Evolution Mini 1Â½" Belt Sander 230V
Evolution1.5" belt sander
A very good little machine which I would recommend. Unfortunately the first one failed due to the belt adjustment knob falling off whilst in use. This could have been a bit of a problem as the sanding belt shot off the sander at a fairly high speed. Also the machine does get fairly hot after using for 20 minutes. It would also be great if there was an attachment for a vacuum cleaner, this would help to keep the temperature down a bit. Having said that the performance is great and, with a little adjustment, the sander will get into corners easily and will take off paint quickly. Of course the belt does get clogged fairly quickly when taking old paint off, but this is a small price to pay for the speed of use. Also it would be good if Screwfix were to stock the spare belts. The length is 303mm. the closest one stocked by Screwfix is 305mm and this belt is too long and did not work for me.
18 Mar 2015
Handy little sander
Bought this initially to help with sanding floorboards to get into the tighter spots I couldn't get to with my big belt sander.
For the money it works brilliantly, quite noisy ( but aren't all belt sanders) , found the dust extraction port it came with useless as it wouldn't stay on and mounts too low and as others have said it does get very hot after 5mins or so.
Still a very handy sander that I've used time and time again and haven't had a problem with yet.
Also works well as someone else said to give the misses a pedicure ;)
13 Dec 2014
Excellent for around the house
Needed to sand down a door way removing years of gloss paint, having tried a scraper and regular sander, decided I needed something a bit more suitable if I didn't want to spend four weeks on the job.
Queue evolution mini belt sander. It's small enough to get into a lot of spaces (although not all - fine detail work is not going to be right thing to use this for!)
If you are like me and haven't used one before, carefully select your sandpaper grade and watch you edges - it can be fierce and will round off a straight line very fast if you arnt concentrating. Dust extract (I was using a cheap screwfix Titan vacuum) is pretty vital as there is duat flying everywhere otherwise!
Very happy so far!
10 Nov 2014
Nice Little Sander
I have a few various sanders all of them biggish and bulky, this is small and very powerful for its size, its a bit noisy but that don't matter --
This is The 3rd or 4th Evolution product I have bought and I am surprised and pleased with ALL of them !!!
7 Sep 2014