Sheet Sanders

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Sheet Sanders

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Synonyms: orbital finishing sanders;
DE: Schwingschleifer, Rutscher
Type: power sanders
Material: depends on sanding sheet (usually wood)
Used with: sandpaper
Location: wood workshop
Access Requirements: handheld sander introduction
Tutors: Lukas
Similar (More or Less): eccentric and other power sanders


Sheet sanders have a square orbiting pad that lets you reach into corners and remove a similar amount of material as eccentric sanders. Because they lack the additional turning motion though, they are more prone to leaving sanding marks on your workpiece if you're not careful.

See also:



Bosch PSS 250 AE

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Bosch PSS 250 AE

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Used with: sandpaper - 93 × 185 mm (hook and loop)
or 93 × 230 mm (plain, clamped)
Location: wood workshop
Access Requirements: handheld sander introduction
Manual: ManualsLib
Tutors: Lukas


The Bosch PSS 250 AE can be used with hook-and-loop sandpaper strips, but regular ones can also be clamped in.

It has a "microfilter" that reduces airborne dust, but you should ideally use a shop vac (will fit in combination with the rubber adapter in the sander's case) and/or go outside and it does not hurt to still protect yourself with a dust mask. The sandpaper should have the appropriate holes for dust extraction to work, of course!


SKIL 7210 "Fox 2in1"

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SKIL 7210 "Fox 2in1"

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Used with: sandpaper - 93 × 185 mm (hook and loop)
Location: wood workshop
Access Requirements: handheld sander introduction
Manual: skil.de
Tutors: Lukas


The SKIL 7210 is a "multi" sander that can also be equipped with a delta sander-like tip - unfortunately, that part is not included with the one we have.

This sander can only be used outside and with a dust mask at the moment, its bag only traps the relatively large dust particles! Perhaps this could be improved with a custom shop vac adapter.

DeWalt DW411

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DeWalt DW411

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Used with: sandpaper - 115 × 110 mm (with 8 holes)
Location: storage room - may be borrowed
Access Requirements: handheld sander introduction,
permission from Patrick
Manual: manualslib.com
Tutors: Lukas


We got a DeWalt DW411 palm sander (Faustschleifer) without a dust bag. A shop vac adapter should be made before using it inside!

Besides the dust issue, be aware that...

  • there is no protection against accidental start (the button will stay at "1" when the sander is unplugged while running)
  • holding the sander near its base gives control for details, but also shakes up your hand a lot more which quickly becomes tiring

Since we have multiple sheet sanders at the moment, this one is kept in storage as a backup but may be borrowed for private use over short periods of time - ask Patrick if you're interested!

Once we do need to put the tool into a shared room, the only commissioning step left to do is printing its QR code.