Best 10 Belt Sanders Mar13

Best 10 Belt Sanders

All best 10 Sanders picks were chosen by our senior editor, depending on his personal opinion.
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Bosch 1274DVS 6.6 Amp 3-Inch by 21-Inch Variable Speed In-Line Belt Sander with Cloth Dust Bag

The Bosch magnesium-plastic housing establishes this sander as a sturdy, yet light machine. The cast aluminum platen resists the normal warping found in sanders. You can get that flush sanding even into corners.

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Makita 9403 11 Amp 4-Inch-by-24-Inch Belt Sander with Cloth Dust Bag

With an 11 AMP motor it has a super quiet operation. The 4-inch belt hits a speed of 1,640 ft/min. The motor and bearings are well protected through the Labyrinth construction. The dust bag even pivots 360 to make sanding comfortable.

3.

Makita 9903 8.8 Amp 3-Inch-by-21-Inch Variable Speed Belt Sander with Cloth Dust Bag

This Makita is a variable speed sander with an 8.8 AMP motor. The front grip and auto-tracking belt make sanding a breeze and the dust bag eases the cleanup. Both the abrasive belt and dust bag are included.

4.

Makita 9920 8.8 Amp 3-Inch by 24-Inch Variable-Speed Belt Sander

Powerful and quiet describe this Makita. At 84 Db and 690-1440 ft/min, all other features are icing on the cake. An auto-tracking belt, flush corner sanding, electronic speed control dial, and the long 16.74-inch power cord make this a choice for any sanding job.

5.

Porter-Cable 371K 2 1/2 by 14-Inch Compact Belt Sander Kit

The 371K is a little, power machine that you'll reach for first on most jobs. It won the 2006 award from Handy Magazine for many of its features. The frame is light and the motor 5 AMP, but your hand feels the difference. Corners are no problem.

6.

Factory-Reconditioned Porter-Cable 352VSR 8 Amp 3-Inch-by-21-Inch Variable Speed Belt Sander with Cloth Dust Bag

This machine never gets stuck even when you apply a lot of pressure or run it a long time. The weight of this sander is enough to take care of the job with little effort. Other sanders are too light to take on most of my jobs.

7.

Skil 7500 6 Amp 3-Inch by 18-Inch Belt Sander

With the right belts, this sander is a powerful work horse that will carry you through tough jobs. There is no dust catch, so expect there to be loads of dust kicked up by this monster.

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Porter-Cable 362V 4-Inch by 24-Inch Variable Speed Belt Sander

This Porter Cable machine is a beauty. The motor is a beast at 12 AMP and the size is a comfortable 4x24 inches. The dust bag swivels, there is a knob to adjust the belt tracking, and another for variable speeds of 1,000-1,500 sfpm.

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RIKON 50-120 6-by-48-Inch Belt 10-Inch Disc Sander

It is a belt sander that functions in both horizontal and vertical position, never protruding about the belt as in other sanders. The table is cast iron and tilts 45 degrees.

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Makita 9031 5 Amp 1-3/16-Inch by 21-Inch Variable Speed Belt Sander

As a variable speed belt sander, this Makita has ball and needle bearing construction, which means clean operation and durability.It is ideal for irregular shapes, with the narrow belt and exposed pulley up front.