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did I get a lemon? revised
  • ME - November 2, 2018

revised 11-7-2018: so I got another one from local big box to test and same and actually spins slower so lead me to believe it how it works and not like my circular sander. Sanded by surfboard and works great. Nice weight so the tool applies good pressure.
specs go from 7K to 12K RPM...the one I got delivered had same slow RPM but just made more noise when I dialed it up. did I get a lemon or is it suppose to be that way? My large variable sander goes from really slow to really fast. I'm going to return this....although at setting 6 it made a powerful noise...impressive, but RPM don't follow.

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I love this ROS.

I really really like this ROS. It feels very good in the hand and sucks dust like a fiend. Right now I have a number of Milwaukee M18 and M12 tools and have no complaints about any of them except for one but Milwaukee repacked it immediately no questions asked. With an M18 5 amp hour battery I get a good hour of run time out of it. I have more than one 5 amp hour battery so I can basically use it all day if I have too. Now my DeWalt ROS sits in it's box. Guess I 'll sell it. The DeWalt has served me well but this one is better. The top fits my hand better and probably due to the battery weight the vibration is a lot less plus it sucks up dust way better. It also came with a vacuum attachment which the DeWalt did not. Beside which, I'm tired of cords. The only part I didn't like is no tool holder came with it and it's taller than the DeWalt so I can't repurpose the DeWalt box. But I did purchase it without a battery or charger, I think the ones with a battery/charger combo comes with a bag, not sure though. Worth the money.

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Really impressed with the power
  • Ely - February 21, 2019

I have always had corded orbital sanders. My older dewalt would sometimes stop spinning when I would place it onto something. Sometimes it would happen sometimes it would not. Got tired of it so bought a Bosch orbital corded just a few months ago. However at times I just want to whip out the sander and use it real quick on something. being that most of my tools are all cordless milwaukee, I bought this sander. It is as good as any other orbital I ever had. I don't like the ergonomics so much but know I just have to get used to it. If you are very used to the older designs, you may not like this as much. but I tell you, the other day I just had to try it. I absolutely love this thing. I am waiting to get a chance to hook it up to my large dust collection system.

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Another powerful Milwaukee that does not disappoint. Milwaukee over charged a bit for this sander

This sander is very powerful. It is expensive but you are going to get what you pay for. I have only had a cheap Milwaukee tool which is the M12 Jig saw, it was weak, replaced it with an expensive M18 version and it was night and day. So now I learned what to expect sometimes based on price, especially when it is battery powered.

Cordless sander? What?

An excellent addition to my growing arsenal of milwaukee tools. It works great. Doesn't make my hands tired after extended use and gets good battery life. Fantastic sander if you are looking to upgrade from corded.

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2. Milwaukee 2648-20 Random Orbital Sander

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The fact is that the Milwaukee Electric Tools 2648-20 was the Milwaukee Sanders that we rated the highest. Even so, there were a few other really premium Milwaukee Sanders we wanted to showcase here that only just missed the mark.

Next up is made by Milwaukee which is a very highly regarded tool brand. Milwaukee's Random Orbital Sanders are among their top products. I was eager to have a go at the model 2648-20 and I was not let down!

The model 2648-20 Random Orbital Sander by Milwaukee, at $113.40 is a particularly excellent Sander for the money. The Milwaukee 2648-20 is definitely a sound option. Of you are not sure about our number one choice, I'd advise to go with this Sander.

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Milwaukee 2648-20 Features

5 in. sanding pad. 7,000-12,000 OPM variable speed

3/32 in. orbit diameter. Universal hose adapter included

Quick change hook-and-loop sanding pad. Dust canister with filter

Part of the M18 system of 175+ tools. 12,000 OPM max

More material removed per charge. Variable speed control

Besides the option we already covered, I would check out the 6034-21 by Milwaukee and the 6033-21 by Milwaukee. Both Milwaukee and Milwaukee are thought to be a couple of the best manufacturers of superior Sanders. both of these unique options earned exceptional buyer ratings also. Customers awarded the Milwaukee an rating on average of 3.5/5 stars. Contrast that to the Milwaukee 6033-21 which boasts an average rating of 3.3/5 stars.

The Milwaukee 6034-21 has a few features you wont get on competing Random Orbital Sanders. For example N/A. The Milwaukee 6033-21 however, is very competitive offering COMPACT SIZE allows you to keep a firm grip on the tool with one hand while you steady your furniture with the other. Perfect for putting the finishing touches on cabinets, tables, chairs, and other relatively small pieces plus SWIRL-FREE FINISH: Use this to keep a consistent finish on your jobs without streaks or swirls.

I would be eager to suggest both of these Milwaukee Sanders