Random Orbit Sander Recommendations - Paint Talk - Professional Painting Contractors Forum
CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY, IT'S FREE!
Go Back   Paint Talk - Professional Painting Contractors Forum > Painting Forum > General Painting Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-09-2011, 08:55 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
View LowLustre's Photo Album My Photos
Default Random Orbit Sander Recommendations

I need a new orbit sander after my Dewalt died on me. Have been looking at what is available at Home Depot but unsure what to get. I would like something more durable than the Dewalt I had. Anyone have preferences on orbit sanders?
LowLustre is offline   Reply With Quote

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. PaintTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-09-2011, 09:02 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
PatsPainting's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 3,840
Rewards Points: 2,030
Thanks: 1,785
Thanked 2,924 Times in 1,541 Posts
View PatsPainting's Photo Album My Photos
Default

So far I'm happy with the makita's. Have a few now going on over a year and still going strong. You can use the dewalt pads they sell at HD. They fit nicely in your hand, are not to balky.

It really depends on how much you use em though, I think they all go out at sometime. I tried just about all I could find from porta cable, dewalt, the ones at lowes. They all seem to burn out sooner or later.

Pat
__________________
Quote:
Have fun with it you clownshoe!

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
PatsPainting is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2011, 11:43 AM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
View LowLustre's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Thanks. I spent some time reading up on various makes & models and have decided on the Milwaukee 6021-21. It got good reviews around the web and Amazon users (where I have bought it from) rate it highly also.
LowLustre is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-10-2011, 12:05 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 853
Rewards Points: 500
Thanks: 147
Thanked 163 Times in 129 Posts
View JoseyWales's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Festool...Eventually maybe you'll want a dust extractor too..That system is the best on the market...
JoseyWales is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2011, 07:44 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
PressurePros's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 5,097
Rewards Points: 3,012
Thanks: 1,937
Thanked 5,801 Times in 2,487 Posts
View PressurePros's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Currently have 8 Milwaukees I got at Home Depot at the beginning of last season. The cut nice, variable speed, decently balanced and soft start. About $70. Before that, I had Makitas and I always liked them as well.
http://www.homedepot.com/buy/tools-h...er-153678.html
__________________
PressurePros is a Pressure Washing Company servicing Delaware and Montgomery Counties in PA

PressurePros is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2011, 10:50 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
StevenH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: CA
Posts: 171
Rewards Points: 160
Thanks: 13
Thanked 45 Times in 26 Posts
View StevenH's Photo Album My Photos
Default

It depends what you will be using it for.



I own the porter cable 5" sander, it has a 3 amp motor. Which is fine for fine sanding or bare wood sanding. But removing paint is weak.

Thats why I bought a 4 amp Makita GV5010 5-Inch Disc Sander specifically used for removing paint or smoothing compounds, spackle, etc.

I wish festool came out with a 3 amp Random orbit sander. If you are going get a Festool. Go with the RO 125 FEQ Rotex Sander
StevenH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2011, 10:59 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
PatsPainting's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 3,840
Rewards Points: 2,030
Thanks: 1,785
Thanked 2,924 Times in 1,541 Posts
View PatsPainting's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by StevenH View Post
It depends what you will be using it for.

Thats why I bought a 4 amp Makita GV5010 5-Inch Disc Sander specifically used for removing paint or smoothing compounds, spackle, etc.
Yep, like that sander too, bought me the 5" and 7" dust shroud for it too. These shrouds work great.

Pat
Attached Images
 
__________________
Quote:
Have fun with it you clownshoe!

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
PatsPainting is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2011, 12:12 AM   #8
TERRY365
 
TERRY365PAINTER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: AUSTIN TX
Posts: 521
Rewards Points: 502
Thanks: 245
Thanked 127 Times in 89 Posts
View TERRY365PAINTER's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Hey where did you get the dust shroud from? I have the same sander love it .
TERRY365PAINTER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2011, 12:14 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
PatsPainting's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 3,840
Rewards Points: 2,030
Thanks: 1,785
Thanked 2,924 Times in 1,541 Posts
View PatsPainting's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TERRY365PAINTER View Post
Hey where did you get the dust shroud from? I have the same sander love it .
Just so you know they cost more then the damn sander

http://paintshaver.com/sandervac.html

Pat
__________________
Quote:
Have fun with it you clownshoe!

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
PatsPainting is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2011, 12:31 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
StevenH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: CA
Posts: 171
Rewards Points: 160
Thanks: 13
Thanked 45 Times in 26 Posts
View StevenH's Photo Album My Photos
Default

For 300 bucks, how well does it works?
StevenH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2011, 12:34 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
PatsPainting's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 3,840
Rewards Points: 2,030
Thanks: 1,785
Thanked 2,924 Times in 1,541 Posts
View PatsPainting's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Its $139.00 for the 7", I found the 5 inch one on ebay for 50

Pat
__________________
Quote:
Have fun with it you clownshoe!

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
PatsPainting is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to PatsPainting For This Useful Post:
ezpaintks (07-12-2011)
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New sander DeanV Tools, Supplies and Equipment 10 02-24-2011 09:34 PM
Random pics of some of my work. Benson Painting Photos of Project and Equipment 11 10-15-2009 10:36 PM
Random quotes daArch Off Topic (Non Trade) 85 10-05-2009 08:44 PM
Random job site videos ProWallGuy Photos of Project and Equipment 12 08-31-2008 10:36 AM
Totally random question Rich Off Topic (Non Trade) 11 09-09-2007 09:08 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Our Pro Sites Network
ContractorTalk.com | DrywallTalk.com | ElectricianTalk.com | HVACSite.com | PlumbingZone.com | RoofingTalk.com