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Sander and Grinder Reviews

We do reviews of corded grinders and sanders, including belt and orbital models and also portable and bench top tools. Our grinder reviews include corded tools from 4.5″ cut off models to larger products with 9-inch wheels. For sanders, we cover products from the small Festool Rotex sander to larger belt and orbital sanders. We turned our Pros on the Makita GA5042C 5 in. grinder and also the Bosch OS50VC 1/2-sheet orbital finishing sander. The results gave us good impressions of what these tools could do in the field. Sanders and Grinder Reviews In comparing various sanders we attempt to level the playing field by using the same consumables. For grinder reviews we use the same grinding and cutting wheels. Random orbital patterns vary, and grinders have various features like active and passive braking for better safety. We test our grinders using proven methods and time cutting and grinding tasks to see which models excel. Even drywall sanders make for interesting testing.

WORX 20V Detail Sander | WX822L

Ditch the Hand Sanding Altogether with Worx’s Detail Sander Small surface sanding jobs, like edges and tight corners, usually force you into dropping the sander and working the spot by hand. Worx has a DIY-level solution for simplifying that laborious process. When it comes to giving your work a smooth finish, the Worx 20V Detail […]

DeWalt DCW200B 1/4 sheet sander

DeWalt 20V Brushless 1/4 Sheet Sander with Variable Speed | DCW200B

DeWalt DCW200B Sander Cleans Up Real Nice DeWalt expanded its line of cordless solutions with a 20V Max 1/4 sheet sander. According to DeWalt, this new sander provides both the power and runtime needed for typical light sanding duties. Plus, with the efforts the brand has made to make the DCW200B compatible with its dust […]

Bosch Dual-Mode Random Orbit Sanders

Bosch Dual-Mode Random Orbit Sanders

Bosch Dual-Mode Random Orbit Sanders Offer Fine Finish and Might Replace Your Belt Sander Bosch has some serious sanders available for the woodworker who’s not content to sacrifice speed for quality. Two of the latest Bosch dual-mode random orbit sanders can buzz through a job without the finished product looking like you buzzed through the […]

Jet 1020 BT Drum Sander

Jet 1020 BT Drum Sander: Compact Size, Premium Features

Jet 1020 BT Drum Sander Packs Premium Features in a Compact Benchtop Design Jet’s latest drum sander focuses on premium features packed into a compact benchtop design and replaces the 10-20PLUS model. The Jet 1020 BT drum sander takes up just 27″ x 18″ and weighs 73 pounds. Jet turns to die-cast aluminum and steel […]

Flex Giraffe GE 7 Drywall Sander

Flex Giraffe GE 7 is the World’s First Drywall Sander with Interchangeable Heads The Flex Giraffe GE 7 Drywall Sander is the world’s first interchangeable head drywall sanding system. It offers four interchangeable heads and well-designed ergonomics for drywall and painting applications. Don’t Lose Your Head For the US version, the Flex Giraffe GE 7 has […]

Review9.6(out of 10)
Festool LS 130 Linear Sander

Festool LS 130 Linear Sander Review

I love my job, but I don’t enjoy sanding. It’s time-consuming, messy, and all-around boring. Detail sanding is even worse. Getting into corners, sanding curved millwork and profiles, and cleaning up edges requires hand-sanding. I find hand-sanding tedious. Not only is it slow, but it tends to leave more dust lying around since there is […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Bosch 5-Inch Angle Grinder with Tuckpointing Guard

Bosch 5-Inch Angle Grinder with Tuckpointing Guard

Most people consider the expression “set in stone” to mean something is permanent or immovable. But the masons among us might have a different perspective since we spend much of our time repairing things that have been set in stone! Brickwork is a common example. Those mortar joints deteriorate, make a wall unsightly, and allow bricks […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Bosch Surface Grinder CSG15 Review

Bosch Surface Grinder CSG15 Review

Sick of hearing about OSHA’s silica dust requirements for concrete? They’re not going away anytime soon, but we’re committed to keeping you up to speed on products that will help keep you compliant and away from those pesky fines. Today’s muse is the CSG15 – a Bosch surface grinder that includes an integrated shroud for […]

Review9.1(out of 10)
Planex Easy Drywall Sander in Action

Festool Planex Easy Drywall Sander Review

One of the uglier bits of construction and remodeling work revolves around drywall installation. Sanding down drywall mud not only creates a big mess, but it also launches all sorts of dust into the air – even silica dust in some cases. For those of you who have the distinct pleasure of sanding down drywall, […]

Hutchins Wet Sander: Model 7544 Waterbug III

Hutchins Wet Sander: Model 7544 Waterbug III

As we’ve been able to expand the amount of automotive coverage we offer through Shop Tool Reviews, we’re able to bring in a wider variety of tools we see like the Model 7544 Hutchins wet sander. Hutchins has been in business since 1955 as a family-owned, Made in the USA brand with plenty of patents […]