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Milwaukee M18 Random Orbit Sander with 5.0 and 2.0 Ah batteries $189.00 at HomeDepot

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Hi everyone, I was looking to pick up a M18 Random Obit Sander. Looking through the forum, people seem to think that this is a deal at around $200 or less. I wanted to get your opinion and let others know in case they also wanted to pick one up!

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwa.../309030021

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwa.../309030021
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I tried this sander. Didn't like it at all. Wait for the fuel model.
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I tried this sander. Didn't like it at all. Wait for the fuel model.
I've seen the same response from others... also folks complaining about the dust collection and about the container coming off during use.
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Anyone use this as a buffer? obviously not with sandpaper. with an attachment for buffing pads
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I don't know if you REALLY need a cordless sander but I have a Bosch ROS65 and it's pretty darn nice. Allegedly the festool is better but I refuse to buy their proprietary overpriced stuff. Either way, the ROS65 works better and doesn't vibrate the hell out of your hand like every other ROS I've used over the years.
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Could i return the sander and keep the batteries?
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Which one is the fuel model? Is it already out?
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Could i return the sander and keep the batteries?
No, it's sold as a single SKU online. They had them for $199 in store a while back (not sure it's still available in store) and you could for that deal.
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Been using this to clean up the hand rails on my deck/porch. The deck wraps around 3/4 of the house so it's nice having cordless. Being outside I've just been using it without the dust box (using mask instead) so can't comment on that part of it. So far it has worked great.

Most battery platforms have a ROS now so don't just jump on this if you don't have (or don't want) the M18 batteries. If you do, it's a pretty decent deal.
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Anyone use this as a buffer? obviously not with sandpaper. with an attachment for buffing pads
Never used it for that but you can find 5" hook and loop buffer pads. Should work OK for small projects. You do want to be careful not to use a really runny buffer compound to keep it from getting sucked into the dust extraction ports though. The pads all have the ports covered up but I could still see it getting pulled through if it's really watery.
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I tried this sander. Didn't like it at all. Wait for the fuel model.
Why would the fuel be any better? Was it the power that you don't like because a fuel model would have a little bit more power and a little bit longer battery life. If it vibrate too much or the ergonomics sucks then a fuel model won't help
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Lol at the $400 MSRP...$99 is the normal price of the tools only sander so $300 for the battery pack?!
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I tried this sander. Didn't like it at all. Wait for the fuel model.
Interesting. All of the reviews I've read indicate positives with this tool. On Amazon people have reported lower speed vs. the corded ones they have.

The 5.0 and 2.0 M18 batteries would run you about $100 and this tool runs about $100 so your saving about $10 so I'd say this deal is lukewarm.

I haven't read anywhere that a fuel model is coming out anytime soon.

With that being said, with BF right around the corner there's no rush on jumping in on a Milwaukee deal unless it's pretty slick.

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Could i return the sander and keep the batteries?
Only if you can find the deal in store, online deals are not eligible for partial returns.
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