Any of the 5" orbitals will satisfy that -- just go to the Borg and
choose the one that feels most comfortable. I've used P-C for years
just to have standardized and that they are the ones I do like the
balance, switch location, etc., etc., on.
On Wednesday, July 25, 2012 10:36:03 AM UTC-5, dpb wrote:
Ditto - I picked up a Milwaukee variable speed 5" about a year ago when an old machine died. At high speed, and with coarse paper, it will aggressively remove wood. At low speed with 220 or 400 it also does a pretty good job with finish work. I use it as a supplement to a couple of Dewalt vibrating pad sanders.
Porter-Cable has been dominant in sanders for nearly a century. Tried
others, bought P-C when they crapped out, Whole shop is P-C now, 4 x
24" belt, 6" RO, etc.For now, my adice is go Harbor Freight and you
will get more product for the $$. Upgrade when your needs/ budget
Orbitals are excellent, but since he said trim I'll go off the wall a
bit. Harbor Freight multi-tool.
The triangular sanding pads work well for small stuff, and get into
tight spots. Cheap enough too, including pads.
Then you get something besides a sander.
I think I got that same combo. Problem is, the jig saw has no air
blower and throws all the sawdust out onto the guideline so you can't
see it unless yer bent over and making like the big bad wolf. Very
bad/cheap design. The sander works OK.
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