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At first glance, the Skil 7292 1/4-sheet palm sander looks just like any other modern sander –- and mostly it is.  The 7292 differentiates itself, however, with a pressure indicator that lets you know when you’re pushing too hard.

That sounds a bit gimmicky at first, but if you’re new to woodworking, or just conscientious about avoiding dips in your work, it’s not a bad concept.  It works just like those arm wrestling games at carnivals — the harder you push, the more indicators light up, all the way up to red which means you’re pushing way too hard.

It also features the standard lineup of Skil goodies, including a micro-filtration system that captures and contains ultra-fine particulates –-  for the first five or ten minutes anyway.  If you’re serious about no dust, the 7292 also sports a built-in vacuum adapter that fits 1-1/4″ vacuum hose.  The business end boasts a no-load speed of 14,000 RPM, which is pretty spunky for a little sander.

This isn’t a rig for the pros, but it should provide a nice entry point for the beginner with some trepidation about how hard to push.

7292 1/4-Sheet Palm Sander [Skil]
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6 Responses to SKil 7292 1/4-Sheet Palm Sander

  1. ShopMonger says:

    I have the random orbit sander from Skil……
    I love that little D handle unit. best Purchase I have made in 6 months….
    Easy to use, good dust collection, great because it work with 5 05 8 hole paper.

    I would assume this one is very similiar, I held thier 1/4 sheet and it felt great…..

  2. Sand Man says:

    This is a great little sander for the price. I used it when I was building a custom closet and finishing the shelves. The dust box keeps the sawdust in the filter where it belongs. Great value!

  3. Petey says:

    This POs lasted about 20 minutes before the pad tore. took it back, ordered the Bosch for about $15 more from amazon.

    The Bosch kicks this thing to the curb, better performace, MUCH better paper-changing system, and it didn’t break on the first use.

  4. Verne Cunningham says:

    I have bought two Skill sanders,on both of them the ear tabs broke of the filters. Can I buy new filters. The sanders both work very well,I like the dust collectors. Thank you

  5. Verne Cunningham says:

    I bought two Skill sanders both of the filters broke, can I buy new ones. Thank You

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