Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 26
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jocko54 Excellent for "Popcorn" Ceiling Removal
Popcorn ceiling removal is messy...no way to get around that! The Porter Cable Drywall sanding tool eliminates about 95% of that mess, I would recommend the investment in this well built tool for that task. Weighing a little over eight pounds the tool seems manageable for overhead work at first however in no time at all it becomes heavy and hard to handle. If you are under say six feet tall you will need to work off a platform or ladder to keep the head of the machine flat to your work surface in order to get a good seal necessary for the vacuum action to work properly. I would suggest to use a "fine" filter on your utility vac, empty vac and clean filter as necessary.
September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bill Best thing since sliced bread
This tool is a must for finishing drywall. It eliminates the most miserable aspect of drywalling - the sanding and the dust. It must be used it with a bag-type shop vac to control the dust, so this could result in an additional purchase if you don't already have one. This tool is not "dustless" but it greatly reduces the dust to a manageable level. The only downside, if there is one, is the cost. Most high quality and effective tools are costly and this is no exception. My son and I both have large multi-room jobs to do so we split the cost and are co-owners of the tool. These tools can be rented, but having one on hand through the course of a job and not having to worry about returning it by the deadline is well worth it.
September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bob best tool ever
October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gravilroad Worth the money
I bought this item because I was doing a kitchen remodel while still using the kitchen daily. I put up new drywall on walls and ceiling and used this sander without getting dust in the kitchen or the rest of the house. It is relatively light ( e.g. ceiling use) and extremely easy to use on walls (with the flexible sanding head). It has multiple speeds depending on how much "dried mud" you have to remove. You may need a hose adaptor if using a Rigid Vacuum; Home Depot has adapter kits for @$8.00. I would buy replacement sander sheets after purchasing the vac as the ones I bought online don't fit exactly right. It makes sanding walls and ceilings quick work and the sander with a fine grit pad and slow speed is very forgiving- takes an effort to damage the drywall paper or gouge the sheets.
August 3, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Libbybobibby Easy to use
The customer service was outstanding ! The rep in Largo worked with the 800 rep to find a way that I could purchase this while outside Canada
June 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Claire Gets the job done!
This sander is easy to use and works great for sanding drywall fast!
March 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bobby Should of got This 10 years ago
This tool is unbelieveable. Sanded a 5 ceilings in a hour would of taken 5 hours the old hand sanding way.. I was tired the first half hour but after taking a small break np and no mess .. Best tool I ever bought!!!!!!!
March 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by carpenter Makes drywall sanding a pleasure
Very efficient, lightweight and virtually dustless. Used only one disc to sand joints on 30 sheets of drywall. Very short learning curve if the included instructions are followed.
December 15, 2015