Ridgid makes some nice sanders. I think they are up there with the Dewalt and Porter Cables Sanders. One thing I really like about these sanders is their cord. Most of them are 12ft long, which is very nice when your sanding. I know this may not sound like a big deal, but trust me. When you are sanding and the shorter cord keeps getting caught on the edge of your work piece, it can make the job frustrating.
The Ridgid Orbital sander is extremely pleasing as it has all the same options the Dewalt and Porter Cable do, but for a lot less money. If you are looking at the Ridgid belt sander, I would think twice, as I don’t think it is as easy on the arms or the material as the Porter Cable, especially since they are around the same price.Ridgid offers a wide range of sanders from belt, table, palm and sheet. I think one of their best sanders is the random orbital sander. This is a great buy for the money. It has all the options and power that the big boys do, but for a lot less money.
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