Terms of the Trade: What Is a Random-Orbit Sander? Terms of the Trade: What Is a Random-Orbit Sander?
The random-orbit sander is perfect for eliminating cross-grain scratches on wood pieces like furniture and cabinet surfaces. A spinning disc and orbital movement leaves a smooth surface that is otherwise difficult to achieve. They come in varying sizes, some small enough to use one-handed, while others even have a dust pickup port for easy cleanup.