Makita says its new industrial-strength BO6030 6-inch
Random Orbit Sander (about $190) vibrates 30% less
than the competition, making it comfortable for use in highproduction
environments. The 6030 also features quickchange
hook-and-loop sanding pads, through-the-pad dust
pickup, and variable
speed from 4,000 to 10,000
rpm. It comes standard with a
cloth dust bag but can also accept the
industry standard paper dust bag assembly.
Contact: Makita USA Inc., 14930 Northam St., La Mirada,
CA 90638; 800/462-5482; www.makitatools.com.
Real Plastic Wood
If you’re going for a low-maintenance exterior and would like
something more substantial than flimsy vinyl accessories or
crinkly aluminum coil stock, check out Royal Wood Trimboards.
Royal Wood has a tough composite core