How To Use A Random Orbital Sander
Random orbital sanders are ideal for DIY. The powerful motor makes them capable of quick surface removal, and they can also be used for fine sanding.
Unlike a standard orbital sander, the base disc moves in a random orbital pattern, allowing the sander to remove surface material without leaving circular marks on the timber.
They feature abrasive paper discs that attach using hook-and-loop pads or pressure-sensitive adhesive. The discs have holes that align with those in the base plate for dust extraction.
Keep a random orbital sander moving at all times for an even finish, guiding it along the workpiece at a rate of about 25mm per second.
Always wear safety goggles, a respirator and hearing protection when sanding.