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Belt sander with automatic belt tracking system for easy and quick operation. Supplied with 3 x sanding belts.

Belt sander with automatic belt tracking system for easy and quick operation. Supplied with 3 x sanding belts.
Average Customer Rating:
3.1 out of 5
3.1
 out of 
5
(10 Reviews) 10
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 10 reviews
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6 of 10(60%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Direct Power PGFB76 3" Belt Sander 230V
Review 1 for Direct Power PGFB76 3" Belt Sander 230V
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5 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Value for money
3 Sep 2013
By
, Leeds
"I found the sander to be great value for money. It did what it said on the tin no fuss on gimmicks it just sanded what I needed it to"
Review 2 for Direct Power PGFB76 3" Belt Sander 230V
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
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3 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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5 years
13 Jul 2013
By
, Sunny Whitehaven
"Had this model in the challenge brand, worked fine for nearly 5 years, and I gave it some serious jobs. Bought this identical model to replace my old one as I thought the drive belts were no longer available, new belt ordered so now I have two sanders. Ideal if a sanding emergency rears it head. To complain about the quality isn't fair, its a great budget buy.
All the best, Otto in sunny Whitehaven
"
Review 3 for Direct Power PGFB76 3" Belt Sander 230V
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Cheap and Cheerful
2 Oct 2013
By
, Scarborough
"Recommended with caveats. As a tool for a small one off job this sander is ok. I would hate to sand a whole floor with it, but at 20 quid I didn't expect top end Makita quality! The label reminds the user to empty the dust bag every 5 mins - I tie wrapped the hoover tube on to the inside of the dust bag as the dust bag fixing is rectangular and not hoover hose shape. If you lean on it too hard it just about stops, so relatively light sanding pressure is required. If you feel it's overheating the best way to cool it is to run it for a short while on no load - the best way to cool any motor/generator.
Buy some earplugs - it is VERY noisy.
"
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Direct Power PGFB76 3" Belt Sander 230V
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
Overall Rating: 
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First one lasted a year
23 Sep 2013
By
, Barry
"I don't use a sander much so can't justify buying an expensive one. This appears to do all that I want it to do so perfectly happy with it. I broke my last one by sanding a door with many layers of very old paint - the paint melted and clogged the sander. I I now know it's limits so am happy to buy another one."
Review 5 for Direct Power PGFB76 3" Belt Sander 230V
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
Overall Rating: 
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good budget sander
2 Jun 2013
By
, keighley
"good value budget sander got loads of jobs done still going strong after a years use just need to watch heat of motor and rest it to cool after every 20 mins use"
Review 6 for Direct Power PGFB76 3" Belt Sander 230V
Overall Rating: 
3 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
Overall Rating: 
3 out of 5
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cheap n cherful
22 Mar 2013
By
, cumbria
"yep it was cheap worked ok got the job done and the finished job looked v good"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Direct Power PGFB76 3" Belt Sander 230V
Overall Rating: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? No
Overall Rating: 
2 out of 5
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direct power belt sander
26 Apr 2011
By
, south east
"Motor burnt out after an hour or two. Would reccommend spending extra £10 for titan model."
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Review 8 for Direct Power PGFB76 3" Belt Sander 230V
Overall Rating: 
2 out of 5
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4 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? No
Overall Rating: 
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hitty missy
24 Mar 2011
By
, morpeth
"Belt sander motor burnt out after very short period of use, though replacement sander is still going strong"
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 9 for Direct Power PGFB76 3" Belt Sander 230V
Overall Rating: 
1 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? No
Overall Rating: 
1 out of 5
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not good
21 Sep 2012
By
, cumbria
"Lasted best part of 1 hour before the motor burnt out, would not recommend this to anyone"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 10 for Direct Power PGFB76 3" Belt Sander 230V
Overall Rating: 
1 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? No
Overall Rating: 
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Complete Rubbish
7 Mar 2012
By
, Brighton
"DONT EVEN BOTHER
Screw fix should not even be selling this quality of power tool....threw mine away...!!!!!
"
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.