Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 48
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nickle Great sander
works great, less noise than most very happy with it
April 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jgalentine Another awesome Makita product
I've had very excellent experiences with Makita power tools and this sander is no exception. This unit feels very well designed. Dust collection works outstandingly well - I sanded some sticking doors in place (too many layers of paint) and was surprised how much was picked up in the bag, and how little I had to clean up afterwards. Outstanding value for half a Benjamin!
March 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joey Pleasure to work with
I managed to break 3 different sanders when I started my kitchen renovation. I used the Home Depot app on my way to the store to check the reviews. All decent palm sanders were $50, so price wasn't an issue. Based on reviews, Milwaukee was my top choice but wasn't available in store. DeWalt and Makita were my only options. Ridgid's reviews scored to low, I refused to consider it. DeWalt would of been my natural choice but Makita's reviews were higher.
I examined both sanders in the store, Makita was much easier to load. The machine runs smooth and feels stout. I enjoy using this sander and will not hesitate to purchase another one.
March 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DavidL Great product at great price!
I was getting tired of sanding cabinet boxes by hand during a recent kitchen renovation, so I opted for the palm sander approach instead. I tested multiple sanders and this one felt the best in my hand so I went with it in the end. Could not be happier with the tool. Handles well, makes small sanding adjustments a breeze, and is easy on the body regardless of the amount of time of use. Combine all of that with the price point and this is one of my favorite purchases in quite a while.
December 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sawtoothspanky light weight, low noise, low vibration
I bought this sander to replace the older Makita model that I had used for over 15 years. I can purchase parts to repair the older model, but I needed another one right away to finish projects I was working on. I decided since the Makita had been such a great product that I would stay with the Makita brand and buy the new model. The paper holders on the new model were redesigned, which was a concern for me but they seem to hold the paper just fine and I've already put it through the test. I recommend this product to anyone who needs a 1/4 sheet sander. This is a very reliable brand.
June 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ebo15 Great Finishing Sander
This sander is very easy to use. Loading new papers is extremely easy, you just have to make sure you have the papers secured tight enough so that they don't move around, otherwise it won't be as effective. it has metal bars to hold the paper down instead of rubber or plastic. This is a good thing because without them being metal, they can get looser over the time you use the sander, making it hard to keep the paper in place. The dust catcher is very effective and does not pop off while you're working like they do on some sanders.
This sander had a little bit smaller handle than the others we looked at, making it easier to grip and move around, especially if you have smaller hands. It is also a little bit lighter than some other sanders - weight wise. I like the square sander as opposed to the round orbital ones because it is easier to get into corners with - and I have a lot of corners on my current project.
It obviously isn't like a belt sander, but it's got a good amount of power to it. I've been working on a project where I'm sanding five layers of paint, dating decades back, off of boards used to build a built in desk in a kids bedroom. Why you would paint wood pink and other horrible colors, I have no idea, but we are sanding all the paint off so we can stain the desk. Stripper would be easier, but it isn't a well ventilated room, so we're sticking to sanding. With some work, this sander with 40 grit sand paper is actually doing a wonderful job eating through the layers of paint. When I get through most of the paint layers, I've switched to a 100 or 150 grit paper. That way the wood doesn't get chewed up, as it is very soft wood. The sander is powerful enough that it does a great job with tougher grit paper, and an even nicer job of the finishing work with a lesser grit paper. I've gotten a great smooth finish on the wood we have uncovered so far, and I have stained some of the drawers and it turned out great. I completely recommend this product as a finishing sander.
January 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sawtoothspanky Light weight Low vibration, Comfortable.
I purchased this Makita Sander to replace it's older brother. Although I can order parts to repair it, I needed one right away to finish projects I had started on. This sander performs just as well if not better than the older model. Light weight, Low vibration and very comfortable to use. My only concern was the redesign of the paper holders. The older model has aligator teeth. This one has bars, but they seem to hold the paper just fine, and I've given it the workout. If you are in the market to purchase a finishing sander, I would recomend you buy this sander.
June 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MM Good Value
Product works well for basic sanding. Time will tell about longevity. I recommend the product.
October 14, 2015