The Porter Cable 7800 Drywall Sander finishes walls and ceilings 3 to 4 times faster than conventional methods, paving the way to greater productivity and profits. At only 8 pounds, the operator can sand 10 foot ceiling without using stilts or a scaffold. The motor is located on the opposite end of the vacuum tube handle from the sanding head for best balance and control while the patented foam-backed abrasive sanding pads virtually eliminate swirl marks. The articulating sand head enables operator to sand from top to bottom of a wall or ceiling without changing position. A brush-type skirt surround the sanding pad aiding in dust control and preventing pad from gouging wall joint.