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Power sanding. Electric vs pneumatic?

Just curious to know what y'all use and if you think it's worth getting a compressor that will drive an orbital sander or just stick to my old drill.
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I HAVE a compressor that will drive an orbital sander, but still stick to my old drill exclusively.

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I use an old drill as well.. the air blows dust everywhere! and if you over oil, it can get kinda nasty.

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Cheap old drill.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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I use both, depending on the project. Like they say, do not over oil.

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cordless or mains power drill?

would you recommend a regular power drill or a cordless?

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Use a regular corded drill. You'll kill your battery too fast with cordless.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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