|Review by Cole Tallerman||posted 08-27-2012 01:52 PM||3186 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
Now I am not one to have much faith in Ryobi tools at all, but when I saw this sander unopened at a yard sale for $25 I just had to pick it up. I am sure happy I did. This sander is great for sanding any types of curves weather inside or out. The sander comes with 5 different sized rubber fittings that hold sleeves up to 2 inches. The quill stroke on this machine is 5/8”. I was surprised and pleased to find a heavy cast iron top on a Ryobi tool. This thing also has LOTS OF POWER. I ran it through tests with different wood to see if I could even get it to slow down. I only felt it struggling a bit when I pushed 4” of hard maple against it with all my body weight but it only slowed down a couple RPM’s. Also, the dust collection is great. It gets well over 95% of the dust with just a shop vac. The only thing that i didn’t like about dust collection is that the port is inconveniently placed in the back facing down. Over all, I would buy this sander again even for the full price of $100.
PS. Even though these are discontinued, I see them on craigslist all the time.