In this post, let's talk about the most common auto body and paint tools you'll need to get started in the game.
First off, we have the Dual Action orbital sander which is commonly known as the DA. This sander is a pneumatic (air sander) which means you'll be needing an air compressor to power this thing up. A small compressor with at least a 10 Gal tank is needed to run this machine. Using a 30-60 Gal tank with a 2-5 HP motor is recommended.
You don't need much air pressure to run this thing... about 7SCFM @ 90 psi.
Then you have the straight sander, in the video above you'll see the (Hutchins Hustler) brand that I personally use. These sanders are excellent for cutting your sanding time of flat surfaces like doors, flat q-panels, and roofs etc.
Hand sanders are another necessity when playing around with body work. The most popular is the little ole block sander.