I want to buy a sander for various projects around the house, and maybe to
sand down some oak table tops that the kids have damaged.
What is the difference between a DeWalt 1/4 sheet palm sander for about $50,
and their random orbital palm sander, which appears to use round disks, and
costs $20 more?
I have no problem spending another $20, I am just wondering if one is better
suited to a particular use.
Thanks for any replies.
As long as we're on the topic. My 10 year old Makita 5" ROS is going on the
fritz. I will have to replace it soon.
Although I have been pleased with the makita, I would consider other models.
I like the palm-grip stype and I want to stay with hook & loop.
Is there a consensus on on " best of breed" for 5" H&L palm-style (not
Doubtful. My kid swears by the PC I got him, whereas I still use my Bosch.
Of course I have a couple of "D" handled Bosch sanders too, and they're
great on larger surfaces .
With the skirt and a vac, they're as close to dustless as I get.
I added a Boch ROS too complement the DeWalt. The Boch is a variable speed
unit. What ever brand you buy I highly recommend the variable speed option
for the versatility it gives.
In non specific terms
On one end of the scale I can really hog off material when needed, in the
middle I can do a credible job of sanding between coats of finish and pick a
speed that works well with that particular finish, and, at the other end, I
can use the machine in most of the rubbing out process.
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