Raoibi 5" disk sander vs DeWault

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Forum topic by agallant posted 08-29-2011 07:20 PM 826 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-29-2011 07:20 PM

I currently have been using a Rayobi 5” disk sander. It works well but I have been wondering if I upgraded from a $30 sander to a $100 sander would I notice a difference? It seams to do OK on its own. I have just never used $100+ disk sander before.

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#1 posted 08-29-2011 07:59 PM

I went from a belt or orbital (rectangular sheet) combo to a 5” ROS by Ridgid and the difference was daylight and dark. I looked at all the popular brands. Dewalt, PC, Ryobi, Ridgid, Milwaukee, Bosch were all about the same. Then of course there is Festool for those with more money than they know what to do with it. I think the higher end machines in the regular brands add variable speed.

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#2 posted 08-29-2011 08:08 PM

Just to underscore what crank49 said … I had been using low-end sanders until I got my Porter-Cable 390K. It is a variable speed, low-profile sander that is sweet. I have never regretted buying it.

I didn’t throw the low-end ones (a Ryobi and a cheap Milwaukee) away … I donated them to Habitat for Humanity.


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