Sanders are are one of the most frequently used drywall tools and necessary to sand off the plastering compound to achieve a smooth finish to the wall or ceiling. Using a sander is a very messy job and you have to be prepared for a lot of dust. This is why you should always wear a mask over your nose and throat when using drywall sanders.
Benefits of a Porter Cable sander
The drywall sanders from Porter cable is one of a kind. This Porter cable sander is long enough for you to sand a ceiling without having to stand on a ladder or some form of scaffolding. It is extremely light and sucks up almost all of the dust as it operates with an attachable vacuum. The vacuum has 13 feet of hose, so that you do not have to keep moving the vacuum as you work your way around the walls and ceiling. It helps you do the job a lot easier than using a hand drywall sander and with very little clean up afterwards.
The Porter Cable sander has an head, which keeps the sanding disc properly oriented to the wall or ceiling while you are sanding. There are foam backed adhesive pads so that the swirl marks will not show on the wall and spoil your work. It is a great tool to have whether you are an amateur or a professional.
Another drywall sander you can use is an orbital sander. An orbital sander is a hand held tool that uses a swirling motion to sand off the surface of the drywall and remove all traces of the plastering compound. You will have to stand on a ladder or stilts to reach high areas, so this means that you have to do a lot of climbing around. You also have to hold it in your hand as you do the sanding and this can get quite hard on the arms if you are doing overhead work.
Drywall sanders are not just used for sanding down the plastering and taping but also to prepare the walls for painting. You can sand off anything- rust , paint, edges of wood – whatever you need with sanders.