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I bought this in July 2020 in good faith. In November it stopped working so I sent it to the nearest DeWalt repair centre to be fixed under the guarantee. They told me it was an American model and should never have been sold in the UK or EU, and there was therefore no guarantee!
Be careful. It's not a fake bit of kit but if it breaks you won't get it fixed under the guarantee!
Thrilled with my new sander. My technology has moved on. Love the power, efficiency and portability (no mains lead to battle/entangle with). Just love the velcro technology on the sanding discs too. So easy to change papers and grades. Very happy with it.
I've got a large dewalt tool collection, so naturally when I needed a sander I went for this one. After using it for a couple projects I've come up with some positives and negatives.
Positives: 1. Easy to hang onto 2. Love the variable speed 3. Well balanced 4. Not too loud 5. Sands very well
Negatives 1. It does eat batteries quicker than I expected. I fully drained a 2.0 AH 70% of the way through sanding a cutting board. I'd I had to guess I'd say it lasted 20 minutes. 2. It doesnt collect as much dust in the bag as I'd like 3. You can't hook it up to a dust collection machine without modifications.
Overall I do love the sander. I've got tons of batteries, so battery life for me doesn't matter. It performs very well, and looks nice. I'd buy it again in a heartbeat. The only annoyance is having to modify it so I can hook it up to my shop vac.