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Milwaukee M18 Cordless 1/4-Sheet Orbital Sheet Sander 2649

Milwaukee M18 Cordless 1/4-Sheet Orbital Sheet Sander 2649

Milwaukee Expands Woodworking Line With M18 Cordless 1/4-Sheet Orbital Sheet Sander There aren’t many areas where Milwaukee’s cordless lineup isn’t deep, but cordless sanders are one of them. That’s beginning to change as the Milwaukee M18 Orbital 1/4-Sheet Sander joins the Random Orbit Sander in an expansion. Milwaukee M18 1/4-Sheet Orbital Sheet Sander: The Big […]

Bosch Cordless Sanders

Bosch Cordless Random Orbit Sanders

Bosch Ergonomic Random Orbit Sanders Cut the Cord Bosch Power Tools has announced the release of two 5-inch random orbit sanders. The GEX12V-5 12V and GEX18V-5 18V sanders join the Bosch cordless lineup, bringing balance, comfort, and convenience when working on either indoor or outdoor projects. What is Bosch Saying About the Cordless Sanders? On […]

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 5-inch random orbit sander

DeWalt DCW210 5-inch Random Orbit Sander Review

The DeWalt 5-inch Random Orbit Sander smooths with such efficiency and finesse that you may find yourself looking for new projects. It helped me bring a remarkable softness (and safety) to a pine box I made for my infant son, finish a laundry room shelf so it didn’t look so utilitarian, and salvage some stained […]

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 […]

Makita cordless drywall sander XLS01T

Makita Cordless Drywall Sander XLS01T and XLS01Z

In a surprise move, Makita became the first company we’re aware of to release a cordless drywall sander. As far as painting tools go, this is exciting. The new tool runs on their 18V LXT battery system, using just a single battery pack. The XLS01T Makita cordless drywall sander does a great job of rounding […]

Review8.4(out of 10)

Ridgid Octane 1/4 Sheet Sander R86064B Review

Ridgid Octane 1/4 Sheet Sander Cuts the Cord on Popular Electric Model A quick look at the spec sheet on the Ridgid Octane 1/4 Sheet Sander might leave you thinking they swapped the cord for a battery and called it a day. While that’s not a far stretch from a performance perspective, there are some […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Festool Hybrid Sander Line Offers Cordless Freedom

Festool Hybrid Sanders Review

Festool Hybrid Sander. Let that sink in for just a moment. Up until recently, Festool has been missing from the cordless sander conversation. And as it always is with our German friends, that’s intentional. If you’re already a Festool user, you know a couple of things about the brand. One, they’re not going to release […]

Review8.6(out of 10)
Ridgid Gen5X Brushless Belt Sander Video Review

Ridgid Gen5X Brushless Belt Sander Video Review

Ridgid and Ryobi (both TTI companies) decided to bust through the cordless barrier when it comes to belt sanders. The Ridgid Gen5X Brushless Belt Sander runs on their 18V platform and, obviously, sports a brushless motor. It takes advantage of a 3 x 18-inch belt and a variable 400 – 935 FPM belt rate to […]

Review8.6(out of 10)
Ridgid Gen5X Brushless Belt Sander

Ridgid Gen5X Brushless Belt Sander Review

Brushless motors and increased battery capacity are unlocking tools that we could have only dreamed of being cordless a few years ago. The new Ridgid Gen5X Brushless Belt Sander is a great example of where this technology is allowing us to go. Belt sanders are typically used when you need to remove a lot of […]