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    Sanders

    Iím looking to buy one for standard diy on probably irregular basis.

    240v Powered is cheaper I know but is there any good advice out there for one of these. The orbital random variants seem good but happy to listen to wisdom from here.

    Over to you please

    Jim

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    I will risk the possibility of falling foul of your abrasive nature.

    What you sand?

    Where you sand it?

    How indented the sandee? Flat, or indented/sculpted?

    What size the sandee?

    A multitude of devices out there, all suitable for some tasks but not others.

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    I have a metabo sx150 thatís done fantastic service-great for large areas- this is a random orbit one.
    I also have a couple of Fein delta sanders for skirting sand detail work that Iíd strongly recommend

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmcb View Post
    Iím looking to buy one for standard diy on probably irregular basis.

    240v Powered is cheaper I know but is there any good advice out there for one of these. The orbital random variants seem good but happy to listen to wisdom from here.

    Over to you please

    Jim
    Black and Decker Mouse - I got mine to do small stuff with and it seems too dinky to be effective, but while I have a much larger sander, the mouse is almost always good enough and so tiny that it doesn't tend to end up inconveniently put away.

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    I got a little mouse style one from Lidl or Aldi and it's great, much better than some of the bigger ones I own or borrow.

    Unless I wanted to sand a floor I will go for the mouse every time around the house

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    I thought this thread was going to be about Bernie.

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    Titan orbital from screwfix. Canít go wrong for the price and warranty. Well made bit of kit IMO.


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    I have a Bosch 150mm random orbital that can sand or polish, and a cheap mouse type for tricky little areas. I'd like a Fein multifoil or copy instead of the mouse but didn't have the cash at the time.

    Obviously a mouse is not suitable for sanding large flat areas and most random orbitals will be much more powerful and adjustable.

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    The vibration of some of these machines is causing havoc on my wrists. Orbital sanders are better for me. But one needs a Ďmouseí for certain spots like corners.

    Check the quality of dust extraction as well.

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    I had an Einhall detail sander delivered this week,does the job but quite a lot of vibration.

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    I've had 2 back and decker mouse and managed to kill both of them🙄

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    I've got one of these Erbauer sanders from Screwfix. Low vibration, good dust collection. No complaints.

    https://www.screwfix.com/p/erbauer-e...220-240v/581fx

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    Makita LXT. Unkillable.

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    Wow. What a response and many thanks.

    The tool would be for light use and not too regular so I can pick one from these recommendations and pointers.

    Iím very grateful to everyone. Thank you.

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by JGJG View Post
    Makita LXT. Unkillable.
    I have one very good with the mesh disks. But also have a couple of belt sanders for large flat areas. Also think about the grit you are using for the level of finish required.

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    Can I hijack this thread. I've got a set of wooden garden furniture to restore.
    I have a mouse but obviously need something bigger as well. Should I go for a random orbital or 1/3 sheet sander.
    Any advice appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taxboy View Post
    Can I hijack this thread. I've got a set of wooden garden furniture to restore.
    I have a mouse but obviously need something bigger as well. Should I go for a random orbital or 1/3 sheet sander.
    Any advice appreciated

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    Iíd use your mouse very gently with a fine (ish) paper and then use a cork block by hand working back P80 tops to a finer gradeÖ

    Garden furniture doesnít tend to take too much rubbing to be honest.

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    I'd rather go up to a random orbital or down to multitool or a mouse than get a 1/3 sheet sander.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernestrome View Post
    I'd rather go up to a random orbital or down to multitool or a mouse than get a 1/3 sheet sander.
    Too true. 1/3 sheet sanders should be dragged into the street and shot.

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    Thanks for the tips so should I start with 100 grit and go from there or is this too aggressive ?

    BTW what's so bad about 1/3 sheet sanders out if curiosity

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    They're not very good 😉

    They don't remove material very well (like a DA/RO will) yet they're still too bulky to get in nooks and crannies like a mouse or multitool can.

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    Festool Rotex

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oysterman View Post
    Festool Rotex
    I'm sure they are excellent but it would probably be cheaper to buy new furniture

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    So thoughts on this please for a light DIY user https://www.screwfix.com/p/makita-m9...der-240v/2824r

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    It lacks variable speed which I think is a must have. Reducing the speed allows you to do finer work with more control whereas at full speed it can be harder to control but will remove material much faster.

    If you can I'd probably go for a 150mm with speed control. I think as a general rule you will find the 150s are better quality machines than the 125s. OTOH you might find a 125 is sufficient for your needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taxboy View Post
    So thoughts on this please for a light DIY user https://www.screwfix.com/p/makita-m9...der-240v/2824r

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    Yes:

    Quote Originally Posted by JGJG View Post
    Makita LXT. Unkillable.

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