Rated 2.8 out of 5Â by 86
Rated 4 out of 5Â by msb3 RYOBI 1/4 Sheet Pad Sander
After doing some light sanding with the sandpaper provided with the sander, and then with some sandpaper I found at home, I was quite unhappy with my purchase. I found it very difficult to affix the sandpaper to the sander using the clips, and the sandpaper lasted only a couple minutes, since it would tear at the ends. I then bought some 1/4 sheets of higher quality Diablo sandpaper with adhesive backing. Now, it works exceptionally well. The better sandpaper is longer lasting and does not rip or tear; the sander now does a great job. I suspect this is why the round version of this Ryobi sander with hoop and loop sandpaper attachment has received far superior reviews.
March 2, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 Major disappointment
Debated buying this or a 'mouse sander'. Bought this one and within 15 minutes I'm thinking I will see if they will take it back. Clips don't feel like they'll last long. Sandpaper supplied ripped apart very quickly.
My guess is that it might be ok for a little bit of small hobby work but anything bigger don't waster your time and money.
Very disappointing for a Ryobi which I usually find to be moderate quality.
October 6, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5Â by scanny Not such a bad tool, but...
I had it for 2 years and was using it ocasionally, light duty I would say. Then a spring clamp broke (a wire which holds sandpaper in place).
Funny thing is that it is not possible to find this part (cost $1.61) in Canada. I tried to order part on RYOBI web site, it redirected me to some US parts provider and they put me on a waiting list for the part. After 2 months they told me that part is in stock but shipment is going to cost me $34 USD. So I had to cancel order and buy another sander.
So the bottom part is that RYOBI sander is a good device, I was pretty happy with it when it worked but if something (even smallest and cheapest part) is broken then don't waste time trying to fix it. Next time I would buy some decent Makita or Bosch or other good name sander it will save me money and time on the long run.
December 10, 2009
Rated 1 out of 5Â by tradin Not any good
Garbage..... Pad wore out in no time and ruined a piece of mahogany Screws came threw the pad and sandpaper and scratched my tabletop
I returned it and they replaced it with a Rigid that was worth more money and did not charge me the differance Thank You Home Depot
November 15, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Chris Excellent product used in unbelievable environment
This sander not only worked great it worked fast. I went to Tennessee to meet my mother and father in law and found they needed some work done on their porch. It was 95 degrees and 100% humidity, who has 100% humidity - this sander made it very easy to get the job done - the in laws are very happy with the work I did, thank you for helping me earn brownie points with the in laws. Me and my new Ryobi Sander built the railing around the porch and the hand rails for the steps. Now my Mother in Law can go out the front door safely, where before she would not use the porch cause she didn't feel safe.
August 12, 2014