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Porter-Cable Drywall Sander with Dust Collection (Tool-Only)
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Porter-Cable

Drywall Sander with Dust Collection (Tool-Only)

  • Motor on the other end of the sander for balance and control
  • Articulating sanding head for covering a wide area
  • Dust collection hose that's built in
$459.00 /each

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Finish drywall with the Porter-Cable Drywall Sander with Dust Collection. With 13 ft. of vacuum hose and a 62 in. reach, it's perfect for tackling large rooms. The 8-7/8 in. sanding surface further helps to cover large areas in one pass.

  • Built-in dust collection hose
  • 13 ft. long 2-1/4 in. thick vacuum hose to cover large areas
  • Brush-type skirt surrounding the sanding pad to prevent gouging of wall joints and aiding in dust collection
  • Hook and loop straps for mounting the power cord to the vacuum hose
  • Variable speeds from 1400 to 2000 RPM
  • Dust control for large areas
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What size hook & loop disk is used for model 780p

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It takes a 9" hook and loop round sandpaper disc without holes.
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It takes a 9" hook and loop sandpaper disc without holes.
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How well does it work on removing popcorn ceilings?

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If your going to remove the popcorn. You can Tape a 6 or 8 inch knife to the end of a shop vac. using the larger attachments at the end. That way when u scrap the popcorn off it will get sucked up into the shop vac as you go. Making less to clean up later.
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As a drywall contractor my best advice for popcorn removal is lightly spraying the ceiling with water, then scraping the popcorn off. I've tried the sanding it first method before, and it takes too much time, and is very hard on the sander. Once the texture is removed, then the sander can be used.
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need a hook and loop pad for porter cable drywall sander?

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Yes, it takes round 9" hook and loop sandpaper discs without holes.
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September 7, 2015
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Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. We carry a 6 in. Black Standard Hook-and-Loop Pad Internet # 202910759. This item is currently in stock online. For any other questions, please call us at HomeDepot.com Customer Service 800-430-3376. Thank you for shopping Home Depot.
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Does this work with your standard shop vac or do I need to purchase a special vaccum?
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I used it with a standard shop vac. You might need an adapter to connect it depending on the size of your hose input. Also, it's important to make sure the filter doesn't get clogged. I used a high-efficiency filter and it worked fine. There are some dust collection bags that are sold for this purpose, but I was turned-off by the negative reviews on those.
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This item will work with any standard 1-1/4 inch shopvac port connection.
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 26 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent for "Popcorn" Ceiling Removal Popcorn ceiling removal is messy...no way to get around that! The Porter Cable Drywall sanding tool eliminates about 95% of that mess, I would recommend the investment in this well built tool for that task. Weighing a little over eight pounds the tool seems manageable for overhead work at first however in no time at all it becomes heavy and hard to handle. If you are under say six feet tall you will need to work off a platform or ladder to keep the head of the machine flat to your work surface in order to get a good seal necessary for the vacuum action to work properly. I would suggest to use a "fine" filter on your utility vac, empty vac and clean filter as necessary. September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best thing since sliced bread This tool is a must for finishing drywall. It eliminates the most miserable aspect of drywalling - the sanding and the dust. It must be used it with a bag-type shop vac to control the dust, so this could result in an additional purchase if you don't already have one. This tool is not "dustless" but it greatly reduces the dust to a manageable level. The only downside, if there is one, is the cost. Most high quality and effective tools are costly and this is no exception. My son and I both have large multi-room jobs to do so we split the cost and are co-owners of the tool. These tools can be rented, but having one on hand through the course of a job and not having to worry about returning it by the deadline is well worth it. September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by best tool ever October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Worth the money I bought this item because I was doing a kitchen remodel while still using the kitchen daily. I put up new drywall on walls and ceiling and used this sander without getting dust in the kitchen or the rest of the house. It is relatively light ( e.g. ceiling use) and extremely easy to use on walls (with the flexible sanding head). It has multiple speeds depending on how much "dried mud" you have to remove. You may need a hose adaptor if using a Rigid Vacuum; Home Depot has adapter kits for @$8.00. I would buy replacement sander sheets after purchasing the vac as the ones I bought online don't fit exactly right. It makes sanding walls and ceilings quick work and the sander with a fine grit pad and slow speed is very forgiving- takes an effort to damage the drywall paper or gouge the sheets. August 3, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to use The customer service was outstanding ! The rep in Largo worked with the 800 rep to find a way that I could purchase this while outside Canada June 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gets the job done! This sander is easy to use and works great for sanding drywall fast! March 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Should of got This 10 years ago This tool is unbelieveable. Sanded a 5 ceilings in a hour would of taken 5 hours the old hand sanding way.. I was tired the first half hour but after taking a small break np and no mess .. Best tool I ever bought!!!!!!! March 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Makes drywall sanding a pleasure Very efficient, lightweight and virtually dustless. Used only one disc to sand joints on 30 sheets of drywall. Very short learning curve if the included instructions are followed. December 15, 2015
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