Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 78
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Carlos Black & decker 7amp 3in x 21 in
Really good work done perfect with the right sand paper
May 20, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BB Dragster Belt Sander
The belt sander was light weight and easy to use for small projects, however the front pulley guide did not last. It wore out after only15 hours of use. It is not designed for heavy duty use.
September 20, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by derf Good tool
I like being able to flip up guard to get in tight places but the belt seems to wander a lot. I have never owned a belt sander and don't know if this is common or not
March 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Angelluciano GREAT belt sander
I really can't complain about this belt sander. I used it for something that it really should NOT have been able to do and it worked GREAT... I used it to sand 70 yr. old hardwood floors. It took 3 days and a boat load of dust (albeit the sander actually collected most of it in the bag... you just have to empty the bag every 25 sq. ft. or so), but my floor looks GREAT. I haven't put my 2 coats of poly on there yet, but WOW. I'm uploading a before and after photo for those who want to see. The before photo was taken 2 years ago with a different camera but you should still be able to get the jest of the improvement. It's PHENOMINAL! Took away 70 years worth of caked on brown grime, filth, & stains. BTW, I returned the Ryobi 6 amp yellow sander (3 x 18 inch) to get this one. It didn't work any where NEAR as well, surprisingly...
June 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mike Works just fine!
Needed a sander to fit in right spots. Found this. Read lots of reviews and pondered the mixed bag. The biggest was the belt walking off track. Weighed it against what I needed and took the chance.
Read the instructions and adjusted the tracking accordingly. Went through 5 belts over the period of two days with naery a problem. I did find that the dust bag didn't work exceptionally well, but hey, I'm was chewing through wood with 80 grit. My orbital sander throws off more dust.
I did take a break every couple of hours and blew it out with my compressor. Kept the motor cooler and the track cleaner.
December 8, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MississippiBoater 2nd one i bought
Does everything i need. Had one of these before and lost it, liked it so i bought another one..
January 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by grihn Good sander at a great price
I have found this to be an excellent product for the price. Is it the best belt sander in the world? No...but then again, it's also $60, no $200+. I bought this primarily to speed up a project of building a solid workbench top from 2x4's, and it did exactly what I needed it to do....smooth out the top of the bench quickly. The most common complaint seems to be with the tracking...yes, it could be better, but it's not as bad as people are making it out to be...before you start using it, spend 30 seconds adjusting the tracking and you're set...once adjusted I didn't touch the tracking for the whole time I was using it (about 2hrs). I also have found the speed and 7amp motor more than sufficient for anything I'm going to use it for. Really, my only complaints are minor for a sander in this price range. One is the abundant use of plastic. There are some areas, such as the belt tension adjustment lever, that are plastic when I feel they should be steel. I can see this breaking if used heavily and the user isn't extra careful. My other complaint is the dust collection system. It's a complete joke...my workbench was covered in sawdust mere seconds after I started sanding. To be honest, I didn't really expect it not to be, and it didn't make the sander any less effective, but to advertise "dust collection bag helps keep your work area sawdust free" is completely false. Overall I'm very happy with this purchase. If you need a belt sander for everyday use, spring for a higher-end sander...but, if like me you have the occasional home project that calls for one, this should get you by, and for $60, you can't really go wrong.
February 8, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Richard good buy
sander worked well for the small project i had to complete for my kitchen counter top
December 8, 2015