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.
Average Customer Rating:
(38 Reviews) 38
Rating Snapshot(38 reviews)
31 of 38(82%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Evolution Mini 1½" Belt Sander 230V
"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.."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"This sander works fine, but try finding a belt to fit it , 303 m.m. is an odd size and costs much more than the standard 305 m.m. belts WHICH DON'T FIT THE THING, this explains why it was £25, you have to pay four times the normal for a belt."
"Overall I am very pleased with this little sander. I wasn't expecting too much from such a small tool, but it shows you that first impressions can often be very wrong. This little machine is a beast, it has as much power as some larger belt sanders, the belt stays on track which is a rarity even on expensive sanders and being a retired workshop manager for a multi national tool hire company and seeing the damage to the machines caused by floating belts, the quality of the belts also has some bearing on this too.
The only reason I gave 4 rather than 5 stars is the dust bag is poorly designed and keeps falling off, I'd glue it on but worry that it would invalidate the warranty.
I have already recommended this product to a number of people and know that at least 2 have since made a purchase."
"This a handy tool that would be better served if I could get the range of belts to go with it. Unfortunately the 40 grit have been out of stock since I bought it. I do hope that I haven't bought a product that is being phased out and so therefore the belts to go with them."