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Home Depot: RIDGID 18-Volt Cordless 5 in. Random Orbit Sander (Tool Only) $49

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Haven't seen an octane version yet and I've been watching this for a while. Lowest I've seen by a few dollars.

No battery or charger, use your own. Any 18v ridgid battery works!

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"Haven't seen an octane version yet and I've been watching this for a while"

Get ready for people linking to the Octane sheet sander not realizing they are different types of tools.
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Good deal. Already have one and it is handy.
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I already have the Job Max with sander attachment, is this worth having as a dedicated sander?
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"Haven't seen an octane version yet and I've been watching this for a while"

Get ready for people linking to the Octane sheet sander not realizing they are different types of tools.
Mind enlightening us?
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https://www.woodworking-news.com/woodworking-tips/random-orbital-sander-vs-sheet-sander/
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Those who have the corded and battery one, which do you prefer. I have the corded but have considered getting a battery one as well
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Those who have the corded and battery one, which do you prefer. I have the corded but have considered getting a battery one as well
Battery is usefully due to not having the cord to move and drag or using an extension cord just to reach the last 5 feet, but obviously with larger projects, you will need multiple batteries and they get used up pretty quick with a sander. I use a battery powered sander for small quick jobs and break out the corded for long sanding sessions.

Basically its just a little more convenient if you want to spend the extra money on another tool.
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Those who have the corded and battery one, which do you prefer. I have the corded but have considered getting a battery one as well
I have both. The battery one isn't as balanced for me, and it tends to be jerky. I have to work at holding it steady. It may just be mine though because in the reviews some people have this issue and some do not. If I am doing a lot of sanding for hours I prefer the corded because it is easier. The battery one is very convenient. I do a lot of wood work, and both are very useful. If I could only have one it would be the corded one.
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Those who have the corded and battery one, which do you prefer. I have the corded but have considered getting a battery one as well
I don't have both, but I rarely sand without hooking my shop vac to it for dust collection, so I'm already tethered to that, so having a cord isn't that big of a deal or that inconvenient to me...
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I have both. The battery one isn't as balanced for me, and it tends to be jerky. I have to work at holding it steady. It may just be mine though because in the reviews some people have this issue and some do not. If I am doing a lot of sanding for hours I prefer the corded because it is easier. The battery one is very convenient. I do a lot of wood work, and both are very useful. If I could only have one it would be the corded one.
Same, have both. Got the cordless free when I brought their trim router. For most smaller jobs I tend to reach for the cordless one. The cord one I still like but it rarely comes out now.
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Get a corded one from harbor freight. A great tool.
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Get a corded one from harbor freight. A great tool.
My understanding of tools from harbor freight is that they're extremely low quality, both in build and quality of operation. If you need a cheap tool for a few quick and dirty jobs that's one thing, but if you need something to last a while and do a good job the entire time you own it, I'm under the impression that you want a higher quality tool.

If I'm missing something though, please correct me.
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I don't have both, but I rarely sand without hooking my shop vac to it for dust collection, so I'm already tethered to that, so having a cord isn't that big of a deal or that inconvenient to me...
This. Apart from quick construction work where you may need a quick sand away from a power source, just get a good corded sander with dust collection for everything else. I have this tool from a previous clearance sale and almost never use it bc of no "real" dust collection.
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I've had this tool for 4 years now. Use it often to buff doors or Cabinents before I spray them. Also great for sanding down random drywall spots guys leave too high. The portability is great but there is virtually no dust collection to this it makes a mess unless hooked up to a vacuum.
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