Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 203
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 bvb well designed
Rugged design that feels like it won't shake apart, and a lifetime replacement promise.
May 31, 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 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chet149 Very nice
Very nice not very loud runs very smooth dust collector works good too!
August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Reviewer67 Well worth the money!!
Very powerful and effective sander!
July 26, 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 ToolGuy Ridgid did stand up behind their tool
This review is an update . I previously wrote a negative review of this sander, it had the problem holding the paper onto the front clip. I, like many others, have had great experiences with many other RIGID tools, but this sander (after it was a few months old) would not hold sand-paper. I failed to register so could not take advantage of the warranty. But Rigid saw my review and gave me a new sander. I will update later on my experience with the replacement. But, I just wanted to give a thumbs up to the company for standing up behind their products when they were not obligated to do so. That restores my faith in Rigid. And in the future I will not neglect to register for the warranty.
May 19, 2016