Rated 4 out of 5Â by JBMann Good Value belt sander
Can't say too much bad about this product, solid build and does the job it's meant to do.
Not too noisy either, which is a common fault of cheaper tools.
The only problem I had was the utterly poor quality of the dust collection bag. It is thin and flimsy allowing a great deal of dust to escape, and the zipper was so cheap that it broke the second time I emptied the bag. Fortunately I have a spare bag from an older burnt out sander that fit, but I would have had to return the product had I not had the spare dust bag
Have only used it on a single deck so can't really comment on the long term reliability, but I'd definitely rate this sander as good value for money
14 Sep 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by MiteDusty Sander that never was
Currently on my 2nd sander 1st one bag failed after 10 mins .2nd one seems to track better on the belts, bag zip is failing only opens part way but at least still seals. I get a wierd "snagging" when sanding flat doors which means you need to lift sander off fast or risk sander marks on the work. Noticed there is a flat spot on the front roller which is making belt slip a bit with little load (hand turning is enough). Have not been heavy on this tool but yes it is being asked to do a job .This sander was to replace a Â£30 own brand one from another retailer which lasted 10 years which did 6 flat doors back to wood all sides and countless other renovations. This sander is irritating in that the features are great it is good value however it would still be good value at a fiver more which is all it would take to sort the minor issues. One door in and 5 planks and I don't think it will last the current project sadly. Buy it at a pinch but expect neither long life or any heavy use
13 Sep 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by rich72 Good results
45 quid makes quick work of stripping the varnish off bunk bed frames, bought to save time and very pleased with it, never had a belt sander, it's powerful enough to sand big lines into pine so soft touch helps
29 Aug 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
Â by VianAlky Got to work on the aeroplane
Excellent worked straight from packet current being used on the Port wing of a Dassault Mystere IV aeroplane Starboard wing completed and undercoated, Port wing cleared of rough top pain so next to undercoat. The sander just ate the paint! next is the main fuselage.
22 Aug 2014