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Porter-Cable® 382, 5'' Random Orbit Sander

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Get a flawless finish in less time and with less effort using the 5" Random Orbit Sander from Porter Cable!

  • Provides maximum sanding speed for smooth finishes
  • Controlled Finishing System maintains controllable pad speed and minimizes gouging during start up
  • Dual-plane counter-balanced fan reduces user fatigue
  • Dust-sealed switch protects against dust ingestion for longer switch life
  • Sealed 100% ball-bearing construction
  • Accepts 5", 8-hole hook and loop paper
  • 1.9 amp motor delivers 12,000 orbits per minute giving you maximum sanding speed for a smooth finish
  • Controlled Finishing System minimizes gouges during startup
  • Dual-plane counter-balanced fan reduces fatigue
(1) Porter-Cable® 382, 5'' Random Orbit Sander
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Standard Manufacturer's Warranty: 36 months
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Brand Porter-Cable
Manufacturer Part Number 382
Weight 3.9000
Tech Spec
  • Amps: 1.9 Amps
  • Abrasive Type: Hook & Loop
  • 5-1/2"H x 5"W x 11"L
Discountable Yes
Disc Size 5"
Cord/Cordless Corded
Amps 1.9
Dust Collection Dust Bag
Sander Style Hand Held
Speed 12,000 orbits per minute
4.0 / 5.0
61 Reviews
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Good tool- excellent service at Rockler
February 13, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Typical porter cable quality works as expected
This is the third one I have had.
April 12, 2019
11 months ago
Does the job just fine.
Works well and is easier to grip than I originally thought when I bought it. On the lower end in terms of pricing but certainly does the job. Overall, good purchase. A bit on the loud side but I expect they all are.
March 17, 2019
12 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Toys for me.
Works great!
February 18, 2019
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Hand sander
I bought this on a whim. It has become the most frequently used tool in my shop.
January 24, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Very good value
December 6, 2018
1 year ago
PC 5" random orbital sander
easy to use, easy to change grits, dust collector catches most of the dust and is easy to remove and clean. Low vibration makes bigger jobs easier, great value for the $.
November 21, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Excellent Value
Powerful and smooth. Considering the price compared to other products, this is an excellent value sander.
September 30, 2018
1 year ago
Love this sander
replaced an old Ryobi that I wore out. This one is faster and steadier. Cut my sanding time in half or less.
June 3, 2018
over 2 years ago
great sander for finish work
sander along with dustless sanding disks are great
May 18, 2018
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
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My 35 year old orbital sander is nearing end of life, even for a Porter-Cable. This new one will join its look alike so I have two sanders with two different grit papers.
KEN C on Feb 13, 2020
reliable sander... have had several over the years
Glenn M on Aug 27, 2019
My 35 year old orbital sander is nearing end of life, even for a Porter-Cable. This new one will join its look alike so I have two sanders with two different grit papers.
KEN C on Feb 13, 2020
Had one in the past and it was a very smooth and reliable sander, good value
Robert H on Dec 18, 2019
reliable sander... have had several over the years
Glenn M on Aug 27, 2019
Good price
Gary A A on May 1, 2019
replacement for my old one that wore out
Jim F on Jan 21, 2019
Just needed a new orbital. Porter-cable is a great brand and affordable.
Adam P on Nov 22, 2018
Good product good price
Bruce S on Nov 21, 2018
price and previously owned this sander
Rich B on Nov 19, 2018
Price/brand. We use these type sanders all day everyday and hoping that this will hold up.
Larry S on Nov 14, 2018
Price and quality
Shane on Nov 14, 2018
porter cable tool satisfaction
tim p on Mar 12, 2018
had one before it worked well but a gear broke so i figure try a new one
Tim C on Mar 11, 2018
I use porter cable equipment and need a new sander...this is a good price
Wayne W on Mar 11, 2018
It's a good product at a good price
James on Nov 27, 2017
This sander has a dust collector that will work with the hose kit to keep the garage clean and free from sanding dust.
Anne Marie S on Nov 25, 2017
Gift for my nephew, as I have owned and loved 2 of these. One in my workshop, and one in my hobby room. Great Sander.
ROD E on Oct 4, 2017
good name
SEDavisDBA on Sep 5, 2017
I have other Porter-Cable tools and I like the way they perform.
William H. B on Mar 24, 2017
Have the matching finish sander. Needed a orbit sander.
Robert S on Mar 22, 2017
I have no Porter-Cable tools. I am aware of their reputation. I wanted to get something of theirs so I could add them to my "good products" list based on my usage.
Russell W on Mar 16, 2017
I needed one
Dennis O on Mar 12, 2017
Great experience with Porter Cable
Jim on Mar 12, 2017
Sanding faster than by hand :)
Vladimir G on Mar 4, 2017
To replace my old random orbit sander that quit working.
James H on Jan 30, 2017
lonnie s on Dec 14, 2016
I have been using random orbit sanders for years. I needed a second one, so bought a second Porter Cable and have not been sorry.
Daniel S on Nov 19, 2016
Needed this
Ron S on Oct 18, 2016
I've used Porter Cable tools for over 40 years. I've never been let down.<br />Needed a new orbital sander for some home projects and this unit has done the job.<br />I get very smooth results and the 5" disc with 8 dust holes makes for very efficient dust collection, especially when I connect it to my small shop vac.
John M on Oct 14, 2016
Clark R on Sep 30, 2016
Connects to vacuum
Susan A on Sep 23, 2016
Greg P on Sep 14, 2016
Simple design with round dust port to work with my dust collection system.
Mark D on Sep 11, 2016
Brand and price!
Joe R on Aug 24, 2016
Needed a new orbital to replace my 30 year old sander. I have several Porter/Cable sanders and they've proven efficient and durable.
Randy S on Aug 22, 2016
great size, fits right in palm.<br />easy to use.
Leo F on Jun 9, 2016
Good reviews and it was on sale.
Brack W on Jun 3, 2016
Rockier continues to offer great deals on great merchandise. I'm happy to have Rockler as a resource. WES
Ed S on May 13, 2016
on sale and needed an orbital sander
Vern Z on May 11, 2016
Porter-Cable makes good tools
Danny F on May 4, 2016
It was on sale & I liked the dust collection. In hindsight I wish I had gone with the slightly more expensive version that had variable speed control.
David M on Apr 19, 2016
On sale and reviews sounded good
Larry A on Mar 30, 2016
I trust Porter-Cable brand / On sale
Monte C on Mar 25, 2016
Like name brand and wanted to have another
Sherry K on Mar 17, 2016
I have used this item at a local wood working shop and found it to be a great sander.
Wilram on Mar 4, 2016
I tried one and I is very nice sander
Gerry on Mar 3, 2016
Gift to son
Ray G on Feb 29, 2016
I've always had good luck with the Porter Cable line of power tools. Also, Rockler has always provided great service, and the best price on this model of random orbital sander.
Ken J on Feb 29, 2016
I have an older Porter Cable sander That works 100 times better than this one. Very, VERY disapointed with this sander.
Arthur B on Feb 24, 2016
I watched the video about the product and it sounded like a quality sander. Also, I know porter cable products and they are good and it is on sale.
Roy on Feb 9, 2016
Fine finish sanding
David H on Jan 1, 2016
Had one in the past and it was a very smooth and reliable sander, good value
Robert H on Dec 18, 2019
Good price
Gary A A on May 1, 2019
I would like to use this sander with Rocker's new universal small port hose kit. Are they compatible with each other?
A shopper on May 22, 2015
Porter-Cable® 382, 5'' Random Orbit Sander
Porter-Cable® 382, 5'' Random Orbit Sander
Dust Right FlexiPort Power Tool Hose Kit, 3' to 12' Expandable
Dust Right FlexiPort Power Tool Hose Kit, 3' to 12' Expandable
Can I purchase the o ring that goes under the hook and loop pad? Also the price and part number.
Burton N on Mar 4, 2017
I cannot get the dust bag to stay connected. It vibrates loose. The 'O
The 'O' ring holding the dust bag on the 382 orbital sander doesn't hold very well... it vibrates off. Any solution?
Charles B on Aug 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I had the same problem. Until reading this forum, I didn't realize there is an O-Ring on the sander you have to firmly push the bag over. Solved it for me. Good luck.
does it come with the hook & loop pad?
john1994 on Jan 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yeah it does, the Velcro style sanding discs attach right out of the box.
what voltage this tool is?
elisha h on Jan 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This tool works on 110 to 120 volts AC. It is a wonderful random orbit finish sander and I am glad I purchased it. I would buy it again.

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Can you connect this sander to a dust collection system?
A shopper on Apr 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I was able to connect the sander to a standard shop vac. The included dust collection bag is removable allowing for several sizes of hose to connect to the dust collection adapter. It works really good.
Can this orbital sander also be used as an orbital polisher/buffer?
fivejaze on Apr 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Well it probably could but because it is a dry sander first, it has a dust extraction system which could pick up any moisture and possibly cause harm. If just using a polishing paste you could just set some 80 grit on a polishing pad and use that for a small single project, but you would be better off with a dedicated polisher if doing it often or a large project.
Does this sander include a carrying case?
T F on May 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No. It came in a box without a carrying case
What is the diameter of the orbit?
Jim F on Mar 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The maximum diameter of the orbit appears to be no more than 5.25 inches.
is there a hook and loop polishing pad available?
Tom C on Jun 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I don't know about a polishing pad like a buffing pad, but there are hook and loop pads at 4000 grit which do a really food job.
Does this sander have a replacement pad for adhesive backed sanding disks?
Scott T on Jun 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It uses Velcro. Disks can be had at any major hardware store
Random orbital movement aside.. how far does the paper actually vibrate?? 1/16? 3/32 inch? Thank you.
Albert M on Jun 28, 2018