hose is reinforced and has a memory in it, allowing it to resist damage when stepped on, a common problem on the job site.
Curved Sanding Head
Unlike the previous version, the Planex has a slightly curved sanding head. The curve puts pressure not the outside perimeter of the sanding wheel, greatly reducing vibration. This curved head is only on this machine.
Dust collection occurs mainly on the outer perimeter of the sanding head.
Because this is a basic model, Festool is able to offer the Festool Planex Easy Long Reach Sander at better access point to purchase into the Festool family. They’re hoping that a lower priced Planex Sander will close the gap between the competition and new users.
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