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    I'm in the market for a random orbit sander. I would like to spend no more then $250. The brands I'm looking at are makita, dewalt, porter cable,& any others.
    Andy B.

  • #2
    I have yet to see one over $100...I've used the PC and it's a good one...
    Kelly C. Hanna<br /><a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">Hanna Woodworks</a>


    • #3

      I too use the PC 333vs. Very satisified with it.
      Matabo I was told was also a dandy, but they are at least twice the price of the PC. PC's here are 80 bucks at HD. Not sure in Canada.
      John E. Adams<br /><a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\"></a>


      • #4
        I went with sears. I figure for $75 it worth a shot. It has varable speed.
        Andy B.


        • #5
          The sander works with the dust bag. You can also hook up your shop vac with out adpters. Eather A 1-1/4" or 2-1/4" hose.
          Andy B.


          • #6
            For $250, you can get a PC 333 and a PC 340 1/4 sheet finishing sander. Plus enough sandpaper to last a looooooong time.
            Mac<P>Problems are opportunities in disguise


            • #7
              I have the DW421 and have been very happy with it. I think if I were buying a new one it would still be a DW but variable speed.



              • #8
                I use the dewalt 421 up to school. It is a nice sander.
                Andy B.


                • #9
                  I recently bought a Bosch DVS1295, which is a 5" random orbit, variable speed unit and I love it. Used it at a woodworking show, which is what sold me on it.

                  [ 06-10-2003, 01:36 PM: Message edited by: Grandad ]
                  Grandad<br />Don\'t sweat the small stuff<br />(except in the shop)


                  • #10
                    I thought we had already had this thread...

                    I bought the Makita BO5021 variable speed 5 inch ROS based on references on the web. Best sander I have ever used, excellent built-in dust collection that doesn't need a vacuum hose, doesn't fall off.

                    Bought a Ryobi as a second unit (so I wouldn't have to change paper as often). The Ryobi was so terrible by comparison (poor dust collection, more vibration, poor hook and loop) that I bought a second Makita, and a third Makita as a gift.