Product Comparison: DEWALT DWE6423K vs DEWALT DWE6421K


General Specifications
Brand
DEWALT
DEWALT
Model
DWE6423K
DWE6421K
Origin
USA
USA
About the Product
The DWE6423 5" Variable Speed Random Orbit Sander Kit with hook & loop pad has a 3 amp motor that delivers between 8,000 to 12,000 OPM. The separate counterweight reduces vibration and along with the rubber overmold grip provides comfortable sanding. A shorter design allows users to get closer to the work surface and the one-handed locking dust bag attaches securely to the sander to aid in dust collection or the user can attach the sander directly to the DWV010 or DWV012 dust collectors.
The DWE6421K 5" Single Speed Random Orbit Sander Kit with hook & loop pad has a 3 amp motor that delivers 12,000 OPM. The separate counterweight reduces vibration and along with the rubber overmold grip provides comfortable sanding.
Size & Weight
Height
5.5 in.
5.5 in.
Width
10.5 in.
10.5 in.
Depth
5 in.
5 in.
Weight
2.9 lbs.
2.9 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
DEWALT DWE6423K Variable Speed Random Orbit Sander
  • Yes, it has some weight to it, but not too much....if you let the unit do the work, the weight is an advantage.
  • A good tool but doesn't catch a much dust as I would like. Light weight and easy to use. I prefer hooking up the vacuum instead of using the bag.
  • Works - light weight and decent feel. Bag is a nice touch.
  • I like the weight of this sander though as well.
  • Easy on/off and comfortable to use for those big sanding projects
DEWALT DWE6421K Random Orbit Sander
  • Well balanced and light weight so that I can easily do one handed sanding.
  • I really like the size of the sander.
  • Light, comfortable, and efficient. Very easy to use.
  • I was looking at something that was compact, had a good center of gravity. It is what i want.
  • This product was too light weight for my use.
Features
Type
Palm grip orbital
Palm grip orbital
Sanding Speed
8000 - 12000 OPM
12000 OPM
Power
3 A
3 A
Abrasive
5" sanding/polishing pad
5" sanding/polishing pad
Vacuum Attachment
Yes
Yes
Dust Bag
No
Yes
Rubber-Coated Handle
Yes
Yes
Extras
Separate counterweight design reduces vibration for improved comfort, Improved dust-sealed switch to protect against dust ingestion for longer switch life, Dust port is designed to fit directly to the DWV010 or DWV012 dust collectors, Shorter height allows the user to get closer to work piece, Rubber over-mold in all of the critical areas of the sander, Improved dust collection and one-handed locking dust bag
Separate counterweight design reduces vibration for improved comfort, Improved dust-sealed switch to protect against dust ingestion for longer switch life, Dust port is designed to fit directly to the DWV010 or DWV012 dust collectors, Shorter height allows the user to get closer to work piece, Rubber over-mold in all of the critical areas of the sander, Improved dust collection and one-handed locking dust bag
What customers say about "Features"
DEWALT DWE6423K Variable Speed Random Orbit Sander
  • Variable speed - from very powerful to very gentle
  • What can you say about an orbital sander that hasn't already been said? Not much, if they work as well as this little champ.
  • The tool is pretty good now that I have figured out a solution to my problem, but my experience with Dewalt is less than stellar. I really wish Dewalt would have made a half-hearted attempt and at least pretended to address my issue.
  • This is sooooo much better than my old Ryobi square sander. I don't know how I lived without it all this time. Love the size, power and speed adjustments.
  • The poorly located power switch on my old Ridgid could occasionally be hit and switch to off when using the sander two-handed.
DEWALT DWE6421K Random Orbit Sander
  • Great tool and value. I didn't feel that I would use the variable speed so this is perfect for me.
  • The sander is very powerful and robust. Remember to allow the sander to reach max speed before starting to sand.
  • The price is very competitive and the machine has good dust pick-up when used with a shop vac. I've used it for several projects before this review and can say its a worthwhile investment.
  • I bought a house recently and can't tell you how many times I've used this from sanding walls to wood trim, it's an excellent sander. I hooked it up to shop vac and love that option to control dust.
  • It doesn't have a variable speed.
  • The clutch fails, the bearing fail. The pad is plastic, not metal. The housing isn't nearly as thick or glass reenforced. I can find not a single thing that was a benefit to the user in this design change.
  • As others have described. Pad will not hold sandpaper. Real big issue and major flaw in unit. Been dewalt buyer for 15 plus years. Very very sad.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
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