The Orbital Sander Buying Guide

Published June 27, 2019


Lately, you will find the random orbital sander in almost all homes and workshops. Everyone desires a durable, versatile, easy to use and a powerful sander. It’s not easy to narrow down to your best pick owing to the fact that there are so many types and brands in the market. In this buying guide, I will list the best random orbital sanders in the market and their pros and cons, you can choose from the best options here.

The top 10 random orbital sanders

1. Bosch ROS20VSC Random Orbit Sander. They work smoothly and have a long cord, excellently collect dust, doesn’t vibrate much, make a smooth finish, have a strong hoop and loop disk attachment. They’re associated with the following negative aspects. They come with a case which lacks extra storage, are not good for rough sanding, and are not very aggressive.

2. Black & Decker BDERO100 Random Orbit Sander. They have the following pros. They’re lightweight, affordable, have an Ultra-Compact and efficient design, and is a top pick for Amazon. The following cons are associated with them. They’re not comfortable to use for small hands, have unpleasant vibrations, lacks enough power and the best quality hook and loop.

3. Black & Decker BDERO600 Random Orbital Sander. They are very comfortable to use, best for small projects, affordable, Compact, lightweight and comfortable. However, its dust collector doesn’t collect all the dust and lacks an amazing connection to the shop vac.

4. VonHaus 3.5 Amp 5-inch Random Orbit Sander. It has a powerful 3 amp motor, comfortable and easy to use, affordable, a little vibration, has variable speeds and comes with sanding disks and polishing pads. It’s associated with the following disadvantages. It doesn’t come with a shop vac adapter, its dust canister doesn’t collect much dust, and has no break-disc that keeps spinning.

5. DEWALT DWE6421K Random Orbit Sander Kit and DEWALT DWE6423K Variable Speed Random Orbit Sander. They have reduced vibrations, a 3 amp power motor, a good dust collector, an innovative one-hand locking system, and easy to maneuver. On the other hand, they have a shortcode, have a bad switch, and have difficulty in connecting to some shop vacs.

6. Makita BO5030K 5-Inch Random Orbit Sander and Makita BO5031K 5-Inch Random Orbit Sander Kit. They’re easy to control, lightweight, balanced and comfortable. In addition, there’s almost no vibration in the upper-speed range and have excellent dust remover with the shop vac. However, it lacks an out of the box connected to the shop vac, has a clumsy switch, and uncomfortable vibrations at the lower range speed.

7. Bosch 1250DEVS Random Orbit Sander. Has dual and turbo mode for fast stock removal, cheap to replace their pads, have a 6.5 amp motor and variable speed. It, however, doesn’t come with a case, need a firm grip to handle turbo mode, and its vacuum port lacks a locking mechanism.

8. Porter-Cable 382 Random Orbit Sander. It has the following pros. Affordability, durability, reliability, lightweight, quiet, easy to order pads, minimal gouging, and reduced vibrations. It also has the following cons. It lacks a rubber grip, it slows down with the coarser grits and has an unpleasant cover on the power switch.

9. Makita BO5041k Random Orbital Sander. It’s quiet at low speed and average at high speed. It also has variable speed, a long handle and a removable foregrip, lightweight, and has an attached shop vac for fantastic dust collection.


There could be many from the list that can handle your tasks but it’s your prerogative to pick the best from the list.

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