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Electric da

#1
Hey guys, I want to know what electric da if any you can recommend, I am doing side work at home, compressor is no option we are renting a place but the electrical isn't enough for a compressor, I would like to use it to sand with 1000 to prep panels for paint I was a matco palm sander at work at the moment for it, but I have no idea about electric....
 
#2
Hey guys, I want to know what electric da if any you can recommend, I am doing side work at home, compressor is no option we are renting a place but the electrical isn't enough for a compressor, I would like to use it to sand with 1000 to prep panels for paint I was a matco palm sander at work at the moment for it, but I have no idea about electric....
Of those I own, my favorite by a mile is the Mirka Deros random orbital..., lightweight, low profile, low vibration, excellent balance, brushless, superb dust collection, and also $600...

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If price is an issue, the Festool ETS series are good, and 1/3 to 1/2 the price of the Mirka Deros.

One recent purchase, and a "desert island" sander, would be the Bosche 1250DEVS. Not cheap, but under $300, and will equal or exceed any two Festool model sanders. Really two sanders in one, it is "dual mode", with the standard setting being the second best of any electric I've used (Mirka Deros being #1). The agressive mode requires skill from the user, but in the hands of a capable user absolutely kicks butt when speed is required for roughing in or stripping paint.

My preferred abrasives, regardless of sander are Mirka Abranet and Autonet hook and loop discs. Regardless of brand, I use the Mirka hook and loop pad savers between pads and discs, which extend pad replacement times greatly.

Your mileage may vary,

Lance
 
#3
I use a Festool rotex. I prefer to use electric sanders, rather than have the air compressor running all day with air sanders. Just don't wet sand with electric. ;) I have had the Festool for 13 years. It is heavy and will numb your hands. Maybe newer models are better now? Festool sandpaper is kind of expensive. When using 80 to strip, I can only get about 2 square feet before having to change the paper. As soon as it hits metal, the paper dulls quickly. When, or if this one dies, I will try a different brand / paper.
 
#4
You need a dual mode sander, those random orbit ones made for woodworking are way to slow for
any body work. they're good for a fine finish like sanding clear coat or feather edging a spot but
for general sanding or stripping you need a rotating sander, not random orbit.
there are just a few electric ones that do both, Bosch makes one that I like that you can switch back and forth
from rotary to Random orbit.

Here's one place, but shop around for a better price.
This is a real work horse sander.

https://www.tigersupplies.com/Produ...HDjukSPBIMEpyAOJbt5KA9iBVKctCkmRoCN8IQAvD_BwE

Also you can use a regular electric buffer to strip, they work good for that since they are all rotary.