Porter-Cable Random Orbit Sander

Average reader rating
4.6
out of 5
Brand:
Porter Cable
Model:
97455
Price:
$160

Description

4.5 Amp, AC only
Electronic variable-speed dial 2,500-6,800 OPM
Random orbit, swirl-free sanding/polishing action
Includes 5-inch proprietary counter balance for use with 5-inch sanding/polishing pad
Accepts 5/16 - 24 spindle thread accessories Features two-position (left or right) removable side handle for greater comfort and control

Reader Reviews

Most powerful on the market

Review Summary

With it's 4.5 amp motor,this unit holds the title of the most powerful RO sander on the market as far as amperage goes. As a professional woodworker and cabinet maker, I've used this particular sander for over 25 years and it is the most aggressive RO sander I've ever used and I own a 5" Dewalt and the newer low profile 5" PC. This is the tool to use if you want to sand a large surface quickly.
If you need a bigger pad , you can purchase a 6 inch one separately for this unit. One down side to this sander is, that it's a little on the heavy side, and it does take two hands to wield it. Another is the dust collection is not quite as good as my smaller PC unit. Since my acquisition of the smaller PC ,this one doesn't get used as much due to it's size. It gets reserved for the larger jobs.

Detailed Ratings

4.3
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

4

Should last forever

Review Summary

With no brushes and lots of power the sander should be able to take on anything for many years without and problems. I have one and it has been a real work horse in my shop. It is three years old and still doing strong. The soft start and the quick power down are great features.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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