orbital sander

orbital sander

[′ȯr·bəd·əl ′san·dər]
(mechanical engineering)
An electric sander that moves the abrasive in an elliptical pattern.
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orbital sander

An electric-powered hand tool used in rapid sanding, usually for coarse work; the base of the machine, to which sanding paper or abrasive cloth is clipped, moves in an elliptical pattern.
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[2] Using the orbital sander and 80-grit sandpaper, sand the top and bottom of the piece of wood until it's smooth and soft.
The Porter-Cable 382 5" Random Orbital Sander and the Norton 5" Random Orbital Sander are other good choices.
Jim Jones AHIRE an electric belt or orbital sander and sand the entire surface to clear all the stains.
DAVID: Hire an electric belt or orbital sander and sand the entire surface to clear all the stains.
Biesse's Opera R sanded doors with a conventional hand-held orbital sander, swapping out a square sander for getting the corners on a recessed cabinet door panel, then selecting a round orbital for rails and stiles, just like a human operator.
The dust collection system is amazing, and the shopvac is variable speed so woodworkers can connect it to the orbital sander and turn down the suction, plus it doesn't leave swirl marks.
A random orbital sander is perfect for most of the sanding.
Dynabrade's Dynorbital Silver Supreme Random Orbital Sander is for high production areas and flat and horizontal sanding.
The system which consists of unique abrasives (numbered 1, 2, 3, and 4) a special tool which is like a conventional sanding block, but is a special Orbital sander along with an industrial vacuum unit all mounted on a special 5 s trolley shrinks the repair area by well over 20% compared with conventional repair techniques currently in use.
Besonen added, "Depending on the product, subsequent sanding might require an orbital sander to remove cross-scratch, brush machines to remove fuzz and break edges, or sealer sanders for other common, downstream requirements."
three random orbital sanders with different grades of abrasive paper (80, 100 and 220) and a square orbital sander 60 grit paper in it used exclusively for heavy duty sanding.