Its no longer a chore to sand my metal. Slack belt grinding on this machine is vastly more comfortable. I'd have more time on my hands or money in the bank. I am extremely pleased with this product. With a good coarse belt it works well for shaping.
3M 33573-case Features & Specs
Lightweight file belt sander is ideal for cutting and finishing work in body repair
Powerful .65 horsepower motor is excellent for collision repair applications
Light 2-lb. Weight makes for greater maneuverability and less operator fatigue
Rotatable housing allows for use in a versatile range of tight spaces
Designed for use with 3M cubitron II abrasive belts
Editor's Impressions Of The 3M 33573-case
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3M 33573-case Final Thoughts
"Front to back angle was fine."
Good thing is, light pressure is usually enough to do the job. Top of the line tool but does not disappoint. 3M is a great company also, really like their tools. The platen is substantial but is probably not heat treated. It will come with correct voltage and 3M manual.