Orbital/DA Sanders


#1

I’m doing some automotive bodywork/painting on my car, and the sandpaper/wooden block is really startign to get annoying. I know bodymen use ‘dual action’ pnuematic orbital sanders, but would a 5" electric orbital sander do the trick? Shops have compressors and other expensive gadgets, so maybe using Air > electricity is more convenient and reliable. Any advice? Most DA Air sanders are 6-8inch, and I have only seen electric sanders up to 5".

Will the smaller size make waves and crap in my metal, or will it work for the one project I plan on using it for?

What the hell does ‘dual action’ mean anyway?


#2

Isn’t that when a handgun cocks itself?


#3

I believe so.


#4

my gf sez that’s when it thrusts as well as vibrates…


#5

Fukouku!


#6

Hahaha, yeah well i guess it does, eh.

I posted this elsewhere, and it sounds like the thing spins aswell as moves side to side or up and down.

Amongst other replies I got, ‘Doesn’t that mean two in the pink, one in the stink?’ :unamused:


#7

[quote=“orangetang”]
Amongst other replies I got, ‘Doesn’t that mean two in the pink, one in the stink?’ :unamused:[/quote]

HAHA the shocker!


#8

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#9

…l… (O.o) …l…

Fawk Joo.


#10