Why detail sand by hand when you can buy a power tool to do it for you? To mimic hand sanding, the Festool Duplex LS 130 EQ linear sander’s head reciprocates in a straight motion. This allows it to sand with the grain, which leaves less visible scratches. And when you consider the advantages of finishing the job up to three times faster and landing most of the dust in your dust collection system instead of on you, its price of $290 doesn’t sound so high.
The LS 130 works with a large variety of sanding bases to match the details of your project. Festool’s FastFix system allows the bases to be changed easily without tools, and you can use the bases with a variety of abrasive materials as well. To keep the sanding dust out of the way, an integrated one-inch dust port connects to your dust collection system.
Festool includes a flat base, 90° base, two abrasive sheets, a detachable power cord, and a “Systainer 1” case with the LS 130, and you can purchase a kit separately for making custom profiles to match any molding.