"I was a little hesitant to order a 75mm sander after having a larger 100mm one for many years. However, it seems just as powerful, and its light weight makes it easy to use in difficult positions. Dust extraction is particularly efficient. Bear in mind I have only owned this machine for around two weeks so cannot really comment on reliability."
"diy tools don,t last me long, if you want to play, b and d,s ok, if you want to do a job, get something better, hitachi seem to be ok up to now, can,t fault the sander up to press. ryobi,s good thou. match the price to the work you want to do."
"I bought this sander in order to sand the original floor boards in our Victorian terraced house. The boards had a lot of grime and a tarry substance in places, so we bought a belt sander for the job. The sander itself is very compact, lightweight and easy to use.The belt is very tight to the edge making it possible to sand right up to the edge of skirting boards. The powerful motor has adjustable speed settings, this made easy going on the grubby boards and left a very smooth to the touch feel. We thought we'd have to resand with vibrating sanders to polish up the boards before staining them, but this proved to be unnecessary as the Hitachi did the job in one go! The bag does a reasonable job of collecing dust, but you will still need to wear a mask. This was quite a big job and the room was very dusty after an hour or so. The belts were easy to change and never slipped or lost grip. For the price, around £140, this sander is excellent value for money and I'd definately recommend it for jobs, big and small."