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Makita-bo3710.33741576
9.9 out of 10

Makita BO3710

Great Deal: $73.15

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Overall 10
10

Great finishing sander.

singlalalapenni, Amazon
29 September 2014
  • Summary: I really abuse my Makita finishing sander and it has always performed well. I've used 36 grit sandpaper for hours, sanding down a considerable thickness (for a finishing sander) and I've never had a problem with it. I've never had a problem with coarse or fine sandpaper coming out of the clamps while sanding, and the vacuum system is surprisingly effective (I expected it to be a bit of a gimmick, but it actually works very well).
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Overall 10
10

Nearly zero vibration in your hand

Rich "rpk46", Amazon
27 September 2014
  • Summary: Amazing how there is almost zero vibration felt as you use this tool. It replaced a very old Black & Decker model that I couldn't keep my hand on for more than 10-15 seconds or so. The releases are very easy to use and the pad accommodates sandpaper that is pierced for vacuum, but if you don't buy that, the tool comes with a plastic jig that will punch holes in your normal paper. Nice, soft, flexible power cord.
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Overall 10
10

Favorite sander ever

Cary C. Dunlap "one19", Amazon
24 September 2014
  • Summary: I'm an amateur sawdust maker and I've built and or refinished dozens of pieces of furniture. Over the years I've owned and used a dozen different sanders of the finish, random orbit, and belt varieties. And I've tried every brand name under the sun, except uber-expensive names like Festool. I can say with enthusiasm, that this is the best sander I've ever used. It's smooth, quiet, easy-to-control, and produces excellent results. It's actually fun to use.
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Overall 6
6.0

Amazon "Shame on you for bad shipping".

D. Fahey "honesty", Amazon
5 August 2014
  • Summary: Nice item but Amazon free shipping was terrible. They just tossed the Makita box into a large shipping box and shipped, without any packing material inside shipping box. Needles to say the Makita box was beat to hell, looks like something that fell off a truck. I had purchased one about two weeks prior, it was packed properly with packing material, I purchased this second one to give as a gift, No way can I give this looking as it does.
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Overall 10
10

Very efficient and functional larger sander

LeelaFry "Leelafry", Amazon
26 July 2014
  • Summary: I had a 1/2 sheet sander that finally died. I looked for a replacement, and found many palm (and similar sized) sanders, which were smaller than I wanted. I was happy to run across this 1/3 sheet sander so decided to give it a try. If you cut the sand paper in 3 sections along the long side, they fit perfectly.
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Overall 10
10

Extension of my hand

Mark M., Amazon
17 July 2014
  • Summary: There are many aggressive sanders available that remove material quickly.....sometimes too quickly. This Makita BO3710 is at the other end of the spectrum, closer to hand sanding. At no time does it 'surprise' you. It is as close to an extension of my hand as I could desire. It is quiet, the paper clamps are firm but easy, and it sits flat naturally whereas many sanders seem to tip slightly while running.
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Overall 10
10

Great sheet finishing sander that is comfortable to use

TJ, Amazon
15 July 2014
  • Summary: Great sheet finishing sander that is comfortable to use. My old Skil sheet sander gave up after 25 years while working on a boat. The improvements in the Makita vs Skil are tremendous.
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Overall 10
10

A Remarkably Good Tool

Gardener, Amazon
4 July 2014
  • Summary: This sander leaves little to be desired, and is a terrific bargain at the price. I bought it to replace an aged Makita 1/4-sheet palm sander, and found that the new unit is far superior in every department. It is quite powerful, yet at the same time is notably quiet. Palm sanders are notorious screamers, and if you've suffered with those for some years, you'll be very pleasantly surprised by this machine. Is bigger a problem? No.
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Overall 10
10

Love!

suzy, Amazon
29 June 2014
Overall 10
10

great item!

P&JBP, Amazon
20 June 2014
  • Summary: Sander is easy to use and easy to change paper. Does a nice job and is quiet.
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