Great tool for DIYIf you are a DIY person having a go at plasterboarding thennsanding is the worst job but this tool makes the job quicker and easier with considerably less dust. I gave it 5 stars, not because it is the best tool on the market but because it does well what it is designed to do and does so at a reasonable price.
Some tips if you are new to power Sanders on drywall;
- use the finer included 260 sandpaper if you top coat is smooth, which it should be. The finer paper is less aggressive so you are less likely to sand back to the tape
- less is mor... Read more
I didn't think it would be this good but it isAfter plastering soundboard I didn't think I would generate so much dust using a hand sander. The place was caked in dust so I thought there had to be a better way. After a small amount of research a very cheap option appeared and this was the product. I am currently doing the lounge room and didn't want to spend too much on a product that would only get used on rare occasions.
The product is easy to assemble and once all connected, you press the button and it slowly starts up it's spin, not instantaneous like a drill. You apply minimal pressur... Read moree on the wall, enough to create a slight suction, rubber seal around the sanding disk stops dust escaping. At the same time, the bag inflates very nicely, like a large bagpipe bag. Dust gets blown into the bag and yes it works, no blocks with the connecting pipe and the bag fills very nicely. You realise that all that dust in the bag is not on the floor or in your lungs, the area is kept very clean whist the unit is in operation. The only issue is when you stop using the unit, dust will come out from the sanding disk when you place the unit on the floor, this can't be helped. Always good to place the unit down in the same spot when not in use. The only other issue occurs when you empty the bag. Not too difficult in emptying the bag, just a pain sliding the long plastic lock back into place over the material to get a seal. Similar system to the old VAX cloth dust bags. On the positive side, this unit makes short work of getting your walls smooth, a lot less effort than hand sanding and it does a fantastic job. I am not a builder but dam, the finish was very impressive and creates a very level surface. You will still need to use a hand sander when you need to sand around tight spots where this unit can't reach.
Questions & Answers
I've just got this tool as a better way of sanding & achieving a great finish........I'm finding the machine jumps around on the surface so I apply a little more pressure which it states not to do. I've aligned the holes correctly on the pad yet the holes get blocked with gib dust so little actually goes in the bag & I end up looking like a snowman. Can you let me know any tricks or tips please.
Sorry mine never jumped about. Odd the surface super dry? Are you getting small chunks of plaster on the sanding mat very quickly. Applied pressure was light. Could be your until is out of balance. Look side on when in motion and inspect.
The plaster was dry as the dust was very fine & didn't clog the paper, it just didn't suck into the bag very well even on full speed & the vent fully open.
Would this be good to prep a cement wall after wallpaper was removed?
How much are the replacement bags and where can I get one
I am not sure what the cost will be but spare parts can be ordered from the Special Orders Desk at your local Bunnings Warehouse. From the ozito site they also refer to Bunnings so it seems it is a on... Read moree stop location for parts., For further enquiries you can contact Ozito Customer Service: Australia 1800 069 486 New Zealand 0508 069 486 E-mail: email@example.com
ProductReview.com.au has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence our content moderation policies in any way, though ProductReview.com.au may earn commissions for products/services purchased via affiliate links.