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Black & Decker KA250K Sandstorm

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      28.06.2010 21:49

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      Sadly like many other users this sander is far from perfect.Changing the base plates is poor and the Velcro does not last long.Replacement sanding sheets are as expensive as a new machine.Dust collector is totally useless and the front diamond sanding sheets fall off at the first chance.Avoid this sander

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      11.09.2003 15:09
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      When I first bought KA250K I thought it is a great idea to have a 4 in 1 product. Now, after about 20 hours of sanding almost all plastic add-ons must be replaced. Filter dust cassete is 1.) not so effective 2.) becomes loosen through time and then creates additional noise and vibrations (I was being suggested to wear gloves to minimize vibrations). Plastic finger attachment also wears out after only 2-3 hours of work. Welcro tape literally fell off the tip of the triangular sanding plate, while the other (from the small triangluar plate) doesn´t hold anymore. I blame 170W of power for all troubles. 13.000 RPM is simply too strong for plastic parts. I wonder if KA225E would be a better choice. It runs smoothlier + have electronics for RPM. At the service I learned that hobby power tools inteded to be used for 3 hours per year!

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        10.08.2003 18:22
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        • "Filter dust cassette not very effective"

        Sadly my Black and Decker 'Sandstorm' has been disappointing and I wish that I had purchased a more traditional sander. There are various attachments that enable you to sand intricate areas and the weight at 1.26 kilos ensures that it's easy to handle. Noise level is acceptable and the vibrations are to be expected. Don't expect the dust cassette to keep your working environment clean as it wont and even the poorly written instruction manual suggests that you wear a face mask. However where this machine seriously falls down is in the way an Allen screw is used to secure the various attachments to the base of the machine. After a short while the vibrations cause the screw to loosen resulting in a frustrating removal of the sanding sheet and the reattachment the sanding base. In my opinion this is a design fault and needs to be corrected and I would not recommend this product until it has been rectified. Two small packs , each containing five sheets of various grade sandpaper came to over £20 at B and Q though the machine does come with a starter pack. Anyone considering this product should first read the review on the Power Devil sander which I whish I had purchased.

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        A 4-in-1 cyclonic action multisander / Ideal for Finishing , Detail, Random and Profile sanding with integral transparent dust collection canister enabling the user to see when the chamber is full, consequently improving the efficiency of the tool / 2 year guarantee / The unit is supplied complete with the following:- 1 x Large detail sanding base / 1 x Orbital sanding base / 1 x Tip holder / 1 x Profile attachment 3 x Sanding profiles 1 x Detail finger attachment 1 x 3mtr cable Selection of abra