Definition of orbital sander in English:

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orbital sander


A sander in which the sanding surface moves in a very tight orbital motion, driven at high speed by an electric motor.
Example sentences
  • Use a hand sanding block or an orbital sander fitted with 120-grit sandpaper for a finish that is smooth, flat, and flush again.
  • Sand the first coat smooth with an orbital sander or sanding block using 80 to 100 grit sandpaper before applying the next coat of mud.
  • When that is dry, sand lightly with a sanding block or an orbital sander using 80-100 grit sandpaper.

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Syllabification: or·bit·al sand·er

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