Rated 5 out of 5Â by Tom86 Overall Excellent Tool
I was using a DIY grade belt sander for sanding solid wooden decorative slabs and decided to up grade to this belt sander and they are literally worlds apart. It halved the time to do the job.
I had used this particular sander before so I knew it was a good tool but forgotten how much difference having the right tool for the job makes. I would say it is a bit on the expensive side but defiantly a case of you get what you pay for.
As there are not many other 4" wide belt sanders out there I would say this is in a league of its own, a must have tool for doing multiple large surfaces. Some people say it is on the heavy side but I think it is not a bad thing as you can let the weight do the job for you and not have to push down on the machine.
Overall and excellent quality tool. Would defiantly recommend!
19 Apr 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by OFGS Very good and up to the job
I am building a 2m x 1M table and was getting bored with by small orbital sander. This beauty is fantastic. It's we'll build and powerful. Just need to watch when you first use it that you don't take off too much material and start slowly. One or two reviews mention the weight but to be honest that is an advantage because the machine does the hard work and all you need to do is steer it. Good for DIY or semi pro.
30 Mar 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Wickedwascal Just Wow.
A `belter` of a sander. It really does a great job. Reliable, efficient, powerful and great quality. A bit on the heavy side though, for the wife! :o)
3 Mar 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by timberwolf1 Powerful, well built sander
I have used a variety of cheaper sanders over the last few years and they all break, mainly as a result of dust and wood blocking the sander and entering the motor.
I was dubious that a more expensive sander would be that much better but it is.
The makita is heavy, it's also big, surprisingly it's also very quiet and easy to use. It comes with a long lead and has good dust removal. I managed to block it once and was happy to find that 4 screws removed the side panel giving easy access for cleaning, also ask parts are available online.
Would wholeheartedly recommend and it goes to show you do get what you pay for.
1 Mar 2016