DEWALT D26451K 3 Amp 5-Inch Random Orbit Sander with Cloth Dust Bag

DEWALT D26451K ReviewThe Dewalt D26451K 3 Amp 5-Inch Random Orbit Sander with Cloth Dust Bag is a small yet solid tool for professional and home use. Its 5-inch frame packs on 3.0 amp motor that delivers 7000 – 12000 RPM. This variability allows users to work with a wider variety of sanding surface.The Dewalt D26451K 3 Amp 5-Inch Random Orbit Sander with Cloth Dust Bag is built to deliver high-quality finish with minimal effort. It comes with a finishing control system to ensure consistent quality of sanding finish.

This system has two main features. One, it uses a 3/32 random-orbit motion that allows for maximum material removal without leaving any swirl pattern on the surface. The second feature is the soft-start mechanism, which controls pad speed from within to reduce gouging during start up.To provide users excellent control while providing them maximum comfort even when working with a tough job, the Dewalt D26451K 3 Amp 5-Inch Random Orbit Sander with Cloth Dust Bag offers an ergonomic, soft grip design.

There’s also a dual-plane counter-balanced fan for better handling and less muscle fatigue.The Dewalt D26451k3 orbital sander weighs 5.2 pounds only — one of the lightest sanders in its class — so your hands don’t get tired even when working for extended hours. The sander’s disk switching mechanism is also top-notch. You can quickly and easily switch papers and without interrupting your workflow. It accepts any 5-inch abrasive paper with 8-hole hook.Inside the hood is a dust collection system for keeping your workspace clean at all times.

A dust-protection rocker on/off switch on the front grip prevents damaging dust build-up in your tool and hence keep its life longer. If preferred, you can also attach an external vacuum into the sander. Debris can be deposited into the included dust bag.

Dewalt D26451K Features & Specifications

  • 5-inch orbital sander with 3-amp motor
  • Variable speed ranging 7000 – 1200 rpm
  • Body grip, lightweight design with anti-slip top for optimal comfort and control
  • Soft start for minimal gouging during start up
  • Dust-protection system ensures long tool life
  • Efficient built-in dust collection system
  • Comes with high-capacity dust bag
  • Also accepts external vacuum
  • Measures 9.5 x 13 x 6.8 inches
  • Protected by a 3-year warranty

Dewalt D26451K Review

The Dewalt D26451K 3 Amp 5-Inch Random Orbit Sander with Cloth Dust Bag is a dependable workhorse for sanding surfaces. It lets you handle even the toughest for extended period of hours without a hiccup.One review shared he used the Dewalt sander to clean a 500 sq.ft. floor once with a 60 grit, then again with a 100 grit — all in all about a five-hour job; the Dewalt sander performed faithfully without a hitch.

User reviews also show that the Dewalt D26451K 3 Amp 5-Inch Random Orbit Sander with Cloth Dust Bag is easy to hold and use so you remain comfortable even after long hours of work. The soft-start mechanism is slower than others, but users find that this is effective in keeping the surface damage free during initial contact of sander with wood.However, once the gets up to its set speed, the Dewalt D26451K 3 Amp 5-Inch Random Orbit Sander with Cloth Dust Bag gets a bit noisy. Users have also discovered that the dust collector is best suited for small jobs. It can’t handle big jobs as the dust port readily gets clogged easily that users find themselves emptying it often. One user complained of heavy vibration, but this is an isolated case as many users found the Dewalt to deliver low-level vibration.

If Dewalt engineers could increase the airflow as well as reduce the noise level a bit, the Dewalt D26451K could become an even greater tool than it already is.