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How to use a random-orbit sander?

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Step 1 – Attach sanding disc

Attach your sanding disc using either the “peel and stick” or a “hook and loop” system on your sanding pad.

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Step 2 – Secure your workpiece

Securing your workpiece will not only prevent it slipping, it will help ensure you get a smooth even finish.

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Step 3 – Check dust bag is fitted

Nearly all modern random-orbit sanders have a ventilation system with a dust bag for collecting excess sawdust. Using the dust bag keeps your work area clean and tidy and the air breathable.

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Step 4 – Switch on sander

Place the sander onto the workpiece, grip it firmly and then switch it on. Begin moving the sander in long overlapping movements.

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Step 5 – Keep sander moving

Keep the sander moving consistently to avoid uneven sanding and unwanted marks. Try not to tilt the sander as you move it about – tilting will create undesirable marks in your workpiece. Sand all desired areas.

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Step 6 – Do not press too hard

Pressing down too hard on the sander will not only wear out your sanding disc sooner – you also risk marking your workpiece or creating and uneven surface. Too much pressure may wear out your motor.

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Step 7 – Avoid edges

Sand as much of the flat surface as possible first and leave the edges until last. Sanding the edges of your workpiece can damage your sanding disc if it catches on a sharp edge. To avoid the disc catching, only sand up to the edge of your workpiece.

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Step 8 – Finishing

When you have finished sanding do not remove the sander from the workpiece until you have turned the tool off and it has stopped spinning.

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Step 9 – Clean, empty and store

If your tool requires it, clean off any excess sawdust, empty the dust collector and store it away safely until you need to use it again.