10 Best Stove Fans In 2019

best stove fan for wood burning stoves
Andy Rogers [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
So, you want to increase the heating efficiency of your home and are interested in finding the best stove fan on the market. These ingenious devices recirculate up to 80% of the hot air that would otherwise be lost up your chimney. If that sounds interesting, then I have a selection of products you should take a look at.

 


ImageLinkProductBrandLowest New Price
4-Blade Heat Powered Stove Fan for Wood / Log Burner/Fireplace increases 80% more warm air than 2 blade fan- Eco FriendlyVODA£28.56
Valiant (FIR361) Premium IV 4-Blade Heat Powered Log Burner & Stove Fan, BlackValiant£60.24
VonHaus 3 Blade Stove Fan - Silent, Heat Powered Wood/Log Burner Fan - Eco Friendly Heat Circulation for FireplacesVonHaus£29.99
VonHaus 4 Blade Stove Fan - Quiet, Heat Powered Wood/Log Burner Fan - Eco Friendly Heat Circulation for Fireplaces - 150-190 CFMVonHaus£27.99
TOMERSUN 3 Blades Heat Powered Stove Fan for Wood/Log Burner/FireplaceTomersun£17.89
12.5cm Height Heat Powered Stove Fan Special for Small Space Wood / Log Burner - Eco Friendly (Black)VODA£26.59
Fluesystems Eco 4 Heat Powered Stove FanFluesystems£34.99
Silent Operation 4-Blade Heat Powered Stove Fan for Wood/Log Burner/Fireplace - Eco Friendly JKsmartJKsmart£32.99
2018 Upgrade 4-Blade Heat Powered Fan for Wood Burning Stove Log Burner Fireplace - Eco Friendly and Efficient Fan (Nickel)LUCKYDA£20.45
Galleon Fireplaces Stove Fan 8 Blade Heat Powered for Fireplace, Wood / Log Burner - Black - 138mm HighGalleon fireplaces£49.99

Let’s dive into the nitty gritty with all of these fans and see whats what for your stove heater!

 

1: VODA 4-Blade Heat Powered Stove Fan

VODA is a well-known name in its niche, one that has been around forever. So who better to kick things off with one of its wares. Let’s take a look at a few of the pros and cons that you need to know all about.

Heat powered means no annoying battery changes or spikes in your electricity bill

The great thing about this device is that you don’t have to rely on a battery to power the motor. That means no nasty surprises in your electricity bill and your, living room can be nice and snug this winter. In fact, this piece of kit is a perfect companion for a log burner, as increases its reach.

Do you need a professional to fit it?

The answer to this question depends on your confidence. However, for some, it’s just a case of sitting it on top of a stove or log burner. After which it’s a matter of just sit back and enjoy the extra warmth.

However, never place this device on a none flat surface. Additionally, its normal operating temperature is 85C – 350C. So, If you expect things to get a bit hotter as in +350C, remove the fan.

VODA 4-Blade Final Thoughts

A big thanks to VODA for crafting a solution for inefficient heat distribution from log-burners. On first testing, you will notice that heat reaches parts of your home you never expected it would! Meaning that almost all of those cold spots you dared not tread will be gone!

The robust design is perfect for those of you looking for an extra option without the need to spend more on heating. Additionally, it’s the ideal start to a green/eco-revolution at home; you too can do your bit.

 


Valiant 4-blade Premium IV stove fan
Hard working and well made

2: Valiant FIR361 Premium IV 4-Blade Heat Powered Log Burner

Second on my list is the latest Valiant stove fan on the market. Again we have a name that’s known across the industry for quality, so continue reading to discover what I found out.

Ultra-low starting temperature means you never have to wait for it to kick into action

Able to fit into the tightest of spaces, this device at 199mm surprises many when it starts working. However, its biggest positive, (in my opinion,) is the low starting temperature. By kicking into action at only 50-degrees, it gets to work the moment the kindling catches fire.

Can push over 420 feet per second but can others do more?

As I mentioned above, yes, it’s small, but it’s certainly worth considering. This little hot air distributor features an innovative 4-fan design, which has been engineered to take advantage of advanced radiating. By that I mean it can push up to 70% more airflow around your home than its nearest competitors. And that means if you want to maximize airflow you can’t do any better at this size!

Valiant FIR361 Final Thoughts

The compact design means it can be fitted with ease by almost anyone – although I would advise you to read the instructions.  Additionally mainly take note of the operating temperature notes and installation details.

All-in-all the amount of air this fan can push is a real winner for me.

Yes there are bigger options, but you don’t have to purchase more than you need to get fantastic results, and save money!

 


VonHaus 3-Blade Stove Fan
Stylish and works like a charm

3: VonHaus 3-Blade Stove Fan – Silent, Heat Powered Wood/Log Burner Fan

Next up is a triple blade offering from VonHaus. If you want to be able to answer the question ‘how do stove fans work?’ then all you need to do is take a look at this clever piece of design.

Silent operation means you’ll never have to turn up the TV ever again!

Imagine reading a book with the constant hum of a fan in the background! Yes, that would be annoying, fortunately for this fan that will not happen, because it runs almost silently with only the faintest of sounds. Combine that with the thermally activated (50C,) running performance, and you’ll see a steady drop in your monthly heating bills as the winter months arrive.

Self-regulating operation: but how well does it work?

Self-regulation is all well and good, but is it as good as central heating? Yes, it is capable of pushing warm air around the entire home, but if want instant heat? I would suggest you have a thermostat fitted to control your radiators to help balance things out.

VonHaus 3-Blade Final Thoughts

If you’re a little sceptical about a device which won’t break the bank, don’t be. After research and testing, I can tell you it will do the job. Not only that, for what is a relatively low price, you get a sturdy, well-built tool, one that will make a difference to our home.

Additionally, if you’re looking to take a step in an eco-friendly direction, you couldn’t go wrong, as no electricity is required.

 


VonHaus 4-Blade
The prefectly formed VonHaus 4-Blade stove fan

4: Von Haus 4-Blade Stove Fan

Due to its sheer popularity, I have no choice but to again include a VonHaus product. Why so popular? It probably has something to do with the manufacturers interesting designs, innovation and proven reliability. Here’s what you need to know about this 4-blade offering …

Heat powered fan allows you to increase the efficiency of your log burner instantly

Energy efficiency is a well used ethical term these days, and what with global warming are you looking to reduce your footprint? Fortunately, with this 4-blade you can make a good start and heat your home without the need for batteries or the mains.

Why use a fan? Let’s be clear –  log burners are great, but most keep the immediate vicinity warm. And that means if you have a large room, in the winter you may have cold spots! So, what this VanHaus option does is push that static heat around your room.

Furthermore, some users have reported heat travelling up their stairs. Meaning, one little device can make a massive difference, so you may even be able to keep the heating off.

Silent operation and auto-operation are a big plus

Ok, so silent operation and auto-operation are seemingly pretty standard so far among the fans I have listed. But, don’t let that make you complacent about them, as different materials and build quality will ultimately make a difference.

Regarding auto-on, once your burner gets up to 50C, the fans will begin to operate. Although beware that its optimal temperature range is 50C to 350C. And like previous models, if it gets hotter than that top number, move it, let it cool down!

As for silent operation, it isn’t entirely silent, but you’re guaranteed not to hear it over the TV or a conversation. A slight irritation may occur when sitting in silence or taking a nap.,

VonHaus 4-Blade Final Thoughts

What can I say other than, it does what it says on the box? That it helps to improve the distribution of warm air, which it does well. Yes, there is some question as to whether VonHaus could have given it a little more power. Why? Because, its throughput (the amount of air it moves) doesn’t match some of those previously mentioned.

However, that is the only obvious niggle I could discover!

 


Tomersun 3-Blade
Straightforward and well made. A good example

5: TOMERSUN 3 Blades Heat Powered Stove Fan

Tomersun was a new name to me when I began this review. So, let’s take a look and see what it can offer compared to its competitors.

Precision engineered from Aluminium to ensure robust and reliable operation

The level of Aluminium engineering that is on offer here is impressed that impressed me. Meaning, by the looks of it, the device should provide hassle-free and dependable operation. Why? I think it’s all down to the quality of manufacture! As it appears that Tomersun, has left no stone is unturned when it comes to the shape and fit of all the moving parts.

For me, design and build quality are the first thoughts.

So, with that out of the way and this fan off to a good start lets move on.

Heat powered “auto-on” comes as standard

Ok, so it is clear that thermoelectric technology which converts a temperature difference into electricity is standard. So, as this device like the others features it, you know there’s no need for a plug socket.

However, what is different from the previous is the temperature at which this device kicks in. Unfortunately, it’s not 50C, like the others, no, you need to get your burner up to 85C for this device to start working. However, like its competitors has a maximum operating temp of 350C, and hotter and you get no benefit. In fact, it may irreparably damage the fan.

TOMERSUN 3-Blades Final Thoughts

Useful for log and coal burners this fan comes pre-built, so there’s no need for any setup. My advice is pre-heat your fire before placing the fan the first time around. That way you can instantly get to feel warm air being moved around the room.

 


Voda Heat Powered Stove Fan
The Voda Heat Powered Stove Fan does it so well!

6: VODA 12.5 cm Heat Powered Stove Fan

Now that we’re just past the halfway mark, we have the latest offering from VODA. Let me start off by saying if you’ve got a small room say, 7×10 may be a little bigger, take notice. As this fan, has been developed for you!

Silent operation means you should not hear it when operating

How quiet is silent? In my book, it means no noise at all! However, while this VODA does it’s best to keep fan noise to a minimum it has issues!

As in, it is susceptible to vibration noise via the fan hub and blades coming into contact. Why is this? Well, it could have something to do with material expansion at high temperatures.

My advice should you purchase this device and experience the above issue, is to move the hub away from the blades. Apparently, doing so is a pretty easy fix.

Innovative design enhances the performance of any stove or wood burner

Some people think these types of device are all about reinventing the wheel, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. When you want to get the most out of your log burner you need to stop the majority of the heat going out the chimney. In short, this is what this piece device does, and it does it as well as any item I’ve listed.

VODA 12.5 cm Stove Fan Final Thoughts

Apart from its innovative design and size, the sound niggle I mentioned does slightly take away from this fan. However, from my research, it is not a problem seen by the majority of owners. So, I say, maybe there was a faulty batch that did not get picked up. Maybe you could give it a try.

After all, it won’t break the bank to trial it.

 


Fluesystems Eco 4
The Fluesystems Eco 4 – does what it says on the tin!

7: Fluesystems Eco 4 Heat Powered Stove Fan

With a word like Eco in the name, you would not be questioned for thinking this could help you become somewhat environmentally friendly. So, now let’s take a look to see if the name lives up to that assertion.

Low starting temperature branded as Eco at 50 degrees!

50C is considered a low auto-starting temperature; however, it is not unique, nor is it all that Eco! As with previous models, a thermoelectric module acts as a small generator to power the fan’s motor. It kicks in once your log burner ramps up to 50C.

As for what is Eco, as in protecting the environment, that is the use of no battery or mains electricity. Yes, thermoelectric technology is magnificent; however, a fan in your home is about all it will help you with.

Compact design is robust and can be easily setup

The design is compact and rugged which ticks off two big boxes in my opinion. Depending on your aptitude with technology it should be plug-and-play, although there are resources for assistance.

Fluesystems Eco 4 Final Thoughts

Great name, even better product. Undoubtedly worth a closer look if you want something that will get the job done without any fuss. And no it is not particularly any more Eco-friendly than other models.

You should know that at 185mm High x 180mm, wide, this is a small fan which is intended for use in small rooms and with small to medium sized burners. One problem that many people report before buying this product is that their living room mantle heats up via the stove. Fortunately, this device moves just enough air to prevent that from happening.

 


JKsmart fan
A stove fan that fits the bill

8: JKsmart 4-Blade Heat Powered Stove Fan

As with the majority on this list, the JKsmart needs no mains or battery power, just raw heat from a log burner. And as you would expect after a few minutes it gets up to temperature and the fans begin to spin. But, does it stand out from the rest, or are they all practically the same?

A+++ energy class is a rating that will be hard to beat

Look at that energy rating, I’m assuming that this device has an amazing warm air throughput, meaning although small it can heat large rooms. You’ll notice that it comes with an inbuilt thermometer which will tell you if the temp is right. In fact, why not watch it reach 50C and see if the fans begin rotating!

While some fans which operate at the lower end are afflicted by slower fans speeds, the JKsmart is not one of them. Its blades are designed to rotate at a maximum of 1250rpm meaning it among the best.

Built-in heat protection prevents damage to the motor when flue temperature exceeds 250-degrees

This fan as with the others has a max operating temperature, as such, it has built-in heat protection. Fortunately, like some others, it doesn’t kick in too early or continue running without need. That means, you never experience the temperature spiking fast and then drifting aimlessly for the rest of the evening.

JKsmart 4-Blade Final Thoughts

What does it do that is different from the rest, the answer is, that’s inconclusive. Yes, it’s thermometer leads to a better reading of temperature, leading to improved protection. However, it’s max, temp is 100-degrees below the competition at 250. What does that mean in practical terms? Fortunately, nothing much, as it still runs silent, requires only heat to run and will save you money on your electricity bills. Click the link below to find out more …

 


LuckyDA Upgrade 4 Gold
try the low cost LuckyDA Upgrade 4 Gold stove fan

9: LUCKYDA 4-Blade (Gold) Heat Powered Fan

Stove Fan bling!! Yes, you read that correctly, someone somewhere cooked up this idea! Do you need a gold fan? Fortunately, looks aside, there’s more to this fan than meets the eye, here’s what you need to know.

Eco-friendly design will increase the efficiency of any stove

Every design that claims to be Eco-friendly always gets tested to the max in the end, and for good reason. When you want to be able to get the most out of your burner you need a fan that will cope with the huge temperature swings.

LUCKYDA 4-Blade Final Thoughts

Comes with all the mod-cons you would expect, heat-powered, eco-friendly, noiseless operation, auto-operation, and of course, those golden blades. Which, I may add seem to offer no improvement what so ever. Meaning, they are for the purposes of, standing out, from the crowd … Bling!!

A huge plus is, when you take it out of the box, it is set up for you. So, all you have to do is keeping stoking the fire, and it’ll do the rest. One small negative is the manufacturer’s size measurement, at 21cm it should fit into the smallest of places. However, in actual use with the fan blades attached it reaches 23cm, so keep that in mind.

 


Galleon 8-Blade Stove Fan
The hard working Galleon 8-Blade Stove Fan

10: Galleon 8-Blade Heat Powered Stove Fan

Last but not least on my list is something a little different, it’s not got 3-blades, 4-blades, no think double. That’s right 8-blades split into 2x four making this unique on my list. For one reason or another, it’s been making a lot of noise. So, I couldn’t bear to leave it out, here’s what you must know.

No batteries required

Yes, you guessed correctly, this fan benefits from having no power input requirements. Well, that is via conventional means. Instead, it relies on a heat sensitive spring. As a stove heats up so does a metal strip and the spring, and at the top, a metal strip remains cool.

When the spring reaches a specific temperature, it bends forward bringing two strips of metal together. And it is this connection which enables the flow of thermostatic electricity and the blades to turn.

A Possibility of cracked blades

According to some users, this fan can suffer from cracked blades when a fire heats up quicker than expected. That is due to impurities in the metal body expanding at different rates and causing excessive stress on the main structure. Will you experience this issue? Let’s be clear, I do not know, as the problem could have arisen due to a manufacturing fault which is fixed. Meaning that the product you purchase has no such frailties.

Galleon 8-Blade Final Thoughts

A product that’s as easy on the eye as it easy to use. Highly recommended for those of you who want a product which can be taken out of the box and used straight away. As for the fan itself, personally, I think, if it can push more warm around with those 8-blades you can’t lose, after-all it has all the features of the others!

 


Conclusion

So, there you have them, 10 of the best stove fans money can buy.  Have you decided which is for you? If so, congratulations, as during my research, I discovered that the majority are more similar than different. As such, if I were to give some purchasing advice, it would be to read more reviews. And most importantly, make sure you have accurate measurements. After all, you don’t want a shiny new fan delivered only to discover it’s too big or small!

The Best Orbital Sander List 2019

best orbital sander

Finding the best orbital sander available is all about keeping your options open and knowing what to look for. With experience with these tools, I am going to share my thoughts. Below are some of the best orbital sanders currently on the market and everything you need to know! Give it a read, and you will know what to look for and be happy with!

ImageLinkProductBrandLowest New Price
Bosch PEX 300 AE Random Orbit SanderBosch£49.99
TACKLIFE Orbital Sander, 350W 13000RPM 6 Variable Speeds, 125mm Random Orbital Sander with High Performance Dust Collector for Sanding Wood, 12Pcs Sanding Discs, 3 Meter Power Cord PRS01ATACKLIFE£29.99
DEWALT DEWDWE6423 Random Orbital Sanders, Yellow/BlackDEWALT£79.95
Makita BO5031/2 240V 125mm Random Orbit SanderMakita£83.99
VonHaus 430W 125mm Random Orbit Sander with 3 Polishing Pads & 9 Sanding PadsVonHaus£34.99
Makita M9204 Random Orbit Sander-Red/Black, 125 mmMakita£61.46
Makita BO3710 110 V 1/3-Inch Sheet Orbital SanderMakita£57.54
Bosch Professional 0601372771 GEX 150 AC Corded 240 V Random Orbit SanderBosch Professional£159.99
Bosch PEX 400 AE Random Orbit SanderBosch£75.00

So with that, let’s now go into each of the above Orbital Sanders and find out a bit more about each of them.


Bosch PEX 300 Sander
Trusted and tough.

1: Bosch PEX 300 AE

This Bosch random orbit sander is all about precision and power. Let’s see how it stood up to the ultimate field test!

Variable speed settings and ergonomic handle ensure smooth and easy operation

The first thing I noticed was an array of speed settings, which is great! They allow you to work with a load of different materials with no issues whatsoever. Another plus is the handle/grip; it’s effortless to get to grips with (see what I did there.) In fact, it makes the user experience a pleasure from start to finish.

If you’re in the trade and are going to be using it every day, then it’s a fantastic tool to consider!

Does the low weight design pack enough of a punch when working on rough surfaces

Yes, it’s light-weight, but because of motor efficiency and gearing ratios, it has enough power to get the job done. That’s music to the ears of those looking for a lightweight and powerful piece of kit.

Bosch PEX 300 Final Thoughts

A clever piece of design that allows you to get the job done without resorting to a big chunky unit. Highly recommended for those of you that want something that fits nicely in your hand and never stops working.

 


Tacklife 350w Sander
Hard working and reliable

2: Tacklife 350W

Next, we have the Tacklife 350 W. It may not be a well-known brand, but don’t let that stop you. A new name always brings new ideas so let’s see how it got on when I took a look.

13K RPM operation ensures you can smooth out even the very roughest of surfaces

The RPM is right up there with the very fastest sanders on this list. Fortunately, that’s good news for those of you who want something that will work on any surface. I’m pleased to say that it achieves such high-speeds without resorting to over-clocking the gear ratios. That means you should avoid the early burnouts that are a hallmark of lesser sanders.

Have velcro discs had their day, or is there a better way to go about things?

Velcro discs are all well and good provided you know how to handle them. You’re going to want to avoid pushing down with the edge of the sander during use! Why? Because that’s what ruins the pad! It’s a tricky habit to get out of because we all do it when one marker or dent doesn’t shift, However, it is a must if you’re to prolong the life of your latest purchase.

Tacklife 350 Final Thoughts

Possibly the best orbital sander you will find; provided you heed my advice about protecting the velcro pads. Do that, and you’re all set for a lifetime of reliable usage.

 


Dewalt 6423
The dewalt name, synonymous with strength

3: Dewalt 6423

This Dewalt random orbital sander is the next entry on my list, and for good reason! I’d heard a lot about it, so decided to share with you what I know!

The ergonomic and compact design has been shown to be highly reliable and robust

The design is very compact, but it doesn’t feel tiny when it’s in your hand. That is good news because as someone with big hands I often struggle with the smaller sanders. In fact, I know plenty of other people that do too. By designing something that can be used with ease and in comfort by many, Dewalt is on to a winner in my opinion!

At 280 W it’s not the most powerful sander on my list

I agree power is a little on the low side compared to some of the entries on my list. So let me give you two reasons why that’s not a big deal.

Firstly the efficiency with which that power is transferred through the moving parts is second to none. And secondly, you’re looking at a compact unit. If power is all you care about, get a belt sander. But that was an option; you would not be reading this orbital rundown!!

Dewalt 6423 Final Thoughts

In my opinion, it is a serious piece of hardware that should be your compact orbital tool of choice. Don’t just take my word for it, take a look at the reviews via the link below!

 


Makita BO5031
Works as hard as you do

4: Makita BO5031

This manufacturer knows a thing or two about making first-class hardware. So, I couldn’t wait to share my thoughts on this latest piece of kit…

Ensures a constant speed under load for when nothing but pushing down hard will do

The feature of most importance here is a unique motor!

It generates continuous speed irrespective of the load. Not sure if that is very important?

Imagine the type of finish you’d get if the speed changed every time you pressed-down on your sander, even a little. Unfortunately, the results and no doubt your work would be ruined! And that’s why this motor is such a big deal; it’s a first-class piece of engineering in my opinion!

Could do with a wider selection of tools and accessories

From a positive to a slight negative – I would have liked to have seen Makita provide more than just a dust bag and a disc. However, as I just shared you get the basic requirements.

In fact, I would like to see just one of the established players on the market include a few extra accessories.

Makita BO5031 Final Thoughts

A serious piece of hardware that should be a orbital tool of choice contender for the serious DIY user. Well.

 


VonHaus 430w
Vonhous orbital sander – made to last

5: VonHaus 430w

I hadn’t heard all that much about this brand, and its ergonomically designed sanders. However, as you know by now, I like to try new things, so here is what I discovered.

430 W motor makes this one of the most powerful sanders on the market today

The sheer power of this is something to behold! If you’ve never used an orbital that breaks the elusive 400W barrier before, give this one a try.

It comes with in-built mechanisms which provide astounding dampening making it comfortable to grip. For you, that means, despite the brute force of the motor your hand won’t numb and forearm not fatigue. Two things that are vital if you want to use it on a daily basis without developing repetitive strain.

At only 2m long the power chord isn’t the longest

This is such a minor niggle that I feel bad for even mentioning it, let along writing it down. But, to be fair, that is what this article is all about! The cord is too short which will be a downside for many. Especially, those of you who don’t want to trail an extension cable when working on a wooden floor.

VonHaus 430w Final Thoughts

A great piece of hardware that packs a serious punch. The only way that I can see it being improved is by increasing the length of the power chord.  Other than that, it’s a real winner in my opinion.

 


Makita M9204
Makita, excellence as standard

 

6: Makita M9204

150mm random orbital sander reviews just wouldn’t be complete without a look at some of the smaller 125mm varieties. Here’s one of the best on the market, and is definitely worthy of your consideration…

Rubberised soft grip allows you to control every inch of the 125mm sanding area with ease

The great thing about the grip is that it sits so naturally in the palm of your hand. By being able to accommodate all types of grips and hand sizes, it allows you to put it through its paces. But what’s more impressive is you can wave goodbye to cramping and fatigue. Perfect if you’re looking for a tool you can use all day long on that must finish project.

How often does the dust collection system need to be emptied to ensure optimal performance?

The dust collection system should be cleared at the end of a day of heavy sanding. If you forget, then you won’t damage your new Makita sander, but you will notice a distinct drop off in performance. Its ability to keep dust to a minimum will be greatly reduced. Which in turn means, more mess for you to clean up. Play it safe and clear it out at the end of each day, and you won’t have issues.

Makita M9204 Final Thoughts

A classic piece of design from one of the best known, and most trusted brands. As long as you look after it with the odd bit of routine maintenance it should last for years and years.

 


Makita BO3710
Makita, working as hard as you do

7: Makita BO3710

As one of the most well known professional and DIY tool brands you should not be surprised to see Makita, again! Like the previous, this too is an Ergonomic tool designed to be easy to use, comfortable and powerful.

11K orbits and 22k strokes per minute ensure powerful performance at all times

The above stroke and orbit numbers are more than enough to deliver uncompromising power and precision at all times. Great news for those of you who want to invest in a tool that you can use for years.

For me, I was most impressed with the B03710’s heat dissipation abilities. Why? Because, it’s an indicator of how hard the motor is working, and consequently how likely it is to burn out. Verdict: highly unlikely to die on you!

How reliable is the onboard dust collection system in the long term?

You will need to keep on top of it because once its full its full. There’s no way of getting around that one. It’s quick and easy to empty though so don’t worry! Oh, and don’t forget, as, if you do performance quickly deteriorates.

Makita B03710 Final Thoughts

Another fantastic option from one of the most reliable manufacturers. Along with its focus on comfort + power, you will be surprised by the lack of vibration and noise.

 


Bosch GEX 150
Bosch, you can trust the name

8: Bosch GEX 150

This model is part of Bosch’s professional range, meaning it comes with low vibration tech. Plus, best-in-class dust removal, which when combined leads to superior finishes. Here’s what else I discovered about this fantastic piece of hardware.

One of the more compact sanders on the list, but is there enough space for a comfortable grip?

We’re going to put the stats to one side with this one and talk about the grip. For me, it’s all about the way it fits in your hand and doesn’t fatigue your grip. It does such an excellent job of damping down the vibrations that you feel back off the floor; you’ll soon make it one of your go-to tools.

Yes, as a compact orbital it’s easily outgunned when it comes to speed and power by the full-size models on this rundown, but that’s beside the point really.

Bosch GEX 150 Final Thoughts

This Bosch feels like quality in hand: the speed selector, switch and cable, even the speed dial are all high-quality. In my opinion, if you’re looking for a comfortable, ergonomic, and compact orbital, consider it!

 


Bosch PEX 300 AE
Work hard and safe with Bosch

9: Bosch PEX 400 AE

Here we are then, the final entry on my list and what do we have, another Bosch. Just like Mikita, it is one of the best-known brands on the market, so no surprise there! What you’re probably wondering is, have I kept the best till last? You, be the judge…

Variable speed and comfortable in hand, but is the compact design powerful enough to get the job done?

I have to answer this with a resounding ‘Yes!’ It’s such an easy and lightweight piece of kit to use, in fact, it almost takes care of itself. Compact pieces of equipment can give the impression that they don’t pack a punch, but because of the precision with which the power is transferred to the surface, you have nothing to worry about.

Bosch PEX 400 AE Final Thoughts

A great option for those of you looking for a compact and affordable orbital that will last for years to come.

 


Conclusion

Finding the best orbital sander is all about considering what you want to use it for and then going out and finding it. By giving you nothing but knowledgeable thoughts and opinions of 10 of the best I hope I’ve set you off in the right direction.