After much research I decided to purchase the Fox belt /disc sander. I wanted to avoid the harbor freight type tools and wanted something that I considered mid range. I had previously purchased a shop bench grinder and it has been a go to tool in our shop for years without failure.
The pros of the sander include its heavy weight build and easy on off switch. Its belt sander has an excellent platform and sands evenly across all surfaces. It seems well built and is exactly what we wanted for light to medium use on soft grain wood like pine and fir. The only drawback I noted was if you place heavy material on it and push down hard in an effort to remove more material you can stall the sanding belt. It was easy to see this when my 14 year old was using it and I quickly showed him how to avoid putting so much weight on the belt. Overall I would say this is a great value for the money and it seems well built enough to last for many years of daily service in our shop
- Julie, March 22, 2019