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The Best Budget 5" Random Orbit Sanders (2014 Edition)
Entry-Level Random Orbit Sanders Compared
by Lorenz Prem on 10-07-2014 5:07 am

At first glance the sanders in the entry-levelsegment of the 5" random orbit sander market appear to be verysimilar. All of them are roughly the same size and shape, and theirspecs do not differ all that much.

Having reviewed all of them, I can tell you that they all feeldifferent when the sand paper meets the work piece. Let's take alook at the most widely used 5" random orbit sanders, and figureout which one is the best of the bunch.

Makita BO5031K Random Orbit Sander Review
A great All-Rounder
by Lorenz Prem on 09-22-2014 6:39 am

The BO5031K random orbit sander is a favoriteamong users on the internet. It seems to perform well for justabout everyone. I really liked its bigger brother, the BO5041K,when I reviewed it in my workshop. Let's take a look if the BO5031Kis the great all-rounder it is said to be, or if the voices on theinternet got this one wrong like they so often do.

The Makita BO5031K Random Orbit Sander

The BO5031K is a general purpose 5" random orbit sander fromMakita. Its 3 amp motor and 22,000 rpm top speed compa

Hitachi SV13YA Random Orbit Sander Review
How valuable is a sander without dust collection?
by Lorenz Prem on 09-08-2014 10:59 am

Another week, another sander. This week theHitachi SV13YA random orbit sander makes an appearance on theHingmy test bench. This one looks like the rest of them, exceptthat it is green. Let take a look what the SV13YA can bring to therandom orbit sander market, and if it should have a spot in yourtool chest.

The Hitachi SV13YA Random Orbit Sander

The SV13YA is a 5" random orbit sander from Hitachi. It followsa generic design and is void of innovative features. Its specs makeit a general purpose random orbit

Milwaukee 6021-21 Random Orbit Sander Review
Doing better costs twice as much
by Lorenz Prem on 09-01-2014 2:26 pm

In the next couple of months I am going to workmy way through a number of 5" random orbit sanders in preparationfor an upcoming "Best Of" article. This week it is the Milwaukee6021-21 random orbit sander's turn in the Hingmy workshop. Itsspecs and online reviews promise it to be a lot of sander for themoney. Let's take a look, if the the 6021 deservers its reputation,or if it is just an

Bosch ROS20VSK Orbital Sander Review
The best-average Sander
by Lorenz Prem on 07-28-2014 3:35 pm

This week the ROS20VS made an unscheduledappearance in my shop. The tool I wanted to review in its placearrived in broken condition. While that is unfortunate, it gives mechance to continue my quest to review every orbital sander on themarket today. Let's take a look at what the ROS20VS brings to the5" sander market, and figure out, if it is a good addition to yourshop.

The Bosch ROS20VSK Orbital Sander

The ROS20VS is a random orbit sander from Bosch. Designed forgeneral sanding tasks on the job site and i

Makita BO5041K Random Orbit Sander Review
by Lorenz Prem on 12-22-2013 2:54 pm

The Makita BO5041K caught my eye the instant Isaw it. It looks like a compact random orbit sander with a coupleof handles glued on. Since a lot of the work I do in my woodshopinvolves hours of sanding, I ordered a BO5041K for a test driver.Let's take a look at this novel design and find out if it makes theBO5041K a better compact sander.

The Makita BO5041K

The BO5041K is the top of the line 5 inch random orbit sanderfrom Makita. It blurs the line between the compact design meant tobe held from above, and the slender b

Porter Cable 382 Random Orbit Sander Review
by Lorenz Prem on 11-27-2013 12:37 pm

Having almost completed our in-depth review ofthe leading palm sanders it is time to move on to a differentcategory. The Porter Cable Model 382 kicks off our new series ofrandom orbit sander reviews. This particular model comes with thedistinction of being cheaper than most contenders in the field,while looking no different at first glance. Let's take a closerlook at how the Model 382 random orbit sander performed in ourshop.

The Porter Cable 382 Random Orbit Sander

The Model 382 is a budget random orbit sander intend

DeWalt D26453K Random Orbit Sander Review
by Lorenz Prem on 11-09-2013 10:53 pm

Every now and then I get to review a tool thatseems to do everything right on paper, but falls short just alittle bit in the shop. The DeWalt D26453 random orbit sander issuch a product. When I first picked it up, it seemed like asure-fire winner. Durable to the max with good specs it surelywould do well? Let's find out what stopped the D26453 from beingthe pinnacle of random orbit sanders.

The DeWalt 26453 Sander

The first thing you'll notice when you pick up the D26453 is itssize. The sander is one of the larger 5"

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