"I bought this to replace a similar Elu machine which lasted 25 years. Since De Walt bought Elu, I have no doubt this will last as long. Not had a chance to use it seriously yet but looks good so far. My other De Walt tools have proved exceptionally reliable, including a radial arm saw still going strong after 42 years!"
"Having purchased almost every brand of palm sander going including Festool I can honestly say the Dewalt has lasted the longest. I use them every day so they get some hammer and usually peg out after a couple of years. I've had my Dewalt for 5 or 6 years without problem. It has a large orbit so cuts through wood really quick and the dust extraction with a hoover attatched is very good. Cut sheets clamped on seem to stay in place better than any of the others i have had previously as well. Highly recomended"
"Like another reviewer, this was my second DeWalt power tool and it hasn't disappointed. It's small, not too heavy and not too light, easy to use and very effective. If I was being picky I'd say the top of the tool sometimes gets in the way and prevents the front of the sanding pad getting into tight spaces and the dust extraction system is not overly effective, but I've never met one that was. On the upside, you can use DeWalt sanding sheets (difficult to get hold of) or any abrasive paper cut to size and punched with the hole punch included to allow the dust to be extracted (sort of). No other sander I've used comes close to this one."
"iv used it to sand afew bar tops before french polishing and the result is grate, just work throw the grades of paper and you get a lovely finsh, only thing i would say is eventhow it has a dust bag it still makes quite a bit of dust but i dont no a sander that doesn't.
"Excellent product would highly recommend used to use cheaper version, now I’ve used this wouldn’t use anything else again. The time you save using this product will easily make this sander a must have."
"My previous near identical model lasted for more than 10 years. Now DeWalt has changed the on/off switch for a cost reduced component. New switch is not easy to operate and far less positive. Often after switching off the machine it would restart after a couple of seconds. I normally pay more for DeWalt than competitors as I considered DeWalt good value for money - long trouble free life. Machine returned for refund"