This Ryobi Belt Sander Review answers the questions you've been wondering.
The box comes packed with three items. A Ryobi P450 belt sander, dust bag and 80-grit sandpaper belt.
TESTING THE SANDER
The Ryobi Cordless Belt Sander comes with a little dust collection bag, and it doesn't do too bad of a job but I think another alternative for dust collection would probably be best for this sander.
Ryobi's brushless motor technology allows the tool to produce speeds up to 850 FPM allowing real cordless convenience. The amperage is a little higher on this Ryobi sander, so its giving more torque with the motor.
The Ryobi Cordless Brushless Belt Sander is equipped with a plastic lever on the side for easy belt removal. A new one can be installed in seconds meaning no loss of productivity.
5 POSITION POMMEL (HANDLE)
The Ryobi Cordless Brushless Belt Sander can be moved in 5 different positions, I found this to be very helpful for comfort, especially when sanding for long periods of time. One of the things I like the most is that you can get to the very edge of something when the handle is adjusted all the way up. So for those sanding floors, this would be very helpful when trying to sand spots right up against a wall.
LOCK ON SWITCH
Although this is a standard feature on similar brushless sanders, its nice to know the Ryobi Cordless Belt Sander has this feature. When sanding for long periods of time, this lock on switch comes in handy. Having to hold the on switch just causes finger cramping after a while, so this tool really helps maximize user control and convenience while you work. Once locked in, a quick press of the on button will stop the sander.
HOW COULD IT BE BETTER?
Whether or not variable speed would really make a difference with this tool is still an unanswered question for me but I'd rather have it and not need it than not have it and need it. I hear that Ridgid's model has variable speed.
The Ryobi Cordless Belt Sander retails for $129.00 at the Home Depot.
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- Brushless motor provides corded performance with cordless convenience
- Pommel handle adjusts to 5 different positions for added versatility and comfort
- Up to 850 FPM (feet-per-minute) for true corded performance
- Remove up to 325 g of material per charge
- Tool-free belt tracking maximizes user control and convenience
- Ability to hook up to a wet/dry vacuum hose (not included) for dust collection
- Lock-on switch reduces user fatigue
- Front-mounted motor for even weight-distribution
- GRIPZONE overmold with micro-texture for optimum grip and user comfort
- Includes: P450 belt sander, dust bag and 80-grit sandpaper belt
- Battery: 18 Volt
- Belt: 3 x 18 in.
- Belt Speed: up to 850 FPM
- Tool Weight: 7.6 lbs.
Ryobi offers a 3 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY on this tool, which in my opinion is a good amount of time.
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