Erbauer ERB404SDR Compact Â¼ Sheet Palm Sander 230-240V
Sorry Erbauer, bit of a dud
Have bought various Erbauer tools when I think it is something I won't use on a regular basis and they have been surprisingly good but this one is just plain naff, when fitting sanding abrasives using the clamp to secure them the sheets just rip within a couple of seconds. It is very noisy which I could put up with if it actually sanded anything but I have just put it back in it's canvas bag and there it will stay. I should have bought the Hitachi which is just a little more expensive instead of being a cheapskate, now it's back to using my faithful old Makita which I have had for years. Very disappointed.
18 Nov 2014
Good product. Very powerful. Good value. Would recomend.
6 Nov 2014
I am one of the silent majority that reads the reviews but never usually writes one.
Well that changed when I used this sander. Originally bought the larger version but realised that it was too bulky and heavy. So returned that unit and swapped for this.
It makes such light work of the sanding that the jobs I needed to do were done in no time.
It does not vibrate too much, it's not that noisy and it's light and controllable.
Really happy with my purchase.
14 Oct 2014
STAY AWAY FROM THIS SANDER
As a experienced carpenter working on a wide multitude of projects this sander does have great advantages. Its price tag for one, and not to be under rated long power chord, and good performance despite a lot of vibration. My dissatisfaction is due to the following reasons;
I have had this sander for just under 2 years and now the rotating mechanism has chewed through the plastic fittings of the baseplate and has destroyed the sander.
Secondly, Erbauer have practically no facility for replacing spare parts so this means a new sander within two years.
Thirdly they have dropped the plastic hard-case and now sell it with a canvas bag, not ideal for looking after your gear.
Fourthly when compared to other palm sanders, for a little more money you can pick up a Makita sander widely found to have great reviews, (don't take my work for it, have a look# with a 3 year warranty with a registration within a number of days of purchase.
All in all don't be sucked in by the price tag, invest a little more and register for an extensively longer warranty # a must for the tradesman) buy cheap and pay twice, or invest wisely.
5 Oct 2014