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Mirka Ceros Sander

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  • #75399

    Hey all,

    I know we have chatted very, very briefly about the Ceros sander, but I was curious if any of you have any extensive experience with it. Seems like a good contender to oust Festool’s sanders and maybe even the Bosch ROS65…

    http://bethepro.com/forums/topic/random-orbit-sanders/page/5/#post-56689
    Takes you to some of our discussion before, though it was very minimal and quite brief.

    John S

    #75446

    MKE_Voltage
    Moderator
    Saint Francis, WI

    It seems like they have the right concept down with their drywall sanders. I am having trouble with the video on their site but the ones I have watched on Youtube show impeccable dust collection.

    #76994

    I know that they get rave reviews. I tried one at my dealer and honestly did not see what the buzz was all about — it vibrated much more than I thought, did not collect dust as well as other sanders and I just did not see what the hoopla was about. Again, this was just for five minutes, but it was not love at first site and I have not thought about it since this post.

    Orange County, CA

    #77002

    Honestly, I think the Bosch ROS65VCL sander is more than enough sander. More than adequate to do what the Ceros advertises and it looks like the Bosch 1/2 sheet sander OS50VC is going to fit into the same performance category based on a review I just read. I have not used one but Scott’s appraisal is revealing. If the Festool combo is compared, you have a dust collector on wheels that can be used with other equipment versus the Ceros setup.

    #77076

    Honestly, I think the Bosch ROS65VCL sander is more than enough sander.

    Absolutely – same for my purposes as well…

    I would be curious to see how Ceros and some of these other high end sanders compare side by side. I’ve read mixed reviews of the Ceros – in terms of how it compares to the other high end stuff, but I was rather impressed trying the Ceros out in store… but that was back when I only had the Bosch ROS20

    John S

    #168655

    Just an FYI to anyone here with a Mirka Ceros sander… looks like some of them have been recalled:

    http://www.mirkaceros.com/ceros_recall.html
    “Part Nos: MIM55020CAUS and MIM65020CAUS
    Mirka® CEROS electric sanders purchased after November 1st, 2013 with serial
    numbers in the following ranges:
    344228673001 to 344228673048
    344328673001 to 344328673048
    346128673001 to 346128673048
    347128673001 to 347128673048
    347228672001 to 347228672048
    349428672001 to 349428672048
    403228672001 to 403228672048
    403328673001 to 403328673048
    404228673001 to 404228673048
    404328672001 to 404328672048
    404328673001 to 404328673048
    Call Mirka Abrasives toll-free at 800-843-3904 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through
    Friday or online at http://www.mirka-usa.com and click on recall for more information.
    Serial numbers can be found on the side of the plastic storage case, along with the part
    number. They are also engraved on the side of the sander housing, just above the dust
    shroud.
    A circuit board may have a defective component that can cause the tool to fail. In rare cases,
    sparks and smoke have come from the handle of the tool.
    The Consumer Product Safety Commission will monitor the effectiveness of this recall.
    Post until September 12th, 2014″

    John S

    #168660

    mattryyc
    Pro
    Calgary, Alberta

    Ouch, yeah I tried them at a dealer once and was actually impressed until I saw the power brick from hell that was attached to it. I’m personally set for sanders now between the ROS65 for finish work and the used ro150 I picked up, the Bosch is really great and smooth, it hasn’t been replaced by the Festool.

    #173091

    I liked it, but ended up doing the Rotex instead. I think if they can get the Deros here instead of NAINA that would be worth lokking at.

    Andrew

    A Working Pro since 1995!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #173142

    Leo has one and loves it. I may get one. The supplier I use carries all the paper in store or overnight for free. Hard to beat really, and the brick is nothing.

    #173205

    If you have a compressor with good cfm, try a Dynabrade pneumatic sander. Those are smooth and easy to handle with their smaller size and no motor.

    #173347

    If you have a compressor with good cfm, try a Dynabrade pneumatic sander. Those are smooth and easy to handle with their smaller size and no motor.

    Do the dynabrade sanders ever come with dust collection as an option? I thought I looked at a few and noticed a common trend was no DC? Otherwise, they sound like a great option!

    I’m not sure what to think of that power brick… The sander is already going to be tied down via the cord and DC hose, so why not add the brick to the mix? haha

    Still, I love my ROS65VC but just wish I could use the festool plug-it system for my cords…

    John S

    #253447

    It looks like Mirka just came out with some great upgrades to their sanders:

    http://www.toolnut.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=mirka+deros

    no external power supply needed now

    MIRKA® DEROS 650X CV is the first ever electric sanding machine with a brushless motor and no external power supply. The mains voltage is 100V -120V. It is also the lightest electric machine on the market. MIRKA® DEROS 650X CV has a soft start function, a built in electronic motor brake and a smooth, easy to operate lever to control motor speed. Thanks to its high efficiency brushless motor, the MIRKA® DEROS 650X CV also has a plenty of power to get the job done quickly. Its performance is comparable to a conventional 500W electric machine and that ensures it maintains a constant speed even under heavy load. The unique symmetrical design makes it just as comfortable whether it’s being used in the left hand or the right hand and the longer body provides the option of a two-hand grip. MIRKA® DEROS 650X CV is delivered in a high quality plastic case.

    John S

    #253453

    Man link master @supimeister you beat me to it! I really like the look of that sander. If you look real close it looks like Festool may have stolen some desgin cues from this for their new brushless ETS 150. The Mirka is nice because it has both 125 and 150 pads.

    Andrew

    A Working Pro since 1995!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #253486

    Pretty high price on those. I am sure they are nice but I’ll pass.

    #253509

    Pretty high price on those. I am sure they are nice but I’ll pass.

    Definitely expensive, but if you added the cost of an Ets 125 and 150 it is very close. Add in the newness of brushless tech and it isn’t out of line. Of course you have to have the need for it.

    Andrew

    A Working Pro since 1995!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #253635

    Definitely expensive, but if you added the cost of an Ets 125 and 150 it is very close.

    But then you would have 2 sanders versus 1. Seems to me it would be more flexible for you that way. Different perspective I guess.

    #253699

    redwood
    Pro

    No personal experience, but I know of some high end cabinet guys that swear but the Mirka. Of course it’s like festool, you have to justify the cost to everyone else.

    Mark E.

    Pioneer, CA

    Working Pro 1972 - 2015
    Member since Jan 22, 2013
    www.creative-redwood-designs.com

    #253824

    Definitely expensive, but if you added the cost of an Ets 125 and 150 it is very close.

    But then you would have 2 sanders versus 1. Seems to me it would be more flexible for you that way. Different perspective I guess.

    Yeah I would probably agree that two tools might be nicer for speed of changing sake, but am sure there are plenty of people who appreciate the quality of the mirka ceros and will pay for it. I guess it is one of those things like Mark said – if the tool creates enough value to justify its cost, why not?

    John S

    #253872

    A lot of finish guys love how an air sander performs and feels. These are meant to duplicate that without the need for a big compressor to run them. The paddle changes speed based on how far you depress it. I certainly agree that they aren’t for everyone and aren’t cheap, but I would sure like to try one and see how it feels and compares to my other sanders.

    Andrew

    A Working Pro since 1995!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #253882

    crotalusco
    Pro
    west bend, wi

    never heard of it but ill check it out. My older PC does ok but something with less vibration is needed with my RA

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