When I stop pressing down, the sander turns off. I have owned this sander for a little over 3 years. I was surprised at the Ryobi's ease of use. Red oak and teak are what I sanded today. Such a daunting task to sand it down by hand.
Ryobi P440 Features & Specs
RUBBERIZED HEX GRIP: Maintain complete control over your palm sander with the textured rubber grip. This increases friction between the tool and your hand, allowing you to handle it in slippery conditions
REMOVABLE DUST BAG is onboard, keeping your sander clean while you’re working
VACUUM ADAPTOR PORT: You can connect this sander into a vacuum, keeping your workspace completely cleared while you work
4 INCLUDED SANDING PADS: You can get to work right away with the 4 medium grit sanding pads included in this package. If you have quarter sheet paper you would rather work with, there is a sandpaper puncher that lets it conform to the P440
ONE+ COMPATIBLE: This tool will work with a large collection of Ryobi 18 Volt lithium ion batteries. Models include the P100, P102, P103, P104, P105, P107, and P108
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Ryobi P440 Final Thoughts
"It worked GREAT."
When I stop pressing down, the sander turns off. Very nice of them to include a 80 grit sheet. Overall I'm really pleased with this little sander. Save me money, do the job well and look good. The suction fan on this sander does all of the work.