Evolution Precision MINIBELT2 Â½" Thin Belt Sander 240V
Evolution Power file
I needed a means of rapidly removing stock and refining the shape of a rocking horse. The Makita power file was outside of my budget and I could only find it with a 9mm belt.
I am thoroughly impressed, using a 40 grit belt the wood is removed very quickly and precisely, the narrow belt allows access to areas that would otherwise require conventional carving or extensive work with a rasp or surform.
The only downside is the dust, prodigious amounts of it none of which ended up in the dust bag, so I use it without the bag and wear a dust mask.
Cannot say how reliable it will be but no worries thus far, so 3 stars with confidence, otherwise its a great buy.
19 Dec 2014
Evolution Belt Sander
I have been using this sander to clean 18 x 44mm holes in 18 mm plywood, worked superbly would recommend to anybody needing a thin belt sander.
26 Nov 2014
Useful Peace of Kit
Used to sand corners & obstructed areas of floors and stairs where a standard belt sander couldnât access, did an excellent job (but you need to be light handed or it will create groves).
Belt came off a couple of times but is easy to replace
16 Nov 2014
Thin Belt Sander
Have wanted one of these for ages. This is a brilliant sander and so efficient. Just one example - I had screwed 2 pieces of wood together and the screwtips JUST popped out. I didn't want to leave them in case anyone caught their fingers on them so on with the sander, it very quickly got rid of the screwtips and left a small indent in the wood, but that was my fault (bit heavy handed). I have two 3" belt sanders but there are times when these will just not fit exactly where you want to sand. This is where the Evolutioin comes in, it will sand just about anywhere and very quickly. Have only just purchased this so can't comment on reliability at present but have no reason to doubt it will last. I am very pleased with this product. Would definitely recommend.
14 Nov 2014