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What Real People Are Saying About The Hitachi SV13YST

BEST VALUE IN THIS PRICE RANGE
  • Lee - April 20, 2018

EDIT: At the time of writing this review, this sander was only $40, now it seems to have jumped to $70, which is almost as expensive as the comparable DeWalt and Makita sanders. It's still a good sander, just not as good of a deal as it used to be.

I am very happy with this purchase. I bought this to sand down joint compound on a very bad drywalling job done by the previous owner of my house. I was EXTREMELY impressed by how well this tool collected the dust with messy joint compound. Hardly any of it made it onto the floor, it was definitely better than doing the job by hand.

When this sander first arrived I was so excited that I just had to test it out on a piece of wood, just to see the efficiency and the type of finish I could get. I had never used an orbital sander before, so I was amazed at how much faster it is with this than to do it by hand. I wish I would have bought one of these years ago!

I did a lot of research before buying this and what I have concluded is that you have to spend at least $60 to get one of the name brand orbital sanders WITHOUT the variable speed and $80 to get one that comes WITH the variable speed. This was only 10 dollars more than the harbor freight model and I think it will last a lot longer. The only thing that I could find different about this sander compared to the more expensive ones, was that it only has a 2.8 amp motor, whereas the Dewalt one, which is $80 has a 3.0 amp motor. The thing is, I don't really feel like it is weak in any way. Maybe someone who uses one of these professionally would feel different, but for me it was fine.

Pros:
-Very solid contruction. Feels like it could take a beating, not cheap plastic junk.
-Variable speed (other sanders in this price range do not have this)
-Sealed power switch
-Decent power
-Very long, heavy duty power cord. (I measured it at 12 ft long!)
-Picks up dust EXTREMELY well with just the bag
-Comes with a vacuum attachment

Cons:
-A little bulky with the dust bag attached
-Not as high amperage motor as some other, more expensive sanders. Only by a small amount.

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So far I like it better then the makita and dewalt ones we ...

I use orbital sanders on a daily basis in a machine shop. Bought one of these for $40 in May 2018 (price has since gone up significantly) so far I’m impressed, it has 1000 more rpms then the makitas we’ve been using and the rpms are adjustable. If they ever go back to $40 I’m going to buy a bunch of them. So far I like it better then the makita and dewalt ones we currently use. Also comes with a vacuum attachment.

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It works great I tried it out on a 1x4 and it ...

It works great I tried it out on a 1x4 and it sanded it out real smooth and quick. The weight is a little heavy and the on and off switch is great, I didn’t have any problems with it maybe because i have small hands.

Replaced both of my BOSCH sanders

Excellent value for the $. Very long cord, easy to buy replacement pads. Both of my Bosch orbital sanders gave up the ghost at nearly the same time. Wasn't going to buy another one of those! Have had fairly good luck with Hitachi so am giving it a go, so far I am happy...

Nice sander

Nice. Better, smoother running than my old Dewalt

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2. Hitachi SV12SG Finishing Sander

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The Hitachi SV13YST was definitely our favorite Hitachi Sanders. That being said, there were a handful of other truly premium Hitachi Sanders worth showcasing here that barely missed the mark.

Next up is made by Hitachi known to be a very reputable tool supplier. Hitachi's Finishing Sanders are among their top products. It was great to try the SV12SG. I was very satisfied with this tool!

This Finishing Sander is merely $45.00. That is a great deal for a high quality Sander like the SV12SG by Hitachi. The Hitachi SV12SG is really a solid option. Of you are unsure about our number one selection, I'd suggest you choose this Sander.

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Hitachi SV12SG Features

1.7 Amp (200W) motor provides 14,000 opm to achieve super smooth finishes

Soft Elastomer covered grip reduces vibration

4-3/8" x 4" pad size, optimal for fine finish sanding applications

Complete ball bearing construction for smooth, precise operation

Dust collection system, most efficient in its class to reduce airborne particles