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Forum topic by jasonallen posted 01-31-2015 11:59 PM 492 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-31-2015 11:59 PM

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I have a Ridgid random orbital sander. I’ve had it quite awhile, and I love it. I always run it wide open, warp speed, full throttle, etc. Seems like thats how you get things done. Lately I’ve started wondering if I’m missing something. It seems like the folks at Ridgid wouldn’t have put the speed adjustment dial on there just for kicks. I really don’t know why I would want to slow it down though? Does anyone use their sander at low speeds and why? Maybe if you were getting paid by the hour… I just don’t know. Actually, it had occurred to me that you might get more done at lower speeds, but I really have no idea.

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#1 posted 02-01-2015 12:17 AM

I use my orbital at lower speeds mostly when sanding the side or ends of a board or rounding edges. I find it much easier to obtain the desired results with lower speeds.

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#2 posted 02-02-2015 06:57 AM

Great Question! I have the same sander and have wondered the same thing as i always use it WOT.

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