Handheld sanding just got a lot smoother and much more comfortable for body-shop technicians, says Snap-on Tools. Its new 3-in. Palm Orbital Sander (PSF4312) is ergonomically designed, with an adjustable grip using soft material to provide optimum comfort while maximizing vibration absorption for smooth operation. The S-curved lever is also user-friendly, the company says, fitting the technician’s hand better than traditional flat levers and reducing hand fatigue.

Weighing in at 1.5 lb, and only 3 in. in diameter, the Orbital Sander allows for steady control. Its 3/32-in. orbit means precise fine sanding. The 3-in., 30-gram pad is flexible for spot sanding, and feather edging on the
lightweight pad provides more control during application.

The sander – which provides 12,000 rpm of free speed – features a field-serviceable drop-in motor design,
creating easy access for adding tune-up kits. This feature minimizes the need to send the tool out for repair,
prevents downtime and increases work efficiency. In addition, the patented bearing dust shield prevents
contamination of the lower motor bearing, significantly extending the life of the motor.

The tool also features a robust front spindle, says Snap-on, and a precision balance crank which extends the life of the front bearing when the sander is loaded.

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