Lightweight and easy to use, orbital sanders can smooth and prep surfaces. The name orbit refers to the circular motion of the sanding plate. Toolstation stocks a wide range of professional-quality orbital sanders from DeWalt, Festool, Makita, Bauker and Stanley FatMax.
What Are Orbital Sanders Used For?
A firm favourite for prepping surfaces, you can remove paint, varnish and uneven plaster or smooth furniture with an orbital sander. Random orbital sanders move in a more irregular circular pattern, resulting in a finer finish with less cross-grain scratching.
How Do Rotary Sanders Work?
Rotary sanders are similar to orbital sanders but use a rotating action to generate greater power. As a result, they can tackle larger surface areas and more heavy-duty sanding jobs.
Take the hard work out of sanding with an orbital sander. Most models also come with built-in dust collectors for keeping mess to a minimum. You’ll find leading brands and budget-friendly prices at Toolstation.