Product Comparison: PORTER-CABLE 7346SP Random vs PORTER-CABLE 7424XP


General Specifications
Brand
PORTER-CABLE
PORTER-CABLE
Model
7346SP Random
7424XP
Origin
Mexico
Mexico
About the Product
Ideal for polishing and sanding automotive and marine projects, our 6 in. Random Orbit Sander features a 4.5 Amp motor for high overload protection. It comes with a 6 in. polishing pad and sanding disc, perfect for all your polishing and sanding needs.
Ideal for polishing and sanding automotive and marine projects, this 6 in. Variable-Speed Random Orbit Polisher features a 4.5-amp motor for high overload protection and random orbit. Compact and lightweight at just 5-1/2 lbs., it delivers professional, swirl-free sanding/polishing action with an electronic variable-speed dial to select 2,500-6,800 OPM.
Size & Weight
Height
6 in.
6 in.
Width
11.5 in.
14 in.
Depth
10.5 in.
6.5 in.
Weight
6 lbs.
5.5 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
PORTER-CABLE 7346SP Random Orbit Sander with Polishing Pad
  • It fits perfectly and works well with the supplied balance weight.
  • Perfect size head (5") for many areas of a power boat or yacht.
  • Very light and versatile. Easy to handle.
  • The lightweight body means you can use it for hours without getting tired.
  • This product was too light weight for my use. I returned it to the seller and purchased something more heavy duty which is working in the manner I want it to.
  • For doing lots of sanding I find it better to have a heavier sander so its weight helps with the sanding. A heavier 7 or 8 inch disc sander is better for heavy duty sanding though it requires more care in use to avoid sanding marks.
PORTER-CABLE 7424XP 6-Inch Variable-Speed Polisher
  • The size and weight - it is a very good size in the operational standpoint.
  • Easy to handle and the weight is perfect for one handed use for truck roofs, caps, hoods.
  • This is nicely weighted; it makes buffing and polishing very easy.
  • This polisher did the trick. It's a perfect size and weight, I've never used a buffer before but this it was easy to use. I recommend it.
  • Its lightweight for my use. But i can easy work with it for an hours.
Features
Type
Right angle orbital
Right angle orbital
Sanding Speed
2560-6800 OPM
2560-6800 OPM
Power
4.5 A
4.5 A
Abrasive
6" sanding/polishing pad
6" sanding/polishing pad
Vacuum Attachment
No
No
Dust Bag
No
No
Rubber-Coated Handle
Yes
Yes
Extras
Random orbit, swirl-free sanding/polishing action, Accepts 5/16 - 24 spindle thread accessories, Includes 6" proprietary counter balance for use with 6" sanding/polishing pad, Features two-position (left or right) removable side handle for greater comfort and control, 100% ball and roller bearing construction
Random orbit, swirl-free sanding/polishing action, Accepts 5/16 - 24 spindle thread accessories, Includes 5" proprietary counter balance for use with 6" sanding/polishing pad, Features two-position (left or right) removable side handle for greater comfort and control, 100% ball and roller bearing construction
What customers say about "Features"
PORTER-CABLE 7346SP Random Orbit Sander with Polishing Pad
  • This powerful sander does the job quickly and efficiently.
  • Good tool, holds Torque pretty well at low speed. Has universal shaft so heads/pads can be sourced easily.
  • Comes with 6" adhesive backer pad. Very comfortable to use.
  • Has a dial so you can set your speed and increase if you want just remember to turn the dial back down when you put it away so you don't try to start a new project only to have the setting to be way faster than needed.
  • Seems very durable so far. It has adjustable speeds for polishing and buffing.
  • It does tend to get hot when sanding, so you need to take a break every once in a while to let it cool down.
  • The polishing pad bolt threads were stripped .. I have not been able to use it .. very disappointed
PORTER-CABLE 7424XP 6-Inch Variable-Speed Polisher
  • Variable speed - nice to control the revolution of the polisher.
  • Easily Accessible Power Switch (This is one of the most important things in a polisher).
  • Handle can be installed on either side of the device.
  • The variable speed is handy. My cotton cloth stuck easily to the velcro on the backing plate, eliminating the need for special buffing and polishing pads. Much faster than polishing by hand!
  • The orbital action does not leave swirl marks, and will not burn the paint. The best friend a show car owner could have!
  • Sometimes it can be tough to remove the polisher tools with the provided wrench. There is not much space between the tool and polisher.
  • Works well but a bit too much vibration through the T handle. I only did the hood of my car and my hand went a bit numb. Solidly built though with decent cord length.
  • The head vibrates At speed 5 which makes it difficult to handle and polish , and really annoying vibration at speed 6. I was using the original pad that came with it .
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
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