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BigEarlGrey

06:38PM | 05/12/05
Member Since: 05/11/05
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Hello Everyone,

I do antique restoration for a living.

I am looking to get a new sander...

I am looking at the Porter Cable 5" Random Orbit Sander #333 with variable speed and dust collector....

Anyone have any input on sanders in general for doing refinishing work????

Any recommendations???

Thanks

Big Earl Grey

BigEarlGrey

06:40PM | 05/12/05
Member Since: 05/11/05
2 lifetime posts
Help in picking a sander for refinishing work...

k2

10:42AM | 05/13/05
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
Hi BigEarlGrey,

Not sure which model PC sander I've got, but mine is a 5" and sounds similar to the one you describe. (Although I've had mine for probably about 10 years.)

I never hooked it to a dust collector; I've just toughed it out with dust masks. I've been really happy with it. The random orbit feature is really forgiving. The noise it makes gets a bit tiresome after extended use--but not unlike many power tools.

I would definitely buy another.

Regards,

-k2 in CO

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