ETS EC 150 Festool Brushless Sanders

Hi All,

Recently released in Europe Festool’s new  sanders the ETS EC 150/5 and ETS 150/3 are sure to be a hit when they reach the Australian market. With the latest in EC brushless motors these sanders have a host of new features to make the onerous task of sanding quicker and easier.


Some of the new features are a vibration sensor which automatically adjusts the sander speed when not under load to protect the user from excess vibration, constant speed under load, and a suction detection system which stops the sander if the dust extractor hose comes out, (this feature can be deactivated if you’re using a dust bag).

The new sanders have a height of 113mm including pad, compared to 185mm on the old ETS sanders and a weight of 1.2 kg which is 600 grams lighter than the old ETS sanders

Have a look at the video below to see the ETS EC 150 in action and watch for a cameo appearance by Blair, one of the principals  of Festool Australia

Please watch this space and as more information comes to hand I’ll post it here

Be safe and have fun



5 thoughts on “ETS EC 150 Festool Brushless Sanders

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  1. I had the chance to use one of these in 2012 while it was still in R&D. It feels excellent and does a great job of dampening vibration. The low center of gravity allows for perfect flat sanding on edges and softer material. I was impatient and bought the Mirka equivalent since it may be a while for it to come to the states.

    1. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you patrick. I’d suggest that you post a question on the festool owners group boards to see if you can find out when they’re going to be released in the US


  2. Do you have these in the shop yet bryan? I’m finding the rotex ro 150 too aggressive for fine sanding. Leaving swirl marks etc

    1. Hi Chris, we got it into the shop today. I’m a bit concerned that you’re getting swirl marks with the rotex. Give me a call at the shop tomorrow and we’ll see if we can sort it out.

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