Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 371
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by toolmanlh Ok for small jobs
The sander is a unique design that allows for very quick changes from belt sander to spindle sander. I like the belt sander part as in effect it has a larger drum on one end and small drum on the other, allowing for most sanding needs.
My problem with this sander, aside from being under powered compared to the Industrial machines I am used to, is the fact that when using smaller spindles you only have 3 3/4" under the knob when it oscillates. Trying to sand anything thicker than that with the two smallest spindles results in the knob and washer hitting the work piece.
Would probably be fine for most users but I require more capacity.
September 23, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by MikeS Only good for small stock
I bought this hoping it would be good for sanding boxes I make on my bandsaw. Unfortunately it is only good for stock that is 2" wide or less when using the spindle. For boxes or surfaces thicker then that you can't even try and do one half and then flip the wood over and do the other half. The spindle assembly at the top prohibits you from getting the stock to contact the sanding surface. This unit also takes up a lot of space. If you are only doing small items and stock that isn't bigger then 2" and you have plenty of space, this unit may work for you. Mine went back to HD the same day.
October 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JB This is one of the best tools I've bought in a while. I've had it about a month now. Belt sander and spindle sander in one with a very easy and quick changing system. Everything is organized on the sander, so no looking for tools or parts. Changing sanding belts is a breeze as well. It's a little noisy, but I've not seen too many sanders that weren't. A very good purchase.
October 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Kurt Great unit until the motor dies
I've had his unit for a few years and it worked great the half dozen times I used it. After a recent sanding job, the motor began smoking and does not work. Sounds like I am not the only one after reading reviews elsewhere. Buyer beware.
October 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TJStarx As good as advertised
Very happy with this sander. The duel function sanding ability sets this sander apart from all the other cookie cutter oscillating sanders. While its a bit more than most oscillating sander units, its worth it in my opinion when you factor in the lifetime warranty.
October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Woodsteacher Great replacement
I had one prior to this one that we ran into the ground in a high school woodshop. I bought the same machine and I am not disappointed. In the first day the kids used it so much I was afraid they were going to wear out the belt. (but they didn't)
October 5, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by capt835 Bad Motor right out of the box
I purchased this yesterday at about 4 PM. I took it home, assembled it and tried to turn it on. It only hummed loudly. I double checked the installation of the 2" drum I installed and it turned very freely. I tried again and it only hummed. I packed it up and returned it for another one and the service people were extremely courteous and helpful. I picked up another one and tested it there. I have the second one home now and so far it works just fine. I read on the Ridgid website others had a problem with bad motors as well. I do recommend this product because of the name and because of the Home Depot Service Reps.
August 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Me Excellent product.
My only complaint, which is minor, is the dust collection could be a little better; but all in all it's a great versatile machine.
September 27, 2016