Im in the market for a new sander ,specifically a random orbital sander
Must be professional,industrially rated etc
These are the choices i prefer starting with the most likely one i am to buy
1. Bosch GEX 125-150 AVE Random Orbit Sander
http://www.axminster.co.uk/bosch-bosch- ... rod850395/
Price - £220
I like the choice of pads 150mm/125mm and the extra festool pad for their sanding sheets that really are bloody brilliant.It comes with a festool copy systainer type case that looks pretty good and also with 50 mixed sanding sheets.A pretty good deal i thought.
Downside is the 4mm orbit,seems a bit rough for finishing compared to the 2mm the festool has
Case as Standard
2. Festool ETS 125 EQ-Plus Random Orbit Sander
http://www.axminster.co.uk/festool-fest ... rod797376/
Price - £256
It's a festool
Likely to outlast the Earth [though it costs it] and you'll probably get 50% back if you sold it.The only sander you can cuddle in public.
Downside is its fine finishing only.Ive read reports that say that coarser grits can cause it to dance side to side slightly
could cause a dig in and im looking for a do it all with the emphasis on finishing @240/320grt but with guts to handle rock maple and oak @40/80grt
Case as Standard
3. Makita BO6030 Random Orbit Sander
http://www.axminster.co.uk/makita-bo603 ... prod21411/
Price - £193
I love Makita and have their Biscuit jointer also.Their pro tools are top notch and last ages,their big 3 and 4" belt sanders are industry standard.
There isnt any downsides with this sander,it does it all.
Makita sanders also have a built in powered extractor that works superbly at preventing the dust form building up on the sanded surface
4, METABO SXE450 TURBO TEC 240V DUO ORBIT
Price - £220
I dont know a lot about metabo [hopefully someone here does] but it seems to have a very good reputation in the carpentry industry.
On this sander i really like the dual orbit size with a very nice 2.8mm for finishing
5. Dewalt D26410 Random Orbit Sander 150mm
http://www.axminster.co.uk/dewalt-d2641 ... rod890565/
Price - £188
I dont know a lot about dewalt sanders though the slide mitre saw of theirs i have i pretty good,their drills and most things dewalt are pretty well rated but theres something about dewalt just niggles at my mind.It could be that ive seen a lot of broken dewalt drills and want to make the right choice for longevity.
i think theyre pretty good deal for featured with dust extraction with a good sized motor and dual orbit
Bit of a mincey looking filter
i dont think that would survive long.
If anyone has any of the above sanders and would like to give me their opinion of them that would be great thanks
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