Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 14
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 1968 good sander but no belts
Home Depot does not stock belts for this sander. One would think that such basic support would be available. Lower says on its website that they carry a 3 pack with 3 different grits.
Since there is not a a significant price difference for the sander I opted to buy both at lower.
September 4, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DarrylW A great utility sander
The sander arrived on time and in gear order. I'm very pleased with its size and simplicity of operation. A great product. However, it got four stars for Home Depots availablity of replacement belts . They are not in the stores and I could not find them on the wed site. I ended up going to Amazon for replacement belts. If your going to sell the tool you should have easy access to replacement material; especially a tool like a belt sander that requires frequent replacement parts.
June 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by McGuyver Great product
This sander is very powerful but yet easy to handle. It's a great tool to scribe with.
April 19, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by foggymtnbreakdown Runs hot. Belts available online only.
This tool runs hot. It has always run hot. I never hold it by the body, on the grip, where you are supposed to, unless it is a really short job. I hold it by the front handle and by the strain relief for the cord at the very back end. Belts always break at the seam, which I expect to be due to heat failure and the belts don't last long. If the belts are directional, I do pay attention and put them on correctly. I cannot buy replacement belts from any manufacturer at Lowe's or Home Depot. I have to order them online. That is a real turn off! I would not recommend buying this tool unless it has some features than you cannot find in some other sander. It is powerful for a small tool. So, it is powerful, when you have a sanding belt to put on it.
June 9, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by bob 371 Series 2-1/2 in. x 14 in. Compact Belt Sander
I ran the belt sander for about 1/2 hour - it got so hot I couldn't hold on to it.
I have returned already without issue -
Home Depot is where I by all my tools -
Normally a great value and quality
September 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lambdarad Very nice little belt sander
Handles nice, easy to change belts and align them. Works just like my larger belt sander - if you don't keep it moving, it will eat into the wood. :) SURPRISE! Works better than the big one because it is much lighter, and gets into places the big one can't. Dust collection was pretty good although I had to use some tape to keep the hose from falling off. Since this sander is shorter, you may have a tendency for it to rock a little more than the big one. After using it for a while, I got over that. The motor seems strong enough and in those places I beared down a little it didn't slow down much at all. I'm glad I bought this and I will probably use this one even more than the big one - especially on the small projects.
March 29, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bobh Easy to use
Very easy to handle on a job and can get close to edge and borders.
September 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mack49 Great small belt sander for home use.
This small belt sander works great and is small enough that it is easy to use and handle.
For most non-commercial home jobs this is the perfect size belt sander and at a great price.
June 16, 2015