Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 12
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TM Terrific tool
This orbital sander/polisher has the superior quality, ease of use, and performance expected in a Porter Cable tool. While sanding disks are available from Porter Cable, you will need to go to Lake Country Manufacturing for superior polishing accessories.
July 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Satchmoe Better than your average buffer
This polisher has more orbital power and won't burn your auto paint job. Haven't used it as a sander... doubt I will. There are several YouTube how to videos that show how to use it if you're interested.
August 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sstuartjones a tool i've wanted for a while
great orbital sander. the buffer pad that came with it I used to "polish" some dull headlight covers and made a mistake of wetting the pad (sponge) and free spinning the disk trying to get some of the water out, the water in the sponge was forced to one side and it exploded, half of the pad rocketed off flying across the yard@!@
as a Sander, it does a GREAT job - 100x better than the little square palm sander I was using.
December 9, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Walrus So far, so good...
I have used the old style Porter Cable 6" Random Orbital Sander for 18 years building a large log home, and a lot of log furniture for it. I have literally worn out 3 of them, and always felt that I had gotten a more than reasonable life out of them. The production I could get with these sanders was always far higher than ANY 5' random orbital, and I've used them all; I've always been surprised that a majority of Porter Cable customers purchase this sander in the 5' configuration rather than the 6", because the productivity is far less.
The fact that these sanders were American - made meant something to me, and so when I wore out my last one and tried to buy a new one, I learned that they were no longer available, and this model had taken its place. These are similar, but slightly different, and the fact that they are made offshore concerned me as to whether they would be as well-made, reliable and durable. I don't know yet, and won't for a couple of years, but in terms of performance, this sander appears to be the equal of the old ones, and so far, so good. But I would be happier with Porter Cable and with this sander if it was still made in America, and I feel that by going offshore as they did, they have lost a major selling point.
December 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by stevo sander
Great piece of equipment. I know I'll have it for a long time.
November 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dumpy sander buffer
Very nice use to do auto finishing does super job ,,will also buy dust adapter for clean sanding
April 8, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by southshoresurfer 6in variable speed random orbit sandwe
Easy to use, good power for the price. I use it to sand epoxy so it's perfect, I have yet to use it on wood but believe it will be a good finishing tool.
March 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ever detail
Great machine for developing fast jobs, used with all wax and compound
December 19, 2014