|Review by Sawdustmaker||posted 02-29-2008 03:43 PM||1548 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
I purchased this sander after reading numerous other post and reviews. Several post I’ve seen talked about the tracking adjustment screw and the spring being weak with the need for constant readjustment. I have not found that to be true with mine at all. The unit is kind of wide for my hand but I’ve found like others that the place where the cord enters the unit is a good location for holding it and works fine for controlling the unit. I don’t have a large shop but I’ve used it numerous times and it is not as heavy as most due to its size. I found that Wood Craft carried the finer grit belts. I use a belt sander cleaning stick often and have yet to replace a belt. I also purchased The Porter Cable hose and have little to no problems when I’m running it with my dust collector. The hose also fits the Porter Cable plate joiner. Changing the belts takes very little time with little needs for tracking adjustment. I would recommend this sander to any wood worker. Its size allows the user to get into much smaller spaces than any belt sander I’ve seen on the market.
-- Brian, Virginia Beach