Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 9
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by inSound One tough little sander with just the right amount of power.
I used this sander to strip the finish that remained on a door after i had removed the bulk of the paint with a water soluble paint remover.
It took several hours of sanding to get the job done. But this little sander did a great job. It is not so powerful that you'll gouge the wood if you press too hard yet it's powerful enough to get the tough stuff off. At one point the sander slipped out of my hand ran across the door and bounced about 2 feet to the floor. But this did not hurt the sander (or the door) at all and I've used it for many hours since that accident.
My only complaint is that the "stay-on button" is difficult to control with one normal sized hand.
November 13, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Loic Good sander!
Has the typical issue that most band sanders have: the sanding band/belt will move inside or outside the rollers depending if you put too much pressure on it. Definitely manageable. Went through about 10 bands at this time and it barely shows any sign of wear.
March 14, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by WobblesTheGoose Great value
I consider Ryobi excellent 'weekend warrior' power tools, and have bought them for years
(i.e. electric drill, blower, sprayer). This is my second 3X18 belt sander from Ryobi. I had the first one for over 6-years until the motor burned out. This replacement is the same model and I expect another great experience.
April 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by scott1 Good product for the price
I needed a belt sander to replace my 40-year-old hand-me-down for the occasional shop project, and this seems to be doing the trick perfectly. From what I've seen, the dust collector bag is useless, though.
And belts are Cheap! I was used to paying $5 to $6 apiece for my old one; this one they're about $1 each.
February 20, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rick nice little machine
this thing works
great for small projects
use a few times comes in handy
belt stays place pretty good
35.00 free shipping-got the NuMaxPneumatic Strip 21-Degree Full Head nail gun at same time-it also works great
December 25, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Charlie Works as advertized. Did the job I had to do with 0 problems.
As an 85 year old homeowner I was very pleased with the preformance and price of this sander. Saved me many hours of hand sanding.
May 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sketner Pretty good sander
Price was right for a reconditioned model. bag doesn't pick up much dust but they hardly ever do.
April 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DanO Runs and looks like new.
I haven't used it a lot yet but it does run great and looks new.
May 14, 2013