Part Quality Control. Much Corporate nonsense. And it's still on the market - not discontinued.
I design and create pretty much anything I want - including specialist wood machining tools, and having designed and built die casting dies, built furnaces and run machine shops to produce finished parts from the castings - blah, blah, blah...
Anyway with much sanding to be done, I bought a Makita M9400G. One reason was price $149, another reason was the wide 10mm / 4" belt, and the other was the big open front roller, that gave it the ability to work like a "roughing out" internal spoke shave., and it was listed as having variable speed - b...oth on the Mitre 10 website and the Makita Website: https://www.makita.com.au/products/power-tools/platform/mt-series/sanding/m9400g-100mm-4-belt-sander Features 100x610mm belt size Belt speeds of up to 380m/min
Makita 9400G - One of the Best Belt Sanders Around And Built to Last For Many Years.
The MT Makita series unique design allows for flush standing next to walls as the belt tracks in line with the edge of the housing
Flat top design enables upside down application
Built in dust extraction for efficient dust extraction of large amounts of saw dust
Large lever – is used to quickly and easily change the sanding belts.
The Makita M9400MG is actually better than the AEG HBS1000E , only used the AEG Belt twice and the motor to belt drive broke , it shredded in the belt housing which caused the AEG belt sanding to stop operating as it should be.
Makita MG9400 is better build and it way it is designed to do is belt sanding.
Great belt Sander.
This is a basic model. However is strong and well built. Will stand up to a lot of hard work. I turned mine into a 'Portable Bench Top Belt Sander', a la YouTube. Well worth the money and should last for years. There are cheaper models around. However I've been caught too often with cheap tools. Cheap aint cheap.
Questions & Answers
Gidupngo mentioned he turned his Makites M9400G into a 'Portable Bench Top Belt Sander', a la YouTube. Which YTvid did you use? Thanks heaps.
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