orbital sander

Definitions

Cars & Driving

  • noun a flat, cushioned plate covered with abrasive paper, rotated with an elliptical motion by an electric motor and used for fine sanding work like featheredging.

Construction

  • A hand-held electrical sander whose base, covered with sandpaper or abrasive material, moves rapidly in an elliptical pattern and is used chiefly for coarse work.
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