Orbit Sander

Tool • Studio
Safety Training is REQUIRED before using this resource and must be cleared by Hybrid Atelier personnel.
Orbit Sander


Important Links

  • 3.0 Amp motor spins the pad at 8,000 - 12,000 OPM
  • Shorter height minimizes the distance between user and work piece
  • Design reduces vibration and the rubber over-mold in critical areas reduces user fatigue
  • Dust-sealed switch for dust protection for longer switch life
  • Dust bag has one-hand locking system

Personal Protective Equipment

Eye Protection Required

Wear safety glasses.

Wear Ear Protection

Wear earplugs or earmuffs; provide people using the space with ear protection.

No Loose Clothing

Roll up sleeves; do not wear loose fitting clothes or gloves.

Contain Long Hair

Wear protective hair covering to contain long hair.

Sturdy Non-Slip Footwear Required

Wear close-toed and sturdy shoes

Wear Dust Mask/Respirator

Wear a dust mask while sanding.

No Jewelry

Remove jewelry and rings.


Flying Debris Forces

Flying chips and airborne dust

Sharp Objects

Contact with blade

Eye Injury

From flying debris


Sanding operation produces substantial noise.

Things to Avoid

  • Do not use faulty equipment. Immediately report suspect equipment.
  • Never operate the tool with one hand while holding the workpiece with the other hand.
  • Always clamp the material and guide the tool with both hands.
  • Do not use a power tool while you are tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol or medication.
  • Do not sand branches, dowel, or wood with embedded nails or screws.
  • Do not sand ferrous material.

Safety Checks

  • Locate and ensure you are familiar with all machine operations and controls.
  • Check for damaged parts. Do not use the tool if the switch does not turn it on and off.
  • Ensure the work area is clean and uncluttered. Keep table and work area clear of all tools, off-cut timber and sawdust.
  • Start the dust extraction unit before using the machine.
  • Hold power tool by insulated gripping surfaces, because the sander may contact its own cord.
  • Secure the workpiece with clamps and against the guard fences and support the workpiece on a stable platform.

Operational Checks

  • Practice trigger safety by removing finger from trigger until ready to sand.
  • Never sand lead-based paint
  • Do not operate without dust collection bag


  • Turn the tool off, then disconnect plug from the power supply before making adjustments or cleaning the tool.
  • Remove debris from area using the shop-vac.
  • Wash exposed skin with soap and water after sanding.