How Many Watts of Electricity does a Sander use?

Real power-use measurements from a sander.

How Much Power does a Sander use

Sander: 172 Watts


  • A palm sander uses a motor to spin a flat square or rectangle in tiny circles. The motion is pretty much the same as a vibrator, but there isn't an off-center weight.
  • sanders aren't usually variable speed.

Power Use

  • Watts: 172
  • Kilowatts: 0.172 Kw.

Operation Cost

  • cost per minute: 3 hundredths of one cent (0.03 ¢)
  • cost per hour: 2.1¢
  • cost per day: 17¢
  • cost per month: $3.14

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Power use of these items was actually tested. Individual items will vary, but these are the actual measurements.