Updated March 11, 2019 by Sam Kraft

The 10 Best Pneumatic Sanders

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We spent 23 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top picks for this wiki. When it comes to cabinetry, furniture building and other carpentry or metalwork projects, it’s tough to achieve a finished product you can be truly proud of without a quality sander to smooth surfaces and add shape. These pneumatic models are quite powerful, and they’re available in several styles — such as belt, line, orbital and drum — for tackling different jobs and various materials. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best pneumatic sander on Amazon.

10. DeWalt DWMT70781L

9. Ingersoll-Rand 4151

8. Chicago Pneumatic CP870

7. Astro Pneumatic 3036

6. Chicago Pneumatic CP7200S

5. Shop Fox D4594

4. Neiko 30070A

3. Chicago Pneumatic CP7268

2. Ingersoll Rand Edge

1. Astro Pneumatic 3037

Editor's Notes

March 06, 2019:

Included two models — the DeWalt DWMT70781L and Ingersoll Rand 4151 — that are designed for the user to operate with the palm of their hand. While some may prefer traditional tools, others feel they are in greater control when employing this method of sanding. Noted that the Chicago Pneumatic CP7200S comes with a tough carrying case, which could be a selling point for those who do not already possess a tool box. In an effort to provide an option that is specifically suited for more detailed, meticulous projects, we’ve included the Shop Fox D4594, which — while it may sacrifice a little bit of power — is nimble and well-balanced, allowing you to work with precision on delicate materials. Considered the Goplus Orbital, but reports indicate that it gets struck frequently and sometimes breaks down completely.


Sam Kraft
Last updated on March 11, 2019 by Sam Kraft

In addition to his corporate career as a marketing and communications professional in Chicago, Sam runs a popular blog that focuses on the city’s flourishing craft beer and brewery scene. He received his degree in journalism from DePaul University (which spurred his interest in freelance writing) and has since spent years developing expertise in copywriting, digital marketing and public relations. A lifetime of fishing, hiking and camping trips has left him well-versed in just about any outdoors-related topic, and over several years spent working in the trades during his youth, he accumulated a wealth of knowledge about tools and machinery. He’s a travel junkie, a health and fitness enthusiast, and an avid biker.


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