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For the fast and efficient removal or smoothing of a variety of materials including wood and plastic. Fits in the palm of the hand for comfortable use and complete control. Compact design to fit neatly in a toolbox.

For the fast and efficient removal or smoothing of a variety of materials including wood and plastic. Fits in the palm of the hand for comfortable use and complete control. Compact design to fit neatly in a toolbox.
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36 of 44(82%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Evolution Mini 1½" Belt Sander 230V
Review 1 for Evolution Mini 1½" Belt Sander 230V
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Awesome!
4 Jan 2014
By MrJay
, England
"It is the best £25 you will ever spend if you want to sand say a skirting board or the edge of a door. It does make a bit of noise and the dust bag is mainly for show but as a sander its is fantastic!"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Fantastic for the price
3 Jan 2014
By Woodyfreak
, London
"Bought this 24:95 at Screwfix and have been using it on premium Ply which I'd bonded together for shelving. It's highlighted the side grain beautifully. It's a fabulous product at this price, a Cabinet makers dream. The only downside is that the dust bag keeps falling off but a bit of tape on it does the job. Use a Vac/workshop or outside. 3 different belts/ grades of paper come with it. Could of had more. Have been very surprised with it's power. It does get hot but use a glove and take breaks."
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Excellent
30 May 2013
By NorthOfPerth
, North of Perth
"I've had this for just over an hour, and it's removed more varnish than my B&D Mouse would remove in half a day. Squeals like a banshee and it gets very hot very quickly, but it's excellent.
At the moment I'm decorating outside upstairs (dormers) and it's great to be able to hold it with one hand, leaving one hand free for the ladder.
The ONLY feature it would benefit from is variable speed. Other than that, fantastic."
Review 4 for Evolution Mini 1½" Belt Sander 230V
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Super Sander
29 Jan 2013
By rwm7
, Surrey
"Well worth the money was a bit dubious because of price and size but no need to be"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Great value sander
6 Jan 2013
By citronaut
, Bedford
"Very convenient & easy to use. Able to "target" specific area for sanding (especially useful on sticking doors). Well made for the money."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Small sander
28 Dec 2012
By Wonderboom
, Durham
"This is a great little sander. It completed the job I bout it for with ease. I have now got a list of other jobs to use it on. The belts change really quick. It comes with three belts and one on the sander. Good value.."
Review 7 for Evolution Mini 1½" Belt Sander 230V
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Superb little tool
5 Dec 2012
By Anonymous
, High Peak
"This sander is just what I needed. Can be manipulated with one hand and is perfect for fine tuning doors, cuts and generally gets put to use all over.
I did have one of the belts separate along the join line when very new, but other than that it;s been great.
As others have said, it does get hot in use but nothing a pair of gloves can't sort.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 8 for Evolution Mini 1½" Belt Sander 230V
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Super sander
27 Nov 2012
By Lynfa
, Bridgend
"Read reviews before purchasing and am pleased to say it has come up to expectations. Excellent for trimming down sticking doors. Reliability can't comment too soon."
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Great Value for your Money
7 Nov 2012
By benh1955
, Nuneaton
"Nice little electric sander for the smaller jobs with a very powerful motor for it's size,Very pleased with it.So i recommend this product,you will be so pleased that you have one."
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Great value......
22 Sep 2012
By Lazyoldgit
, Norfolk
"....at the offer price. At full price I'm not so sure but it is a really neat bit of kit and, unlike other sanders I've used, does the job with no hassle at all.
I also bought the belts - 21328 and 48809 - because they were on special offer at the time and the belt cleaner - 16277.
If you've already started shopping for Christmas this could make someone a really useful present at the offer price."
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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Great little tool
19 Sep 2012
By Tezza
, South East England
"Using the coarsest sand paper (30) this handy little tool was ideal to strip varnish from an old headboard - so much faster then using one of those 'Iron' shaped orbital sanders and easier to use than the bigger machines.
Gets pretty hot and would recommend using work gloves.
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Excellent work, Evolution!
17 Aug 2012
By KidderminsterDan
, Kidderminster
"This thing fits in the palm and strips paint and wood back with equal enthusiasm. I've found the belt life good too. I use it to chamfer and finish door edges and many other jobs on workpieces.
It will do 90% of what a large, awkward equivalent will do at a fraction of the cost. It also removes material just as fast as my much larger sander, just on a narrower belt.
Belt tracking has been perfect for me. It is noisy and will get warm with extended use, but this wouldn't seem a problem unless you intend to belt sand your lounge floor :)
Replacement belts are inexpensive too.
Excellent product. Highly recommended even for light trade use"
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Good bit of kit
9 May 2012
By asdfghjkl
, Preston
"I bought this sander to adjust a door frame that was sticking on one side after painting. It had the paint off and back to bare wood in no time. I had the frame sanded and repainted in under half an hour.
The machine is pretty noisy so you'll need ear plugs or you will have a ringing ear for the rest of the day. Cant give 5 stars for reliability as I haven't had it long enough."
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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One of a kind
3 Mar 2012
By IRasputin
, Somerset
"This is a great little tool. There is nothing like it for sanding out saw marks and uneven surfaces on wood. Most belt sanders are too big, sheet sanders and detail sanders are to slow. In the words of Goldilocks "this one is just right".
On top of all this it is as cheap as chips.
Only slight problem is trying to get the belt straight but once you get used to it no problem."
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Evolution Mini Belt Sander
28 Jan 2014
By scrumpyland
, Nr Manchester
"Previous Reviewers were right, gets warm and slippery with sweat from hand-But neither is a problem. Surprisingly powerful, paper supplied seems ok. Got rid of some old paint and smoothed out some of my grotty cutting to give a reasonable finish in quite a short time. I liked the size for getting into nooks and crannies and not too heavy for prolonged use. Think I might have a stab at dining room table although should use a larger one but I can't make up my mind for make and reliability are doubtful for all makes apart from Makita but not worth me paying that sort of cost for limited amount I would use it for. So for the price I thought I would take a chance and I have been very pleased with it."
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Little Belter
1 Jan 2014
By Dakota
, Manchester
"Well made, noisey,gets hot and quite heavy when using over longish periods in vertical position.Only problemn may be getting correct size of replacement belts after you have used up the 3 spare belts provided,Suprised Screwfix do not sell them as a spare.Overall very good value but remember only for using to do those smaller sanding jobs."
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Very handy - and cute
19 Dec 2013
By 1frosty
, Barnstaple
"This is a very useful little sander. I have used it to sand a hardwood handrail that was very badly marked (then finished with an orbital sander)
It is very useful for small jobs where you may otherwise use a plane or similar. I would not use it for a large job like sanding a door.
It does get very hot as others have said, I had to let it have a rest after 5 minutes on hardwood, it may be better on pine.
So for small jobs it is a great tool, but not a replacement for a full size belt sander. If only it stayed as cool as it looks I would give it 5 stars."
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Handy
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By andyguy
, manchester
"Nice small sander, fits into tool bags with ease, could really do with variable speed setting as its full power or nothing and is noisy , fits in the hand nice, Happy with it."
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Very good machine
27 Oct 2013
By Ffodos
, Lincoln
"Very good machine does the job with little fuss, really takes the paint off with ease. A great idea having a dust bag to collect the dust but not much use when it will not stay on though this was not a problem because I was working outside on a windy day.
Included in the box along with the three spare belts was a small packet containing two spring type fittings each attached to a small piece of plastic, I cannot find any reference in the instructions or on the box what they are for, perhaps they are to keep the dust bag on!
All in all a good machine well worth the money.
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Noisy but very effective
16 Mar 2013
By ricosj
, Staffordshire
"Brilliant little tool for jobs where a full size sander would be too cumbersome. I used it for a variety of tasks while laying a wood floor. I had to take a small amount off the bottom of a door - not enough to saw - and this did it effortlessly in a few minutes. It howls like a banshee so, if using it for long, ear defenders might be useful! Can't comment on long term reliability at this stage but it feels quite robust."
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