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How to use an orbital sander

How to use an orbital sander

Orbit sanders may seem like a relatively new addition to the power tools isle in your local hardware store but in fact they are the grandfather of all sanders. Their history relates back to when the first electrical drills were introduced and the orbital sander was simply an attachment that fitted in to the drill and had a sanding pad on its end. This pad would then be rotated by the drill and would form a crude orbital sander. At...
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The Hook and Loop System and why it’s Perfect for Orbital Sander Attachments

The Hook and Loop System and why it’s Perfect for Orbital Sander Attachments

The Hook and Loop attachment system is very popular in orbital sanders – in fact every single orbit sander that we have reviewed uses some variation of the hook and loop system. But where did it originate from and why is it so popular for use in orbital sanders (As well as other power tools)? A short history of hook and loop The original inventor of the hook and loop system was a man named George de Mestral. He found...
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