Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 10
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lou Very effective for job
very good tool. Powerful and easy to use.
Would have liked it to have hook & lock discs.
July 12, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by RaffaeleAO Not the most powerful method of removing paint from deck railings
I was trying to figure out the best way to efficiently remove old paint from my deck railing and vertical posts. I bought this item and an adaptor for my Dewalt, 4 and 1/2 inch grinder. For a hard pressure treated post or rail, this 4.2 Amp 5 In. Corded Disc Sander just didn't match up with the powerful Dewalt Grinder with the sand attachment. So, I don't recommend it for that reason - not powerful and fast enough. It certainly will work, but it will take two times the time to finish this project.
June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Carlos83 Makita sander
From a scale from one to ten I give this tools a ten
April 19, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by RLH Only OK, not great
Used for exterior paint stripping. On one the button that allows you run the sander without holding the trigger stopped working. On another the hex head screw that holds the disc jammed? This was in a one week time span.
July 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by renosteaks Its a work horse
I am a painting contractor, I have used this sander for years on exterior fascia and rough cut exterior trim. I've bought one 13 yrs ago and still use it. I can buy the black plastic disk backing when they break or chip. I can also use a tap and dye to remove the Allen nut that holds the disks if it gets stripped from your workers not being careful and stripping it out. Awesome tool.
November 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Toolman Only sander weight less than 3 lbs
Good for exterior sanding only, sander design like a drill give good balance in your hand and less fatigue ,weight 2.6lbs. Only one speed, sanding disc break easy, 5" sand paper hard to find at other hardware store, online order from Home Depot takes more than two weeks.
I saw lots of painter using this Makita drill sander, sanding with one hand up in the ladder, price $99 is high. Less arm fatigue is the main reason I bought it.
December 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mrlapa Very NIce Sander
With its 4500 rpm, it is a workhorse. I work for a stone restoration company and I use it and abuse it every day and cant imagine my work without it.
The only two negative things is that it need a Dust Shroud and it has no Variable Speed
November 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Karl only one of its kind
This is the updated version of the makita 5" disk sander. I've used this sander for 15 years, with 6" fiber backed disks. Works great for moderate to heavy sanding of wood, paint feathering of peeling, and even for sharpening lawnmower blades.
July 31, 2013