I am in the middle of rehab project that is taking hours of sanding and I am using every sander I own. This pad fits both my detail sanders and able to buy just one product to work on two tools is always very nice. Needless to say these do the job and last as long as you would hope.
These pads fit both my Ryobi Corner Cat and my Black and Decker mouse, so nice to be able to buy one product versatile enough to get the job done. Diablo is a quality name in woodworking and these pads continue to prove Diablo’s dedication to producing quality products. Works great and last a long time.
I have long been pleased with Diablo blades and sanding products but this one is poorly designed and executed.The sanding pad is 7/16" longer than the mounting surface and 5/16" wider. This means that you can only go flush to an adjacent surface in one direction. While there are vent holes in the sanding pad, they are in a different pattern and location than the holes in the mounting pad, so they serve little purpose. The hook and loop material does not adhere well to the mounting pad, so the sanding pad frequently falls off. The biggest issue is the internal edges, where the sanding pad can be separated into two pieces (may be relevant to other sanders but does not match the shape of the Mouse). The edges catch on surfaces being sanded and good out or curl under, leaving you are no longer sanding with a flat surface. This can be very damaging if you're sanding a delicate or relatively soft surface.To reiterate, Diablo makes some great products but I'd avoid this one until they revise it.
Let me preface the review by saying I'm a complete amateur when it comes to sanding so take this review with that in mind.
I used it to sand the top layer off of my railings that had become disgusting to look at. Even though the pads worked as expected, I felt like they didn't last very long but it could have been because of how I used them. Everything I've ever bought from Diablo has been great so I'm sure the wear is normal. The 220 grit sheets worked really well too. I would recommend these.
Love it! Used it yesterday it was great to work with! I sanded a table top using all three different sand paper samples included in the box. I really liked the dusk catcher, it works great, just being able to empty the shavings after finished my work. End project was amazing! Making me want to sand everything! Great product! We also have leave blower, shrub trimmer too. All are great!