George Vondriska

Buying Advice: Random Orbit Sanders

George Vondriska
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Random orbit sanders provide an excellent means of sanding your projects.They have the speed of a disc sander but, thanks to their orbit, leave few, if any, sanding marks. This is the best of both worlds when it comes to sanding. Speed, and a great finish.


If you’re shopping for a random orbit sander this video will help you key in on the most important features to keep in mind. From the size of the disc to the style of the sander, there are many things to consider. You should also consider dust collection, and a handful of other characteristics. What about variable speed? What benefits does that offer? How about tool actuated vacuums? What’s the deal with those? We’ll fill you in.

How random orbit sanders work

Random orbit sanders really are amazing, with their dual action.

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More info

For more information on the 5” Mirka random orbit sander visit or call (800) 843-3904.

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4 Responses to “Buying Advice: Random Orbit Sanders”

  1. Tim

    Enjoyed your discussion of Random orbit sanders, but it did kind of seem like a paid advertisement for Mirka. But probably will not be spending $600 on my next sander, perfectly happy with my under $100 Dewalt.

  2. Robert Crouse

    One product is not a test it is a good job of selling. There are alternatives, some will out perform.

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