My sander runs very slowly until I place it on the work surface. Is this normal? Support November 12, 2020 15:55 Updated Follow Answer Yes. That is the Controlled Finishing System at work. It reduces the possibility of gouging . Related articles What is the difference between MAX, XR, and ATOMIC? Why is my drill stalling? How to report fake websites? Where can I start an online warranty repair claim? What is the shelf life on a sanding belt? Comments 0 comments Please sign in to leave a comment.