The power tools manufactured by the long-established German company Festool are spoken of by many carpenters with something approaching reverence — the strain placed on one’s bank balance by investing in the stuff is generally shrugged off: they’re worth what they cost. As Jason Prain puts it:

They’ve thought about everything you could possibly want each tool to do, you’re never left thinking “I wish it did…”

Perhaps mercifully for our bank balance, we’ll never need to the covet the bounty of the Festool range as much as a devoted cabinetmaker — but we were pleased to join the club with our recent purchase of pair of the RO 90s, a powerful and versatile delta sander.

Festool RO-90 sander