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DEWALT Random Orbit Sander, 5-Inch

(8 customer reviews)

Listed Price: $64.00
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3.0 Amp motor that spins the pad at 12,000 OPM
Dust-sealed switch to protect against dust ingestion for longer life
Improved dust collection and interfacing with our vacuum locking system
Innovative one-hand locking system on dust bag

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DEWALT Random Orbit Sander

DEWALT Random Orbit Sander, 5-Inch

DEWALT Random Orbit Sander


DEWALT Random Orbit Sander


DEWALT Random Orbit Sander


OSHA dust collection


Additional information


w/ 120 Grit Paper, Sander

8 reviews for DEWALT Random Orbit Sander, 5-Inch

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    Cheryl C.

    I have never owned more than a very small mouse sander, and knew I could not sand my kitchen dining table with such a small sander. With advice from a friend who does all kinds of sanding projects, I chose this sander. I was sanding a solid maple kitchen table that is 34 years old. The first time I did it by hand (groan), the second time I borrowed a neighbor’s belt sander and was not able to control it well enough. I did make some low spots on the table with that sander. The finish had broken down again over 10 to 12 years, and the table top was marked and very sticky, so it was time to sand and refinish again. First let me mention we did not move the table into the garage, as it is dusty in there and the table is very bulky and heavy, so we did it right in the eating area with sheets spread all around to help catch the dust. The sander does have a sawdust collector, that works pretty well, but of course it cannot get all the sawdust. I was very pleased at how easy the sander was to guide across the table, we emptied the sawdust collector, vacuumed and then used a tack cloth to get off all the sawdust. We sanded again 4 more times, from the 60 up to the 220 grit. The sandpaper fit very well on the sander and we only needed one sheet of each grit. We read instructions carefully and found we really did need to wear both goggles and an n92 mask to avoid getting sawdust in our eyes or throat. We found that out the hard way… We also watched videos on line to help with this project, as we do not do this kind of project often. The sander must have done a good job, as the 5 coats of water based polyurethane we put on in a satin finish look very nice. I am now looking for other things to sand!

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    Actually, randomly orbits while sanding which is a big improvement over the cheepo Black and Decker version I had before which left lots of squiggles in the wood no matter how slow I went. This product doesn’t leave them unless I’m moving too fast. Also, this is just my personal preference, but I prefer the solid on/off switch on this model. Some ROS have a pressure sensitive trigger, but your control over a project is better when you can simply turn the thing on and off manually.

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    Power Tool Addict

    I absolutely love woodworking, but I also absolutely hate sanding. Standing there what seems to be hours of tedious sanding through the various grits with a dusk mask on, a fan to blow away the dust particles or a dust collector octopus hose attachment can be annoying, especially if you have an uncomfortable sander in your hands.I currently have a Porter Cable 6″ sander. It is a beast to handle. The cylindrical main body grip is uncomfortable and the ninety degree side handle is an aid to sanding large surfaces, but at times you have you have to take off the side handle to sand in tight spots, it simply gets in the way. The dust collector hood is inefficient and again you have an hose attachment hooked up to a dust collector that you have to drag around the shop. If you don’t have the dust collector hooked up, be prepared to sand in dust cloud and get covered with fine dust particles. To make matters worst, this sander is heavy, sanding for long periods of time can be tedious.I was looking at something that was compact, had a good center of gravity (unlike the 6″ Porter Cable where the center of gravity is off set to the side along the main body), is powerful, and provide a good dust collection bag that actually works (and we all know that some sanders come with dust collection bags but are an after thought and really collect nothing but air). Most of my power tools are Dewalt (love the 20V hammer drill and driver set) so the credible factor goes way up with me looking at Dewalt tools to use. They are affordable, are good quality, and last a long time.After reading through the Amazon reviews of the DWE6421K I decided to order one. When the sander arrived, I plugged it in and turned it on and the first thing I noticed was that there a lot of air coming out of the dust port. I own a Dewalt DW735 planer (love this tool also) and the dust port on the DW735 is so strong that all you have to do is hook it up to a dust collector and turn on the planer, there is no need to turn on the dust collector because of the force of the planer blows dust and chip particles right into the dust collector bag. The DWE6421K sander on the start up reminded me of the DW735 planer, there was a lot of air coming out of the dust port.I hooked up a dust bag and went to sand down an old furniture piece with a old varnish on it, I thought for sure this would plug up and bog down the sander, I was pleasantly wrong. The sander did not slow down, I didn’t have to push down so hard because the center of gravity was right over the main body. Even when I pushed down on the sander it hardly bogged down. With an 80 grit it took of the varnish with no problem. The thing that I noticed that there was very little or no dust coming out from under or the sides of the sander. I opened up the dust bag and noticed that the dust had been efficiently placed in the dust bag. I continued to sand my project from 80, 120, 150, and 220 grits and I noticed that the pig tail swirl marks were barely noticeable. I hand finished with 220 and 400 grit. When I sprayed the finish on, the project came out beautiful, and the Dewalt sander was a significant contributing factor to the great finish.All I can say is Wow! what a great feeling, a powerful sander, that has a dust collection bag that actually works, is light, maneuverable, and is not fighting me along the way to sanding down a project. Throw in the fact that the sander is only $59.00 what a great deal. Take my word for it, I have been building fine furniture for thirty years (any Sam Maloof fans out there!) and any time I can find a tool that is efficient, affordable, easy on the body, and be subjected to the rigors of daily use, would be in my arsenal of tools on tackling those woodworking projects.I give this sander my highest recommendation! I might actually enjoy sanding…..well, not really lol!

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    Abe Froman

    I purchased this product as a luxury of ease for the Hook-and-Loop replacement of the sanding pads. The sander is very powerful and robust. Remember to allow the sander to reach max speed before starting to sand. Starting this sander with the abrasive on your project (If sanding wood) will produce/cause scratch marks on the item and you more work….nuff said. Purchase with confidence

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    Red Knight

    The DEWALT DWE6421K Random Orbit 5″ Sander worked really great for me. I had a problem with a sticking door; the frame had warped out. I tried shaving it back with an unpowered hand planer, but it was not up to the task, because a planer leaves about 1 cm (a half inch) of door frame it could not get to (where the frame meets the stops), but this also caused sticking. Also, the hand planer caused a few nasty kinks in the wood, where its knife bit into the wood.The DWE6421K easily took care of everything. It went much closer to the stop than the planer could, and also quickly smoothed the kinks the planer had made. In retrospect, I never should have even bought the planer – I just should have gotten the Dewalt.I was amazed to find that realistically, I did not need mask, goggles, floor covering, or even vacuuming later. The little vacuum bag on the sander got every little bit, even though we’re talking about very fine wood and paint that was sanded off.I love this little guy!I had considered getting the $80 dual-power-level Dewalt, instead of this single-speed one. But in retrospect, this one is more than enough. Just switch up your sandpaper grit if you have different kinds of jobs.

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    Works great, I used this to sand down a kitchen table that I built.

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    Blake L.

    In short, the best sander i have ever used. The amount of control i get with this sander is unmatched. With one finger this baby glides across even the roughest of material with ease. I feel ZERO vibration on flat surfaces and have used this sander for several hours at a time and have never come close to that classic “numb sander hand” feeling. As annoying as the “adaptors” are for this sander’s dust collection there is a quick fix. Strangely enough, the bosch sander adaptor is a perfect fit for this sander and allows for dust collection without the dumb attempts at dust collection from dewalt.

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    Jack N Spearman

    I bought this sander to replace a Craftsman RO unit that fell apart in my hand one day while sanding. This Dewalt sander is a pleasure to use. Vibration is minimal and discs stay on the sander longer than any other sander I’ve owned. Some reviewers complained that the dust bag did a poor job of collecting sawdust. I disagree. When the bag is properly connected to the sander, it does a very respectable job. Of course more sawdust would be collected if the sander was connected to a dust collector or shop vac. I would recommend this sander to anyone looking for a quality finishing sander.

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