DeWalt Random Oribt Sander D26453

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.1
out of 5
Brand:
DeWalt
Model:
D26453
Price:
$90

Description

• 3-amp electronic variable speed motor adjusts from 7,000-12,000 opm providing ideal sanding speed for smooth finish
• Textured antislip top and body grip provides ultimate comfort and control during use
• Controlled Finishing System maintains controllable pad speed and minimizes gouging during start up
• Dust-Sealed Switch protects against dust ingestion for longer switch life
• Sealed 100% ball-bearing construction provides longer life
• High capacity dust bag with built-in vacuum adapter provides maximum dust collection with or with out a vacuum
• Dual-plane counter-balanced fan reduces user fatigue
• Accepts 5", 8-hole hook & loop paper allows sanding discs to be switched back and forth quickly and easily

WOOD magazine review

Good blend of finish quality and dust collection

Review Summary

A middle-of-the-pack performer overall, the D26453 marries good finished surfaces with effective dust control and a comfortable grip. But it vibrated slightly, and wanted to pull away from our tester’s control, keeping it from being one of the top sanders out of 12. It showed the smoothest startup when beginning with the sander resting on the workpiece surface.

Detailed Ratings

4.0
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

4

Ease of Use

4

Value

4

Reader Reviews

Gets the job done

Review Summary

Bought mine a year ago and I am pleased with it. It does a very good job of sanding and with the variable speed, I can adjust how quickly I want it to remove the wood according to what type of wood I am sanding. It doesn't take long to fill up the dust collection bag so I have to check it often. Right after I bought it, I had a problem with the variable speed dial coming loose.
After disassembling the sander and applying some Loc-tite to the screw and adjustment knob, I haven't had any more problems. I would recommend it to anyone.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

4

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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Review Summary

used for 3 months now and am pleased. It does a good job. I have used it for sanding, with 2500 grit pads for waxing, a microfiber cloth for polishing. It has cut my time on projects greatly. So far a good value for the money

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

I've got to disagree with the other reviews

Review Summary

I had one of these sanders for about a year. During that time I came to dispise the so-called dust hose connection point. The male end of the adapter, connected to the sander, is too short to reliably stay connected to a dust hose. I resorted to duct tape and electrical tape and it still worked its way loose/off of the sander. To make matters worse the screws on my pad stripped out and while it was in use the pad literally flew off of the sander.
Since the screws were stripped I couldn't reattach it. By this time I'd had enough of the sander and it made its way with no ceremony and more than a little disgust into my garbage can. I'm not a fan. It had more vibration than I liked (as compared to my PC 333) and the lack of ability to keep connected to a dust hose was really not excusable. The self-destruction didn't help it in my mind, either. I can't recommend this sander.

Detailed Ratings

2.3
out of 5

Performance

3

Features

2

Ease of Use

2

Value

2

Does a very good job.

Review Summary

This sander could have lower center of gravity so that it doesn't try to get away for the user. I love the low vibration level as I have a lot of arthritis in my hands, but I think that is something that varys from one unit to another. I alse have a Porter Cable that really hurts my hands to use so I hardly ever use it. Using the right sand paper in it really helps. Yes I would buy it again if I could not find one with lower center of gravity.

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

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