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8.5 out of 10

Black & Decker KA88

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Overall 2

Very disappointing

janwt, reviews.diy.com
13 March 2013
  • Summary: " This sander is very unpleasant to use and has distinct flaws. The centre of gravity is very far back, which makes it liable to tip onto the rear roller and damage the work piece. The tracking is useless, causing the belt to wander so much that it can either sand it's own casing or overhang the base plate by several mm, both while set on the same adjustment.
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Overall 2

Very Poor Product

Iskandar64, reviews.diy.com
11 March 2013
  • Summary: " When I got the unit home I was unhappy with the build, the rear plastic housing was rubbing up against the rear rubber belt drive, making the belt difficult to fit. For the first 20 minutes of attempting to get it to work the driver wheel would not turn despite the motor running. For some reason unknown to ourselves the unit started to work after 10 minutes of fiddling, but he belt kept running off to the side despite using the adjustment setting, and the main driver...
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Overall 2

Fell apart in less than 1 hour.

TVRNut, reviews.diy.com
8 December 2012
  • Summary: " Using this for sanding decking. 30 mins in and the drive wheel fell off. Quality is not as good as it used to be now that these are no longer made in the UK.
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Overall 2

KA88 belt sander

RueDeWakenin, reviews.diy.com
27 January 2012
  • Summary: " I bought one and it worked okay for a while but as another reviewer said, the tracking has gone - out of guarantee of course!
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Overall 2

Tracking Error!

Muse, reviews.diy.com
22 August 2011
  • Summary: " After two belts (sanding a floor) the belt stopped tracking and began to roll half off the wheels. The tracking adjustment knob did nothing, and as the tension could only be adjusted by one lever, it was useless. I took back and tried out the JCB Belt Sander instead which has proved to be more robust, heaver, reliable and aggressive.
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Overall 10

Very good purchase

LightingMan, reviews.diy.com
13 February 2011
  • Summary: " Used on stairs and very good for getting close to edges - better than other sanders. Good that the dust is collected. Downside is product was far more expensive on internet than reserving in store so had to travel to get it!
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Overall 6

Black & Decker KA88 schuurmachine

camps, Vergelijk
3 October 2008
  • Excerpt: Op zich een goede machine met een goede bereikbaarheid, maakt wel vaker on balance-geluiden en de span hendel brak binnen 1 jaar af, deze is dan ook veel te zwak uitgevoerd in te dunne kunstof.
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