Model # 7492-02

Internet #202691017

Skil 2.8 Amp Corded Electric 5 in. Random Orbital Sander with Dust Canister and 3 Sanding Discs


2.8 Amp Corded Electric 5 in. Random Orbital Sander with Dust Canister and 3 Sanding Discs

  • 1-year warranty
  • See through canister
  • Powerful dust collection
$42.99 /each

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Product Overview

Whether you're tackling a large home improvement project or putting the finishing touch on a workshop hobby, this Skil 5 in. Random Orbit Sander is the perfect tool for faster stock removal with smooth results. The pressure control indicator lets you know when the right amount of pressure is applied and warns you when there's too much. Random orbital action ensures a swirl-free finish while the pad brake eliminates gouging. Micro-filtration captures and contains fine dust particles to keep your work surface cleaner. A sealed switch keeps dust out of the tool for a long life. The dust canister is clear, removing the guess work of figuring out when to empty it.

  • Pressure control technology warns user when excessive pressure is applied
  • Random orbit action for faster stock removal
  • Pad brake minimizes gouging on work surface
  • Micro-filtration captures and contains fine dust particles
  • Clear view dust canister removes guess work of when to empty canister
  • Built-in vacuum port maximizes dust collection
  • Contents include: 1-sander, 1-clear-view dust canister, and 3-sanding discs
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Name 5 in. Random Orbital Sander 2.8 Amp Corded Electric 5 in. Random Orbital Sander with Dust Canister and 3 Sanding Discs 2.5 Amp Corded Electric 5 in. Single Speed Palm Random Orbital Sander/Polisher 3 Amp 5 in. Corded Random Orbital Hook and Loop Sander
Brand Porter-Cable Skil Bosch DEWALT
Ratings (23) (41) (18) (55)
Cordless/ Corded Corded Corded Corded Corded
Power Tool Features No Tool Disc/Pad Change,Random Orbit Random Orbit Lock On Switch,Random Orbit Bag Included,Lock On Switch,No Tool Disc/Pad Change,Random Orbit
Disc Size (in.) 5 in 5 in 5 in 5
Dust collection type Bag Bag Bag Bag
Reconditioned No No No No
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Customer Questions & Answers

I am sanding the wood on a dresser to be painted. Is this a good enough sander for the project?

Asked by: Micki
I have used it for my interior doors, cabinets and vanity. It is lightweight and easy to use. The quality is excellent.
Answered by: doityourself
Date published: 2016-04-06

Is this sander easy to hook up to a shop vac?

Asked by: SM
The 7492 sander is equipped with a dust port for dust extraction. To use this feature, insert a standard 1-1/4" vacuum hose into the dust port, and connect the opposite end of the hose to a shop vacuum cleaner. When using vacuum dust extraction with this tool, use an anti-static vacuum hose to reduce the likelihood of a static discharge if the vacuum hose contacts your body while sanding.
Answered by: SkilToolsSupport
Date published: 2017-01-07

polishing pads

can i put a polishing pad on this sander
Asked by: Doug
Thank you for your question. The 7492 sander does not have variable speed control so there is no way to slow down the sander for polishing applications. You can use a polishing pad however it is not recommended due to the fast speed.
Answered by: SkilToolsSupport
Date published: 2016-08-24

Would this be a good sander to sand stairs

Asked by: D1234567
The 7492-02 sander would be an excellent choice for sanding stairs.
Answered by: SkilToolsSupport
Date published: 2016-09-29
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Customer Reviews

2.8 Amp Corded Electric 5 in. Random Orbital Sander with Dust Canister and 3 Sanding Discs is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 41.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nice and Easy to Use I bought an older house, 40 years old, and the interior trim, cabinets and doors had all been previously stained. I received several quotes but they were $2,000.00 and up. I decided that since I could not afford to contract the work I would attempt it myself. After research and a lot of determination I attempted to do it myself. The orbital sander received excellent reviews plus it didn't put saw dust everywhere. After using it on several door and the bathroom cabinet I have been very impressed with the ease of use and the quality. I am looking forward to tackling my kitchen cabinets but could not do it without a decent quality sander. I strongly recommend it, even my boyfriend was impressed with the high quality for the price.
Date published: 2016-04-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from disappointed I am very disappointed because the dusk canister will not stay attached when the sander is running. Cannot find anything on line on how to fix or correct this problem. If it wasn't for this problem would give it a higher rating.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great Works great
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best the best
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Sander for home projects Using my previous experience with Skil products I grabbed this sander when buying a new Skil jig saw. So far, I'm happy with it. Plenty powerful, and I love the pressure meter. It's easy to apply too much pressure and take too much material off. After watching the pressure meter a few times you get a natural feel for the kind of pressure to apply. That feature is excellent when teaching someone else how to sand a project properly. It does make more noise than other sanders of the same size. It may be because of the high RPM rate of this sander which also seems to be a bit faster than other palm sanders. Any brand sanding discs will fit and they are easy to change. The sawdust collection system works without issues, but you will have to clean it often on a bigger job. Hooking it to a vacuum is your best bet when building something larger and using this a lot. For the price, it's a great sander for almost all jobs. For sensitive sanding, you'll want a smaller and lighter machine.
Date published: 2012-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great buy This is my 3rd random orbital sander. The first one lasted for years so I bought the newer model which broke down in a few months and took weeks to get replacement parts. When I saw the Skil in the store I was drawn to the dust collection system and the price. When my second sander quit, I ordered a Skil on line and received it very quickly. My first impression on opening the box was "this thing is heavy" I used it today for the first time. It ran very smooth and used half the discs that my previous sanders did for the same job. I didn't notice the extra weight and the job went quickly. The dust collector worked well and I didn't have to use a dust mask (though I probably should) on a hot summer day. With the ability to connect my vacuum, I will be able to use it in the house in the winter, when I can't work outside.
Date published: 2016-08-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good machine I was using this sander recently to work on refinishing some kitchen cabinets and it does an good job. I had to stop when the backing pad fell off though. Just remember to use the right size sanding pads. It' 5'' not 4".
Date published: 2011-09-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little sander! Easy to use, the little vacuum attached reduced the dust, though there was still some in the air. Glad I made the purchase.
Date published: 2016-08-23
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