The textured, anti-slip top and body grip and the counter-balanced low-vibration design provide ultimate comfort and control even during prolonged use. The 230W sands at 14,000/min, this high speed coupled with a small 1.4mm diameter orbit makes achieving a superior finish as easy as switching the machine on. Dust is collected in the high-capacity dust bag or using the built-in vacuum adaptor and the sander can be attached to an extractor. The 1/4 sheet sized base takes abrasives with a velcro-style backing for fast paper change, the D26441 is also provided with paper clamps for use with conventional sheet abrasive.
|Dust Extraction||Dust Bag|
|Pad Size||108 x 115mm|
4 December 2016
VersatileI bought this sander to prepare face frames after assembly. It does a great job of that. I've also used it for wall preparation on plaster and filler. Loaded with Abranet and hooked up to a Festool extractor it achieves virtually dust free wall sanding. The stepped spigot to the dust bag will accept the small Festool hose, and the larger one. both without adaptors - which is handy. I've not had any problem with the clips that hold the abrasive in 18 months of use. It has a nice long power lead (same length as Festool power cord) which is good for extractor hook up. My only gripe is the on/off switch. The switch is covered by a rubber boot to stop dust ingress. That's good, but it seems to have been paired with a 'soft action' rocker switch rather than a nice positive 'clicky' one. This means I need a very precise and positive action to turn it on/off or else a 'half-rocked switch' under that rubber boot can suddenly turn the sander on or off seemingly all by itself. I'd like to justify a Festool sander but this DeWalt does a fine job at a much lower price.
26 April 2016
Lasted less than a minuteThe vibration and noise was excessive. So much so that the plastic retaining tabs for the spring clips simply snapped off in under a minute of use (with the velcro paper). Fortunately the supplier reimbursed me immediately. Must be a 'known issue'.