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  • sanders

    Which palm sander would be the best to get for small woodworking, standard or orbital?

  • #2
    How small is "small"? Random orbital can get kind of jumpy on really small pieces, like less than half the size of the pad. Tricky on rounds that are very small also.



    • #3
      I have the B & D Mouse sander and really like it. Dan
      info for all: --- "I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me."


      • #4
        I like the quality and ergonomics of Porter Cable sanders. I already had the Model 330 Speed-Bloc Finishing Sander, but really needed something more aggressive to take the wood down a little faster. I was about to purchase a $200 Belt Sander, but the guy at Home Depot talked me into getting the Porter Cable Model 333 Quicksand instead. It really gets after it in a hurry, and I also like the fact that it uses the Hook & Loop sanding discs. Hook & Loop really hold tight when in use but also come off easily when you are ready to change to a different grit disc. Both are random orbital and don't leave any marks on the piece being sanded.


        • #5
          I also have a PC333 H&L sander. Works great for me. Whatever you do decide on, stay away from the PSA type, the H&L is much more convenient and reusable.
          Eastchester, NY
          "If a tree falls in the woods and I don't hear it, is it lumber? ~ John M Peragine