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I have a small palm sander and I will considering getting a belt or disc sander. I was looking at the small bench top disc and belt combinations, but i'm not sure if I wanted a hand held one. What is a better option, I might need to sand my kitchen cabinets and refinish them. My wife bought me a hand held mitika disc sander, i wasn't sure if I should keep it, or get a belt sander, or a bench top thing. Any advice?

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I agree with ajh. An orbital sander is a must have. Make sure you have a variety of grits to work with.
I don't really think you will need a belt sander for refinishing cabinets, especially if you are not familiar with using one. You could ruin your cabinet frames.
 

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So the palm sander that I have is no good. They seem to serve a similar function. I understand that the random motion is better and all, they just seem to be similar, or am i way off?
 

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The random orbital sander is much faster than a palm sander.
A palm sander basically vibrates, whereas a RO sander
vibrates and rotates at the same time.
It will remove more material faster and leave less swirls.
 
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