Buying high-quality tools while also buying on a budget may seem like a lost cause – however, there are some surprisingly great tools out there at a price that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. In the world of corded random orbital sanders models from Makita and Milwaukee, manufacturers well known for their high-quality engineering, perfectly encapsulate high-performance at a small price.
Makita’s BO5030K (5″) random orbit sander kit provides some incredible bang for not much buck. Racking up to only about seventy dollars, the tool is both a sound investment, and a strikingly good value. Boasting a whopping 3 amp motor with 12,000 OPM, this sander is a real smooth operator (yes, pun intended). Additionally, the tool’s pad system and variable speed control ensure superior operator control and the smoothest finishes on every type of surface. The BO5030K also features a through-the-pad dust collection system that sucks debris off of your work surface and directs it into a dust bag – this is beneficial for a number of reasons: your shop and surrounding air is cleaner, your workpiece is clear of debris, more orbital sander for cars, and less likely to incur damage, and your accessories last much longer. This means, essentially, that you’ll continue saving money with this tool even as you use it. Additionally, the sander is built with an over-sized sealed ball bearing construction for smooth performance and extended, always durable tool life.
Milwaukee’s 6021-21 (5″) random orbit palm sander is another surprisingly great value. Albeit a bit more expensive on the whole than Makita’s BO5030K, the 6021-21 generally fluctuates in the seventy dollar range as well. Ultimately, Milwaukee’s 6021-21 is a brilliant little power tool that will continually, consistently yield strikingly good results. The sander’s swirl-free finish provides ultra smooth finishes, and with variable speed settings (7,000 – 12,000 OPM), you’ll always have access to the most optimal sanding speed for each and every application. The tool’s 3 amp motor is both powerful and lightweight ensuring dependable speed, durability, and convenience and with an ergonomic design, operators experience optimized comfort and control over the sander. This also greatly reduces user stress and fatigue from any working angle. The 6021-21 is a truly great value offering seamlessly smooth results, lightweight maneuverability, and a very reasonable price tag.
Ultimately, although purchasing industrial high-quality tools on a budget may seem like an impossible feat, there are some seriously high-performance random orbital sanders available that will shock your senses (with surprise and excitement) without shocking your wallet.