Mirka Power Sanders: A Brief Overview
National Abrasives, Inc. is proud to offer Mirka-brand power sander products. Mirka power sanders are well-renowned throughout the abrasive industry for their durability, resilience and strength.
If you’re looking at purchasing a power sander for your business or project but don’t have a lot of experience using these tools, National Abrasives, Inc. can help. Let’s take a quick look at a few basic elements of power sanders to learn more about which would work best for you.
How Do Power Sanders Work?
You are likely familiar with the basic hand sander. Cut off a piece of sandpaper, secure it to a block or sanding tool, and take your time scraping away at a surface of your choice.
Power sanders make it easier for you to complete a sanding project by significantly reducing the amount of human effort required to complete the task. Two of the most common ways they achieve this are through electric and pneumatic energy.
What’s the Difference Between Pneumatic vs Electric Sanders?
Pneumatic sanders utilize compressed air, while electric sanders make use of electric energy. If you’re wondering about the advantages of pneumatic vs. electric power sanders, generally, pneumatic sanders are more powerful and can complete a project in a faster timeframe.
With that said, electric sanders can be obtained at lower cost and are easier to transport than their pneumatic counterparts — there’s no need to lug around an air compressor. Simply attach a battery or plug an electric sander into the wall and you’re ready to go.
Types of Power Sanders
Whether you’ve chosen a pneumatic or electric-powered sander, it helps to know what kind of specific sanding tool works best for your project. Belt sanders utilize sandpaper that rotates around a belt. These sanders are best used for heavy-duty jobs. Orbital sanders will rotate attached sandpaper in an orbital motion, but are distinct from rotary sanders, which spin a wheel-shaped disc of sandpaper in a circular motion. Random orbital sanders are similar to orbital sanders, but pair the motion of a rotary sander with the spin of a rotary sander.
Safety When Using Power Sanders
Power sanders present a series of safety risks you’ll want to prepare yourself for. First, make sure to outfit yourself with a dust mask. Sanding distributes a great deal of particulate matter that can irritate or severely damage your respiratory system.
We strongly recommend pairing your dust mask with safety goggles, as this particulate matter can also cause eye injuries.
Finally, equip yourself with a pair of heavy-duty construction gloves. These will help you better grip your power sander and protect your hands from being hurt by any flying debris.
Featured Sanders at National Abrasives
We feature electrically powered Mirka Deros sanders for sale, which are compact, lightweight sanding machines that provide the power you need to maintain a constant speed while offering an ergonomic design that provides superior operator comfort and maneuverability. From 5 inch Mirka Deros electric sanders to vacuum sanders, we have what you need! We are also now offering the new Mirka Deros Sander, which has low vibration, a brushless motor, and doesn’t require any external power.
Your Source for Quality Mirka Power Sanders
Make National Abrasives, Inc. your source for all power sander needs. We are a family-owned and operated company headquartered in central Pennsylvania. We have provided industry-leading products and caring customer service for over 20 years. We offer a wide range of Mirka power sander products sure to fit your budget and meet your project’s needs.
Contact us today at 800-459-8008 to speak with a friendly, knowledgeable member of our team.