Model # 9903

Internet #203162051

Store SO SKU #1000668676

Makita 8.8 Amp 3 in. x 21 in. Corded Belt Sander
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Makita

8.8 Amp 3 in. x 21 in. Corded Belt Sander

  • Professional grade quality for long-term durability
  • 16.5 ft. cord for maneuverability
  • Highly rated belt sander for overall performance
$227.12 /each

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Product Overview

The Makita 3 in. x 21 in. Belt Sander combines power and speed with ease-of-use features for superior performance. Ideal for woodworkers, carpenters, furniture makers, floor installers, deck builders and general contractors, the powerful 8.8 Amp motor with electronic speed control maintains constant speed under load, while the variable speed control allows you to match the speed to the application to get the results you demand. Featuring outstanding dust collection, this sander has a front grip design for comfortable use, an extra long cord for easy maneuverability and is durably made for long-lasting and reliable performance.

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  • Powerful 8.8 Amp motor runs at a quiet 85 dB
  • Auto-tracking belt system tracks belt without adjustment
  • Innovative design for sanding flush to wall with nose and side of sander
  • Front grip design for comfortable operation
  • 3 in. wide belt with a speed of 1440 ft. /min. for fast material removal
  • Dust bag for a cleaner work environment
  • Long 16.4 ft. power cord for easy maneuverability
  • Optional sanding shoe available for precise sanding depth control
  • Sands wood or metal and removes paint and rust
  • Double insulated
  • Includes: sander, abrasive belt, 80-grit (742308-3) and dust bag (122591-2)
  • 1-year limited warranty
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Customer Questions & Answers

Can this be used stationary clamped in a work bench?

Asked by: Anonymous
This sander can be used upside down as a stationary sander. Your particular setup will dictate the way you clamp it down to your workbench. I have seen several different ways to do it so there's not an exact answer as to what will work for your shop. I placed the sander near the edge of my work bench and clamped it down with normal clamps.
Answered by: Dannyboy
Date published: 2017-03-01

Can this sander be hooked up to a shop vac?

Can this sander be hooked up to a shop vac?
Asked by: Rick
Yes, I connected my shop vac to the sander by using a small adapter. However, you will see that the dust collection bag works almost as effectively as connected a shop vac to the sander.
Answered by: Dannyboy
Date published: 2017-03-01

Is this sander made in Japan or China?

Asked by: FM
Made in Japan.
Answered by: Dannyboy
Date published: 2017-03-01

Where can I get replacements for the pads underneath the sanding belt?

Asked by: DC47
Yes you can E replacement parts .com 61 Steel Plate Steel Plate Part #: 151749-6 In stock 5 available $6.84 Qty: Add To Cart
Answered by: kc
Date published: 2016-04-06
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Customer Reviews

8.8 Amp 3 in. x 21 in. Corded Belt Sander is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 27.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Makita 8.8 amp 3 x 21-in belt sander is a great product. Excellent power for my sanding jobs ... The Makita 8.8 amp 3 x 21-in belt sander is a great product. Excellent power for my sanding jobs and great to have the variable speed. I also really like the ability to turn the sander over on a flat surface so I can use it as a full belt sander for sanding smaller objects that I hold...it should be clamped down when upside down, but for small items the unit has enough weight that you can work it without clamping, a great feature. Changing belts is very simple with the flip of one clamp. The only little negative is it does not seem to pick up as much dust as I hoped, but I suspect that is true of all. Highly recommend the sander with 5 stars.
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I originally bought a Ryobi cordless sander. It didn't perform well for what I needed. This Makit... I originally bought a Ryobi cordless sander. It didn't perform well for what I needed. This Makita sander is perfect! Belt changes are easy, the motor is powerful, the power cord is long and the dust collector works really well. I highly recommend this sander.
Date published: 2017-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought this for my husband and he loves it. ... Bought this for my husband and he loves it. Says it is the best dust catcher he has ever worked with on a belt sander.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quite a machine. I purchased this to replace an ancient belt sander that I destroyed. I choose this one because of a favorable review by Fine Woodworking magazine. It certainly does the job. I used it to smooth a glued up 3 x 6 foot oak table top. The sander worked through the project quickly and best of all it captured 95% of the dust. If you are looking for a professional quality machine this is the one. Some may balk at the price, but as one of my mentors told me, "When you pay for quality you only cry once".
Date published: 2014-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Sander I ordered the Makita 9903 to sand rough sawn lumber that I use to build rustic furniture. It's easy to handle, and not too heavy that it wears out your arms. It has a long flexible cord. The variable speed is nice, but so far I've just used the max. speed. The dust bag is the best design I've seen. Unlike others that have zippers that get snagged or tear out, the 9903 uses a bag that has a thick hem, which are held together with a sliding C-shaped extrusion that slides over the hem. So all that's needed is to slide the extrusion off the bag and it empties the dust. Simplicity is best in this case. And as far as dust collection, it collects about all the dust is generates. I notice very little or none while sanding. The construction is quality. I would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2014-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Sander Does the job without burning up! Good quality! Sturdy!
Date published: 2016-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not made all from plastic This Makita replaced my dewalt and I prefer its quality. The belt adjuster actually works and the belt stays once set. Time will be the true decider
Date published: 2013-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a solid product and does the job. Did my homework and picked a winner. Very powerful and well built. Easily does the job.
Date published: 2013-11-05
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