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How To Use A Random Orbital Sander

How To Use A Random Orbital Sander

Learn how to use a random orbit sander! This VideoJug film demonstrates how to use this sander to transform a rough-surfaced piece of wood to a piece of wood with a beautiful smooth finish.

I'm going to show you how to use the random orbit sander. The random orbit sander is a very good sander because it not only spins round like the normal orbital sander, but it also, while it is spinning, it also gyrates. So the spinning, the gyration and the movement of your hand creates a much finer, scratch-free surface.

Here, I've got three different types of sanding grips: 60, 120, and 240. The roughest is 60 and the smoothest is 240. So obviously, 120 is in the middle.

So, this piece of wood here is quite rough so I will start with the 60. This one is Velcro, so it just sticks on if I make sure I align the holes for the suction. And then I will just start sanding.

Keep it nice and smooth. Keep it nice and steady, flat. So, this is how the wood originally started off before we used the belt sander and then, after the belt sander, it was like this, a bit smoother.

And now, we got to this, and you can really feel it if you run your hand across it, because probably through the camera, it looks quite smooth but it's not until you touch it that you know it needs to go down to a finer grip now. So, I will change this to a 120. Line up the holes and carry on.

Okay, so now, we can go from the 120 to the 240 because I think it is nice and smooth and that should finish it off nicely for the purpose that we need. So, make sure the lines are nicely lined up. You can see where I was sanding, there is no dust coming out at all because this is attached to the hoover or, in my case, a dust extractor which fixes on automatically and I think it is a good idea because the dust is not a good thing.

So, here we are with the finest grips. And there we are, beautifully smooth mirror finish. So, that is how you use the random orbit sander. .