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What type of sander would be better?

So this is my first post but i was just curious what most people's preference is for sanders. Do you prefer a 5" orbital sander or a 1/4 sheet palm sander. Thanks in advance guys.
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post #2 of 6 Old 04-26-2012, 10:37 PM
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For finishing it would be 1/4 sheet but for removing tool marks the random orbit. Consider scrapers a too.
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Random for all. You need a 3/16" for stock removal and a 3/32" for finish work.

Measure Twice Cut Once -- It's a lot easier to cut more off then it is to cut MORON.
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Started off years ago with the old 1/2 sheet orbital. Went to 1/4 sheet sander from there. Then I got a 5 inch RA. Now have 3 RA's and one 1/4 sheet. RA's get the most use. I have 3 so I don't have to change paper much.

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Thanks guys I think i'll just have a combination of both for a well rounded versatility.
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I use 2 1/4 sheet palm sanders so I don't have to change paper often.

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