The 3M™ Elite Series Mini Orbital Sander packs the performance of 3M air-powered orbital hand sanders into a small tool that’s ideal for sanding small defects in painted surfaces. Added features for durability, comfort and control, plus twist-on, twist-off Roloc™ disc attachment, give this mini sander big benefits – now, you can sand small areas instead of entire panels, saving time and cost.
- Lightweight aluminum body delivers improved balance, reducing vibration and cracked housings
- Strengthened vanes and an improved skirt attachment system add durability
- Exclusive 3M™ Gripping Material cover adds comfort and usability
- 3M™ Roloc™ attachment makes disc pad attachment and removal fast and easy
- 1-1/4” x 5/16” backup pad is ideal for repairing small defects in paint and clear coat surfaces
- Excellent option for complete 3M paint repair systems
What is the size of the sanding pad on the 3M™ Elite Mini Orbital Sander, 28737?
The sanding pad on this particular orbital sander is 1-1/4 inches in diameter.
How many units come in a case of the 3M™ Elite Mini Orbital Sander, 28737?
Each case contains one orbital sander unit.
Can I use this sander for heavy-duty tasks like removing paint or rust from metal surfaces?
While this mini orbital sander is great for finishing work and getting into tight spaces, it may not be powerful enough to remove thick layers of paint or rust. We recommend using our larger, more heavy-duty sanders for those tasks.
The 3M™ Elite Series Mini Orbital Sander is a lightweight and strong air-powered hand sanding tool that is perfect for repairing small defects in small painted areas. It measures approximately 4" x 7-1/2" and weighs just over 1 lb. This versatile hand-sized replacement for larger air sanders and polishers has a 1-1/4" diameter backup pad and 1/8" orbit that uses smaller abrasive discs. This allows you to sand in very specific or hard-to-reach areas, removing nibs and other defects without sanding the entire panel. This process can be inefficient in environments such as collision repair shops, where panels can be quite large and require extra abrasives, compounds, and polishes.Power in the Palm of Your Hand
The Elite Series Mini Orbital Sander is a true powerhouse for small area repair. It features precision-balanced steel workings and a .48 HP (357 W) motor capable of up to 8000 RPM standard operation. The lightweight aluminum body and durable composite cover combine with strengthened vanes and an improved skirt attachment for extra balance and reduced vibration. The handle is covered in an exclusive 3M™ Gripping Material for greater comfort. And a custom trigger lever gives technicians maximum control for consistently excellent results in areas that require fine-grade precision.Easy Roloc™ Attachment
The Elite Series Mini Orbital Sander accepts direct-mount 1-1/4" 3M™ Roloc™ pads which allow you to operate the sander very close to the work surface for more precise control. The pad features a threaded button that lets you securely attach and remove it with a simple twist-off, twist-on motion. This quick and convenient attachment method requires no tools and saves significant time on collision repair jobs.3M™ Trizact™ Abrasives
This mini sander is part of the Trizact™ Finesse-It™ Paint Repair System which puts Trizact™ abrasives at your fingertips. 3M™ Trizact™ products feature microreplication, which means small 3-dimensional structures are reproduced uniformly over the surface of the abrasive. These patterned, precise mineral structures contain multiple layers of abrasive mineral. As the structures wear, fresh, sharp mineral is exposed. The result is that the abrasive cuts faster, allows for precise finish control, and stays sharper longer. Operators can even reduce grade sequences during collision repair, requiring fewer process steps and fewer abrasive products.Part of Advanced Paint Defect Repair Systems
The 3M™ Elite Series Mini Orbital Sander is an excellent addition to complete paint repair systems. Select 3M abrasives, pads, and polishes developed specifically for small area repair. These include the Trizact™ Finesse-It™ Paint Repair System, which allows you to remove imperfections and polish fine sanding scratches in just two simple steps. The mini sander is also a terrific option for added capabilities to the 3M™ Paint Defect Removal Hand Sanding System, featuring small, handheld abrasives and blocks for fast and efficient paint nib and defect removal.The Science of Better Sanding from 3M
The Elite Series Mini Orbital Sander is another example of how 3M applies science to life. With its exclusive features and design that makes it integral to our advanced small area paint repair systems, this mini sander is another key to consistently improving your efficiency, throughput, and value as you prepare painted surfaces.