Yesterday my Dewalt random orbit sander got an upgrade. The platten was worn out (make sure you have a sanding disc attached before using it). I decided to replace it with a Mirka, and am I ever glad that I did. It holds the hook and loop discs far better than the standard Dewalt one ever did (even before I knackered it). As an added bonus, I can use the Mirka interface pad, which makes sanding contours so much easier (thanks for that tip, Brian @bjmacwoodwork). I decided to also try Mirka's Abranet sanding discs; sticking with them. They last at least fives times longer than the brand I was using, and they don't clog because they're a mess. Nor do they get knackered by sanding curves. Definite game changer.
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