Hitachi SV13YA Random-Orbit Finishing Sander

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
3.0
out of 5
Brand:
Hitachi
Model:
SV13YA
Price:
$80

Description

• Powerful motor provides 7,000-12,000 RPM to achieve super smooth finishes.
• Soft rubber-overmold grip reduces vibration and provides a comfortable hold.
• Dust sealed switch helps to extend tool life.
• Complete ball bearing construction for smooth, precise operation.
• Hook-and-loop pad system allows you to change sanding sheets quickly and easily.
• Integrated dust-collection bag ensures a cleaner environment, keeps the work surface clean, and extends the life of the sanding disc.
• Weighing only 3 lbs and standing 5-11/16" high, this compact sander is easy to use for long periods of time.
• Uses standard 8-hole sanding discs.

Amps: 2.4
Abrasive Paper Size: 5" Round, 8 hole pattern
Pad Size: 5" Round
No-Load Speed: 7,000–12,000 RPM
Orbit Diameter: 1/8"
Height: 5-11/16"
Weight: 3 lbs

WOOD magazine review

Vibration, sanding time pose limitations

Review Summary

When its best feature is an easy-opening zippered dust bag, you know a sander has issues. Unfortunately, the SV13YA leaves scratches that need 320-grit discs to remove. (Comparable sanders could do the job in less time and use fewer discs.) It vibrated more than any other sander out of 12 we tested, and rocked and veered unless we gripped it tightly.
Its thin, narrow dust-collection port collected less dust with a vacuum than with the bag, and its recessed on/off switch and speed control proved difficult to operate.

Detailed Ratings

2.8
out of 5

Performance

3

Features

3

Ease of Use

2

Value

3

Reader Reviews

middle of the road machine.

Review Summary

it's OK as a secondary machine but I would not use it as my primary sander. As the Wood review states, it has a LOT of vibration.

Detailed Ratings

3.0
out of 5

Performance

3

Features

3

Ease of Use

3

Value

3

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