Great bit of kit lives up to the name.
Extremely fast material removal on high speed/6mm orbit with 40 grit. Good dust extraction even without suction.
Best sander i have used for years. Here are the specifications for the DEWALT D26410 230v Random Orbital Sander 150mm:
- Two orbit settings for versatility
- Suitable for fine finishing and fast material removal
- Variable speed
- Controlled finishing system (CFS)
- Hook and loop paper for fast changes
Should have bought one years ago.
Great sander for larger projects. Comfortable and easily powerful enough for any task i have asked of it so far.
Reviews from purchasers :
- Great bit of kit
- Usual DW quality
Does exactly what it says on the tin. Very pleased with the purchase would recommend to others, all round good purchase.
When my bosch pex400 ae finally died on me i had been so pleased with it’s performance i went straight on line in hope of a similar model. Sadly the ‘professional’ standard bosch once produced has now been replaced by ‘lesser’ models that are fine for occasional work but not really up to the task for heavier or more prolonged use. B&d presented similar problems & then it was the likes of makita, aeg or cheapo silverline, gmc or draper none of whom really had what i wanted. Now for less than £100 you can get some very good palm sanders but they are limited in use & for larger areas will slow things down considerably. To be honest i was not really prepared to pay this much for a replacement. I already have belt & palm sanders but the orbital type is the one i favour & use the most. While i don’t alway’s feel that expensive necessarily means good it has been a hard learned lesson that the cheaper electronic tools are likely to under perform & do not last. So i bit the bullet & went with the d26410. It comes with a moulded plug, heat resistant cable that is an impressive 3600mm long, a moveable front grip, a disposable paper dust bag with cradle, a smaller spring fitted re-usable cloth dust bag, an allen key for removing the plate, variable speed control, and a speed lock button. The random orbit can be set at either 3mm for fine or 6mm for faster but coarser work. A button is depressed & the plate clicked round into place to change the setting. The discs this uses are the larger 150mm variety. Well the first thing you will notice is that this weighs a hefty 2. This makes my old bosch seem like a feather.
Attached to my dust extractor it’s brill.
I read a lot of reviews about random orbital sanders, everyone had their favourites, and this one came up fairly regularly. My festool extractor fits on to it perfectly but i’ve had a couple of instances where i’ve used the collection bag that it is supplied with; still performed well. Used it for fine finishing and brutal work, handled everything well so far. It’s not the quietest but then i’m not sure what kind of levels you can expect from a sander, in all honesty.
The best orbital i’ve ever used it even feels outstanding.
This is basically the mafell ut 150 e sander in a dewalt ‘skin’. It’s not the best when it comes to dust extraction (no central hole), and it’s quite heavy (making it hard to use vertically or one-handed for long periods), but it has plenty of power and does an amazing job on any material, thanks to the variable speed, variable orbit, and smooth start. The speed limiter disc wears out fairly quickly and can be really hard to replace without an impact driver and a custom jig (i suggest just sending it for service instead of trying to do it yourself). You don’t really need it to sand flat pieces of wood, but if you’re trying to sand paint, mount the sander upside down (to sand very small pieces) or get a consistent finish on metal, you’ll want the limiter to be in good condition. Then again, for most of those things you’ll probably want a smaller and lighter sander. I’ve used it on all kinds of jobs, from exotic wood floors to oak tables and beds to pine doll furniture, and was always able to find the right combination for a perfect finish. The grip is fairly comfortable (your hands will be shaking a bit after prolonged use, but that seems to happen with all random orbit sanders) and the trigger lock is easy to toggle. Mine came with a reusable (washable) dust collection bag, as well as the plastic tray for paper bags, shown on the photo. You might need an adapter for external dust extraction. Sadly, it didn’t come with a hard case, so i had to build my own.
Bought this dewalt sander for quite big job. It did perform well as i expected. Used it continuesly non stop for six days and the result was perfect. In fact the back pad wore out after six days heavy sanding and i ordered new one for £18 online otherwise they cost around £34.
A bit heavy, especially for vertical surfaces. Difficult to see the difference between the two orbits 3mm and 6mmpositives. Easy to use, discs stay put once on, nice long flex, doing a good job on my hardwood deck of removing old varnish.