When you think DIY, certain functions coming to mind. Sawing, screwing and of course sanding. There is a strong chance that when working with wood, you are going to need to do some sanding at some stage and for that there are a variety of RYOBI products available.

But what are the different kinda of sanders designed for, and which one to choose? We unpack this a little more below in this edition of the blog.

The three main sanders we are going to focus on are the following:

  • Orbital sander
  • Belt sander
  • Disc sander

These are the traditional options to ensure you can do the more industrial of tasks of sanding larger areas like floor boards, through to more intricate uses around furniture manufacturing and restoration.

The belt sander is the hard worker at the top of this spectrum with a continuous belt looping for maximum output. Your disc sander is more suited to remove paint from wooden surfaces and more suited to a variety of sized surfaces. The orbital sander shares many similarities with the disc sander, but with the added dimension of the head orbiting for extra versatility. Meaning not only is it effective for sanding, but also for polishing and working with finer tasks.

Then you get the random orbital sander where, as the name suggesting, the orbiting action oscillates in a non-predictable or ‘random’ fashion.

On this basis, RYOBI has a range of user-friendly options that provide the above, as well as hybrid options giving you the best of both worlds in one purchase.

Along with the more intricate cordless mouse sander to really apply a professional finish touch to your tasks:


For more on our sander models, visit us here.