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Makita 9903 8.8 Amp 3-Inch-by-21-Inch Variable Speed Belt Sander
7.0 out of 10

Makita 9903 8.8 Amp 3-Inch-by-21-Inch Variable Speed Belt Sander

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Reviews and Problems with Makita 9903 8.8 Amp 3-Inch-by-21-Inch Variable Speed Belt Sander

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Makita assembly worker snafu

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.
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Well ballanced easy to handle belt sander!

phone guy, Amazon
17 December 2014
  • 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.
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Makita (Quiet) Belt Sander

paul54, Amazon
2 November 2014
  • Summary: This is the quietest Belt Sander I've ever used, I didnt think i would ever find one better than my old Porter Cable but this Makita is GREAT made in Japan its quality all the way!!
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Powerful

ron1wood, Amazon
29 October 2014
  • 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.
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Gets the job done

Bill, Amazon
19 September 2014
  • Summary: No problems at all with this sander. It's a little heavy, but I guess that's to be expected. There was no problem with drift, which seems to be the main problem with belt sanders.
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Excellent belt sander

Sea Eben, Amazon
2 September 2014
  • 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.
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I have had great experiences with both brands

Craig Frislie, Amazon
18 August 2014
  • 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.
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A Balanced and Aggressive Sander

Galley Goose "Space Cadet", Amazon
12 July 2014
  • Summary: After renting a drum sander to sand the main areas of our guest bedroom and hallway, I used this sander for the hard to reach areas around the baseboard and closets. This sander worked long hard hours but held up like a champ.
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Why oh why did I wait so long?

Bob N., Amazon
4 June 2014
  • Summary: I had a rockwell/porter cable classic 3x21 belt sander for 40 years, and I thought I really liked that heavy old thing, but when it finally quit, I replaced it with this Makita, and I can't believe how much better this is. The belt tracks straight.
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Great item.

AdamM, Amazon
26 January 2014
  • Summary: Used this item to finish-sand some wide and uneven chestnut floor boards. Did great with a wide variety of grit paper. Easy to adjust tracking. I do wish there was a better way to attach to a vacuum to help collect dust but the bag did work well enough. When I kill this one...
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