Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 59
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 88motley Nice sander
I have used this sander on hardwood, drywall mud, plaster etc and found it worked really well. Sandpaper tends to gum up when used on a painted surface but otherwise it performed as expected. Handy for corner work, lightwight enough for overhead work and extended usage. Fully charged battery lasts about 30 minutes or so.
December 26, 2008
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Swished3 Handy for corners
This came as part of my set and it came in handy when I was sanding the underside of our new table. The ability to sand corners is great, but I think an orbital sander would be better when not needing the corner ability. Also, It seems to go through a battery fairly quickly.
January 10, 2008
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Allthumbs52 Good light weight sander
Bought this as an add on for my two tool combo kit. Sander does a good job and with the triangle shape can get into corners nicely. I like the velcro type sticky pad for quick paper replacement.
October 23, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by homes ok
This product is like 19.95 in the US. Why is it double the price in Canada? It's not that useful and it goes through batteries and sand paper like crazy. The battery makes it a bit too heavy for any raised work surfaces.
February 27, 2007
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MSG79R Awesome little tool
It is my go to tool for sanding and love the fact there are no cords!
September 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joel parts readily available
I'm surprised by the reviews that report difficulty finding sanding sheets or parts like the hook/loop velcro pad the sanding sheets attach to. For repair parts, google a bit and you'll get the service diagrams; parts readily available from parts suppliers (and cheap).
It uses the same sanding pads as other brands w/same sized platen. The person who couldn't remove paint must not have seen the 80 grit sheets that are around.
That said, I may have just worn mine out after 3 years of a lot of use, which is why I happened to be on this site, looking up the cost of a replacement.
August 31, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by NormalDude79 Great Sander until gears strip
When all of my old tools started failing, I bought all Ryobi because all the tools took the same batteries. (my previous tools each had their own battery) I bought this sander and LOVED it, worked easy, handled great and made the wood super smooth, which gave a great finish for my living room tables. However this tool suddenly made major noise, while sanding my headboard. I opened it, thinking a part got loose. When I opened it, there were alot of metal shavings, and the "teeth" of the gears striped completely off .... What made me mad was this sander only needed a single new gear, but they dont sell them to customers as well as Home Depot. So a perfect tool that needs a little gear, goes to the landfill. This had been a very nice tool, and I needed to finish sanding down my headboard for the new stain, so I bought a replacement, but this time I got the Home Depot Extended warranty !
December 3, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Small Sander that Packs a Punch
I am currently refinishing a coffee table that is badly scratched, gouged, chipped, you name it. I needed to sand the old stain and varnish off the table top. With a sanding block it would have take at least an hour and a couple tylenol. With this great little sander it took me just over a minute with 120-grit paper to get the top to look like fresh wood. With this model there is sawdust leftover but I prefer the cordless with no bag to a corded with a bag. This sander is worth way more than the asking price!.
August 18, 2012