The DeWalt DWE6421K 5” Orbital Sander Kit is excellent value for money. This is a corded 120V 3A random orbital sander, perfect for carpenters and auto bodywork. Since it is not cordless, it is much cheaper and wonderfully powerful.
As regular readers of my site are probably aware, I’m quite the DeWalt fan. I like the quality and advanced engineering that DeWalt has to offer. It goes without saying then that quite delighted to be reviewing this nifty little sander.
The DeWalt DWE6421K kit includes a compact 5-inch orbital sander, dust bag, and a handy carry-bag. It’s always nice to get a few extra items for your money. This offer really is quite a bargain.
DeWalt DWE6421K 5” Orbital Sander Review
Specs & Features:
- 3A 120V motor
- 5” (184mm) diameter
- 12,000 OPM
- Over molded rubber grip
- Separate counterweight reduces vibration.
- Dust-sealed switch
- 1 ¼” Dust port with dust bag
- Weight: 3.89 LBS
- 3-year warranty, 1-year free service plan, 90-day satisfaction guarantee.
What I love most about the DeWalt 5” orbital sander is the way it has been designed for improved comfort and ease of use. Anyone who has used a handheld sander for any length of time can attest to the toll it takes on your hands.
The separate counterweight reduces vibration considerably. Your hands won’t feel like they are ringing with vibration after a hard day’s work. Comfort is also enhanced by the generous rubber molding on all areas where you grip the sander. This too does a lot to improve user comfort.
The low-profile height is also pretty cool, it allows you to work much closer to the workpiece. In general, this is a super easy sander to use, particularly in tight spaces.
The dust bag, while very small, is one of the easiest to remove and replace, making those frequent trips to empty the thing not much of a hassle. You can also attach a 1¼” hose to a shop vac for more convenient dust removal.
We can’t talk about power tools without mentioning the operative word in the description – power. In this regard the DeWalt 5-inch sander is exemplary. The 3A motor is more than sufficient for a machine of this size, providing a mighty impressive 12,000 oscillations per minute (OPM).
Quality, as one would expect from DeWalt, is of the highest order. It is made from solid, tough plastic with a sealed switch which keeps the sawdust out. As with all DeWalt tools that I’ve owned, I have no doubt that this little bombshell will keep delivering the goods for a long time to come.
I can only conclude that this is one of the best corded 5” orbital sanders around. It is powerful, blissfully easy to use, and made to last. One couldn’t really ask for more. Being a DeWalt product, you’re assured of high quality and excellent after-sales service. The 3-year warranty, 1-year free service plan, and 30-day guarantee are something we’ve all come to appreciate when buying DeWalt tools.