A: This sander runs off normal household voltage of 110/120 and will draw 11 amps. very good sander, very happy with mine. good luck
A: Thank you for your question. The 9403 4'x24 belt sander runs on a 120v outlet. Please see the user manual for more information found at https://www.makitatools.com/products/details/9403.
A: 120 VAC, this thing is an animal ! easy adjustments, plenty of power , the down side is that it is on the heavy side for some applications but with that said it does work like a champ
A: yes it is, flip the lever the wheel retracts then pull the old belt out when you put the new belt on it will slide in place pretty easy, just don't jam it in there. Yes it comes with a belt on the sander, or at least mine did
A: Very easy to change the belt, just pull out the spring loaded lever (see photo) and the belt slides off. To adjust tracking a simple tension knob. Mine came with one 80 grit belt. This is a really good sander, quite the beast! good luck
A: Not simple - housing must be removed. Don’t strip the the integrated screw holes! The tool does not come with spare parts. To note: the angle dust port pipe is made of plastic and will easily snap if you accidentally bump into anything when dust bag is rotated forward. This is IMO a significant design flaw that would keep me from buying this again.
A: Thank you for your question. The 9403 includes (1) 4" x 24" Abrasive Belt, 80 Grit (742322-9-1). Changing the belt is simple. Just pull the lever all the way out to remove the old install the belt over the rollers, then return the lever to the original position. For more detail, please check the owners manual.
A: Yea it’s easy to change. There is a lever on the side that will release the belt . An 80 grit belt came with mine
A: Thank you for your question, but we will require more specific information in order to provide an answer. Call the Makita Call Center during business hours at (800)4-MAKITA, they’re based in Buford, GA and are ready to help.
A: N/A, one speed
A: On this sander (like most) the speed is controlled via finger position (no setting indicator). On a variable speed belt sander, your question is answered by using a combination of factors including past experience, feel, visual feedback, material composition, the amount of material to be removed, desired level of finish, etc. which determines the specific grit of belt needed and speed used to accomplish the desired result. My advice is: buy a few extra belts, secure some scrap / test material and experiment with the tool. This is a professional grade sander capable of very aggressive removal of material with course belts at fast speeds, as well as high grade finishes at moderate / lower speeds with fine belts. Good luck!
A: Hi, this is not a variable speed unit. It's all or nothing. This is a beast of a belt sander and will make short work of material removal. The user needs to be aware so as not to remove too much and get into trouble. For very heavy material removal use 36 grit, heavy removal use 50, normal is 80 with 120 being used when material is close to finish sanding. Good luck
A: It should work fine on the accent wall but you would then need to move to an orbital or finish sander. It would be to aggressive for the plaster on a popcorn ceiling. It is also pretty heavy to work overhead for long periods of time.
A: Thank you for your question. The 9403 4" x 24" Belt Sander is not intended for overhead sanding applications. For additional questions, please call the Makita Call Center during business hours at (800)4-MAKITA, they’re based in Buford, GA and are ready to help.
A: Yes, I’ve had mine for sometime now and to be blunt, it has enough power to sand the grey out of a sidewalk. I have no doubt that it could smooth the “popcorn” effect out of a ceiling, but you better start eating your Wheaties because it is a heavy, quite powerful piece of equipment which I can’t imagine holding over my head for the hours that it would take to clean up a ceiling in even a moderately sized room. I’d also suggest that if you decide to use it for such a job, that you hook it up for dust collection since it will make clouds of dust under those conditions. Moreover, given its power and aggressiveness, it would be challenging to provide fine control between closely spaced wooden details.
A: Yes! I think it could but it can be rather aggressive so I'd be careful.
A: I would not use my Makita belt sander on a ceiling because of the weight. The best thing for a popcorn ceiling is water (use a Hudson sprayer or equivalent) and a 6" drywall knife. Water is important because it will make the ceiling material very easy to remove and because some older ceilings may contain asbestos fibers. On a wooden accent wall, weight could also be a problem, but it would probably work OK. Personally, I think I would use a small orbital sander because it would be much lighter. You would have difficulty getting into corners with the belt sander.
A: Do NOT use it on popcorn ceilings. They contain asbestos and are dangerous. They should be professionally removed by guys in white suits and masks. Any dust from them can cause serious lung damage. Secondly .. on trim, if you are trying to remove old paint, your best bet is using a chemical stripper with lots of ventilation. This sander is great for many uses, but it is heavy and unless you are experienced, you can cause damage to the wood. Talk to your local paint dealer about options for removing old paint. If the wood is rough and you are hoping to smooth it, this machine might be what you are looking for. I don't recommend for sanding wood while it is installed. All work should be on a well supported flat surface so that you can control the sander and not cause gouging or stripping. Good Luck.