The 7 best orbital sanders for your next DIY project

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Adding the best orbital sanders to your home improvement toolbox is a must for any avid DIYer. It’s a smart, versatile piece of kit that takes the hard work out of any project that needs some serious sanding. 

An orbital sander can create a smoother, more even finish that other types of sanders will struggle to match. They are great for sanding large flat surfaces, and painted surfaces such as doors, windows and skirting boards. 

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Hugh Metcalf

Hugh is editor of sister title and former digital editor of He has worked on a range of home, design and property magazines, including Grand Designs, Essential Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms and Good Homes. Hugh has developed a passion for modern architecture and green homes, and moonlights as an interior designer, having designed and managed projects ranging from single rooms to whole house renovations and large extensions. He's currently renovating his own Victorian terrace in Essex, DIYing as much of the work as possible. He's recently finished his kitchen renovation, which involved knocking through walls, and landscaping a courtyard garden, and is currently working on a bathroom renovation.

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