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    hi people,

    has anyone used the new flex sander and what do you think of it?

    very interested in feedback as old flex sander has had it!

    cheers in advance.

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    hiya there are a few threads on the sander already some love it but i think most people think the triangular head is a bit of a gimmick

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    Hi, I am the UK sales manager of Flex power tools. We currently have two models avalible the WST700 VV and WST700VV Plus. We will shortly be launching a third model which will be the WSE500. The most popular one is the WST700VV. This model does not come with the triangler head. You can buy it at most good dry lining companys and Tool shops across the UK. If you want more information please contact me on 07790990682.

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    oops getting my flex model numbers mixed up, don't kow what model number it was (just looked like a regular flex) but a friend of mine just bought one a couple of months ago but it really runs slow compared with my old porter cable

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    Below is a reason why the machine might be runnung slow. If your friend has done all the below please contact the Flex warrenty repair centre on 01332 755 799.

    1. Your friend has not clipped on the sanding head correctly.
    This would mean the flex shaft to not be engaging correctly and when the
    head is angled in use will sap the drive out of the machine.

    2. Is running the machine off a 25metre long
    extension lead from a poor 1.5kva transformer or an ancient generator.
    The voltage drop by doing so is quite drastic and will lead to
    insufficient electricity reaching the motor to power it correctly.
    Our other theory is combined with the above, and the unit is possibly
    connected (run off) the power out-take of an auto dust extractor. The
    extractor probably has bunged up / clogged filters, so will be drawing a
    high amount of amps for starters, again off a huge long extension lead,
    so the amount of electricity eventually available to the machine is
    minimal - this would lead it to be seriously sapped of power and as
    Marcellus states "not spin properly".
    We cannot imagine any other explanation for the problems experienced.
    Last edited by Stuart Colclough; 13-07-2011 at 04:17 PM. Reason: incorrect word

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    Regarding point 2. I see a massive difference in speed between an old diesel generator situated 4 floors below providing power to chopsaws, radios and lighting versus mains power directly through a 110v transformer. I'm pretty sure my vacuum and sander setup need over 1500W to run at full tilt.

    I saw a demo of the sander yesterday. Its heavier than the original model and being able to adjust the length was a fine addition although the telescopic T piece kept twisting at awkward moments. The hard carry case was superb but I wasnt impressed with the triangular head, sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Colclough View Post
    Below is a reason why the machine might be runnung slow. If your friend has done all the below please contact the Flex warrenty repair centre on 01332 755 799.

    1. Your friend has not clipped on the sanding head correctly.
    This would mean the flex shaft to not be engaging correctly and when the
    head is angled in use will sap the drive out of the machine.

    2. Is running the machine off a 25metre long
    extension lead from a poor 1.5kva transformer or an ancient generator.
    The voltage drop by doing so is quite drastic and will lead to
    insufficient electricity reaching the motor to power it correctly.
    Our other theory is combined with the above, and the unit is possibly
    connected (run off) the power out-take of an auto dust extractor. The
    extractor probably has bunged up / clogged filters, so will be drawing a
    high amount of amps for starters, again off a huge long extension lead,
    so the amount of electricity eventually available to the machine is
    minimal - this would lead it to be seriously sapped of power and as
    Marcellus states "not spin properly".
    We cannot imagine any other explanation for the problems experienced.
    thanks for the reply but I borrowed his so it was working off my 2.2kva honda it was just not as fast and I found it frustrating and hard work

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