Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 151
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Biscuit Perfect finish sander
This sander works excellent and fast. Takes cross grain marks out without a problem. Used it on all sorts of projects and I haven't used another sander that works near as well as this one.
March 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CARHART69 LOVE MY SANDER
SANDER WORKS GREAT AND THE DUST BAG IS EASY TO REMOVE AND CLEAN. HANDS DOWN ONE OF THE BEST THAT HD CARRIES.
December 31, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hobbiest Very capable sander
My view of value may be a bit skewed, as I got this on a great deal. Even if it were a bit more, I would still vote for it. As my friend has the comparable DeWalt sander, I notice no real difference in the performance, or quality. Dust collection is very good, but I recommend using a vacuum or dust collection to truly enjoy the utility.
December 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by McIan Excellent Sander, Rock bottom price
I had to search several local stores to find it, but once I found one at the price I wanted, I bought it.
December 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rick Great Orbital Sander
After 10 or 12 hours of use this is my impression: The variable speed control is a big bonus and affords controlability. The dust collection bag seems to work pretty well, not perfect mind you, but better than I expected in comparison to other sanders I've had. I had to empty the bag several times which was pleasantly unexpected. The sander handles well on both flat and vertical surfaces. I like the robust weight of the sander, not too heavy, but stout enough to easily get the job at hand finished without fatigue, especially on vertical surfaces. Overall, over the past 30 or 40 years of woodworking, this is the best orbital sander I've used. The quality seems to be pretty good and well made. I wish Home Depot carried this is their stores as opposed to only on their web site.
November 15, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Blackcloud9 Leaking Dust Bag
The sander worked well, EXCEPT, the dust bag leaked in the first hour of use. The seam along the length of the dust bag was supposed to be seal where it joined the collar that connected it to the sander. However it quickly sprung a leak and started spewing a fine stream of dust all over what I was sanding.
I took it back to the store and they gave me a refund with no issues. I checked two more sanders - the display model and only other one in stock - and it was clear that these would quickly have the same issue.
I ended up buying a DeWalt sander instead. Of the two I prefer the sanding ability of the Milwaukee, however, the poor design of the dust bag makes this model unacceptable.
September 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Deffmike Sweet Tool
Impressive quality and function for the price.....
November 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wayneled Great ROS
This ROS replaces an old and trusty Ryobi. The motor is much quieter and the vibration much less. It seems to take wood off faster with less pressure. Dust control is ok with the bag but excellent when attached to shop vac. The small shop vac hose plugs right into it. The hook and loop pad is very strong. Maybe my old one was just about worn out, but this one might rip a thin piece of sand paper if you're not careful. It starts slow, which is good, but a little difficult for me to get used to. The switch is handy and dust proof.
The case is solid with room for many pads.
i'm not sure when I would use a slower speed, but it is variable speed.
The only negative thing i would say is that when i turn it sideways to sand, it blow right in my face.
October 8, 2015