Great sander diy to proI have used this sander over the past 10yrs 3 massive renos on all types of timbers.
Its has copped a flogging and keep on doing great.
Only issue is the dust bin can come apart some times. Also removal of dust bins makes putting on fresh sandpaper easier. Show details
A huge improvement over the previous oneI 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 would waltz off the sander as soon as it was put on. I prefolded paper, did all I could, and all to no avail. When I needed another sander, I looked around and found that (a) Makita had changed the paper clamp, and (b) no other sander had any better method of clamping - so, I took a chance on Makita again - and I’m glad I did. These clamps work! As... Read more BakerSam said, there are no frills with this, but that’s fine with me. Dust extractor is better than nothing, but not great, but then the previous one had none at all. All in all, a good budget sander.
Does what it says!I bought the Sander from Bunnings, $88 I believe. Makita hasn't let me down with any of there other products even the cheaper ones, and this Sander hasn't either.
Used for mainly for small furniture so far it has done what it set out to do. No special lights, speed changes or randomness to its operation. Just sanding.
Dust extraction is better than nothing, but I don't recommend using it in the house! Still use a mask and goggles, no point risking it and you will still get some dust going in the air.
The clamp system is very easy,… Read more · 1and switching paper is really easy. The paper they give you is soon turned into confetti so I would recommend getting at least a small range of papers when you buy it or soon after. Vibration is kept to a minimum and can be used with one hand no worries. Nice and light. It's Makita's budget sander and it does it job, more expensive than the other brands budget offerings but it will perform no doubt. Sands stuff if used with sand paper. No lasers, No random action, No auto squaring mechanism, Just one speed "sanding"
Questions & Answers
The rear clamp on my BO3710X finishing sander wont hold the paper securely.
Can this be fixed?
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