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I work in a wood working shop and we use orbitals on everything. You still will still sand with nice even strokes with the grain. It leaves a great finish. They are nice, light, and easy to use! They do use a lot of air though, so make sure your air compressor can handle the one you buy. If you compressor is constantly running you might have to take breaks so you do not burn it up. enjoy!
You need to look at the tool cfm requirements because they are posted on the package or usually in the ads. Your compressor will run the sander, just how long at a time will depend upon your tool's cfm. Rick
hi a major problem with pneumatic tools is that nobody ever seems to oil them! try droping tool oil or a light machine oil down the air inlet and leave over night and then run the tool on full ,if this doesnt work then strip the tool and clean and make sure that the blade sealing surfaces are good
hope this helps ian
Normally when the air will not drive the tool, it is because 1- the tool is rusted up inside, 2- there is no lubrication of the moving parts - which can be remedied by putting something like WD40 in the inlet with the air switch open, 3- the drive parts are broken or worn out, 4- not enough air volume/pressure to run the sander.
You probably need to spray some lube as above & see if that will get it to work. Also turn the sander part by hand. Rick
* Proper match between air compressor and tool ratings.
* Correct fittings that match the tool and air hose.
* Well-maintained air compressor and air hose.
* Correct air pressure adjustment for the tool being used.
You can add different sanding discs to an orbital air sander to ensure that it is properly set up for a huge variety of different jobs. From heavy duty sanding paper for tough jobs through to buffing cloths in order to get a final polished finish at the end of the job. With most orbital air sanders, changing the disc takes just a few seconds, allowing you to get a variety of jobs done a lot quicker.