Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 171
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Unhappy Damaged prior to shipping
For the 1st time, I'm disappointed in Home Depot (online). Received my sander in a damaged box which was re-taped prior to shipment. Its clear the unit had been dropped multiple times due to both ends of the box were pushed in or crushed. This is NOT shipping damage, the tape is tight over the top of the damage and not conforming to the actual box damage shape. Returning unit to store, unopened, for exchange. I don't know if it will die 4 month from now due to the drops before I received it. If these are opened box or returns, it should be stated in description. If it's Home Depot's policy to ship damaged box products that would have been difficult to sell in a store (who would actual pick this one from a shelf), it should be stated in the description.
May 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rick Junk
My wife bought this as a Christmas gift. I used it maybe 10 times in 3 years. Two weeks ago, the drive belt broke(shredded actually), and I replaced that no problems. First time back under power it shreds another drive belt. Something is definitely wrong internally on this thing. I email Ridgid, and guess what, because its 3 years old and I forget to register the product, im stuck with it. I ask them why they dont stick by their products and I get a link to a repair part site. Yeah, maybe that might help if I knew what was wrong with this piece of junk. Using this thing 3 times a year on average is not using it. Lifetime warranty--no its not. I have several Ridgid tools and this will be the last one. Was going to buy the spindle sander, guess Ill step up to the Grizzly one now. Hey HD, will you take this back?
October 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by oschli12 Great dust collection
Used this to sand my kitchen floors, it did a phantastic job, it was very easy to change belts. Dust collection was actually pretty good. Very nice grip on the handle. I also like the slow start function, has a speed adjuster as well. Very happy customer.
October 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Fabian Overheats
It overheats and it is too slow, as well as not heavy enough. I am usually very happy with Rigid products, but this one is not worth the $99.
September 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gmiller Great sander
I bought this sander to help with finishing 6 picnic tables that I built..... very powerful,.... dust bag worked great and it felt right in my hand (no fatigue)
August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DickB Great for Sign Finishing
I bought this belt sander for my wood sign project and it did a great job. It was very easy to use and I really liked the feature that allowed one to change sanding belts without tools - just flip a lever!
March 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nate Very rapid in removing wood .
Fast in removing wood. Must be careful not to leave in one spot too long. The sander does a great job, over all.
August 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ttexan Good tracking
I really like that this sander (unlike my previous ones) does not require constant adjustment to keep the belt aligned. I have yet to do any adjustment when changing belts. That, combined with the lifetime warranty make this tool my first choice.
July 19, 2016