Dewalt DWE6423K Orbit Sander Review

Dewalt DWE6423K Orbit Sander Side
Mini Review

Easy to use and very efficiently powered. The On/Off switch and speed control is perfectly placed on the DWE6423. Construction quality is solid and very well fitted (nothing loose).


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4.6 out of 5.0 Stars
Sander, Dust Bag, and Tool Bag
MSRP $79

Available on Amazon, Lowe’s and Home Depot


Powered by a 3 amp motor featuring an OPM (orbit per minute) of up to 12,000. Adjustable from 8,000 to 12,000 OPM. Compact height (just over 5in) to have more control sanding and get closer to the substrate. Ergonomic rubberized handle for comfort.

What We Like

  • Speed Control Location – it’s perfectly located for right handed individuals to operate with their thumb.
  • Good for all size hands.
  • 80″ long cord (if you’re reasonably close you won’t need an extension cord)
  • Compact and Sturdy

What We Don't Like

  • There are cheaper options on the market but they are not this good
First Impressions

The DWE6423 is compact yet sturdy; it feels solid but not heavy. The On/Off switch and the speed control are located in the exact perfect position to be adjusted with ease. Aptly powered to handle easy to aggressive sanding on a variety of surfaces.

What's In The Box

It comes with a carry case, dust collector bag, quick connector for shop vac, and sander.

  • 3 amp motor with up to 12,000 OPM
  • Speed adjustment dial from 1 to 6
  • 80″ long power cord
  • Comfortable rubberized handle for comfort and grip
  • Dust Collector Bag
  • Vacuum ready set up.
  • 5.25″ tall (compact design)
Full Review

The Dewalt DWE6423 Random Orbit Sander is a good piece of machinery.  This is our top pick from all of the sanders in this category (that we reviewed so far). The Bosch ROS20VSK Palm Sander that we previously reviewed (click here to see that review) is pretty close all around but the DWE6423 beats it our by being so cleanly and ergonomically designed. We try not to compare our Tool Space reviews to each other but both are worth a look, especially if you are a Bosch fan. The DWE623 Sander will perform for all three of our The Tool Space users: DIY, Handyman, and Contractor.

Tool Space Recommendation

We recommend this tool to the following skill levels.

DIY rated tools are for users who would use this product one time a month.
DIY rated tools are for users who would use this product one time a week.
DIY rated tools are for users who would use this product one time a day.

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  1. Michael Shook

    I don’t recommend any of these sanders made by Dewalt. I’ve had 2 with bad switches and was stupid to buy another. The best they will do is try to sell you another one!!!

    • Josh

      Hey Michael,
      I’ve had good luck with the few Dewalt that I’ve tested. What sander brand have you settled in on? I’ve been really impressed with Bosch orbital sanders.

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