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What Real People Are Saying About The BLACK+DECKER BDEMS600

Great little sander, fun to use, dust collector works ok.
  • KP - August 5, 2015

Love this little sander. It does the trick and is fun/easy to use. I give it 4-stars because there is not a good seal connecting the dust collecting receptacle to the unit. I have had issues with drywall/paint dust all around the back of the unit, clearly escaping from the place where the dust bin connects to the unit. I say "connects" instead of "clips on" or "clicks in" because you just kindof push it on. There is no satisfying click to let you know it has been attached firmly. So I could definitely be using it wrong, or maybe mine came defective or missing a gasket or something, but it appeared to arrive in perfect condition with no obvious physical problems. In other words, it might just be a design flaw on the unit.

That said, although it leaks dust all over the back of the unit and makes it a bit more cumbersome to wield in tight spaces, I have to empty the receptacle several times during each job, so it is clearly taking a lot of particles out of the air. I vacuum the thing empty with my shop vac, by the way, instead of dumping in the trash, since dumping in the trash ends up sending the dust back out into the air haha.

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I own another orbital sander with a sheet lock and I hated it, the sheets kept on tearing off and ...

I purchased this sander to help with redoing my deck. I own another orbital sander with a sheet lock and I hated it, the sheets kept on tearing off and not staying on and I would go thru a lot of torn sandpaper and very slow sanding progress. So I got fed up and was looking for an alternative sandpaper attachment to sand my deck. I chose this black and decker mouse sander because it had a finger attachment which could get between the poles of the deck and into tight places, but I primarily purchased it for the velcro attachment for the sandpaper. I also purchased it because the price was very reasonable. I would have to say, I am very pleased with how well the sandpaper stays in place withe the velcro attachment, it's like day and night from the stupid metal sheet lock on the other sander I own. It was so easy and had enough power to sand my deck, I was very pleased with this little sander. The reason I only give this sander 4 stars is about halfway thru the deck project the velcro on the finger attachment wore down and sandpaper would no longer stay on. I went to ACE Hardware & Lowe's to see if they sold extra finger attachments but they did not, so a word of advice if you are going to be doing a big project with this sander, purchase an extra finger attachment so you aren't delayed with your project & you might as well order extra sandpaper because I ended up purchasing both to finish my deck.
Overall, I would purchase this sander again, I would never ever purchase a sander with a metal sheet lock, worse design ever!

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Awesome tool! Must have it!
  • RDWP - January 4, 2017

Amazing tool! I refurnished my front door , a 60yrs old door, like nothing! Works awesome , a little bit dusty inside. Doesn't hold dust 100% but reduces a lot when inside. Outside jobs is a must! Inside is very good but do not expect 100% holding dust!

THIS IS MINE! MY FIRST SANDER

This is NOT my husband's sander! I have been married 39 years and waiting on a sander. My husband NEVER bothers to get tools I can use, so I finally decided to start buying MY tools. MY first is this little sander! Next??? Drill?? Then Router?? Then??? 30 x 40 WORKSHOP! I am on a roll!

Finally had to replace my old old Mouse. 100% satisfied with my new one!
  • Deni - March 26, 2019

After years of using my very old MOUSE, it finally broke and I had to replace it. I refinish furniture, so my Mouse gets heavy use. I LOVE the new one. It is so lightweight that I am never sore after using it, even when used for a couple hours straight. It's so quiet compared to my old one. I love the sanding dust catcher. It holds much more then anticipated and I can go a long time without emptying it. And it is super simple to empty. It's always scary to replace a tool that has been your tried and true for many years, but in this case, I am 100% satisfied with it's replacement.

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People's Choice

These Are Some Of The Highest Rated Hand Held Sanders Available Today
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2. TACKLIFE PSFS1A Belt Sander

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The BLACK+DECKER BDEMS600 was our favorite Hand Held Sanders. Having said that, there were a few other really high quality Hand Held Sanders we wanted to showcase here that just barely missed the mark.

Next up is made by TACKLIFE which is a very trusted tool manufacturer. TACKLIFE's Belt Sanders are one of their premier offerings. It was fantastic to test the PSFS1A. I was very satisfied using this tool!

The model PSFS1A Belt Sander by TACKLIFE, at $39.99 is an especially great Sander for the price. If you uncertain about our top choice, I'd consider the TACKLIFE PSFS1A next. It's a premium quality tool at a good price.

Full TACKLIFE PSFS1A Review

TACKLIFE PSFS1A Features

❤❤❤ Comes with 13pcs sanding belts, 7 x 80 grits, 6 x 120 grits.❤❤❤

▲【2 In 1: Bench & Belt Sander】 Equipped with two metal screw clamps, Tacklife belt sander can be turned over and fixed to table, acting as a bench sander, lock-on button helps to free your hand, providing more convenience and flexibility.

▲【13Pcs Sanding Belts】 Come with 6pcs 120 grit and 7pcs 80 grit aluminum oxide sanding belts, saving your money, meeting the requirements for your different projects. Metal clamping lever for easy and quick sanding belt change.

▲【Power & Variable-Speed Design】5 Amp motor offers great power to the sanding surface, delivering efficient removal and high quality finish. Variable-speed knob with 6 dials enables you to match the best speed to the application from 0-560rpm.

▲【High Performance Dust Collection System】The dust collecting box is detachable, can be easily installed and removed, easy to clean dust. Two vacuum dust adapters, 32mm and 35mm make it possible to connect your vacuum cleaner, reaching the perfect dust collection effect.

▲【Notes & Full Package】When meeting the problem that the belt slipping, adjust the screw at the bottom to a proper position, then the belt will run in track. Full package: Tacklife PSFS1A belt sander; 13pcs sanding belts; 2 screw clamps; 2 vacuum adapters; user manual; 24 months warranty card.

The TACKLIFE PMS01A and the CMEW213 by Craftsman are worth a look as well. Both tool manufacturers are well known for their premium quality Sanders. Both these tools are top rated also. The PMS01A advertises a user rating of 4.3/5 as compared to 4.0/5 star rating received by the Craftsman CMEW213.

The PMS01A by TACKLIFE offers a few truly premium features including AVE 15% OFF ON TACKLIFE ASD2A 50 PCS mouse sandpapers when order both TACKLIFE PMS01A mouse sander and ASD2A 50 Pcs sandpapers by code: R9X8LE78. The CMEW213 by Craftsman although, is very competitive offering 7.0 amp 3in. X 21in. Belt sander with an angled belt Design to sand closer to adjoining surfaces plus Max 800 FPM For fast material removal.

Both of these couple selections make an excellent decision for someone whose in the market for Hand Held Sanders

Honorable Mentions

If the Hand Held Sanders mentioned above don't do it for you, here are a variety of alternative options that might suit you better. It's true that there are a lot of terrific tools on the market to choose. Through detailed study and assessments, the tools we reviewed earlier were our preferred Sanders. Read on however. We rated several more fantastic Hand Held Sanders.