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You get a lot of tool in the box when you buy a Makita 9911 sander, with lots of features you might only anticipate getting on a much dearer machine. This is a great sander for the discerning home user or for light trade use. Supplied with sanding belt and dust bag.
|Belt Size||76 x 457mm|
|Dust Extraction||Oulet / Bag|
15 March 2016
ExcellentI was persuaded to buy this when my Bosch broke. I compared the new Bosch PBS 75 A and this Makita. The Makita has a smaller sanding area, 3″×5½″, whereas the Bosch has 3″×6½″. I found the position of the handles makes a difference. The Bosch handles are in front and behind the sander and the Makita handles are above the sander. As a result if you try to move the sander sideways the Bosch is not as prone to rocking and digging a hole as the Makita. If you want to work in a confined space the Bosch handles are in the way. I agree with other reviewers that this sander works well.
14 September 2015
Great sander, but with some slight frustrationsI've used mine for plaster walls, ceilings and woodwork. It was carefully chosen because it needed to be fairly light weight and use easily available belts. It works well, and I've never got anywhere near its highest speed because it would be simply too aggressive. On slow speed there is finesse I wasn't expecting in a belt sander. There are niggles: (1.) I'm a leftie, too, like Jean above, and a bit fed up with lock buttons on the 'wrong' side. That's no fun up a ladder. (2.) If you change the orientation on vertical surfaces, you may need to keep a crosshead screwdriver handy, to adjust the tracking - I've had belts start to walk off the machine unexpectedly. (3.) There doesn't seem to be a manual tension adjustment, and stiffer belts with coarse grit can abrade the plastics of the case - there isn't much clearance round the back or the rollers either end. This surprised me but doesn't seem to affect performance. (4.) Hose dust extraction I find essential, as the bag doesn't hold much and lets fine particles through. (5.) You should be able to get both a sanding frame/shoe and bench clamps as accessories, but they're like rocking horse stuff, and absurdly expensive given what they are (never actually seen the clamps anywhere although the manual mentions them). Finally some good points: It's low enough power consumption to work from the PTO of my shop vacuum - this really helps on the aforementioned ladders! It also runs cool, and behaves as if it would go all day without breaking sweat, and it's not absurdly noisy. I looked at the pro Makita belt sanders and reluctantly decided I couldn't afford one. In any case there are a lot of circumstances where a lot of weight isn't actually helpful (e.g. working upside down!). This is an excellent second best to the bigger beasts, and the issues listed above don't stop it being very, very useful. Overall I'm extremely pleased I bought it.
25 April 2014
Excellenti bought this sander some time ago and i have really put it through its paces now.
12 August 2012
makita 9911 sanderBought this to replace a bosch belt sander which after many years of service finally cremated itself.I also have a makita drill so I know they are good quality.
30 June 2012
Great!I was after a small light belt sander for the odd little job round the workshop and I thought for the price it was worth a try. Excellent little machine and recommended! Great service from Axminster too, thank you!