Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 16
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jimezze awesome
the sander was easy to put the belt and dust bag on and ready to sand in less than a minute, worked perfectly for the job it was intended for, and many other jobs to come.
October 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RonSrx700 The best belt sander out there.
I have a garage full of yellow tools and the Dewalt DW433 sander was the first yellow tool I have disappointed with. My shop has been getting more and more Makita tools ( Track saw, Trim/offset router). Got the Makita belt sander yesterday, used it about an hour and a half...on the same belt ,no issues at all. Does a good job of dust collection. Plenty of power. Great tool!
April 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by chris Good Sander
I purchased this belt sander for a big job stripping paint. Overall it works pretty well and is plenty powerful but with a couple caveats. The bag tends to fall out or the seal opens and loses dust. This isn't a huge problem but is annoying as Makita can easily make a better seal for the bag. The auto-tracking feature doesn't work as well as it should when the sander gets hot. The front roller tends to stick and it appears the spring is not strong enough to keep tracking consistently. As a result some fiddling with the tracking is needed after continued use.
August 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fishnpops Belt sander
Makita makes good quality products and I am glad you carry them.
October 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Other sanders can't compete
Need to do a little light sanding? Any sander would work.
Need to achieve a measure of serious sanding? Stop reading reviews and buy this makita. You'll be glad you did.
May 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Harry Great Choice
I needed a belt sander to level my plywood sub-floor in order to install a hardwood floor. This one had favorable reviews for its dust collection ability, and that's what ended up swaying my decision.
Overall, I'm very happy. The sander has plenty of power. As a matter of fact I fired it up without having myself fully set and it took me for a little ride across the floor, so it has plenty of muscle. It has a nice long power cord and as other reviewers had noted it does a great job with dust collection.
June 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WoodNicks Good sander overall
Heavy, in a good way, good balance and design for flat sanding. A bit boxy and awkward at first but does a good job and feels of a quslity that will last many years
December 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Terry One of the best purchases I've made in a long time
I tried a Porter Cable for a day and dust was everywhere, even with my shop vac attached. With this Makita belt sander, with a shop vac attached, I didn't have to wear a mask. There was virtually no dust in the air. It's the best belt sander I've ever seen made especially when you can adjust the belt to the edge and it stays right there. Amazing!! Oh yeah, the Porter Cable went back.
October 18, 2014