Even though they may look similar, orbital and random orbit sanders have different sanding actions. An orbital sander vibrates in tiny circles and is great for finish sanding. A random orbit sander rotates while vibrating, resulting in a much more aggressive cutting tool. Watch this video to find out more.

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Joe Truini

Joe Truini

Radio Show Co-Host

Joe Truini is a contractor, author, and the host of “Simple Solutions” on Today’s Homeowner TV and the weekly Today’s Homeowner radio show. He has worked on both large commercial projects and residential remodeling, and has written for national publications such as This Old House and Popular Mechanics. He has also written eight books, including three best-selling shed-building books. Joe lives in Connecticut with his family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and baseball in his spare time.

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