How To Use A Random Orbital Sander

In this video, we show you how to use this versatile sanding tool

Random orbital sanders are ideal for DIY. The powerful motor makes them capable of quick surface removal, and they can also be used for fine sanding.

Unlike a standard orbital sander, the base disc moves in a random orbital pattern, allowing the sander to remove surface material without leaving circular marks on the timber.

They feature abrasive paper discs that attach using hook-and-loop pads or pressure-sensitive adhesive. The discs have holes that align with those in the base plate for dust extraction.

Keep a random orbital sander moving at all times for an even finish, guiding it along the workpiece at a rate of about 25mm per second.

Always wear safety goggles, a respirator and hearing protection when sanding.

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