Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 72
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by imsilly2 Sanding almost a pleasure...almost
We just bought/moved into a foreclosure during the holidays. The previous owner was in the middle of doing renovations. He sure loved to slapping compound all over the walls, but didn't care so much for laying it on thin or sanding it down at all.
I had a hefty sanding task ahead of me and knew it would be a nightmare. I tried a powered orbital sander and it left an awful mess. Not to mention the wife wasn't too happy with dust all over. Manual sanding was still going to be dusty so I searched for a solution and found this.
I originally say another brand at the other chain, but it's reviews were bad. This one had good reviews so I went for it. It's great. It sucks up nearly all the dust. I only have to worry about the film that's left on the wall. That's far much better than piles on the floor for the cats to track around. Attached to my 6.5 HP blower/vac, this thing simply works. It clings to the wall all on its own!
I'm enjoying sanding much more now...almost too much..almost. At least I'm getting my honey-do list trimmed down. Okay, who am I kidding, I'm making room on the list for other things.
February 18, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Debi works well with good shop vac & filter
Hooked it up to 14 gallon 6.5 peak HP shop vac with liner and really good filter, did not have much sanding dust. I used to do the first passes and knock down the higher bumps and ridges and then switched to a sanding sponge because the 120 grit sanding mesh was leaving some small grooves/lines. I was doing a flat wall finsh (no texture) so needed it smooth. Maybe a finer grit or sanding mesh that was more wore out would have helped. I have a bunch more to do so will experiment with other sanding mesh to see if I can further reduce the use of a sanding sponge. It was sometimes a big awkward to manuever. I was happy with the product, it did reduce the sanding dust.
May 24, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by B956 Best Tool Investment
I was skeptical of other highly touted reviews. But this product is the best!! There is NO dust whatsoever, you don't need a mask to work, even overhead. The swivel end on the handle makes keeping the hose out of the way a snap. I have used it with the suction control wide open, it truly will not move with full suction. This model is slightly more expensive than others, but the extra features are worth it. I also purchased the shop vac dust bags and my filter is completely clean. No stopping to blow out the filter constantly. I would recommend this to anyone doing drywall, it's a huge time and effort saver!
June 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John Does the job
This product performed as advertised. I used this units vaccuum power level on maximum suction (it is adjustable, less suction would give you more dust I assume, but easier to sand), I hate drywall dust. The suction was so great it would hold product to wall with no hands (using a wet/dry vac), making it a little more difficult to move back and forth to sand. The hose is also a little restricting when sanding as well as moving the vac around.This is a small price to pay however. When I was finished sanding the 3' X 5' area there was barely any evidence I had worked there, amazing results. If you are in an area that low or no dust is a must and you are willing to sacrifice a little in the "ease of use" department then this product is for you, highly recommended.
July 4, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by geet works great
just need to be careful not to press too hard or the grit will make grooves. but the pro's out-weigh this - there is literally no drywall dust!
February 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mark2923 Works exectly like it should
Great product for Home use.It is plastic so might not be the right choice for a contractor. but it is easy to clean.
December 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Satisfied Does the job
I purchased this sander to renovate some walls in our house. TO DO LIST. My wife has asthma and compound dust floating around the house is not a good thing. It sucks in a great quantity of the dust, so much so, that my wife was never bothered by it. After I received the attachment, much to my delight, I find it is "Made in America". in Iowa. Need more tools bought with "Made in America" status. I think it would be wise to advertise that fact!!
January 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Discoveror and it's adjustable
Suction is adjustable (three settings). Yes, it easily sticks to the wall i.e. there's plenty of suction.
Hose connection swivels - handy.
I was able to extend the hose by connecting it to a shop-vac hose.
I noticed no dust. If you wing a spackled ceiling, it may knock some spackle loose; that's all. It doesn't leave you in a cloud of wall-joint-compound dust.
It struck me as well-built and exceeded expectations.
December 10, 2014