FT painter/FT dad
I personally use a random orbital for just about everything. I own a piece of junk palm sander for around the house. I know you're not asking about random orbital's, but some FYI for everyone....I just picked up a craftsman 5" hook and loop for around $90 and it is a sweet little machine. Comfortable, smooth, adjustable speed....good little unit...it rates toward the top in the online reviews...