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I am going to be making my own baseboards and door casings and need to buy a good hand sander. Would an 5" or 6" orbital or flat 1/4 sheet sander be best and what brand do you prefer?
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I use a flap sander or mop sander on a drill for moldings. Here is one.
http://www.stockroomsupply.ca/shop/mac-mop.html
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I use a flap sander or mop sander on a drill for moldings. Here is one.
http://www.stockroomsupply.ca/shop/mac-mop.html
Yes I have seen these but my baseboards are 6" wide so I need something that will do a nice flat surface. thats why I wanted to know which sander would do the best job
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A 6" DA sander will have more options of grit in sandpaper. It will also sand more agressively then a 1/4 sheet sander. If you have a notion to sand more different/things... I'd go with a Porter Cable 6" vari-speed DA sander.

I cut it 3 times..... and it's still too short.

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A 6" DA sander will have more options of grit in sandpaper. It will also sand more agressively then a 1/4 sheet sander. If you have a notion to sand more different/things... I'd go with a Porter Cable 6" vari-speed DA sander.
What is a "DA" sander?

Never heard the term DA.

I would think that an orbital sander would be the best for the flat portions. The flap sander would be good for the contoured portions.

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Dual action sander.

It's an air tool.

More agressive than a ROS.

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Dual action sander.

It's an air tool.

More agressive than a ROS.
I don't have air so thats not an option. Rigid do make a 6" electric variable speed which I may look at.
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Yes , DA stands for Dual Action. The same as a Random Orbital Sander... the action that is.

I cut it 3 times..... and it's still too short.

Dont go ninja'ing anybody that dont need no ninja'ing...
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I don't have air so thats not an option. Rigid do make a 6" electric variable speed which I may look at.
I have the 5" Rigid and I'm quite happy with it. Smooth running and quite a bit more aggressive than any of my other ROs.
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