Latest review: Backing plate with nylon hook velcro is a designed to fail and have you buy new heads. Head gets hot due to friction (so don't press even a small amount !!) then the hooks change shape so the sanding
Latest review: Soo, I bought some forest Bloodwood Slabs to dress for a Bar & Outdoor kitchen.
I go to Bunnings & buy the $119 Ryobi EBS800V Beltsander & took it back the next day, Disaster!
The Toolshop expert
Latest review: I purchased a Makita Cordless Random Orbit Sander close to a year ago, and it has become one of my go-to tools. I won't go into the design specifics (that's Makita's domain) but it essentially
Latest review: I had a Bosch sander for many years - an industrial model.
It failed after many years of hard work.
I saw a Ryobi and bought that on the guy from Bunnings recommendation.
The first one
Latest review: While this isn't the cheapest thing on the market, it's a solidly constructed half-sheet sander designed to get serious jobs done.
On the plus side, it's nicely balanced to use, has great
Latest review: I had a filing sander. These are the little belt sanders which use a very narrow belt: anyway, the one I had broke down and I though I'd replace it with a Makita, as I've used lots of Makita power
Latest review: this was gotten as an alternative to a fixed speed 1/4 sheet orbital. Cleaning up plaster patches the 1/4 sheet makes a terrible mess, makes had work of the job and leaves the air thick with plaster
Latest review: This sander is light & easy to use, gives a good finish and the dust collection works better expected. Haven't had any issues with pads coming off yet although still relatively new
It isn't that
Latest review: A whopping 940W sander that makes the lights dim when you turn it on. This is the Makita MT series which I think is their budget range. At half the price I'll be happy if it lasts as long. I'm not a
Latest review: I bought a Makita Orbital Sander about 35 years ago; when I finished the job, I took it outside, and smashed it with a sledge hammer. It was a most frustrating tool, and that simply because paper
Latest review: I bought this sander mainly for sanding skirting boards and door frames and it is a great size for doing jobs like this. I also own a half sheet sander and no longer use it as I find this little
Latest review: This is a pretty good sander, aimed at DIY use. It only costs around $155, which is pretty good for a belt sander for smallish jobs and/or occasional use. It is probably unfair to compare with a
Latest review: I've had 2 of these sanders for about 6 years. They are used in a harsh factory environment and have worked brilliantly. By contrast I also own a Festool rotex 150 which is similar but has spent many
Latest review: Does a good job and seems robust. You can buy either the pre-punched sandpaper that is affixed by velcro or you can clip in the sheet having cut it from a normal-sized sheet of sandpaper. If you
Latest review: Had this sander for a number of years. No problems, works when needed. As a DIY machine is very good. Dust bag is effective and easy to clean. Difficult to find the right sanding discs though.
Latest review: I bought the Makita BO4565K 200 W sander from Bunnings to restore a weathered Jarrah bench seat to its former glory. It worked well - the fresh new looking timber appeared much more quickly than it
Latest review: I have now had two of these sanders, both came to the same end in a very short time. Due to the dual pads (rectangular and triangular) there is a connector system made from plastic that wares from