The Best Detail Sanders for 2021

Small detail sanders are than normal sanders and can use triangular pads for your ultra-detailed tasks. If you’re on the hunt for a new detail sander then look no further because we will break them down below.

Of all the small sanders tested, the obvious winner was the PORTER-CABLE PCCW201B. It was ultra-portable and very high quality for the price. However, if you need a sander with a bit more power then you should consider checking out something like the Rigid 5-inch orbital sander.

a parkside random orbital detail sander on a tabletop

Top 3 Small Detail Sanders

PORTER-CABLE Detail Sander

  • Variable speed
  • Detachable dust bag
  • Vacuum port hookup

The PORTER-CABLE PCCW201B is a state-of-the-art detail sander and is quickly gaining approval from users around the world. This is one of the rare, cordless sanders that actually packs a punch. In addition, there are multiple speed settings so it can handle small detail jobs as well as larger jobs like sanding plaster walls smoothly. The only problem is this sander doesn’t come with the battery, but if you have some extra bucks to spend then this is a no-brainer.

BLACK+Decker Detail Sander

  • Compact design
  • 14,000 orbits per minute
  • Sanding pad and finger attachment included

This B+D Mouse Detail Sander is your typical palm sander that is priced under $50. Just like other palm sanders this size, it’s ideal for removing tool marks, splinters, burrs, rough edges, and other topical wood problems. As noted above, it also comes with a small detail finger attachment for the very tight spots. One thing to keep in mind is that the generic sanding pads you get at your local store might not match the holes on this sander so it’s advised to order some extra pads online just to be safe.

WEN Detail Sander

Coming in as the best budget buy is the WEN Detail Sander. Prices for this go as low as $25 sometimes, making this lightweight sander a good buy if you’re shopping on a tight budget. With the one-amp motor design, this sander weighs in at only 2 pounds, making it one of the lightest out there. Even more shocking is that online reviews say that this model also working with standard sandpaper.

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