Rated 3.1 out of 5Â by 7
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Rantz2040 Fantastic sander
The sander is fantastic, with 60-80 grit discs it tears material away with 180 grit it sands it baby butt smooth. The dust collection bag is amazing, with the spring inside instead of a plastic frame and that allows it to get into tighter corners. The variable speed is great and easy to use, and with the soft start its a lot more forgiving than the traditional hit the button and youre off. The dust collection is far better than my dewalt or makita sanders. I don't know if it was an intentional design but Ive been able to use the rubber padding near the base of the sander for a lower handle quite comfortably. There was some glue on the speed control knob but for a reconditioned tool that I payed less than half of a new one with the same factory warranty I cant complain. Only drawback is this sander is a bit heavier than the rest I own but it's not too much to be of any problems.
September 16, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Kurelgyer Vacuum cleaner static will kill this sander
Sander worked fine for years. Then one day, for the first time, I attached it to my shop vac. Note that the sander is designed to be attached to a vacuum. Within 5 seconds it quit working. Other reviewers have had the same problem. One reviewer spoke with Rigid and they said the static from the vac fries the circuit board (and that part, the circuit board, is now discontinued so it can't be replaced). If you by Rigid, make SURE you register the product. If I had registered, it would have been covered for $18. But many people have had this sander serviced multiple times for the same problem. Would i buy Rigid again? I don't know. I'm not sure I would award a company who has failed me a few times (two cordless drills at $120 and $200 - all batteries failed in two years. Again, I didn't register them so I'm out of luck). Might be best to just buy a tool from a manufacturer with a known record for quality.
February 11, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by JJO3 Received dirty
The sander was purchased "Reconditioned". I thought that it would be inspected and reconditioned to "like new". But what I received was a used sander. There was sawdust still in the dust bag and on the sander. I doubt the THD did anything to it but put into a box.
April 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by happy This was a used product, but good quality and sound.
This sander works great. I like the slow start up. The cord is shorter than my friends Rigid orbital sander, but long enough. The price was right, and I am enjoying my sander! It was shipped in a timely manner and packaged well.
December 11, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5Â by cpgoody Worked well when it worked...
The sander arrived and it was not perfectly clean...still a little dust, which I did not mind. Problem was the sander stopped working after about 3 weeks of use. Luckily my local home depot happily allowed me to exchange it for the new model. In this case, probably best to spend a little more and buy the new model with the lifetime warranty.
January 29, 2013