"Never having had a detail sander before, I didn't know what to expect. In the event I am very impressed with the performance of the sander, however, less so with Screwfix.
Erbauer is a Screwfix company so you would expect, firstly, that sanding pads similar to the ones which came with the machine would be available from Screwfix. Partly true, but not the 40 grit pad. You would also expect both the instruction manual AND the website would tell you which sanding pads to order. No chance.
I now know which pads to buy (I hope) but very little credit goes to Screwfix on this.
Have marked reliability as 3 stars. Since I have only just got the machine, how can I mark this sensibly. Wish I could leave it blank really."
"Bought this today after reading all the reviews below. I needed something to sand all the old varnish and paint off two garden seats. I tried by hand last week, and after an hour, and 7 sheets of sandpaper later, I thought "stuff this", and went researching on line. Well, I have almost completed both seats using only one of the sand sheets provided, and it looks like it has plenty of use left in it. It was easy to use straight out of the box, and didn't vibrate my hand too much. I may invest in some ear defenders though !. But for a D.I.Y'er like me, this is ideal to have in the garage for occasional use.I can't comment on reliability, but it did what I bought it for and I am very pleased with it. Especially as my Son-in-Law liked it too and gave me half the money towards it so he could use it. Bonus :))"
"Given the lowish price of this I didn't expect much but I thought it would be worth a try. I have used it a lot and I don't need to buy a more expensive one. Advantages: quite fast removal/OK finish. Easy sandpaper fixing with velcro. Minor irks: On/off switch a bit awkward, no vacuum/dust removal. I'm not super-confident about longterm reliability as I see that the orbital bits inside are plastic. But no matter I like it and would recommend."
"I bought this tool to help in sanding down old oak furniture prior to renovation. It performs better than my previous well known brand name one, is comfortable to use and gives a good finish. As I have only used it for a couple of weeks I have not given 5 stars for reliability but have no doubts about its build quality so far."
"I purchased this for a number of jobs around the house such as window boards and stair strings etc. I have been a joiner for 20years+ and have used hundreds of orbital sanders in various shapes and sizes.
This one is exception value. It feels a good quality machine and performs perfectly. It is light and comfortable to use and comes in a handy and sturdy bag. Very impressed. I am looking forward to my next sanding job!"
"This little sander is by far the best I've used! It outshines it's pricier rivals by a long way. The motor is powerful enough to get the job done quickly and the sanding discs do actually stay put ( a feature lacking in most others I've tried). I have small hands and find it easy to grip and manoeuvre without getting achy fingers which also helps get the job done more quickly. I took one point off as it would be useful to have variable speed, but then for the price, I can't really complain about that.
Forget the pricier better known models and give this little sander a shot.....you won't be disappointed."
"Got through two bosch recharge sanders over last 4 years - but this - although mains, looks more promising, more powerful without too much mess - good length lead, light and easy to move around. The on/off switch is shrouded by a plastic hood, so is a bit fiddly until used to it, other than that it works fine - new sheets appear economical. If it only lasts a year or two it's worth it."
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Review 10 for Erbauer ERB415SDR 160W Detail Sander
"Don't be put off by this cheap price! this little tool is well worth your £30 I can assure you you will not be disappointed There's no speed control no dust collection! but it's not £80! If you buy more disc's Codes 71005 (120) 96062 (180) 22887 (80)"
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Review 12 for Erbauer ERB415SDR 160W Detail Sander
"this is good value for money and i have been very impressed i have used bosh and makita models in the past and can say this is just as good at a fraction of the cost. only negative is i was sold the wrong sanding pads for it but should have checked them myself"
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Review 14 for Erbauer ERB415SDR 160W Detail Sander