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Model#: PCBN394

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Porter-Cable 394 Low Profile PSA Random Orbit Sander (5 in.) with Dust Collection

  • Porter-Cable 394 Low Profile PSA Random Orbit Sander (5 in.) with Dust Collection
This item is no longer available.
It has been replaced by the PCBN382.


  • ENDURATECH motor technology - For improved productivity, durability and control
  • Electronic Load Control - Maintains pad speed by monitoring motor speed increasing power under load conditions and removes material up to 42% faster than traditional random orbit sanders
  • Electronic Motor Braking - Stops the sander almost immediately, 73% faster than traditional sanders. The user can safely set the sander down without waiting for it to stop; further increasing user productivity.
  • ENDURATECH motor uses brushless technology in order to reduce the number of wear components by 71%, giving the motor 5 to 10 times longer life in testing compared to traditional palm grip sander motors
  • Reduced Tool Height - This produces a lower center of gravity, gets the user's hand 31% closer to the material being sanded, and ultimately delivers improved control, ergonomics, and finish
  • Improved ergonomics allow for comfortable body & top gripping
  • Dust sealed PC switch
  • Porex dust canister for maximum durability and efficiency
  • Built in Vac Adapter accepts 1 in. and 1-1/2 in. vacuum hoses
  • Rubber power cord flexible to -22 Degrees F
  • 8 hole PSA pad accepts standard paper
  • Users - Woodworkers, Interior Trim Installers, Furniture Makers, Countertop Makers, Hardwood Floor Install, Boat Maintenance
  • Applications - Aggressive sanding, coating removal, leveling seams, smoothing rough material, solid surface work and boat bottom clean-up
  • Low Profile PSA Random Orbit Sander (5-in) w/ Dust Collection - 394
  • Operating Manual


Abrasive Type: 8 hole, 5 in. PSA
Disc Diameter: 5-in
Shipping Weight: 4.25 lbs.



4.8 / 5.0
4 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
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1 Star
Would you recommend?
Yes (4)
Powerful (3)
Easy To Use (1)
Best Uses
Frequent Use (1)
Home Repair (1)
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Quality product
This should have been my first sander, but I have used Makita, Ridgid, and DeWalt. This is the best by far. I bought the adhesive pad and put an adhesive hook and loop adapter on it so when the hooks wear out, I can easily replace. This is really a super sander.
December 3, 2011
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
porter cable low profile PSA sander
I wanted to try a brush-less motor tool. It is a little less quieter. I like the lower center of gravity. You have to shut it off if you lift the sander off the object you are sanding for more than three seconds because it goes super fast and will gouge your wood when sitting it back down on your piece. Turning off the sander is no problem because the electronic brake shuts it down quickly. I also bought this tool because I wanted to use my old five hole PSA pad; I still have hundreds of five hole sanding discs. It fit, but I had to remove the white sanding ring just above the sanding pad for clearance. It removes easily by popping it out. The sander works well. I thought the 3.5 amp motor would have more power. It slows down a tad when applying more pressure which I consider normal for added friction. I emptied my filter five times. I like ROB sanders because they remove stock much more quickly than the quarter sheet sanders.
I am glad I bought this sander. It is a great workhorse.
January 5, 2012
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Powerful - Good hand grip-
The sander is powerful and carries the load when dialed up to get the job done quickly. This is a replacement for my older model that died after years of use.
January 1, 2014
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Home Repair
Fantastic sander
April 30, 2009

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if this unit is no longer made, what replaces this model, I would like to order another one.
cappy on Jan 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The replacement is a model Porter-Cable 382


Palm Sander Warranty - PORTER-CABLE LIMITED THREE YEAR WARRANTY (1 year for reconditioned products)

PORTER-CABLE will repair, without charge, any defects due to faulty materials or workmanship for three years from the date of purchase. This warranty does not cover part failure due to normal wear or tool abuse. For further detail of warranty coverage and warranty repair information, visit or call (888) 848-5175. This warranty does not apply to accessories or damage caused where repairs have been made or attempted by others. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights which vary in certain states or provinces. NOTE: THIS WARRANTY WILL BE VOID IF THE TOOL IS USED ON DRYWALL.

In addition to the warranty, PORTER-CABLE tools are covered by our:

  • 1 YEAR FREE SERVICE: PORTER-CABLE will maintain the tool and replace worn parts caused by normal use, for free, any time during the first year after purchase.
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This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other legal rights which vary from state to state.