Help! Fein 6″RO sander/Turbo II Vac Q
I am about to take the plunge into the Fein 6″ RO sander/Turbo II vac package. I’ve finally accumulated enough tasks that will kick up fine dust and can justify the cost of the setup.
After spending a good amount of time getting thoroughly confused over the accessories that DON’T come with the vaccuum to make it HEPA, I ask you for your help in determining what it is I need to purchase.
I have the following tasks ahead of me.
Rough sanding very slick lead painted bath and kitchen plaster walls for priming/painting over. (or maybe even complete removal if feasible with the Fein setup.)
Heavy water stain on a 6″ diamter area on the livingroom hardwood floor that still has the original wax finish from the 1950s.
Sanding some outside wood trim for entry doors that has lead paint.
Sanding several entry doors (stained) for refinishing.
Please tell me what I am leaving out or don’t need.
6″ RO sander.
Turbo II vac.
extra (high) cost accessories…
HEPA pleated filter
spare paper bag filters
the required filter mounting tools (unbelieveable)
(I am holding off on the cleaning tool kit.)
The vaccum will be used mainly for fine dust only.
No large chips or debris, which will be handled by my ShopVac that is also set up for HEPA but is quite a beast with several sections of 2″ hoses. (I also have the Craftsman tool trigger switch.)
I am not sure about the black HEPA bags.
Can someone clarify if this is necessary if I have the pleated HEPA ?
Also, there is mention of the cloth filter that comes with the vaccuum.
Is this used in combination with the paper bags and HEPA pleated filter as well as the black HEPA bags ?
As for the sander, can the velcro sanding discs be found in walk-in sources such as HomeDump or do they require special orders ?
That would be a pain in the butt if I have to have them shipped in whenever I need new ones.
After wandering the so-so Fein web site I thought it would be best to get info from owners.
I appreciate your help.
Thoroughly confused over the filters and bags combo.
Edited 10/1/2002 9:48:46 AM ET by Ahneedhelp