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Orbital Sanders with support 125mm to 150mm diameter sanding sheets are tools that are great at sanding paint, walls, wood and buffing metal surfaces. These sanders support interchangeable pads to allow for different types of sanding, from medium to heavy work. These tools are often used by carpenters and decorators.
- The key consideration when choosing an orbital sander is the size & shape of pad most suited to the work. The 125 - 150mm dia pad orbital sander has 2 different sized, interchangeable backing pads for medium-heavy sanding. Orbital sanders with a round backing pad, or random orbit sander, scan also be used to polish as well as buff wood & metal.
- Some orbital sanders have a variable speed function ie. allowing for a slow start on the trigger. Additionally some have more than one speed setting. Most sanders are mains operated although there are some cordless now coming to the market. Choosing your power source: 240v tools are used with normal mains power whilst 110v tools are used on construction sites for safety reasons.