Reviews and Problems with Makita BO4900V 2.9 Amp Variable Speed 1/2 Sheet Sander
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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 ...
4 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.
Summary: I bought this sander to finish cabinet doors. It is powerful and smooth. It glides easily over the surface getting rid of old material and imperfections in the wood surface. When finished sanding and painted, I had a beautiful flat glossy surface. I am very pleased with the results and ease of use.
Summary: Since getting this sander I have only used it once (for a whole day) with a dust collection system connected to it. Cutting the pieces of paper by hand to make the holes it a little of a pain and will certainly change this in the future.