- The key consideration when choosing an orbital sander is the size & shape of pad most suited to the work. This size of orbital sander is for heavy sanding. Orbital sanders with a round backing pad can 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.
- To also help you decide between orbital sander - 150mm dia pad