It’s a gently used, 10 year old Ryobi. I am a crafter, not a wood working or power tool guy, thus the gently used part. That little block of wood is popsicle sticks glued together. I was using the sander to round off the top a bit and, well, this happened. What is “this” exactly? And why did “this” happen? I need another random orbital sander, obviously. Which one should a non-woodworking, gently-using, old-and-scared-of-real-power-tools crafter get.
In case it matters, the sander was on, I was holding it onto my table by the handle, face out and rubbing the wood against it and not doing the roundy-roundy thing with the sander like the people on TV. Also, that’s not just the sandpaper that came off, thats the top part that shakes when you turn it on. Yeah, not a woodworking type person. Sorry I don’t have the words.