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10 Amp Variable Speed Handheld Drywall Sander with Dust Hose and Collection Bag

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  • Reversible auxiliary handle for left- and right-handed users
  • Hook and loop sander base for easy sandpaper installation
  • Includes dust hose, dust bag, shoulder strap, and 8 sanding discs
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About This Product

With a lightweight 6 lbs. body, you'll make quick work out of even the toughest of tasks. If that's not light enough, the included shoulder strap and auxiliary handle combine to prevent fatigue during long-days on the job. Attach the handle to either side of the sander for both left-handed and right-handed users or ditch it altogether to fit into tight spaces and corners. The lock-on power switch keeps your sander sanding even after you release the trigger. Adjust the speed of our powerful 10 Amp motor anywhere from 1500 to 2300 RPM to meet the needs of the project at hand. The 8.5 in. hook and loop base pad makes sandpaper changes a breeze. Control excess dust with the variable air flow dust extraction dial. The 7.5 ft. flexible dust collection hose attaches easily to either the included dust bag or the dust collection system of your choice, with both a 1-7/8 in. and a 2-1/4 in. dust adapter for maximum versatility. This package also includes 8-pieces of hook and loop sandpaper disks (two 150 grit pieces, two 180 grit pieces, two 240 grit pieces and two 400 grit pieces). The improved hole configuration places the sandpaper holes directly below the included dust hose, maximizing dust collection and minimizing cleanup. NOTE: only compatible with replacement sandpaper models DW60SP, DW80SP, DW120SP, DW150SP, DW240SP and DW400SP. And your drywall sander comes backed by a 2-year warranty, a stocked inventory of replacement parts and a friendly customer helpline.


  • Reversible auxiliary handle perfect for both left-handed and right-handed users
  • Variable speed 10 Amp motor operates anywhere from 1500 to 2300 RPM
  • Improved hole configuration maximizes dust collection for minimum cleanup (note: only compatible with DW series replacement sandpaper, i.e. DW120SP)
  • Hook-and-loop base pad makes changing sandpaper easier than ever
  • Features a 7.5 ft. dust hose, eight 9 in. sanding discs of assorted grits, a shoulder strap, a dust collection bag and a 2-year warranty
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Internet # 322786032

Model # DW1085

Store SKU # 1008577253

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Dimensions: H 11.02 in, W 11.4 in, D 11.81 in


Product Depth (in.)

11.81 in

Product Height (in.)

11.02 in

Product Width (in.)

11.4 in


Amperage (A)

10 A

Battery Voltage (V)


Color Family




Cord Length (ft.)

13.5 ft

Corded Tool Type

Finishing Sander



Dust collection type



Tool Bag

Pad description

8.5-inch hook-and-loop base pad

Power Tool Features

Lock On Switch, Variable Speed

Product Weight (lb.)

6 lb



Speed (rpm)


Tools Product Type

Power Tool

Wattage (watts)


Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings

ETL Listed

Manufacturer Warranty

Two-year limited

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Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5

  • 4.2 out of 96 reviews
  • 76% recommend this product
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I used this for 5 minutes and am so shocked by the results I had to write a review. It was super easy to assemble. Practically assembled already out of the package. I turned it to the minimum speed and then placed it on the ceiling and it took that nasty texture right off my ceiling so fast! I was amazed, shocked and how quickly it all happened! I did a my dining room ceiling by hand, and that was tedious work. Judging from this test area, I'll be able to skip skim coating all together. And lets talk about the dust. It was VERY little dust that was on the floor after I did my small section. I'm going to try it with my shop vac too and see which one is a winner. It was definitely worth the $75 I paid and more! I am currently redoing my kids playroom. I am 38 and 130 pounds....if I can do it, you can too!
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    11 found this review helpful
    I wish I'd had this Wen 8.5 inch Variable-speed Drywall Sander several years ago when I was drywa...
    I wish I'd had this Wen 8.5 inch Variable-speed Drywall Sander several years ago when I was drywalling two different art studios for my wife. I remember spending hours hand-sanding the first studio walls because I had never done a major drywall project before that. I had done a few wall patches and touch-ups to cover nail holes and such, but never an entire room from scratch. This sander would have made quick work of any drywall sanding project. The Wen 10 Amp 8.5 inch Drywall Sander is quite heavy (6.5 pounds) so it could be tiring to hold for long hours of sanding work. On the other hand, it sands a big area so fast you might not need to hold it for long hours. It includes a shoulder strap to aid in supporting the sander's weight, though that seems more useful as a way to keep the sander handy by letting it hang at your side when not in use. It comes with a dust collection bag and attaced hose that fits over the sander's dust port but the bag is pretty useless without a shop vac to create suction. I had to contact the Wen Customer Support folks to find out how to use the shop vacuum adapters that come with the sander. They don't fit the sander's dust port but they will fit the dust bag end of the dust hose. In order to attach the adapters to the dust hose, you have to pry the dust hose off of the dust bag with a knife or very thin bladed screwdriver. It looks like there are tabs to help compress the pins that keep the two parts together, but they don't actually do anything, This seems like a pretty poor design to me -- many old vacuum cleaners used a spring-loaded pin and matching hole in the accessory to lock the two parts together yet allow them to be easily detached. The suction at the sander is adjustable via a dial on the sander base. The motor of the sander is quite powerful but uses carbon brushes that wear out after prolonged use and have to be replaced. Thoughtfully, the manufacturer includes a spare set of brushes and instructions for how to replace them. However, many manufacturers of drills and other motor-driven tools have switched to brushless motors that don't require periodic repalcement of the brushes. I'm not sure why Wen decided to use this older motor design. The variable speed is a nice feature which allows you to adjust the sanding speed to match the requirements of the material you're sanding. Though designed and marketed as a drywall sander, I see no reason why it could not also be used in sanding wood too under the right conditions. Wen includes a nice assortment of 8.5-inch sanding discs that attach to the sander with velcro-like hook and loop material. The ones that came with my sander were pretty warped because they had gotten folded over in packaging, but I was able to flatten them out by setting a weighted box on top of them for several days. All in all, this is a good product that works as intended. With a few design enhancements, it could be a great product but that would probably increase its cost.
    • Recommended
    5 found this review helpful
    The WEN Variable Speed Handheld Drywall Sander it the tool I was looking for. No more hand sandi...
    The WEN Variable Speed Handheld Drywall Sander it the tool I was looking for. No more hand sanding or using my 5” rotary disk sander. This is cutting my time on sanding due to 8 1/2” disks. The body does come with a auxiliary handle and shoulder strap to help take away the fatigue when doing long sanding jobs. The motor is variable speed motor that will go from 1500 to 2300 RPM. There is a control excess dust with you can adjust the variable air flow dust extraction dial. The flexible dust vacuum hose is 7 ½ feet in length. It attached to dust bag or a dust collector. It come with the dust bag and two adapters for the dust collector. It comes with two of 150, 180, 240 and 400 grit sanding discs for different sanding requirements. At my HD store they do not carry the sandpaper discs in stock, you will have to order it online. It comes with a pair of replacement carbon brushes to replace with they are worn out. In using it was very easy to use and with the shoulder strap it made my job a lot easier. The dust collector got most of the dust and into the bag. It is a great product from WEN and it comes with a two-year warranty. I think I might to start loving to sand drywall again.
    • Recommended
    5 found this review helpful
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    It was easy to use but it kept shocking me from the static electricity. I tried several ways to stop the static electricity but thought that the company should come up with a better solution than a customer trying to fix an issue that should not be happening in the first place. So I would not recommend this product until they get it fixed. If you don't might the shocks then this product is for you.
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    • Verified Purchase
    Thoroughly pleased with this drywall sander and almost almost 0 dust coming out of it when sending a rather small bathroom that was re drywalled and my Porter cable was just too large to get in there. Used with a shop vac and it didn't even have dust come out of it when sanding an end wall 5 inches wide
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    • Verified Purchase
    quit before even using
    Turned on for 1 second then sparks shot out and didnt turn on again!
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