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What are the pros and cons of using a random-orbit sander?

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Random orbital sander, power sander, power tools, sanding, sander, sandpaper, grind, abrasion, palm sander, dewalt, black and decker, 300 watt, 240 volt, dual orbit sander, wonkee donkee tools, DIY guide, boys and boden Before investing in a random-orbit sander, it worthwhile looking at its pros and cons compared with a traditional sheet sander.

 Pros

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  • Excellent at removing material
  • Smooth finish
  • Easy to change hook and loop discs
  • Superior dust collection
  • Some units have variable speeds
  • Bigger motors
  • Less hand fatigue

Cons

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  • More expensive to buy and operate
  • Sanding discs sometimes hard to find
  • Aggressive power can damage a workpiece
  • Hook and loop on pad can become dirty and fail to hold disc
  • Sanding pad can become damaged – may affect sanding quality
  • Circular pads prevent working in corners/tight spaces