|Review by Routerisstillmyname||posted 08-08-2010 07:41 PM||7270 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
- Harbor Freight 3" x 21" Variable Speed Belt Sander
- Brand: Harbor Freight | Category: Sanders
Never had a need for a belt sander. Occasionally I thought it would help to have one around just in-case but the prices on belt sanders are ludicrous. Up until now….
HF has two belt sanders on sale and I had a 20% coupon so I took the plunge especially since I desperately needed some aggressive sanding to remove glue from large panels.
I decided on this 3”x21” instead on the other one that’s 4×24. Mainly because I liked the weight and I feel that the 6 amps is more than adequate for sanding.
So here’s my reason for 3 stars.
First, I don’t know how long the motor will last and it’s by no means in the same class as Bosch And few other names but then it’s almost 1/4 of the price and even less than refurbished Ridgid. So…
Pros: Price, variable speed, lightweight, adjustable front grip handle. Good tracking. No belt slippage. Acceptable noise, more than adequate power.
Cons: dust collection. Lack of 1” inch round connection so you can’t connect any shop vac type hoses. Heat.
In use, I felt it was manageable sander and I didn’t have to press down too hard or chase after it. The damage done to work will be a direct result of your experience with belt sanders.
-- Router è ancora il mio nome.