Porter-Cable is a well-established brand in the power tool industry, with over 100 years of experience in producing high-performance tools that are built to last. The company prides itself on its commitment to quality, offering a wide range of mains-powered and cordless battery-operated tools, including electric drills, powered bench saws, and power sanding tools.
As professional carpenters, we were excited to test out some of Porter-Cable’s orbital sanders, as we had heard great things about their quality and performance from other users. We were not disappointed. The first Porter-Cable orbital sander that we used, the 382 model, immediately impressed us with its build quality and durability. Weighing in at 3 pounds, it may not be the lightest sander on the market, but its 100% ball bearing construction made it feel like it could last forever.
All of the Porter-Cable orbital sanders that we tested were similarly impressive, with attention to detail and quality evident in every aspect of the design and construction. The company’s commitment to quality is evident in the final product, and we would highly recommend Porter-Cable orbital sanders to any professional carpenter or DIY enthusiast.
The Porter Cable PCCW205B is a 20V cordless random orbital sander with a 12,000 OPM speed. It features a hook and loop attachment system, detachable dust collection bag, and a rubber grip for comfortable use. It is lightweight at 2.7 pounds and has a low profile design. The kit includes a dust collection bag and a multiple port adapter for connecting to a vacuum hose or cordless vacuum cleaner. The sander also has a 5-inch orbital sanding pad with a 3/32″ orbit diameter and an 8-hole design. The lithium-ion battery provides 30-40 minutes of running time and it is designed with a dustproof power switch to enhance its longevity
- BUILT FOR HIGH OUTPUT: Delivers up to 12,000…
- DETACHABLE DUST BAG HELPS SAVE TIME: Easily…
The Porter Cable 7345 is a 5-inch random orbit sander designed to polish and sand wood, metal, PVCs, and plastic boards. It has a powerful speed of 6800 orbits per minute and is equipped with a polishing action and swirl-free random orbit. It also accepts 5/16 up to 24 spindle thread accessories, has a 5-inch proprietary counterbalance for the use of a 5-inch polishing and sanding pad, a multifunctional grip handle, and an electronic variable speed of 2500–6800 orbits per minute. It has a weight of 5.5 lbs and is powered by an electric cord. The package includes a 5-inch PSA pad sanding disc, side handle wrench, owner’s manual, and sander.
Pros: -Powerful speed that can easily finish in time. -Removal handle makes it more comfortable to use. -No weaknesses to report, just power and smooth sanding. -Can safely use in extreme and intensive uses such as finishing hulls or car polishing.
Cons: -Electricity consumption can be costly
- Orbital sander has 4.5 Amp, AC only
- Hand sander comes with electronic…
The Porter Cable 382 is a 5-inch random orbit sander with a maximum speed of 12000 Rpm. It features a 100% ball bearing construction, dual plane counter, auto-controlled pad speed, and a 3-year warranty. The design of the sander may not be as visually appealing as some of its competitors. Still, it is built to last with a dust-sealed power switch and a 100% ball-bearing construction. The automatic control of the sanding speed ensures smooth finishes every time, and the built-in dual-plane counter-balanced fan helps to reduce vibration. The sander is compatible with five- and 8-hole hook and loop sanding paper and has a 1.9 amp motor. The package includes the sander, operating manual, and dust filter attachment. A 3-year limited warranty, a 1-year free service contract, and a 90-day money-back guarantee cover the sander.
Pros: -High-quality construction and durable design. -Smooth finishes with automatic control of sanding speed. -Vibration reduction thanks to the built-in dual-plane counter-balanced fan. -Compatible with both five and 8-hole hook and loop sanding paper. -Powerful sander for fine finishing with a 1.9 amp motor. -3-year limited warranty and 90-day money-back guarantee.
Cons: -Some users may not find the design as visually appealing as other models. -Occasionally, a defective model may be found, but with Amazon returns, this problem is resolved immediately.
- Dual plane counter
- Provides longer switch life