Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 355
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TJ not enough power and too noisy
I like the concept of having a spindle and belt sander combined in one unit but ridgid did a poor job designing its version of what a spindle and belt sander should be like. It doesn't have any real power, it stalls very easy when the slightlest pressure is applied to the belt and it's very noisy. I'm kinda surprised other manufacturers haven't designed a version of their own. The best thing about it is it is convenient to have two sanders in one unit, it saves time and space.
July 10, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Julian Good Sander
After reading other reviews, i decided to purchase the sander. Set-up is easy and straihtforward. However, intstalling the belt sander and making adjustments is tricky. After several minutes, the belt sander was installed. My first use was on a small box made out of poplar and oak. I was smoothing out the corners when the belt sander tore apart in half. I couldnt understand why. Maybe it was a cheap belt sander or the several minutes of installing the belt sander was incorrect. I will try another name brand belt sander and see if it performs better.
June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Fine so far
Arrived on time and worked fine right out of the box. Haven't had a chance to use much yet but happy so far.
July 13, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by hwoodwritr Happy Owner
My unit worked properly out of the box. There were minor adjustments that were not set correctly at the factory, the table not being parallel to the spindle being the main one. After 20-minutes or so of tweaking, everything is fine and the unit sands square. (The adjustments are covered in the supplied manual.)
The real only “problem” is the throat plate, which is plastic: the one that came with my unit is not flat or true; when one end is adjusted correctly and then the center is adjusted correctly, the other end is proud by about a 1/16 of an inch. That part should have been made of steel like the throat plates are, IMO.
Overall I am happy with the unit, especially for the price: it is obvious that a lot thought went into the design (such as the convenient on-board storage for all the bits and pieces), it works well, and for me it replaced a worn-out spindle sander and an old table-top belt sander. Good product.
July 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by papa Happy with the purchase
Everything in the box was correct as advertised. The set up went well - checked the table square, etc. Completed my first small project using both the belt and spindle sanders - that went well. Looking forward to using it on future projects.
The only negative I have found so far is the ability to purchase belts and spindle sleeves in various grits in the local stores. Will need to purchase on the internet it seems.
Remember to register the sander online with Ridgid to get the warranty.
June 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JW This sander will make is proving its worth in my shop.
This sander is my go to tool for sanding knife handle, and other detailed wood projects.
July 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by WeekendWoodshop Great value
A workhorse of our home workshop. Works up to expectations as with all my other Risgid equipment. Spindle/belt changeout is quick and easy. The only negative I've experienced is that the knob to take off the attachments sometimes self tightens; As it is supposed to be a hand tighten knob for replacing the attachments, this is a mild bummer. Have definitely has to take a wrench to it a few times-which marrs the rubber.
June 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Fireman Best of the best!!!
Change out is a little bit frustrating, but it does the job and does it very well.
July 6, 2016