Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 206
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by laclark54 Poor design
As a sander it was fine.
I got this as a gift and have used it for less than a hour.
The front paper holder plastic clip broke make it useless.
August 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SirKnight Good Sander
I read all the reviews and was a little hesitant on this purchase but I decided to give it a shot.
I have had no paper retention issues so do not let that scare you away, I sanded about 100 board feet of 4/4 hickory starting with 60 grit working to 320 grit. Not one slip or paper coming loose. I like how you can remover the filter bag and hook directly to your shop vac, and this virtually eliminated almost all dust.
The only negative is the power button is easy to switch off while in use.
I am very pleased with this purchase and strongly recommend it to others.
September 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lori2016 Awesome sander
Perfect size for small projects and gets the job done.
October 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bvb well designed
Rugged design that feels like it won't shake apart, and a lifetime replacement promise.
May 31, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by jandP Ok could be better
It's a good sander. But don't depend on the little vaccum inside to get the dust up. It really doesn't work too good. Basically I had a snow storm after sanding. Thank god I was running my vaccum at the same time or otherwise it would be a blizzard.
September 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by stroker458 Great Palm Sander
Price is good, has dust bag and also attaches to shop vacs. Very easy to use, comes with a soft storage case
August 18, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by bhough I'll be returning this.
The overwhelming majority of power tools I own have the Ridgid name on them. Typically I feel they are well designed, durable and carry an unbeatable warranty (as long as you register them). With that being said this is one Ridgid tool I can't recommend. The dust collection is about worthless. After a couple hours of use there is easily double the amount of dust on the outside of the sander (mostly covered) than in the dust collection (almost empty). The dust collection is coming apart after a small handful of short uses. If you choose to buy this you'll want to leave room in the budget for a sufficient respirator. It's mostly uncontrollable. It seems to have good power (the only reason I didn't give it one star) however I'm not sure what good the power is if you can't control where you're sanding. The only application it maybe tolerable for is large surfaces, and only if you're ok sanding the outer edge of the surface by hand. Several review claimed it has a 12' cord, mine only has a 6'. On a side note I didn't have the issue of sand paper not staying put as many of the other reviews, which may've been a result of limited use. Thankful Ridgid has a 90 day no questions asked return policy.
February 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AllThumbs I like it - a lot.
I like it - a lot. It's way better than my old Ryobi. Almost no fumbling to load the paper. What an improvement.
July 27, 2016