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New orbital sanders from Festool

Festool USA and Festool Canada are introducing two new 250-watt orbital sanders, models DTS 400 REQ and RTS 400 REQ.

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At 2.5 lbs., both models are compact and lightweight and feature a 25 percent increase in power over previous models, according to the companies.

Other new features include a pad protector designed for minimizing pad damage and protecting adjacent surfaces, a rubberized over-grip, a bayonet-style dust port connection and an optional, re-usable Longlife Filter Bag with quick release.

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“Sanding is hard work and these new orbital sanders are specifically designed to make that work easier,” Festool vice president of marketing Leo Zirkler said in a statement. “They’re powerful, yet lightweight and compact — ideal for working on vertical and overhead surfaces — while providing superior finish quality.”

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