That sounds like an orbital sander, not ROS?I have Dewalt ROS that I've used on all my projects and am pretty happy with. It has 2 metal wire clamps and rubber pad to clamp the paper in place. I prefer it over the Velcro that inevitably seems to lose its grip as it gets worn and fills up with grit.
Take Half Fast Eddie's suggestion on buying a pad.Thanks for all the quick informational responses. I am a retired hobbiest, keeping occupied at my own easy pace. I will proceed with purchasing the Dewalt. I have built up a boatload of self adhesive 6 inch, no hole, sandpaper over the years. I have several hundred disks that wont suit the new Dewalt.😕
Most of the sanders are decent, Dewalt, Bosch. I use a Makita. What made a big difference for me years ago was switching from sandpaper to Mirka Abranet. Lasts long, consistent grit, no worries of contamination from some sandpapers. I still use sandpaper for hand and block sanding. The Abranet is not cheap, but will last you far longer than any paper will.My old 6 in pneumatic sander needs replaced, I want electric with dust collection. 5 inch is OK, but what is with this velcro hook and loop sanding disk option? Aren't they expensive? Please suggest a brand and model for home shop use, any price.
Well i was not able to find a replacement pad that is 6 inches.Pick … one of the advantages to hook & loop paper is that you can easily pull one off to change grits, and the old one can go back on.
I think you can buy an adhesive pad for that sander, so you can use up all your existing discs.