This tool is surprisingly good for this price. There is a learning curve to operate power drywall sanders well, but once you have a good feel, there is really no going back to manual sanding. I completed a five room basement floor to ceiling in 6 hours without major exertion. With a bit of feel and finer grits the finish needs no touch-up. Dust collection could be improved and a corner sanding feature would be nice to have, but at 1/5 of the price of comparable machines, I can live with a bit of corner sanding. This machine paid for itself easily on one job. As a bonus, the overall quality seems quite decent, so I expect it will last reasonably well. The integrated work light is a great feature, eliminating the need for floods to see contours. Overall this unit exceeded my expectations by a long shot.
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Overall, not bad
April 14, 2016
Jason Beam from MB Canada
Overall I was impressed with this sander. The head swivels nicely allowing for the pole to be held at any angle. It wasn't as heavy and cumbersome as I was expecting.
Areas for improvement: the dust collection was virtually non-existent. I had a powerful shop vac connected, and suction at the head of the sander was poor. Adjusting the various suction settings on the sander had no affect.