|Item Weight||3.3 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||5.5 x 5 x 6 inches|
|Item model number||6021-21|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||5 years|
Milwaukee 6021-21 Random Orbit Palm Sander with dust collection bag
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- The product is easy to use
- The product is durable
- The product is manufactured in China
- Variable speed dial: 7,000-12,000 orbits per minute to match optimal sanding speed to various applications
- Electronic soft start quickly, steadily ramps the motor up in stages, reducing tool jerking and wear on the brushes and bearings
- Pad cushioning and break reduces swirl marks and ensures a smoother finish, integrated vacuum ports fit 1-1/4-inch or 2-1/4-inch hoses for efficient dust removal
- Tactile rubber top and body grip surface and narrow sander body ergonomic design provides added comfort and control and reduces user fatigue
- Includes carrying case, dust bag
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Top Customer Reviews
I looked them all over at Home Depot and Lowes and was impressed with several and not so much with others. But in the end, good review comments, nice options, good specs, and a respectable price favored the Milwaukee. It's even better than that in operation. Recommended.
The dust bag connector is designed better and is more secure than other brands that vibrate loose. It's not difficult to remove either. My vacuum hose fits well on the sander too. (My vac fitting is rubber.)
I read physically compared the comfort and design of many random orbital sanders in stores. I read reviews and complaints about many sanders. Most complaints were about vibration, poor quality dust cannisters/bags.
Finally I decided to read the sanders specs, warranties, weight, amperage for effeciency, orbit size myself. I even looked at parts breakdown of each sander to avoid expensive repairs resulting from complicated designs. I read somewhere that heat eventually destroys hook & loop. Most replacement pads cost $20-$30 depending on Mfg. I will prob use PSA discs since they can be a bit cheaper and buy a favorite backup pad before sander models change.
The sander has plenty of power and relatively smooth running machine but there are three issues that I have with it.
First... The sanding canister is a sewn cloth bag. It does collect a lot more dust than the other brands that either have porous canister or a filter canister (Bosch for example) but the cloth bag has a gap where it was sewed together right near the end of the canister. Rather hard to explain but this gap allows a significant amount of fine dust to spray back into the air. Now, it did connect easily to my shop vac and with that connected dust was virtually non existent.
Second.... There are two air vent holes on the left side of the machine that blow motor air out. If you are sanding a side of a cabinet for example the air blows directly in your face. Couple that with some fine dust blowing out of he canister and your eyes will hurt.
Three.. It seems that the pad on my machine takes off (spins up full speed) once it is lifted off of the material. I don't remember if it did this when it was new but I am thinking it did not. After only about 4 months of use I feel that it should not do this.
I was so frustrated that I didn't even want another piece of crap sander from Milwaulkee. I took the sander to my local Home Depot and asked them if I could return it so I could get the Ridgid. After some discussion that's what I did. They didn't even have this sander on the rack to sell. I'm assuming they've had some issues with it and decided to pull it.
So far the Ridgid is working just fine, and I can even slide my 2 1/4 shop vac hose into it unlike the Milwaulkee.
This was my first and probably last Milwaulkee tool purchase.
Deciding to "upgrade", I bought this one brand new, and only myself used it for less than 50 hours, and it died on me mid workday. Even up to then it was not overly impressive. It has decent power and low vibe, but the bag sticks out straight, with .5" clearance as opposed to upwards like all other models. It constantly rubs when sanding any uneven surfaces, and soon the single layer of cotton thread wears out and the bag springs holes. The rubber cord bend inhibitor was cracked nearly through in multiple places when I junked it, though the unit was stored in the box, in my shed, no heat or UV exposure outside of mild use. When this cracks through, you will be replacing cords constantly, as they overbend and crack also. The unit is not built to last, or for contractor use by any means.
"But how about that 5 year warranty?" you may be thinking. It requires that you pay to ship the bulky tool out, prepay return shipping, and pay to insure it both ways! That would practically buy a new one (probably what they're hoping for), but no, I am putting that towards a Metab0. They are made in Germany and are of the highest quality, and cost not much more.
For homeowners, may I recommend sticking with the big orange store's cheap blue brand? Both this model and those share the country of origin, which is CHINA! "Dew" makes a decent sander also, which is made in Mexico, and I have personally seen outlast this model many times over.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Easy to use. Iight weight and addicting... kept looking for other things to sand.Published 1 month ago by Tweetys Love
Works good so far one thing I don't care for dust cover won't stay attachedPublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
great sander, no hand vibration to speak of. The dust pickup works great for what it is. And yes it sands fast and smooth. works better then my makita, or bosch.Published 6 months ago by mike bauer
I have many milwaukee tools so I thought this would be a great addition to my milwaukee family. Well I have had it for about 4 months now and only using it here and there with very... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Susan
Great sander. Top quality like you would expect from milwaukee. Mine came with a collection container with the filter not a bag. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amy Adams