Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 11
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by oldforester Not a tool for heavy duty sanding.
I bought this sander a few months ago, but used it for the first time today to sand down a large, smooth log that had been debarked with a draw knife. The sander worked like a trooper, sanding as expected for the first couple of hours. Then it started slowing down and stopping intermittently. It finally quit all together after four hours, with only half the project completed. Now all the sander does is give out is a weak whip of air along with some oil seeps, but no turning action. The compressor is at 90 psi, and instructions were followed regarding oiling.
Not a sander I would recommend.
We will take it back and see how HD handles the 2 yr warranty. It was purchased online, so we'll see if the local store can deal with this situation.
Also, I had to go to another source for 6" sanding disks as HD does not carry them.
April 28, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by robb stopped working after about 16 hours of use.
I purchased this about two years ago. In that time I have used it for a few jobs. I have a table that needed to be sanded down so I got a few really rough disks and went at it. After about two hours of sanding it started spitting oil out. After several more hours of sanding it spits oil and has lost all of its power. When I first started using it the sander performed perfectly but its ready for the trash now. I know the tool has no more than 16 hours of use on it probably more like eight hours of use.
January 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Quality I have purchased 5 of these sanders, good performance from all of them.
The sanders work very well. Takes a lot of air 15+ cfm to run full-time at max rpm. I can reduce the rpm,s and use much less air but we run hard to get the job done.
These sanders have good life for the use we put them through.
I have only had 1 to lose power after several months of intermittent work.
This is a good product for the price.
I also recommend the air drill. They are very good. We work them every day and have had no problems.
December 9, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BillyBo Awful Tool - ruined my day
I am restoring a 53 truck and was half way through sanding my hood. 30 minutes in. This sander lets loose of oil/grease and spits all over the nice job I was doing. I only used 2 drops of lubricant as directed- the seals let loose and juiced up my hood. It says to run at 90 PSI but this thing seems like it cannot handle 90 psi.
Worse tool ever bought - I will not purchase another Husky anything.
September 12, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JDB73170 Works well but requires a high CFM compressor
The sander worked well. Used it to sand body filler. My compressor provides 4 CFM at 90 psi. It was not enough to run the sander at full speed for more than a few minutes. The box did provide a warning as to what CFM is required.
September 5, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Paul Avoid at all costs
I bought this sander on my way home one night for use the next day in another town. I used it less than an hour and it locked up tight. Brought it back to another HD for replacement and within a few hours it also locked up. I could understand if I had not oiled it but I followed all the rules on this one. Husky DA sanders are just plain JUNK.
March 7, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Toro The price and quality is great
It has amazing quality. It feels like you're using name brands such as snap on. We saved 90% buy not buying name brands
July 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Alan This product works well for us in one application
We use this product in a met fab shop and it does the job, but just does not last as long as we would like.
June 4, 2013