Top 10 Best 5 Inch Disc Sanders

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These Are Some Of The Highest Rated 5 Inch Disc Sanders Available Today
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2. Makita BO5041K Random Orbital Sander

  • (451 Points)
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Spend the money and buy it - you will not regret it. Wow this bad boy eats bondo This is an exellent 8 inch da. That helps to minimize the muscle tiredness factor. I run my HF sander a few minutes and it gets hot. Vibration is very low so user fatigue will not be a issue.

It's true that the BLACK+DECKER BDERO100 was the 5 Inch Disc Sanders that we graded the highest. However, there were a range of other really high quality 5 Inch Disc Sanders we wanted to show you here that barely missed first place.

Makita is an additional leading maker of Sanders. They make the tool next up on our lineup. Makita's Random Orbital Sanders are among their leading products. It was fantastic to try out the BO5041K. I was very pleased with this tool!

The Makita BO5041K Random Orbital Sander, at $95.59 is an especially great Sander for the price. If you uncertain about our number one choice, I'd check out the Makita BO5041K next. It's a high quality tool at a good price.

Full Makita BO5041K Review

Makita BO5041K Features

Smooth and fast sanding with 3.0 AMP motor

Variable speed control dial (4,000-12,000 OPM) enables user to match the sanding speed to the application

Ergonomic rubberized palm grip and handle for improved operator comfort and control

Adjustable front handle allows for sanding in corners and confined areas

Large two-finger trigger switch with conveniently located lock-on button for continuous use and increased operator comfort

Large 1/8"" random orbit action for fast and super smooth sanding provides a swirl-free finish

Pad control system for controlled pad speed upon start-up

Efficient through-the-pad dust collection system for a cleaner work environment

Aside from the option we already included, I would evaluate the DEWALT DWE6421K and the DWE6423K by DEWALT. Both these tool manufactures are considered two of the top suppliers of high quality Sanders. both of these two options received great end user ratings also. The DEWALT advertises a user rating of 4.6/5 as compared to 4.7/5 star rating for the DWE6423K by DEWALT.

The DWE6421K by DEWALT comes with several features you might not experience on competing Random Orbital Sanders. One example is 3.0 Amp motor that spins the pad at 12,000 OPM. The DEWALT DWE6423K although, is tough to beat with 3.0 Amp motor spins the pad at 8,000 - 12,000 OPM and even Shorter height minimizes the distance between user and work piece.

I can easily suggest both of these 5 Inch Disc Sanders
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3. DEWALT DWE6421K Random Orbital Sander

  • (434 Points)

This orbital has power and is adjustable for the speed. Big hunk of Had a issue with the head coming off. The type of sandpaper used greatly affects the product. I am very glad it comes with 12 Pcs bonus sandpapers! After the second or third try, it might decide to stay on.

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4. DEWALT DWE6423K Random Orbital Sander

  • (423 Points)

Not cheap, but much better than the pain. Granted, if you need the full power, it will consume air. That helps to minimize the muscle tiredness factor. This GREATLY reduces the amount of dust created. 4 stars because it doesn't hook to my shop vac.

Honorable Mentions

If the 5 Inch Disc Sanders mentioned above fail to meet your needs, we have a variety of other options that may likely fit you better. We identified a number of fantastic Sanders during the course of our review. The Sanders we graded above are our favorites. That doesn't mean there aren't several additional great 5 Inch Disc Sanders.

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5. TACKLIFE PRS01A Random Orbital Sander

  • (338 Points)

I just wore out my second TACKLIFE sander and bought a third. The included carry case is very robust too. Well made and can go for as long as you need. Wow, once the tool gets in it's rhythm it really sings. It has made my polishing cars so much more enjoyable.

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6. PORTER-CABLE FBA_382 Random Orbital Sander

  • (324 Points)

It held up and kept up with the PORTER-CABLE. Big hunk of Had a issue with the head coming off. It is very helpful and I have to say it is good deal. When I returned, the sander had gone to tool heaven. This PORTER-CABLE Sander appears to be a quality tool.

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7. WEN 6515T Disc & Belt Sander

  • (223 Points)

Maybe this is normal for all machines, but it is a PITA. Im still using it and works great I Love it. That is not enough to firmly hold the table in place. I received my WEN sander after waiting! What I have come to expect under the WEN brand.

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8. Makita XOB01Z Random Orbital Sander

  • (181 Points)

I've had my US built Makita for 20 years. Works great, easy to use and comes with sand paper. Even with hearing protection, I couldn't use it. Great tool works and feels good to use. Go Makita for making another great product!

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9. Grizzly H6070 Disc & Belt Sander

  • (174 Points)

Tonight the Idler Roller started making noise. 20 minutes to clean the packing grease off the tables. After returning the first one I received I got a decent sander. I received my Grizzly sander after waiting! sander is doing fine, lot power sands well on metal and wood.

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10. Makita BO5030K Random Orbital Sander

  • (166 Points)

I've had my US built Makita for 20 years. Like it says in the instruction manual - don't push down. Works as it should Works will in my shop. For the money I've never used a better sander. Not much, if they work as well as this little champ.