Clarke CBS2 Contractor Belt Sander – parts from one will fit the other which is handy getting makita part is easy this machine feels the same and works as well

Perfect job on sanding floors.

Excellent heavy duty sander. I have had quite a few sanders over the last 20 years & i found that this model overcame the deficiencies of previous purchases.

Bought one of these 18 months ago. Seemed like a really good sander but then the front roller bearings seized and the parts dept have advised 8 months to ship in replacement parts.

  • Worth it!
  • parts from one will fit the other which is handy getting makita part is easy this machine feels the same and works as well
  • Excellent heavy duty sander

Right down to businessplus points:1) quite heavy, weighing in at (according to my kitchen scales) 5874g/5. Don’t let that put you off though, as this makes for light work on horizontal surfaces since you don’t have to apply any pressure. Just hold the beast steady and let it do the work for youhowever, this could be a bit of a minus when sanding vertical surfaces since the weight will naturally take its toll after a while, but i assume that’s not going to be an issue for the majority of folks who would be using such a tool anyway. Just thought i’d mention it for some of the elder folks who might like to get this. It has metal where it counts unlike the draper sander i recently had (and had to return as it fell apart) which was plastic in the places it shouldn’t have been, this has metal so the problems i encountered with the draper won’t occur with this clarke sander3) sands right to the edgewell, like a few mm off, but close enough that i’m happy with it since i’m left with very little follow up work to do4) very powerful. Naturally being quite heavy, it makes light work when sanding on horizontal surfaces combined with its power, but when you’re sanding on vertical surfaces you take its own weight out of the equation, but due to its power i haven’t even had to apply much pressure when sanding on vertical surfacesit just blasts gloss off the wood very quickly with the coarse grit belt on5) comes with its own big casealong with the sander, i can get my ear defenders and goggles and some extra sanding belt into it which is awesome. Clarke have clearly thought about that because others i have had and have seen are moulded to fit just the tool and nothing else. 6) spring action lever for the belt release is metal, strong and solid7) the forward belt wheel is metalwhich naturally means you won’t get any deformations, which in turn means belts won’t ever snag in any deformations and won’t fly apartthe fact the forward belt wheel is metal means you can rest assured it will stand the test of time when using the nose to sand with8) lastly, and something which i know many of you look for these days, is serviceability, and yes, it is serviceable and parts are in ready supplyin terms of minus points, i haven’t found anything that i could justify as a minus point, but here’s the things i noticed:1) the dust exhaust port won’t take my henry vacuum nozzle, perhaps that’s just the model of henry vacuum i have, but the bag is fine anyway so it’s not an issue really, and an adapter made from tape is very quick and easy to make.

Makita and the cbs2 are almost the same, parts from one will fit the other which is handy getting makita part is easy this machine feels the same and works as well i hope it will last as long as the makita tools i have time will tell.

Features of Clarke CBS2 Contractor Belt Sander (230V)

  • Powerful
  • Heavy Duty

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  1. This review is from : Clarke CBS2 Contractor Belt Sander (230V)

    I bought this in the hope of it assisting with the sanding my floorboards, but it’s not that heavy duty. It’s more suited for lightweight sanding/hobby work.
    1. I bought this in the hope of it assisting with the sanding my floorboards, but it’s not that heavy duty. It’s more suited for lightweight sanding/hobby work.
      1. Poor quality – lasted only one week before breaking – only light use too i recommend purchase a better brand.
  2. This review is from : Clarke CBS2 Contractor Belt Sander (230V)

    Poor quality – lasted only one week before breaking – only light use too i recommend purchase a better brand.

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