Evolution Mini 1Â½" Belt Sander 230V
Great little sander for getting into tight corners that its big brothers can't manage.
30 May 2015
Used it for the first time today, maybe a bit early to judge the product but it got so hot I had to stop using it, maybe I was putting to much pressure on it as I am used to working with the bigger belt sander, time will tell, I guess you get what you pay for, I don't think I would buy another one but will prob find a use for it. The ratings are for first time use only.
25 May 2015
This is a very handy little tool it does a very good job down side bit noisey and limited sizes of grit belts available,other than that very happy with my purchase would recommend for DIY.
10 May 2015
Basic DIY item, only low use
I bought this sander awhile back and have used it quite a few times for basic sanding tasks and it did the job. However recently I tried to sand a reasonable size piece of oak, with the 40 grit belts and it's just not up to the job. The first sander broke where the tension adjuster screws into the main body. Screwfix replaced under warranty, so great service as usual. However the replacement has also now broken, even on the furthest adjustment setting the belts just slip. Guessing the friction of 40 grit against oak is greater than the friction between the belt and drive wheel, even slips under it's own weight, without any downward pressure. Other issue is both units got very hot, almost too hot to hold, after 5-7 minutes of use. Probably will look at a proper belt sander to finish the job.
7 May 2015