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Offline cuc717

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Mirka Deros 6" 2.5mm or 5.0mm orbit?
« on: November 18, 2020, 10:59 PM »
Hello everyone, I'm looking to upgrade to a Mirka Deros 6". I am looking to purchase from Amazon since they have an extended return policy, and with hearing a lot about how some of these are faulty, the extended return window gives me extra piece of mind. Unfortunately, the 6" that is on Amazon is a 2.5mm orbit. They do have a 5" one in a 5.0mm orbit, but I prefer the  larger size. Is the 2.5mm orbit adequate to be able to remove some stock in a reasonable amount of time? I also haven't seen too much on the smaller orbit as opposed to the larger one. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks!

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Offline ProCarpenterRVA

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Re: Mirka Deros 6" 2.5mm or 5.0mm orbit?
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2020, 05:57 AM »
I don't have a Deros but I would think if you're looking for rapid stock removal the five mm Sandra is going to be your best bet. I have the ETS EC 150 / 5 and use it for everything. I had been using an ETS EC 150 / 3 for sanding fine plywood's. Depending on the medium you'll notice more scratch marks at lower grits with the 5 MMR orbit but that can be overcome easily by moving up grits. Of course if money is no issue get both!

If you're willing to try another dealer I've noticed ABs gloves and abrasives on the internet has all the America you can think of.

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Offline mrB

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Re: Mirka Deros 6" 2.5mm or 5.0mm orbit?
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2020, 06:30 AM »
The Larger orbit will, in my experience, make a significant difference in material removal speed. I wouldn't want a 2.5mm orbit as my only sander if I was doing more than fine finishing.

The 2.5mm will do it no doubt, but it will take a lot longer. So if decent material removal is something you do often, I think you'd enjoy the 5mm more.
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