Well PaintTech, that is a sander that I would like to have too, but as most
of us on here my compressor would never handle it.
16 CFM is a lot. I hope to get a new compressor just for that reason.
The electric random orbital sanders that are found low priced at
Sears and Home Depot are great for woodworking, I use them in my
shop daily. But theese are Palm Sanders as opposed to right angle
random orbital sanders. The palm sanders orbit very fast and spin very
slowly-this is great for woodworking, Slow removal but fine finish.
The right angle ones like the Porter Cable talked
about previously orbit slowly but spin much faster.
This gives faster removal but more scratches in wood, not as much for cars.
I use both of these in my cabinet shop depending on what I want to do.
The PC right angle works a lot better on cars because of its faster rpm.
If you buy one for sanding cars compare the rpm's along with the amps.
The right angle sanders cost a lot more but they are much more durable.
I've gone through several palm sanders but my PC right angle is still
going after 10 yrs of abuse. It also buffs exceptionally well with the
small 5" foam pads. It's variable speed but I always use the highest one.
Porter Cable has velcrow and sticky type pads for it and there's a lot
of accessories for it on the market. 5" pads and sandpaper is easy to find.
Last edited by jcclark; 06-30-2005 at 10:28 AM.