Reviews and Problems with Makita BO4900V 2.9 Amp Variable Speed 1/2 Sheet Sander
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Works great and comfortable to use
1 September 2015
Summary: I finally broke down and purchased a half sheet sander and it has made all the difference. While it isn't as fast at leveling as my RO sander, it leaves a perfect finish. It is nice and heavy and just floats across the surface without any effort.
Works pretty well. Nowhere near the old PC # 505 ...
James Alguire, Amazon
5 February 2015
Summary: Works pretty well. Nowhere near the old PC # 505 I have used for 50 years, but the Makita has excellent dust pickup and the 505 has none, so I can't really use it inside anymore. The dust port on the Makita doesn't seem to fit anything except the little paper bag holder that comes with it.
Summary: This sander is great! Very comfortable grip, low vibration and low noise. I use a Fein Vacuum with the Fein adapter which fits onto the BO4900V perfectly, and it leaves next to no sanding dust at all. It is so good that I don't use a mask when sanding, just use my shop air cleaner.
This beauty is perfect for large surface sanding and keeping almost anything you ...
3 December 2014
Summary: This beauty is perfect for large surface sanding and keeping almost anything you are sanding flat and true. I avoid smaller quarter sheet sanders because they can be too powerful and deform various objects you might be sanding.
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: Great medium-weight sander. Not as small as the "palm" sanders, and so can do larger areas, but is light enough (and sturdy enough) that I can use it to finish paneling. I don't know why they don't promote this size.