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Astro Pneumatic Tool
Astro Pneumatic Tool Company
2.1 pounds
14 x 4.25 x 2.5 inches
No
9.7
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Buyer's Reviews 107

I am a car body technician and use a variety of tools to deal with metal, from replacing 1/4 plates to grinding rivets to fiberglass work. The speed that can be easily adjusted by the handle makes it easy to remove a large amount of material and finish a finished product. If you are a manufacturer and consider buying this, you should.

Powell Works, Inc.
5.75 pounds
16.14 x 6.3 x 2.83 inches
No
9.4
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This is a great tool for family lovers. Cheap, durable, absolutely greedy punishment. I bought the same Sander a few years ago, which eventually led to its demise. I bought this to replace it, and after passing several more expensive Sanders from another manufacturer, I thought if I paid more, I would get better tools. I regret buying them. This is not a professional body repair shop tool designed to last 20 years, but it is worth every penny of the price required. This should be my last polishing machine, because I am 69 years old and it is time for me to stop. If the demand emerges again, I will not hesitate to buy another PowRyte Sander. This is a great tool for family enthusiasts!

Hutchins
Hutchins
0.01 ounces
12.5 x 4.2 x 3.7 inches
9.3
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Buyer's Reviews 9

I like low vibration. But it doesn't have the out-of-control top speed that some of my cheap cars have. It comes in handy once in a while.

Bobcat
Air-powered
Attachments
8.6
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Buyer's Reviews 6

Good quality and good price

MTP
Air-powered
1
8.4
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Arrive a week ahead of schedule. It looks like the same quality as 3M because of the cost.

INDASA
2.5 pounds
Air-powered
1
8.1
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The adhesive backing is great. Unlike other methods we've used, it's really sturdy. I'm not so impressed by the CD itself. The abrasive falls off quickly and the disc won't last long at all.

2.75 pounds
19.69 x 47.24 x 1.18 inches
No
Metal
8.0
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Great.

Bobcat
Air-powered
7.5
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Press to indicate the items received.

Hutchins
Hutchins
0.01 ounces
10.98 x 7.01 x 4.02 inches
7.1
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Buyer's Reviews 9

What a wonderful Sander. Super light. Love variable speed oar trigger. My only two complaints are that the speed adjustment mentioned the position of the slide, which is easy to move. The only way to change the pad is to use the thin wrench provided, which is still a bit of a troublesome job. Overall, a great Sander money.

INDASA
1.85 pounds
6 x 6 x 3 inches
Air-powered
6.8
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Very good value

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Manufacturer Astro Pneumatic Tool Company Powell Works, Inc. Hutchins Bobcat MTP INDASA - Bobcat Hutchins INDASA
Item Weight 2.1 pounds 5.75 pounds 0.01 ounces - - 2.5 pounds 2.75 pounds - 0.01 ounces 1.85 pounds
Power Source Air-powered Air-powered - Air-powered Air-powered Air-powered Air-powered Air-powered - Air-powered
Date First Available January 3, 2012 February 18, 2013 September 13, 2011 April 25, 2014 May 22, 2015 January 31, 2014 October 6, 2015 April 25, 2014 September 13, 2011 January 31, 2014
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Best Air Powered Sanders Buying Guide

John Preston
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Air-powered sanders are to date the best options for any job that requires the polishing of some material. When working with an air compressor, this tool has much more power than any manual type.

As if that were not enough, the air-powered sander is a very versatile device that can work perfectly with a host of objects, materials, and surfaces, always maintaining an optimum quality standard.

Talking about the air-powered sander definition is very important so that you can understand much better its operation and the wide range of possibilities it has to offer you.

In short, an air-powered sander is a tool that uses compressed air to perform polishing work on surfaces of materials such as wood, metal and many others.

The air-powered sander is characterized not only by working with air compressors but also by being much more versatile and effective in use than its manual counterparts. Also, these tools can work with many more kinds of energy and at much higher levels.

Usage

In the definition of the air-powered sander, we establish, at least briefly, what this equipment is for or what you can use it for. It is time for us to go deeper into it.

The pneumatic sander is intended to make a certain surface have a much finer and more precise finish. This implies that it does not have dents, uneven surfaces or irregular points with respect to the rest of the object.

In that sense, any professional or basic sander is an instrument that can be used to make that surface much more functional and even more aesthetic. Because of all that, air-powered sanders have a presence in the furniture industry, home appliances and other variants of manufacturing.

Types

In the market of air-powered sanders, we have many names and models to choose from, each one is characterized by a different shape and design according to its specialization of polishing carried out.

The orbital sander is characterized by having a sanding movement that at first glance we could say that it is as if it vibrates, but the truth is that they make small circular movements to facilitate polishing, there are them in sheet sizes, larger or smaller. The shape of the base is rectangular and they are usually economical.

The air-powered mouse sanders stand out at a glance for their more ergonomic design since the sanding base is usually round. This makes the way of sanding with these tools characterized by their unique movement.

On the one hand, it has the same effect of vibrational motion in circles as orbital, but the peculiarity of these sanders is that all the disk rotates in circles, this combined movement is suitable for any surface.

The belt sander is characterized by having a shape where the part that polishes is a rotating belt. It’s most normal use is for large surfaces, they are also widely used in the glass industry. It can be used in many applications, carpentry, furniture, plastics, and aluminum and metal that can be polished, which can improve the efficiency of the task.

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