Integral to the functionality of the Porter-Cable 390K 5-Inch Low Profile Random Orbit Sander Kit with Hook & Loop Pad and Dust Collection is its unique design. Through and through, this award-winning sander is ergonomic. Combination of rubber palm grip, low-profile body shape and lightweight design (it weighs 6.4 pounds only) make it comfortable to hold and use even after long periods of work. Slim and shorter-than-average frame gives users better control and accuracy. It is particularly handy for working around tight spaces or obstructed edges.
The 390K boasts of impressive power, thanks to its 3.5 Amp EnduraTech motor and speed rate of 7000 to 12,000 rmp. This combination of speed and power allows the Porter-Cable 390K 5-Inch Low Profile Random Orbit Sander Kit with Hook & Loop Pad and Dust Collection to provide better and faster removal rate. What’s even more impressive is that no matter the speed you run the sander, it remains virtually vibration-free.
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Whether you are smoothing rough surface or fine-finishing a wood surface, the Porter-Cable 390K 5-Inch Low Profile Random Orbit Sander Kit with Hook & Loop Pad and Dust Collection is a value to beat. The sander also comes with an Electronic Load control to ensure consistency and quality of sanding finish. The EnduraTech motor has also industry-proven durability; your Porter-Cable will likely last up to 10 times longer than most orbital sanders on the market.
There are two brake systems included in the device. The electronic motor brake spins down the sander about three times faster than traditional sanders. This means you also get work done in a faster manner. The mechanical brake, on the other hand, acts on the sanding pad to reduce free spin, which is important in minimizing or eliminating gouging and other flaws on surface of sanded material. To help keep the work area clean, a dust collection port has been included. It supports hoses 1 to 1 ½ inches large for faster collection.
Porter-Cable 390K Features & Specifications
- 3.5 Amp EnduraTech Motor with Electronic Load Control for more robust performance
- Orbital palm grip sander with 5 to 10 times longer motor life
- Variable speed range provides better removal rate
- Dual break system for increased productivity and better results
- Built-in dust collection system
- Ergonomic design for better control and precision
- Can navigate tight spaces
- Dimension: 15.4 x 9.2 x 7.2 inches
- Three-year warranty
Porter-Cable 390K Review
The Porter Cable sander has been named one of the best orbital sanders in the industry by a variety of wood magazines, and majority of its actual users agree. The Porter-Cable 390K 5-Inch Low Profile Random Orbit Sander Kit with Hook & Loop Pad and Dust Collection, in fact, is one of few orbital sanders on the market with minimal negative reviews.
Users feel that it is a very powerful sander, but its vibration-free action can sometimes make you forget the powerhouse that the Porter-Cable is. One user mentioned that it gives a more organic feeling to the work, and the Porter-Cable, with its low center profile, is designed exactly for that. Others find the quick-stop feature remarkable – they don’t have to wait at all for the Porter-Cable to stop allowing users to get more sanding done.
However, as this is a palm grip sander, the Porter-Cable 390K 5-Inch Low Profile Random Orbit Sander Kit with Hook & Loop Pad and Dust Collection is best suited for people with large hands. Users with small hands will easily get tired using it. Some users also find the dust collection system quite inefficient. Since it uses 1.5-inch hoses only, it doesn’t extract as much dirt as tools with larger hoses. Also, a couple of users have complained that the dust extraction system clogs up easily.
Flaws and all, the Porter-Cable 390K 5-Inch Low Profile Random Orbit Sander Kit with Hook & Loop Pad and Dust Collection is still one of the best orbital sanders for the money. It’s no wonder plenty of users are recommending it.