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Model #7346

6 in. Variable-Speed Random Orbital Sander

  • 4.5 Amp, AC only
  • Electronic variable-speed dial 2,500-6,800 OPM
  • Random orbit, swirl-free sanding/polishing action
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Product Overview

Porter-Cable 7346 6 in. Random Orbit Sander features a stronger performance with a 22% increase. The 7346's stronger 4.5 Amp motor allows for higher overload protection. Other features include, pad specific counterweight and a two position side handle for improved control and versatility. This sander is made with 100% ball bearing construction that has proven reliability under industrial use.
  • 4.5 Amp, AC only
  • Electronic variable-speed dial 2,500-6,800 OPM
  • Random orbit, swirl-free sanding/polishing action
  • Includes 6 in. proprietary counter balance for use with 6 in. sanding/polishing pad
  • Accepts 5/16 - 24 spindle thread accessories
  • Features two-position (left or right) removable side handle for greater comfort and control
  • Compact lightweight design - 5-1/2 lbs.
  • 100% ball and roller bearing construction
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Power Tool FeaturesRandom Orbit,Variable SpeedNo Additional FeaturesLock On SwitchNo Additional Features
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
11
Product Height (in.)
6
Product Width (in.)
10.5

Details

Amperage (amps)
4.5
Bench & Stationary Tool Type
Disc Sander
Color Family
Gray
Condition
New
Cord Length (ft.)
6
Corded Tool Type
Disc Sander
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Dust collection type
None
Included
Second Handle
Maximum Speed (rpm)
6800
Power Tool Features
Random Orbit,Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
5.5
Random orbit
Yes
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
Yes

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CSA Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year limited warranty/90 day money back guarantee/1 year free service contract

Questions & Answers

9Questions16Answers

which head does it come with? I want loop and hook

Asked by michael May 30, 2020
1
Answer

Yes the unit 7346 comes with a hook and loop pad A14387

I want to buy the velcro disc not adhesive type, is that this model?

Asked by mack May 4, 2020
1
Answer

Yes model 7346 comes with a pad that uses hook and loop. Also you can get the accessory pad for PSA (adhesive)

The head now spins freely, is there a shear pin inside that is replaceable? Out of warranty

Asked by captain April 30, 2018
1
Answer

I went to the DeWalt repair center here in Cbus ( they service P-C tools) and they advised that the head is not designed to spin like one might expect, it osolates only and the weight of the tool on the head and a little pressure is how it is intended to be used. Too much pressure and the movement nearly stops. It is doing a pretty good job with a polisher pad to rub out my fiberglass boat but I am thinking that maybe it was not intended to do that as a primary purpose.

Why can't HD send discs to my home? The only way is a $79 fee. The order was $11.00 incuding ship...

Asked by Gregory September 18, 2017
1
Answer

Hi Gregory, the $79 delivery charge is only if you decide to "select your delivery date". This 6 in. Variable-Speed Random Orbital Sander has free priority ground shipping. Please be advised and take a look at the shipping options again. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot!

Can this be converted into a buffer/ polisher?

Asked by Joe August 11, 2017
2
Answers

I thought is was, thought all were the same. See my reply I just entered, I am using it as such but not sure yet if it was the right choice since I don't know how other brands function. No experience in buffing, going to YouTube to look.

I want a vaccine hose attachment on the sander please

Asked by Craig April 30, 2017
3
Answers

Porter Cable 5140042-92 should work to add dust collection capabilities.

can we get a dust collection for a vac

Asked by sandy December 5, 2016
2
Answers

Porter Cable 5140042-92 should add dust collection capability.

can this be used to strip paint and rust and body filler on cars

Asked by bodyman2016 September 3, 2016
1
Answer

Absolutely. I have done alot of auto body sanding with mine.

Where do I get the sandpaper for this?

Asked by scram March 19, 2015
4
Answers

Lowes maybe? HD won't send to home without a $75 shipping fee.

Customer Reviews

  • 3.5
    out of 11 reviews
  • 38% recommend this product
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Porter Cable #7346 Orbital Sander Failure
First impression was good. After 2 hours of use, item would not stay on speed 5. After using to polish 1 full size truck, the polisher head actually melted inside the foam pad. Looks like ill be purchasing a different brand to use for auto polishing. Dont waste your money on this one.
by scott
Response from portercableProductExpertJul 18, 2018
Hi, we're sorry to hear of the trouble you are having with the 6 in. Variable-Speed Random Orbital Sander. We would appreciate the chance to speak with you and assist you with warranty. Please email wecare@sbdinc.com and reference case #08216773.
Many Thanks,
Mitzy
PORTER-CABLE Customer Care
Great time saver...
Great time saver
by MICHAEL
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by HomeDepotCustomer
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by HomeDepotCustomer
I had several 4x4 posts that had been painted. Using this sander and 40 grit paper I had them dow...
I had several 4x4 posts that had been painted. Using this sander and 40 grit paper I had them down to bare wood in no time at all.
by Tom
My husband and I purchased our first one to complete the sanding of logs in our lake house. We p...
My husband and I purchased our first one to complete the sanding of logs in our lake house. We purchased an additional one because of the effort and time needed to complete the tasks. We used these sanders for hours and hours a day, for 3 weeks Never had a problem.
by Dews
Love this Sander
I've had this sander for two years. Works great and is ergonomic. Highly recommended.
by Scott_H
The first sander lasted 20 yrs.. This 1 lasted 18-20 Hrs. making a grinding noise. I contacted Po...
The first sander lasted 20 yrs.. This 1 lasted 18-20 Hrs. making a grinding noise. I contacted Porter-Cable to see what they will do. Could it be because Black&Decker bought the company? Makes me wonder.....
by carpenter
Response from SBD_Product ExpertSep 18, 2018
Hi, we're sorry to hear of the trouble you are having with the 6 in. Variable-Speed Random Orbital Sander. We would appreciate the chance to speak with you and assist you with warranty. Please email wecare@sbdinc.com and reference case #08476658. Many Thanks, Mitzy PORTER-CABLE Customer Care
My first one lasted more than 5 years, never needing anything but brushes - and I literally wore ...
My first one lasted more than 5 years, never needing anything but brushes - and I literally wore it out! The one i purchased 3 months ago is already broken. The rotating/oscillating head has developed significant play, rendering the tool useless.
by Angelo225544
Response from portercableProductExpertJun 14, 2018
Hi-
We appreciate your feedback on this sander and are sorry to hear of the issue you are having with your product. This is not the kind of performance we expect from our products and would like to speak to you about this issue so we can assist you with resolving this to your satisfaction. Please email me at wecare@sbdinc.com and reference case # 08075560. I look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks
Jessica
PORTER CABLE Customer Care
Not
I bought the same D/A Sander several years ago and it worked Great for approx 6 yrs. I recently purchased a new one, as shown, and within 35 hours of use, it began making grinding noises. Seems like the bearings came apart. I can't return/ exchange it because I can't find my receipt, and home depot doesn't track cash sales
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Response from portercableProductExpertJun 30, 2017
Hi Willie
I am sorry to hear of the issue you are having with your 6 in. Variable-Speed Random Orbital Sander. We would like to speak to you about the Factory warranty on the product and assist you further with getting the issue resolved. Please contact me at wecare@sbdinc.com and reference case # 06857086. I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you
Tabitha
PORTER-CABLE Customer Care
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