Reviews and Problems with Makita 9903 8.8 Amp 3-Inch-by-21-Inch Variable Speed Belt Sander
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Product review, Amazon
28 December 2014
Summary: Bought the belt sander after reading reviews and features. I opened the box and pulled it out, tested it and then bought some more belts to have some on hand. The initial testing was just to run the unit without actually doing any work. Put it up winter coming and didn't have anything to do.
Summary: The Makita 3 by 21 belt sander is a big improvement over my old 3 by 21 Sears (junk) Craftsman belt sander that I gave away. After reading all the reviews I ended up buying the Makita belt sander and don't regret it. It's powerful quite and very smooth running.
Summary: Very impressed overall with this sander. After reading many reviews on other sanders, I decided to go with model. Very powerful and easy handling. Dust collecting bag works well but I like the fact that my shopvac hooks right up to it...perfect!
Summary: Great quality but if you have never owned a belt sander it is something you need to practice with or you will probably destroy your project. It is very powerful and I would suggest not starting out with the 80 grit belt that it comes with.
Summary: This sander is all it's cracked-up to be. Though heavy, with regular use, your arms get stronger and it is easier to control. I bought this to sand down lots of rough-sawn pine as well as driftwood planks that are then made into benches. With 40 grit belts, it removes a lot of material very quickly.
... plus years and find this one at least as good and probably better
C R Cummings, Jr, Amazon
23 August 2014
Summary: Had to replace my Craftsman sander of twenty plus years and find this one at least as good and probably better! At my age it will probably last me for the duration. Well build and the automatic tracking is fabulous. Much quieter than my departed sander
Summary: I debated between this Makita and a Rigid $99.00 belt sander. I have had great experiences with both brands. I chose to save a few bucks and purchased the Rigid belt sander. If you read the reviews (which I did before the Rigid purchase) on the Rigid belt sander, they are all accurate.