14 November 2016
Very powerful dual action sanderPowerful dual action sander, used it in combination wit the Mirka Pad Saver and Mirka Abranet Ace P80 to remove 5 (!) layers of epoxy paint.
The machine and the Mirka combination was perfect for the job. No melting paint or clogging pads. Dust extraction is highly recommended!
Disadvantage is the weight, especially in combination with a dust extraction hose.
4 October 2016
Shame on MAKITA!This newer model is a full step BACKWARDS compared to the excellent BO6040 now discontinued! The evidently ignorant "designer" of this model has no idea that the older model was much better, as it was lower overall and gave much better stability and precisión in handling. Sometimes, a really good design appears... and then stupid designers replace it with a LOWER level design. There is a very true statement: If it is not broken... DON'T FIX IT!.