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Old 11-15-2005, 08:43 AM
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Air Palm Sander

I already have a DA but now that I have a big enough
compressor would I benefit from a palm sander like Dynabrade?

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I say go for it. they run alot smoother and are much better then a da for finish work.
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Not sure of the brand you mentioned, but I picked up one at my
local sears store. It was right around $100 and works very well.

You can attach a vac to it to suck the dust out as you sand.
Its also got low air requirements.

Details

Make Craftsman
6" Orbital Pam Sander
12,000 RPM with 3/16" orbit
built in speed control
Quiet while running.
Duel Action

90 psi max in
5cfm average for air. "Not a air hog"

Model 875.199600

It works reall well, you will like it. !

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Old 11-15-2005, 09:56 PM
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I love my Dynabrade. I use it more than any other DA I own, and I own several that are considered good.
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I've been in the market for a random orbit palm sander for work since I only have a regular da. Even though I've sanded a lot with a regular da over the years, palm sanders werent really around then, or at least most people didn't have one. But the palm sander for sanding for paint make a huge difference, sand so much easier and don't try to jump around like a regular da does. Watch the cfm ratings on them. Most guys at work have hutchins 3500 and they are rated at 11 cfm. very nice sander. I was going to buy a dynabrade which i've used before and probably one of the best. Looked at the cfm rating listed, 16, that probably could be iffy with my compressor at home. So I just won a used sioux on ebay till I have more money to get either the hutchins or dynabrade. If its the one I think it is, I looked at the cfm rating online, 20 cfm. holy moley. thats a lot of air. Not sure if they are all rated accurately, but 11 cfm for a good sander is a lot less then 20.
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Old 11-17-2005, 06:53 AM
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The thing I don't understand is why is a palm sander considered a
finish sander?
My DA "dual action" is the same rpm as the palm sander I'm looking at.
I was told "dual action" and "random orbital" is the same thing
so what's the difference in these two sanders?
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Maybe National Detroit owns the trademark to the phrase "Dual Action or DA"???

They do mean the same thing, AFAIK.
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I believe the palm sanders, or finish sanders have a tighter pattern which makes them smoother operating and good for final sanding paint, or sanding clear for buffing, but don't quote me on it. Where as your standard da thats been around for ever ( I believe your right crash, that term has something to do with national detroit) cuts quicker for doing rough work like knocking down filler and stripping paint.
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Old 11-17-2005, 08:22 PM
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I posted earlier about the one I picked up at sears,

I edited the post to include the average air CFM which is listed
at 5cfm on the data sheet.

The sander costs $90.00

Its worth every penny of it, its a awsome tool.

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