Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 62
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KubKar Dust blower
Be prepare to have a downdraft table station, N100 mask, dust collector, air filtration system before you turn it on. other than that, it is an excellent tools. The palm top fit my hand perfectly. it does comes with a sand paper puncher make the sand paper with 8 holes for dust collection. but don't trust the dust collector bag at the back. it is just for fun. At least you have to hook it with your shop vac, or better to your dust collector station.
Compare with my another B&D sander, it is a really high quality sander, although both of them are dust blower actually.
January 12, 2009
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DIYKindaGuy Good Sander
Used the sander to sand a set of stairs I made for the basement. Got out some big nicks and gouges in the wood AND was great for the final touches when I needed to stain and urethane. Kept the dust down and is definitely worth the extra $10 over the Ryobi or $5 over the Milwaukee. I didn't like the switch on the Milwaukee. Low vibration, put it through it's paces and it looks like it can take plenty more.
Definitely recommended for the DIY enthusiast.
January 2, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bokie Comfortable grip reduces fatigue
I have a number of sanders and what I especially like about this one is the comfortable grip which reduces fatigue when you have a lot of sanding to do. Great dust collection bag helps reduce airborne dust particles. Creates a nice finish when used with fine grit sandpaper.
November 30, 2008
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KrC1 overall good
good sander. comfortable to use. dust bag is useless, but doesnt really make enough dust to worry about it. is nice and lightweight but could use a longer cord.
March 25, 2009
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bobby Sanding surface is not flat
I bought this, and when I started sanding, I noticed it was only sanding at the top and bottom edges, not across the whole surface. I took the sandpaper off and set the flat edge of my large putty knife across the pad, and sure enough, there was a dip in the middle. The other direction was fine - the putty knife touched across the whole width. But I could see under the putty knife in vertical direction. I took the pad off, and the problem was not with the pad, but with the platic plate the pad mounts to - so even a new pad won't fix it.
I had to sand a few things right away, so I used it like this, and it ate up just the top and bottom edges of my 100 grit sandpaper pretty fast, leaving the center almost untouched. Even when the edges of the sandpaper were completely worn down, it still wasn't sanding in the middle.
I took it back and exchanged it for a new one. I got out to my car and immediately took it out and checked with my putty knife - the new one was worse than the one I returned! Not only was the gap a little bit bigger, but it was bad in both directions instead of just one.
I'm going to go with another brand.
October 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by NMSwede Great little sander.
Completed my project with ease. Bought full size sand papers and cut them in quarters. Can be a little iffy to get the paper in, but not more than other Sanders. Dust removal system was not much to hang in the Xmas tree, but for the price I didn't expect much more.
March 11, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JoeSmith Pad sander rips with self sticking sandpaper
Nearly impossible to get self-sticking sandpaper off this product without ripping the pad sander. I realize that might be an indictment against the sandpaper but the pad sander should be more durable.
April 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lemor Dewalt 1/4 sheet pad sander
The DEWALT 1/4-Sheet Pad Sander
The Dewalt 1/4 sheet pad sander thus far has proven to be an excellent high quality product. I love the feel and stability of the sander and how well it works. It has really impressed me. I was able to sand down an entire coffee table in under 5 minutes with this sander and it did deliver great results in no time. I think the most important thing when sanding with any electric sander, is high quality sand paper. I've really seen the difference compared to other sand papers and sanding jobs I've done in the past.
There are many features I like about this sander and why I chose it. First off it has a sealed drive which is very important so it doesn't burn itself out. Next is the sealed switch which is a must have I think with any sander. The dust collector on it also works well and has numerous hose connection size options which fit my older model shop vac perfectly. Nonetheless the collector itself worked great without a vacuum so long as you actually read the directions that came with the sander. I was quite impressed with how much dust, both larger and smaller sizes, were removed to the dust collector. The steel clamps have a very nice tight fit that seem to work great and allow for no real movement of the sand paper when properly locked in. Other sanders I've worked with in the past really lack with this feature and so the sand paper will easily fall out if you sand too aggressively or work its way out if a corner should tear. But the best selling point on this sander for me was how easy it was to disassemble and clean. For me this is incredibly important because you can always tell a machine that is maintained properly and one that isn't. The cheaper sanders don't allow you take them apart at all or have some very complex ridiculous way to get it apart that you typically can't do yourself designed so that it will break. Another thing I liked was this was the only sander that was not made in china! I feel better not supporting communism and didn't mind having to spend a little bit more to buy a better product that will last me a long time. Now I just wish I could find a quality drill at a reasonable price that isn't made in china and I'll be a happy camper.
Overall this sander is very easy to use, clean and maintain and I'm quite happy with my purchase. It offers good power with nice features at a reasonable price. I also liked that the sander comes with a good storage bag which has just enough room for the sander, collection bag cord and some chosen sand paper to go with it. I expect that this sander will last me many years, if things should change I will update my review accordingly.
July 22, 2012