Sanders & Strippers for Rent

United Rentals offers various floor sander rentals as well as floor stripper rental options, and we are here to ensure you pick the right piece of equipment for your project. The drum sanders are used for a majority of projects and can operate from a standing position. The edger is used for hard-to-reach areas like closets or stairs, as well as getting close to the wall line. Tile strippers help to remove tile from a floor and are used primarily in floor refinishing projects like replacing tile or adding hardwood floors.

FAQs About Sanders and Strippers

What is a drum sander used for?

  • Drum sanders are ideal for surfacing or sanding wood on larger-scale projects. They are best used in projects requiring larger or more intense sanding efforts such as floors that are heavily damaged by cupping or those with multiple layers of finish.

What is an orbital sander used for?

  • Orbital sanders work at a slower pace than drum sanders and are used for projects that require less physical exertion. They are less aggressive in their sanding function, grinding away wood in an orbital motion as opposed to sliding. As a result, they work at a slower pace than drum sanders but generally result in a smoother finished surface.

Can you help with how to use an orbital sander?

  • Using an orbital sander is a simple process. Ensure you have the right grit for the type of surface you’re sanding and attach the sandpaper to the face of the sander. Secure the piece you’re sanding to a sturdy surface, using clamps if necessary, and put on your PPE. Firmly hold the sander (it can jump from your hand), turn it on, allowing it to reach full speed before applying to the surface, and let the sander glide across the surface without bearing down. When finished, turn the sander off and remove the sandpaper. Attaching a ventilation system to your sander will prevent heavy sawdust messes. If you’re not a professional or you’re still unsure about operating the orbital sander, you should always consult a specialist before using this tool.
Cordless Angle Grinder
Cat Class Code
190-4615

Angle Grinder, 4-1/2 in., Cordless, Electric Powered

  • Up to 9,000 rpm
  • 2- or 3-position side handle
  • Trigger switch or paddle switch available
  • Ergonomic grip
  • Uses: Ideal for weld preparation and smoothing, rust removal, deburring and blending
  • Add this angle grinder to your cart now
Angle Grinder Pack Shot
Cat Class Code
190-4075

Angle Grinder, Electric-powered, 11,000 rpm, 4 1/2 in.

  • 5/8-11" spindle thread
  • Multiposition side handle lets you work in tight spaces
  • Spindle lock allows for quick and easy wheel changes
  • AC/DC capability allows you to work off of most generators and welders
  • Add this angle grinder to your cart
Angle Grinder 5
Cat Class Code
190-4150

Angle Grinder, Electric-powered, 11,000 rpm, 5 in.

  • 5/8-11" spindle thread
  • Multiposition side handle lets you work in tight spaces
  • Spindle lock allows for quick and easy wheel changes
  • AC/DC capability allows you to work off of most generators and welders
  • Add this angle grinder to your cart
Angle Grinder, 6 Inch
Cat Class Code
190-4155

Angle Grinder, Electric-powered, 11,000 rpm, 6 in.

  • 5/8-11" spindle thread
  • Multiposition side handle lets you work in tight spaces
  • Spindle lock allows for quick and easy wheel changes
  • AC/DC capability allows you to work off of most generators and welders
  • Add this angle grinder to your cart
Angle Grinder Pack Shot
Cat Class Code
190-4000

Angle Grinder, Electric-powered, 6,000-6,500 rpm, 9 in.

  • 5/8-11 in. spindle thread
  • Multiposition side handle lets you work in tight spaces
  • Spindle lock allows for quick and easy wheel changes
  • AC/DC capability allows you to work off of most generators and welders
  • Add this angle grinder to your cart
Angle Grinder Pack Shot
Cat Class Code
190-4225

Angle Grinder, Electric-powered, 6,000-8,500 rpm, 7-7 1/2 in.

  • 5/8-11" spindle thread
  • Multiposition side handle lets you work in tight spaces
  • Spindle lock allows for quick and easy wheel changes
  • AC/DC capability allows you to work off of most generators and welders
  • Add this angle grinder to your cart
Sander Belt
Cat Class Code
190-7224

Belt Sander, 3 in. by 20 in., Electric Powered

  • Variable speed, up to 1,400 surface feet per minute (SFPM) available
  • Dust collection receptacle available
  • Weight as low as 9 lbs.
  • Level, shape and finish wood and other materials
  • Uses: Ideal for complete leveling and sanding for remodeling or construction purposes
  • Add this belt sander to your cart now
Grinder Bench
Cat Class Code
190-4380

Bench Grinder, 8 in., Electric Powered

  • Grinder wheel width 8"
  • 3/4 horsepower induction motor, 3,600 RPM
  • Rugged cast-iron base
  • Adjustable tool resets
  • Uses: Ideal for grinding or buffing pieces on a firm, workbench surface
  • Add this bench grinder to your cart now
Grinder, 5" w/Dustless Shroud
Cat Class Code
190-4153

Disc Grinder, 5 in., Electric Powered

  • Comfortable wraparound auxiliary handle
  • Dustless shroud included
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Grinder wheel width 5"
  • Uses: Ideal for weld preparation and smoothing, rust removal, deburring and blending
  • Add this grinder to your cart now
Hardwood Sander
Cat Class Code
220-8000

Drum Sander with Dust Bag, 8 in.

  • 40" power cable for far reach
  • Heavy-duty 1.5 hp motor
  • Cast aluminum construction
  • Dust bag included for dust control
  • Add this drum sander to your cart now
Drum Sander
Cat Class Code
220-7070

Drum Sander, 8 in.

  • Sand up to 8" wide section with each pass
  • Disassembles easily for transport or storage
  • Designed for steady, smooth operation
  • Ideal for heavy-duty sanding
  • Add this floor sander to your cart now
Floor Edger Sander
Cat Class Code
220-7075

Edge Floor Sander, 5-7 in.

  • Power 1 hp motor maintains speed under heavy cut conditions
  • Durable, rugged construction
  • Vacuum fan and bag for efficient dust control
  • Ideal for edges and corners of hardwood flooring
  • Add this edge sander to your cart now
Electric Die Grinder
Cat Class Code
190-4605

Handheld Die Grinder, Electric-powered, 1 1/2 in., 25,000 rpm

  • 25,000 rpm no load speed
  • 4.2 amps
  • AC/DC capacity works off welding machines and generators for increased productivity and versatility
  • 1/4" collet spindle thread
  • Add this handheld die grinder to your cart
Die Grinder
Cat Class Code
190-4601

Handheld Die Grinder, Electric-powered, 2 in., 19,000 rpm

  • 19,000 rpm no load speed
  • 5 amps
  • AC/DC capacity works off welding machines and generators for increased productivity and versatility
  • 1/4" collet and 1/8" sleeve spindle thread
  • Add this handheld die grinder to your cart
Orbital Floor Sander
Cat Class Code
220-7065

Orbital Floor Sander, 12 in. by 18 in.

  • 12 in. by 18 in. Sanding surface
  • Ergonomic handle for operator comfort
  • Designed for steady, smooth operation
  • Electric-powered
  • Uses: Ideal for light to medium sanding applications
  • Add this orbital sander to your cart now
Sander Random Orbital 5 Electric
Cat Class Code
190-7600

Orbital Floor Sander, 5 in., Electric Powered

  • Textured anti-slip top and body grip
  • Textured anti-slip top and body grip
  • High-capacity dust bag available
  • 5" sanding width
  • Uses: Ideal for complete leveling and sanding for remodeling or construction purposes
  • Add this orbital sander to your cart now
silver floor sander with vacuum bag product shot
Cat Class Code
220-7310

Orbital Floor Sander, 8 in.

  • 40" power cable included for far reach
  • Heavy-duty 1.5 horsepower motor
  • Cast aluminum construction
  • Fume-free electric operation
  • Uses: Ideal for sanding and surface preparation of large areas
  • Add this floor sander to your cart now
Dual Action Sander Pack shot
Cat Class Code
190-7525

Orbital Floor Sander, Electric Powered

  • Low vibration design
  • Comfortable grip for operator
  • Lightweight and easy to use
  • Ideal for heavy-duty sanding
  • Uses: Ideal for heavy-duty sanding on hardwood flooring
  • Add this orbital sander to your cart now
Portable Grinder
Cat Class Code
190-4400

Portable Straight Grinder, 2-1/2 in.

  • Coated spindle housing for cooler grip
  • Up to 14,500 RPM
  • 2-1/2"-3" diameter wheel
  • Hand-held grinder for narrow areas such as inside piping, for buffing and more
  • Uses: Ideal for grinding or buffing in narrow areas
  • Add this portable grinder to your cart now
Battery Powered Ride-On Floor Scraper
Cat Class Code
220-6060

Ride-on Floor Scraper, Battery Powered

  • Narrow, compact design to fit through doorways
  • Can work up to 3 hours on a single battery charge
  • Strip or scrape floors and tiles
  • Ride-on design to reduce strain on operator
  • Add this floor scraper to your cart now
blue floor scraper product image
Cat Class Code
220-6070

Ride-on Floor Scraper, Propane Powered

  • Portable and easy to transport
  • Fits easily through doorways and tight spaces
  • Excellent maneuverability
  • Ride-on design to reduce strain on operator
  • Uses: Ideal for large-area jobs on hardwood, tile, linoleum, ceramic tile, carpet, adhesives and more
  • Add this floor scraper to your cart now
Cat Class Code
190-7225

Sander Belt, 3 in. by 24 in.

  • Convenient variable speed dial
  • Designed for vertical and horizontal applications
  • Heavy duty for commercial work
  • Lightweight and easy to use
  • Uses: Ideal for sanding, leveling and prepping woodwork
  • Add this belt sander to your cart now
orange and beige tile stripper with wheels product shot
Cat Class Code
220-6098

Tile Stripper, 100 sq. ft.

  • Single blade oscillates 2,000 strokes per minute
  • Built-in stop bar for correct blade placement
  • Easy to operate
  • Remove up to 100 sq. ft. of tile
  • Uses: Ideal for removing tile, linoleum, glued carpet and more
  • Add this tile stripper to your cart now
Tile Stripper
Cat Class Code
220-6300

Walk-behind Floor Scraper, 110V Electric Powered

  • Self-propelled and easy to use
  • Small and compact for easy transport
  • Forward and reverse function with variable speed
  • Plugs into a standard outlet
  • Add this floor scraper to your cart nowStrip away tile, flooring or other materials with this walk-behind scraper. This compact machine is designed to fit through doorways and tight spaces like standard elevators. It can be plugged into a standard outlet
Tile Stripper  200 sq ft
Cat Class Code
220-6100

Walk-behind Floor Scraper, 120V or 115/230V Electric Powered

  • Foldable handle for easy transport
  • 3/4 horsepower engine
  • Self-propelled and easy to use
  • Use Cases: Ideal for removing vinyl and other floor material
  • Add this floor scraper to your cart now
  • Blade not included, available for purchase from United Rentals
Hardwood Floor Sander
Cat Class Code
220-8200

Walk-behind Hardwood Sander Buffer

  • Ideal for fine sanding and removing scratch patterns from hardwood floors
  • Cast aluminum construction
  • No torque for operator comfort
  • Dust pickup fan available
  • Add this sander buffer to your cart now