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Palm sander This sander has started making allot of noise and vibrates uncontrollably.

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The answer "Go to Dewaltservicenet" can be confusing - the actual site is and even then, entering your part to get to manual can be infuriating. This is the link for the current model which, for all intents and purposes, is the same. The link to the helpful page is: . You'll get a pop-up box with a dropdown that has a few numbers, nothing else. Just click on "1" and ignore language that indicates that this model has more than one - it does not. After you click on "1", the pop-up disappears that you're on the d/l page. Downloads are in the upper right corner. You want "Instruction Manual".You should get to this page: but may not, it's very glitchy. On this page, you'll want to make sure "Sanders" is on the left and "sheet" is on the right. If you try to get the Manual from the DW411 page, a blank page will open. Make sure your pop-up blocker is off or that you allow The instructions for the d26441k are identical to the dw411 - same technique for loading sanding sheets, same rods, etc. I've uploaded the d26441k page manual .pdf so that should help. It's easy to get lost on the Dewalt site while trying to find somthing so simple. :)

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    Lisa Fletcher Dec 14, 2014

    Oh - I meant to add - despite the link indicating it is for an "orbital sander", the image on that page clearly shows it is not. See image uploaded from link above.



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They are supposed to make noise and vibrate... Maybe there is a speed control you acidently turned up?

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Buying something with serious money and using that to your advantage may not always meet the same fate. What would happen if you got yourself a pricy palm sander but couldn't get the job done after spending a considerable amount of time and efforts? That's the result you, for sure, want to avoid. Learning the method to properly use a palm sander can help you avoid such a consequence.
Here are the steps you have to master to use a palm sander efficiently.


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You have to manage sandpaper and make it into pieces as the palm sander is small in size, and its pad can accept a quarter of the regular sand paper.


The square pad of a palm sander can accept the quarter of regular sandpaper. So, cut it into pieces as needed. After making the quarterly pieces of a regular sandpaper tie tightly with the sanding pad.


It may sound much that may harm your ears. So please ware the ear sound protector for the safety of your ear. Also, you can use glass for the safety of your eyes but it's not urgent.


Before using as woodworking tool, you have to catch tightly the handle of the palm sander with a hand and another hand will give pressure on the sander for working well and maintaining the center of the work.
Now, the sander is ready for using. When the sandpaper will be needed to change, you have to change it following these steps:
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Collecting the accumulated dust In time of sanding the wood, you have to notice the dust collecting hole. When the dust collecting hole gets full, you have to clean it to sand well.


Before using the sander on the wood, you have to fix how deep it will be sanded. If you don't do it, you may not get a successful sanding on the wood or it may damage you wood making much deep than your need.
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It is common that you want the utmost benefits from your palm sander. But, having the highest quality sander does not ensure that you would get the most of it. You need to understand how the machine typically works. To be more precise, you should learn you can use a palm sander.
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