Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 89
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Paul2233 Buy this tool
We had knocked down a wall in our kitchen and sanding the new sheetrock was the part of the project I was dreading the most. This tool made it probably the easiest part of the whole job. And for $20.
I hooked it up to my 9 gallon shop vac (used a bag liner to keep the drywall dust from clogging the filter) and just started sanding. I used 120 screens, which were a little coarser that I wanted, but the vacuum system worked flawlessly.
I sanded about 300 sqft of drywall. I didn't lay down drop cloths or hang plastic sheeting. After I was all done the amount of powder I swept up would not have filled a shot glass. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
May 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by andymc If you're not great at drywall, buy this.
Taping and mudding drywall is one area where you separate the pros from the amateurs very quickly. Me? I'm terrible at it, and I don't like doing it. I use way too much mud, and I always make a big mess at sanding time.
Now, with this thing, I still use way too much mud, but the mess at sanding time is nearly non-existent. Sure, it's noisy with the vac running, but who cares? This completely changes drywall projects for a lousy DIY-er like me. I imagine a competent DIY-er would find this useful at times, and maybe even a pro. Best $20 I've spent at HD in a long time.
One suggestion: spend a couple bucks on a filter bag for your vac to catch the super-fine drywall dust. It's way cheaper than the deluxe filter, and catches the mess at least as well.
My only complaint with this product is that nobody told me to buy it sooner.
PS -- Look for it with the sandpaper in the paint department.
July 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Katspot Wish I had bought it earlier
I cannot believe how well this vacuums up the dust sanding drywall. I only wish I had bought on earlier projects and that they stocked the pole mounted version in store. I would buy the pole mounted version in a heartbeat for anything above chest level. Sanding screens refills and additional grits in my store by the drywall NOT the regular sanding materials.
September 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by vitalnat Does exactly what I was looking for
I have no idea why I did not purchase this sander kit in the past when I had so many DIY projects at home. If I had this kit before, I would've saved so much prep time and $$$ spent on all those plastic covers. Now that I am remodeling my new/used house, this kit will become my best friend when sanding.
One thing, before you pay for it, open the box and make sure that all items are accounted for and that the hose has the tail pieces at each end (i got one of them defective out of the box).
I am also a bit disappointed that 4 of the stores in 20mi radius from my house could not locate this item in their stores, despite the fact they had them available in the database. I guess that's a branch management issue :)
Overall, I am extremely pleased with the performance of this product.
December 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HandyManDan Excellent product
I used this to sand the walls of my kitchen and dining room. I used light weight joint compound to cover my entire walls (produces less dust). The previous owner had done a thick texture on the walls that looked horrible, and I wanted the walls smooth again. After sanding, I had maybe a shot glass full of dust. If my shop vac was a little stronger, I probably would have had less than that. I made sure to vacuum off the face of the mesh/screen sanding sheet every so often as well to allow better air flow into the vacuum. I dont think this would work well at all with standard sandpaper because it wouldnt be able to suck the dust through it like it can with the sanding mesh. MAKE SURE to use a bag inside of your shop vac. If not, the dust will either clog your filter and burn up your vacuum, or the dust will blow back through the exhaust and into the air. USE A BAG!!
July 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Angler If you sand sheetrock, you need this!
I used this sander on a whole house remodel with lots of new drywall to sand. It did a great job at reducing the dust. You clamp sanding screens to the sanding block which has holes in it to suction dust immediately into your shop vac. There are 2 rotating bands that allow you to adjust the amount of suction through the sander. The only time I saw dust being missed was when I had to sand with the hose end pointing up while trying to finish off a joint down to floor level. In this case, a small amount of dust from the leading edge of the sander fell away before it could be suctioned. The sander comes with a hose adapter so it can attach to any size shop vac hose. The literature showed that extension handles are available, but I just used mine as is from a ladder. The only con is that it is hard to use in tight spots like short walls in a closet. I highly recommend this product.
September 1, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by LVS Ok job
This is a good way to keep dust from going all over the place while you are sanding. I did notice i had to apply more pressure in sertain spots where i had more mud. All working ok until the hose ripped by the handle. Now i just have to figure out how to tape it or find some other hose that will work with it.
August 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by echovalley Exactly what we needed!
Much less dust when using this! We have gutted and drywalled almost every room in our home and have always had to deal with a major mess. I saw this product online and decided to give it a try. When sanding our living room it left WAY less dust. My only issue was listening to the shop vac for all that time but i guess i would be listening to it anyways if we were to have to clean up all the mess later! Just remember to buy a special bag to use in your shop vac or you can blow up the motor with the fine dust....spoken from experience ;)
September 5, 2012