Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 26
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by motts Great buy
This is my 3rd random orbital sander. The first one lasted for years so I bought the newer model which broke down in a few months and took weeks to get replacement parts. When I saw the Skil in the store I was drawn to the dust collection system and the price. When my second sander quit, I ordered a Skil on line and received it very quickly. My first impression on opening the box was "this thing is heavy" I used it today for the first time. It ran very smooth and used half the discs that my previous sanders did for the same job. I didn't notice the extra weight and the job went quickly. The dust collector worked well and I didn't have to use a dust mask (though I probably should) on a hot summer day. With the ability to connect my vacuum, I will be able to use it in the house in the winter, when I can't work outside.
August 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tony Nice Product!
I am still learning to properly control this sander but it's an amazing tool that I can't believe I haven't had until now. If you attach your shop vac hose to the back you get virtually dust free sanding! The hook and loop paper attaching system is nice too. Go get one for yourself.
June 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Zcomman Sander quit working
Only used this sander a couple of times and not it doesn't work.
July 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by popps i use skill products and this is a good one
I bout this and am very happy with it, I need to know if you can change the filter in the canister??????
April 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bikelady Skil orbital sander
I am building a cedar strip canoe and needed a good orbital sander for the job. The Skil sander has a rubber guard around the edge which is a great added feature to prevent bangs on the thin wood strips at the bow and stern. It is so easy to take off a used disc and change to a new one. I sand down old steel bicycle frames too. I have several other types of sanders, but this is a terrific new tool for my use!
February 9, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mickey1218 GREAT SANDER EXCEPT FOR POWER CORD
VERY PLEASED WITH THIS ORBITAL SANDER WORKS FINE EXCEPT FOR THE STIFF PLASTIC POWER CORD, WHY SKILL DOESN'T USE A RUBBER POWER CORD?
February 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CanuckKeith Does the Job
I bought this sander to replace a cheaper model. The overall feel is great. The dust collector basket is easy to empty. Well worth the extra $20.
January 17, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by John Good while it lasted
I've had this sander for about a year. Used for little projects here and there. Today while sanding some plywood , a sudden smell of burning, a loud pop and three of the four screws in the bottom got hot enough to burn the sandpaper. They fell out after removing the sandpaper and just like that we are done. I did get a year out of it , by todays standards (where things seem to be engineered to fail 3 hours after the warranty is up) so I should be happy with that. I will probably look to the older tools from here on out. Bottom line is , if you need a great sander for roughly a year, then here it is. I would recommend this to a friend , but with that warning.
September 28, 2014