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Dewalt d26451 type 1 random orbital sander. why does this sander jump around on the material and feel like it's fighting me all the time instead of sanding smooth and easy?

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The same issue was faced by me some days back. All I did was the dusting of the tool and it worked. You can also try doing the same. There is also an option to switch to a different orbital sander if your tool is damaged or has stopped working. For this, you need to pick a genuine website that offers Best Orbital Sander parsimoniously. This tool serves various purposes, just acquire knowledge about it and utilize it to the fullest.

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I have the same problem with a Porter Cable orbital sander I recently purchased. Whats happening is the sander is catching the edge of the board you're trying to sand and jerking back and forth as the sander base spins. It seems that if the board your're sanding is at least as wide as the sander base, the problem goes away, which does little good because there will be many times I we'll need to sand wood that is less in size. But you may try using a lesser grit sandpaper and see if that alleviates the problem somewhat.

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How do I use the random orbital sander?


Random orbital sander is relatively easy to use and control. You can get a lot of work done using a random orbital sander by spending a little amount of time. But, there are some things that you should keep in mind to get the best use of the sander. In this article, we are going to show you how to use a random orbital sander to its full potential.
There are many brands out there in the market right now. Each offers a different style and different controlling functions. But, the core elements of each of them are the same. The random orbital sander gives you the free and easy usability. Plus, the finishing that these sanders provide is unparalleled.

THE USE OF RANDOM ORBITAL SANDER

You can use a random orbital sander to achieve versatile woodworking functions, but mainly it is used to give your material a more smooth texture. Usually, these tools come with a lot of power so you can work on rough materials and get quick results. The design is very compact so that you can work with ease, even with one hand. So, ultimately this is a sander that will give you great power and control in a compact body.

HOW SHOULD YOU DEAL WITH THE TOOL?

Keep the Object Locked
Make sure that the object that you are working on is properly locked. Keep it secure, so it does not move too often. This way, you have had more control over the job.
USE EVEN STROKES: You should apply even strokes in every part of the object to make sure that they are sand properly. This will result in a smoother finishing to your object.
USE VENTILATION IF NEEDED Try to remember this when you use a random orbital sander, keep the ventilation on. It creates dust particle that cannot be easily controlled. So, you should keep your ventilation on to avoid the debris in your mouth.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT KIND OF SAND PAPER Different kind of wood respond well to different kind of sandpapers. So, you should look out for what is best for you and then buy your sandpaper accordingly. Make sure to properly place the sandpaper on your sander and that your sander head is clean at the start.
DOUBLE SAND THE EDGES: It is always a good idea to double sand the edges if you are looking for perfection. This allows the object to have a more fine tuning and luxurious look.

THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND:

  • Do not change the disk of random orbital sanders very frequently as it will not be cost-effective. Use it until the very end.
  • Do not apply too much pressure while working on the edges
  • Add vacuum if you want to keep your station clean.
  • Sand with a steady hand and turn up the power for rough woods.
Source: Detailed Guide On How To Use Random Orbital Sander

Apr 14, 2018 | Tools & Hardware - Others

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What is happening to my Dewalt DW421 spinning fast, but no random orbiting motion.


Probably need to replace bearing 6202. I took mine apart, dissambled the retainer and used PB Blaster on the bearing. It seems to be a short term fix. At least it's not operating at hyper speed anymore. Long term, I probably need to replace the bearing and maybe a new lower retainer if I can't press the bearing out.

May 25, 2013 | Dewalt DW421 5'' orbital sander

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No powerto sander. Cord is good,switch is good and brushes are long


It sounds to me that you have used the sander a lot and the vibration has broken a wire or it's about to break on the field windings. The brushes you need to look at to see if worn. But I kind of think wire problem. I had this happen on mine and opened it up to find this is what happened. The sander would be turned on and would not operate until I turn upside down and it would work. This is great if you are sanding upside down but this is just a sign that you are on borrowed time as this will eventually not turn on at all. I was able to fix mine with new wire crimp connection and solder with heat shrink material. If not you can order new field winding if this is what is wrong. Cleaning up the sander won't hurt either. You might want to see what a new sander will cost vs. part. Good Luck!

Aug 23, 2012 | Dewalt Sander,random Orbital - DEWALT

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Can I use sanding disks with no holes on a D26453K orbit sander?


yes as long as it is the same type of disc, e.g. hook and loop or psa.

Aug 28, 2011 | Dewalt Heavy - Duty 5" Vs Random Orbit...

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Orbital sander doesnt orbit!


Never start the Sander without first placing it against the surface to be sanded. In free air the Sander will not osolate.

Jun 12, 2009 | Makita BO5010 5" Random Orbit Sander

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Porter Cable Random Orbital Sander rotates but does not "orbit"


Just solved my problem with Porter Cable 333 orbital sander which just groaned. I thought the worst. I carefully took it apart on the garage floor and immediately suspected it needed lubrication as the motor turned hard. I used my flexible long plastic tube lubrication and put some on the bottom bearing shaft the best I could. I worked it around and around. I began to feel it turning easier. I applied more oil and kept moving and it became completely free. I put a drop on the top bearing even though it was loose. I put it all back together and it works like new. Lesson: do not look for the worst when a tool quits. Suspect the culprit to be lack of lubrication!!!

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