Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 345
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mageddo Hope You Never Need Parts
I lost the safety key for the switch, so I can not turn it on or off. I tried several HD stores to get one and they just looked at me and laughed. I just lost over an hour of my life on the RIGID parts site trying to order it and getting nothing but broken links and "not found" statements. At one point it said "click here to order", and when I clicked it I got a message that I can not order that part. Then I followed another link to another site of their, chased around, and ended up with more "can not order that" statements.
So, the tool is useless. This is representative of the typical support service that I get from RIGID -- a brand I will no longer purchase (or accept as a gift).
April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Frejoy Great Machine
Easy to disassemble to paint the awful orange color. I used black paint.. Sander does agreat job. Easy to use and set up. love the tool and belt storage areas as well as the drums. The feet dont require the machine to be bolted down. Tiltin table is a plus. The only problem I have is the cost of the belts and drum sleeves. I do have a very serious problem with the extended warranty. They expect me to jump throiugh hoops to register it. Why cant they accept the proof from the register receipt? I will reply when I have the time.
May 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by unhappy Really Versatile Sander With Good Product Support
Sander is easy to assemble and use. At first the 1" spindle drum was a little smaller than it should have been. The 1" sandpaper tube did not fit tightly and slipped, making it useless. I called Ridgid; the lady apologized, took my info and I had a new drum in about 3 days. I was really impressed with the service.
April 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jmccoy72 Best tool added to my wood shop.
I would buy this again
Pros good sturdy construction light weight quiet love the dual conversion table great dust collection
Suggest simpler instructions on which washers and spacers to use with each implement. A little vague but figured it out.
May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NOTANOVICE Excellent product!
The sander accomplishes what used to take me hours on a traditional belt sander. Having the large deck surrounding the belt or spindle that is a true 90 degrees to the sanding surface allows me to rest my workpiece and focus solely on the edge that is being sanded. On long curved pieces such as table legs, chair backs, etc., I find it especially helpful. Add the flat surface provided with the belt sanding attachment and I can quickly square up small pieces for easy assembly. I have owned this sander for around 3 months and probably have 3-4 hours of use on it. At this point I have found nothing that would detract from my overall opinion of this product.
March 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bfsummarell Great sander at a great price
was impressed with the packing around the sander , everything was in the box , easy to assemble and worked great ( smooth and quiet for a spindle sander ) wish it had a metal or phenolic table but it is very well built for the money!
April 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tom awesome
For the work I do in a very small work area, this sander is the po perfect addition to my shop.
April 26, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Spot48 OBsolete
Bought this sander used less than 5 mins motor locked up than Rigld says its obsolete and motor cost more than sander no more Rigid motor made in China JUNK
April 14, 2016