Summary: " This is a decent sander for the money. Ate its way through the set of 6 supplied papers pretty quickly but comes with a handy hole punch to make cost effective replacements out of standard A4 sheets. The clip is a little flimsy but holds the paper tight once down. Not too much vibration through the hands in use and seems fairly quiet for a product of this type. Recommended for less than 30 quid.
Summary: " After the coarse Velcro sheets had been used, I looked on the internet for replacements but could not find any. I found a number in Sheffield which sells Ryobi spares and gave them a ring to be told that the Velcro sheets were discontinued. I was going to use a regular sheet but the clip for securing sand paper broke off as soon as I tried to open it. The bottom pad which holds the Velcro sheets was also showing signs of wear after not much use.
Summary: " We bought this sander to sand our table and used it for about 30 mins, after which the clip for securing sanding paper sheets broke off and very flying while we were sanding the table. We have used velcro sheets supplied and have not even used the 1/4 sheets and so we have not interfered with the clips for securing sheets and the clips were in their original locked position, so the vibrations from the sander somehow affected the clips and one broke off.
Summary: " a nice wee machine that does not cost the earth and does what it says on the box, especially like the idea of using standard sheets so as to keep costs down on having to use the stick on sheets........
Summary: " I had a cheap 1 and it fell to pieces and i bought this 1. my dad has had some very good ryobi tools so i prayed this would be as good, and it is. ive done my walls ceiling and woodwork on the stairs and landing and it performed great. comes in a nice case and the bonus is you can use sticky sheets or standard sheets.
Summary: " ...you may as well buy one without any dust collection at all. My house is now covered in a mm of dust and there is none in the bag except what went in there with the aid of gravity. Why put a bag on it if it isn't going to use it? All it did was blow it out of the side vents. I took it back as, "not fit for purpose" and bought the Makita.
Summary: " Bought this sander to flatten artex on a ceiling. It performed very well with regard to the sanding, but it did not collect much of the dust in the collector bag. One of the problems I had was that it kept stopping, I thought I kept pushing the on/off button, but no, it stopped working completely. Also the rubber handel cover started to come adrift. Had to take it back for another make. Full marks to B&Q they changed it after I explained what had happened.