Been wanting an electric orbital sander for a while, as I’ve been using my air powered auto body sander for years now. Has done a good job, but the small compressor, in the hangar, runs and runs. Figured I’ve spent as much on electricity as the sander would cost, so I took the plunge yesterday. Picked it up at Lowes, for $49.97.
Yesterday, I gave it a shot on the inner surfaces of the sides of my latest Wedding Card/Keep Sake box. I’m impressed. The sander is easy to grip and doesn’t “Buzz” the hand too much. Only drawback, I see, is the required “Velcro” discs. My auto body sander uses stick on disks. Might have to work up an adapter.
Any way, if you’re needing/wanting an inexpensive orbital sander, give the Porter Cable a look.
Happy Wooding! Shin
-- Keith "Shin" Schindler