Rated 3.3 out of 5Â by 129
Rated 4 out of 5Â by marklex Great little 1/4 sheet sander
This sander does the job for light finish sanding, clamping system is easy to use compared to other in this sanders price range. For those who feel that you need to buy special per-cut per-hole punched sander paper, save money buy full sheets(any brand) in bulk, cut the into quarters and use the plastic Paper Punch with the spikes that came with to punch the holes.
September 3, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by bstuder Decent sander but paper comes off...
Seems like a good unit but the front clamp releases the paper in seconds of sanding, very frustrating. Works fine if you load two more sheets in the front clamp to hold the paper in.
June 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by stevep Good sander, But.
Good Sander but it is difficult to find the correct replacement Ridgid 1/4 sheet sand paper for it. I have tried Home Depot, Lowes, Ace hardware & Orchard Supply, but had no luck finding the sandpaper. Ridgid needs to require stores selling their sanders to carry the correct Ridgid sandpaper for thoes sanders. Help your customers out Ridgid. If Ridgid feels my information is false or misleading, they should tell me which of the aforementioned retail stores I can purchase the sandpaper in San Jose, Ca. Thanks, I would appreciate it.
December 26, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Addr Design flaw
Front clamp for the paper is plastic. It will fail at some point. No matter what you do the sandpaper will eventually wear away the clamp to the point where it can no longer hold the paper. At that point the sander is useless. I see others have had the same problem. Those with good reviews have just purchased it. I liked mine when I got it. But the sandpaper has worn away the clamp and now it is useless.
I just purchased the Dewalt, the clamps are all metal (as is almost every other one I looked at).
I have many other Ridgid tools but this one is flawed by design. It will fail.
September 2, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by IndustriousArtistry :( infuriating clamp system
this was a great sander! for the first week...
unless you plan on working with 80 grit sandpaper all the days of your life, because THATS ALL IT CAN HOLD. You see that fancy new holding system on the front. As one of the other reviewers said correctly, it sands away itself within a couple of uses and cannot hold down a thing, especially the finer grit paper which stays on for about 5 seconds, and its not that i'm Pressing too hard on the poor baby sander lol. i can now hear the paper loosening the moment i turn it on and it flies out soon after touching the work surface.
its a shame such a good design in terms of dust collection and power has become null because of this horrid new clamp design.
January 30, 2013