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Evolution 1½" Belt Sander 230V

Evolution 1½" Belt Sander 230V
Average Customer Rating:
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Rating Breakdown 56 reviews
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47 of 56(84%)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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Excellent for around the house
10 Nov 2014
By JoFo
, Sussex
"Needed to sand down a door way removing years of gloss paint, having tried a scraper and regular sander, decided I needed something a bit more suitable if I didn't want to spend four weeks on the job.
Queue evolution mini belt sander. It's small enough to get into a lot of spaces (although not all - fine detail work is not going to be right thing to use this for!)
If you are like me and haven't used one before, carefully select your sandpaper grade and watch you edges - it can be fierce and will round off a straight line very fast if you arnt concentrating. Dust extract (I was using a cheap screwfix Titan vacuum) is pretty vital as there is duat flying everywhere otherwise!
Very happy so far!"
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Nice Little Sander
7 Sep 2014
By Fred10W
, Isle of Wight
"I have a few various sanders all of them biggish and bulky, this is small and very powerful for its size, its a bit noisy but that don't matter --
This is The 3rd or 4th Evolution product I have bought and I am surprised and pleased with ALL of them !!!"
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Good Peace of Kit
11 Aug 2014
By gazza1957
, fareham
"I was amazed buy the size of this little tool easy fits in your palm of your hand sands very well it's a little bit loud and does get warm after while as reliability I don't no yet?"
Review 4 for Evolution Mini 1½" Belt Sander 230V
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Brilliant little belt sander
9 Jul 2014
By Mat66
, Staffordshire
"This belt sander is just the job for those small sanding jobs around the house. I used it for sanding the rough edge of cabinets after they had been cut down. Material removal is quick and effective. Belt replacement is achieved in seconds and belt replacement costs are very low, so you can afford to have several grades of grit available for use. The sander fits the hand perfectly, with no 'white finger' invoking vibration unlike most sheet/detail sanders, which is great if you have lots to sand down!
The only thing that I can think of that is a downside is that the sander does get hot quite quickly with continuous use; so much so that I couldn't hold it any longer (time for a cuppa); but Evolution products are generally well made and this shouldn't become a long term issue for premature failure.
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Excellent value at sale price
4 Jul 2014
By rubymanor
, Northamptonshire
"Screwfix sale and it is most effective and good for sanding narrow window frames"
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Brilliant piece of kit
4 Jul 2014
By MadDog5292
, Liverpool
"Purchased the Evolution mini-sander, brilliant piece of kit. Only gave 4 stars for the reliability as I have only had it a couple of days.
This sander will do anything you want it to do, I would recommend it to anybody looking for a new or replacement sander, plus you have the "Evolution" name behing it. Extremely well pleased.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Mini belt sander
2 Jul 2014
By Coalabear
, North East
"I bought this mini belt sander for 2 reasons
1). Small jobs that it handles great, good for getting into smaller spaces and for what it is and its size punches well above its weight,
2). As a pedicure tool for our lasses feet, being a lad who trough’s caution to the wind, this is one of the better buys, first she wasn’t too keen, but after watching me test it in myself she now love’s in and the best groomed feet this side of the Mississippi
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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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The best belt sander ever
21 May 2014
By Anonymous
, laceby
"it may be small....but it is mighty! strips down, smooths out everything so quickly!!!! for a tradesman like me, it's a definite yes. the ultimate sander with a incredibly low price!!!
all credit to screwfix and evolution. THANK YOU
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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."
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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.."
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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.
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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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