Reviews and Problems with Makita BO4900V 2.9 Amp Variable Speed 1/2 Sheet Sander
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Great quality finish sander
24/7 woodworker, Amazon
31 October 2015
Summary: I purchased this sander to sand large tables before and in between the finish coats. It is well balanced and very easy to control when using any grit. I use my festool vac hose which just fits right on this sander.
Summary: I have owned all the 1/2 sheet orbital sanders made. Worn them all out. I can tell you that this Makita is the very best that you can purchase, period. I mean period. Flawless function, vertually no felt vibration, does not chatter or walk.
Summary: Just received my Makita from Amazon, delivered to my door in 2 days, Sweet! It is genuinely made in Japan and appears to be top notch quality. I remember the day when that meant it was crap but that is yesteryear now! So far so good. All in all this appears to be an awesome product.
Summary: I give this only 2 stars because it advertised excellent dust collection and did not provide it. On the positive side, it has a very smooth mechanical action, easy to load sandpaper and does its job sanding. I purchased it to smooth exterior surfaces on a house that has lead paint.
Smoothest, quietest sander I've ever used- Made in Japan
J. Buck, Amazon
21 March 2012
Summary: Bought this to complement my arsenal of orbital sanders (Festool and Bosch) and it is now my favorite. It has an aggressive orbit and will leave small swirl marks, but they are easily removed with a block or finishing orbital sander.
Summary: If you are looking at this sander, you have decided that using a half sheet sander would be beneficial. Don't be be like me before I bought the Makita. I agonized over all the choices available, this one, the Bosch and the Festool RS2E. Just buy the Makita. This sander is a pleasure to use.
Summary: I am delighted with this sander. I had a Milwaukee before that I liked for years, but after reading the reviews on this one I bought it and I think it is great. I don't use the dust bag or perforated sandpaper.
Summary: This thing is worth EVERY cent....works like butta. Doesn't come with a punch plate, but you can sand perfectly fine without punching holes in the paper (just limits dust collection). If you want a punch plate, you can buy online at acetools (cheapest site for this item). I bought one..