Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 66
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mike wanted a cordless
Bought this because I have several Ryobi 18v tools so I have 4 batteries. AND YOU need batteries to keep working . It is quiet comfortable easy to handle and sands great. It runs the battery down pretty quick. I do have a great dewalt orbital cord model but it is at my other house in Albuquerque. I would recommend any of the ROYOI 18 volt tools. I started with a bag full because my Dewalts were stolen. Not saying these are same quality but at 68 years old I don't have as many projects left to do. The Price is right.
October 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Zooma Plenty of power
Great sander. Cannot understand the negative reviews.
This things has plenty of power. The wood I'm sanding starts moving around if I don't secure it. So clearly it's not underpowered.
It does go through batteries quickly. But the box states the big battery will last about 40 minutes. Thus, the small batteries last up to 20 min. You can't count that against the product if they tell you up front what to expect from the battery. But on the up side, it's cordless. I love that. The money you save over the more expensive sanders can be used to buy an extra battery if you are so inclined.
August 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIY925 No Brainer
If there's one tool where a cord gets in the way at the worst time, for me that's an orbital sander. Picked this up as I had a few finishing projects around the house, and it made sanding so much more enjoyable. I figured no cord would be awesome (it is), but I was especially impressed with the dust system RYOBI built into this. With the holes built into the sandpaper, it actually vacuums the dust right into the bag. Didn't realize how well it was working until the bag was completely full and there was no more room to collect the dust! Made for a much cleaner and enjoyable sanding experience for sure. Very happy with this purchase.
August 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NC Powerful cordless sander.
I was looking to dump the cord for a sander that I would use here and there. This sander works great and eats through batteries quickly but I bought it for the cord free convenience. If you already have the 18 volt batteries, it is a great bargain.
October 5, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Chief Low charge
Very easy to use good buy for the money. But the charge only last for about 30 minutes before it needs
to be recharged. It would have gotten a better rating if the charge was longer.
October 11, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BoBaGaNoosh09 Great Cordless Sander
I like this cordless sander. I don't have to worry about a plug/extension cords to reach a job any where in the house. It is powerful for a battery powered sander. I would have given 5 stars but it does run through a battery pretty quickly. Luckily I own other Ryobi products and have multiple batteries and atleast one on the charger. Definitely worth the price for a cordless sander.
September 9, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Blake Works great
Bought as a replacement when my old (blue & yellow one) died. Used it for several projects, sanded very quickly and easily. Not too hard on the hands. Only con is that it still blows a lot of sawdust even with the bag attached.
October 4, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Aaron Does what it's supposed to
Works great and does exactly what's it's supposed to, but unless you absolutely need it to be cordless I would stick with the corded variety. It just wears down the battery's really quickly and since I only have two batteries am left waiting for another to charge. Also the added weight of the battery makes it a little more difficult to control, causing fatigue in my arm. I think I'm going to exchange this for the corded version ryobi makes.
September 23, 2016