What are the best random orbital sanders?

You need the right tools for the job, and for a nice finish on woodwork, a random orbital sander is the tool you'll need. To aid those aspiring DIY handymen, or those just looking to save a few bucks on hiring a professional, the list below may serve as a helping SAND.

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    #1DEWALT DCW210B Cordless Orbital Sander

    DEWALT DCW210B Cordless Orbital Sander

    The DCW210B is a battery-powered orbital sander from DEWALT. This cordless sander has variable speeds, a low height, an 8-hole sanding pad, and texturized rubber gripping. Charger and additional batteries sold separately.

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    Sharon Gomez
    Written on May 7, 2019
    "I gave this as a gift to my husband for his birthday as I've known him to be a bit of a hardware nut, and also because he had been doing some work on the house. He has never been happier! He loves how he can dance around the house with the thing and not worry about tripping all over himself. the clerks at the store suggested many others but my husband thinks this is the best random orbital sander from the choices!"
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    #2Festool ETS 125

    Festool ETS 125

    The ETS 125 is a random orbital sander by Festool. This German sander's frame is lightweight and compact, featuring an ergonomic grip and a jetstream design for more control and efficiency without sacrificing comfort.

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    Ignacio Solano
    Written on May 7, 2019
    "Other than the absurd pricing on this thing, this tool is actually pretty good. I can set the speed to whatever I want and also not worry about dust getting everywhere. But again, the price will put a dent and then some in your wallet."
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    #3Black & Decker BDERO100

    Black & Decker BDERO100

    The BDERO100 is a single speed random orbital sander by Black & Decker. It has a hook-and-loop sanding pad for easy paper change, a compact design, a dust-sealed switch to prolong tool life, and a dust bag for easy disposal.

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    Arthur Guerrero
    Written on May 7, 2019
    "I don't do a lot of home improvement work or construction, but this gets the job done. Plus the fact it's so cheap made me even more surprised!"
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    #4DEWALT DWE6423K

    DEWALT DWE6423K

    The DWE6423K is a random orbital sander made by DEWALT. It has a 3.0 amp motor with variable speeds from 8,000 up to 12,000 OPM. The frame is designed to reduce vibration and user fatigue, and comes with a dust bag for easy dust disposal.

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    Wayne Hopkins
    Written on May 7, 2019
    "i may be old but someone's gotta do the work. i can't hold power tools for too long, so i appreciate that this thing is easy to use even for old folk like me. the man at the store i bought this from was also kind enough to give me some instructions on how to change the speeds, even if i wont really need to."
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    #5DEWALT DWE6421K

    DEWALT DWE6421K

    The DWE6421K is a single speed random orbital sander by DEWALT. It has a 3.0 amp motor that spins at 12,000 OPM, a dust-sealed switch for prolonged switch life, and a dust bag with a one-hand locking system.

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    Sun Wu
    Written on May 7, 2019
    "nothing complex, easy to use, and easy to clean. im not that into power tools so this was an okay piece to use for some home improvement."
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    #6Bosch 3727DEVS

    Bosch 3727DEVS

    The Bosch 3727DEVS is a variable speed random orbital sander. It carries a 3.3 amp motor that can spin from 4,500 to 12,000 OPM, a micro-filter for dust, and an aluminium frame built to reduce wobble and vibrations and ensure longevity.

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    Agustín Navarro
    Written on May 7, 2019
    "im a bit saddened that this thing has been discontinued and is a bit hard to find, but it is worth the search. the fact it has a wide range of speeds to work with makes it very versatile. but again, it's hard to find, meaning you have to make it last, especially with its lightweight frame that makes it feel like it can fall to pieces at any moment"
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    #7Makita BO5041K

    Makita BO5041K

    The BO5041K is a random orbital sander by Makita. It is powered by a 3.0 amp motor with variable speeds of 4,000 to 12,000 OPM. The ergonomic design features an adjustable front handle, a two-finger trigger for ease and comfort, and a dust bag.

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    Susan Patel
    Written on May 7, 2019
    "me and my dad picked this up from the store a month ago and it was better than expected. we managed to get some work done, although it is a bit pricey. my only issue is the trigger since sometimes we run the risk of dropping the thing from trying to pull the trigger"
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    #8Porter-Cable 382

    Porter-Cable 382

    The 382 is a single speed, random orbit sander made by Porter-Cable. It features a sealed ball bearing constructed frame, a 1.9 motor capable of spinning at 12,000 OPM, and dual plane counter. It uses 5-inch sanding discs.

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    Arthur Jimenez
    Written on May 7, 2019
    "gets the job done? yes. practical? absolutely not. hard to hold, takes an eternity to start up, and frequently jams."

Summary

Best What are the best random orbital sanders
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1DEWALT DCW210B Cordless Orbital SanderElectronics 18 Paid
2Festool ETS 125Electronics 13 Paid
3Black & Decker BDERO100Electronics 8 Paid
4DEWALT DWE6423KElectronics 4 Paid
5DEWALT DWE6421KElectronics 2 Paid
6Bosch 3727DEVSElectronics 2 Paid
7Makita BO5041KElectronics 2 Paid
8Porter-Cable 382Electronics 1 Paid
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