Rated 4 out of 5Â by Flitter Very good sander, short cable
This tool inspires confidence. I've had a couple of economy brand belt sanders in the bast and both broke quickly.
This is heavily built, the belt tracking works perfectly, & loads of power.
The slighty off-centre mass means you need to take account of that when sanding, so as not to take more off one edge than the other. - That's easy enough with a little feel for the tool.
The power lead is too short.
Recommended in all other respects
13 Mar 2016
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Verified Reviewer Good sander but...
This seems like a good sander, however it's got a few let downs. The mains lead is very short to the pointy you will need to keep dragging the extension lead with you as you move around a 1m radius which get tedious for big spaces. Real shame about the lack of tool box or bag to keep the tool in once done. And the plastic window has no value at all.
Apart from that it seems to do the job (although it does get hot).
Not sure about reliability yet hence the 3 stars
24 May 2015
Rated 3 out of 5Â by arch12design hitachi 4" belt sander
Look. I purchased this item and took it straight back. We are usually Makita all day every day but i just fancied a change. The manufacturing quality just terrified me. It was very not good. I also returned the power planer for the same reasons. Ive been in my game for over twenty five years and i know when something just aint right. So i got the makita belt sander, and the planer. If it aint broke dont fix it. However, i just bought the hitachi gas framing gun and the finishing gun. Excellent
13 Aug 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Dreads Ok for a cheap machine.
I do a lot of sanding and bought this as a back up sander when my feature packed/more expensive one went in for a repair a few days ago. I've only had it a few days but already there are some things really bugging me, mainly the power lead is very short and you cannot invert the machine. The dust collection isn't bad (never used a machine where it works perfectly). I don't see the point of the transparent window especially as it gets dusted up inside! I know machines get hot but the casing on this gets very hot so be careful. On a positive note, it sands as it should do! Finally, the extended 3 year warranty is rubbish. Just registered for it online and it wasn't until the very end that it tells you it is only valid if serviced by a dealer every 12 months. Who does that?!!
22 Jul 2014