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DEWALT D26456 5-Inch Low Profile Random Orbit Sander

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  • 3.5 Amp EnduraTech Motor for increased performance and durability
  • Electronic load control for 42% faster material removal
  • EnduraTech Motor Technology has 71 percent fewer wear components for 5 to 10 times longer motor life
  • Electronic motor break reduces spin down time by 73 percent for increased productivity
  • Variable speed dial, 7,500 to 12,000 opm optimizes removal rate on a variety of materials
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Technical Details
Part Number D26456
Item Weight3.8 pounds
Product Dimensions4.8 x 13.5 x 5.5 inches
Item model numberD26456
SizeN/A
ColorN/A
Power Sourcecorded-electric
Item Package Quantity1
Special Featuresvariable-speed
Included Componentsbare-tool; attachments
Warranty Description3 Year Limited Warranty, 1 Year Free Service Contract, 90 Day Money Back Guarantee
  
Additional Information
ASINB004CRSNCY
Best Sellers Rank #172,577 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.8 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableDecember 1, 2010
  
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  • variable-speed

Product Description

The DEWALT D26456 5-Inch Low Profile Random Orbit Sander features a 3.5 Amp EnduraTech Motor for increased performance and durability, and Electronic Load Control for 42% faster material removal. The EnduraTech Motor Technology has 71% fewer wear components for 5 to 10 times longer motor life, and an electronic Motor Break reduces spin down time by 73% for increased productivity. It also features a mechanical Pad Break which reduces free spin to virtually eliminate gouging. The low profile design reduces sander height by 31% for better control and finish. A variable speed dial, 7,500 to 12,000 opm optimizes removal rate on a variety of materials. Optimized ergonomics with rubber grip for comfort and control. An integral dust port accepts 1" and 1-1/2" vacuum hoses for optimal dust collection. 3/32" Orbit diameter. Includes Dust Bag with Vacuum Adapter.

Customer Reviews

Buy it, you won't regret it.
Lawnmower man
Great little sander, no vibration. makes fast work of any job.
C. Tramonte
The low profile makes it easier to handle.
W. Dorland

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Rod on January 26, 2012
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Do hardwoods for a living and picked this up after my older Milwaukee random quit on me. The motor is awesome, very powerful. Even running at max speed there is little vibration. Think im gonna pick up a couple more for the crew. Don't wait..if you are in the market and thinking about this sander get it. You wont be disappointed.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Keith M on July 14, 2013
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This is the first electric orbital sander I have owned. Having used air powered orbital sanders for years, my comparison might be a Granny Smith to a Red Delicious apple comparison.

The low profile and the size was the compelling factor in my purchase. I am very happy with it. It fits my hand very well and is comfortable to use, much like the air powered unit I own. I like the hook/loop paper attachment and the size.

I really like the dust collection, but if you plan to do a lot of sanding you might want to invest in a dust collection system, The bag fills pretty quickly, which means it is collecting a lot of the dust, not all the dust, but a lot.

The sander could use to be heavier. This seems an odd statement since every one wants lighter. In this case the sander seems to have a little mind of its own when on a flat surface. The orbital action makes the sander want move about the work piece in random directions. If it was heavier the orbital action wouldn't be such a factor in influencing where it goes on the work piece. Don't take this observation as a negative, it isn't, just an observation and product improvement suggestion I compare this with its air powered cousin which is a bit heavier, and is less influenced by the orbital action on the work piece. Just to qualify my statement, the courser the sand paper the more the sander is influenced by the orbital action.

Very well made product, as you might expect from Dewalt, very pleased with the purchase.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Steve C. McMillen on September 18, 2012
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I was very pleased with the sander. Makes for fast sanding work. I found that I like to use sand paper grit that is 1 or 2 levels more course as compared to what you might get with a belt sander. I assume this is because of the orbital nature and very high speeds seem to result in a overall smoother finish. I don't think I'd ever have a need for anything above 80 with this sander.

I love the vacuum/dustless function of this sander. When hooked up to shop vac, you get almost zero dust. I found that the flexible 2.5" shop vac hoses fit over the outer part of the vacuum output or you can get adapters that fit into the inner tubes (the vacuum output takes up to 3 sizes).

This sander is fast w/o having the aggressive deep cuts of a belt sander. But if you are looking to take off a lot of material 1st, you might start with a belt sander and finish the work off with this one.

Again, very very happy with this sander.

p.s. one downside is the speed control is right by your palm and its easy to slowly adjust it as you are sending. After a while you have to spin it back to the speed you were at.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Lawnmower man on April 9, 2011
I have been looking at the PC390k for quite some time but was waiting for the right price. Found this product which appears to be a clone at a great price. I have two (2) Bosch 1295DVSK's and thought they were great products until I used this one. Buy it, you won't regret it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ralph Thompson on June 15, 2013
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I have used this tool for over a year. It is well made and easy to handle with the low profile design. The 26456 makes the other sanders I have used outdated. It cuts my work time in half or more. I have other Dewalt tools and expect quality in the tools I use. I love this sander.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dirte on March 20, 2013
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I bought this sander to replace a Ridgid variable speed ROS that stopped working. This sander like other reviews state is a bit large for comfortable one handed operation. The power cord is much shorter than the sander it replaced which I came to love and it is average for stock removal and final finish capabilities. For $100 I would expect more. If I were to do it over again I would buy the Ridgid variable speed ROS and make sure to register the warranty as I didn't on the previous sander. The Ridgid also connected very snug to the vacuum hose I use for dust collection and while the Dewalt seems to have the same style connector it fits loosely translating to having to hold the hose or using just the passive dust bag on the sander itself. I build furniture and cabinetry for a living and a vacuum hookup is extremely beneficial for both your health and time savings of not having to clean up as often. I also use a Bosch sander for most of my work but it is a two handed sander so I have the need for a one handed sander a lot for finesse stuff. and this one is not what I had hoped but will work for now until I find a suitable replacement. If you want a serious sander look at the Bosch 1250DEVS... it cuts sanding down to a 1/4 of the time and is a must for serious woodworkers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James L. Dooley on April 18, 2012
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This is a very powerful sander and takes the top layer of wood off quickly. If you have a small hand, you may get some fatigue if you do a lot of sanding. Please do not let this comment sway you away. Once you buy this product, you will not use your normal 5" as much. Hope this helps.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pitlog on August 30, 2011
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I bought this one because I had a prvious Dewalt that I liked a lot and used for about 6 years before it finally died. This one looked similar but had the low profile and the pad brake.

I've been using it for about a week now and it has performed to expectation. The dust removal is particularly good - I just hook my small shop vac to it directly and there is no dust.

I saw others complain about the large handle, but I have small hands and had no problems using the sander for an hour or more at a time.

All in all, a great purchase.
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