Draper 50021 350-Watt 230-Volt Belt and Disc Sander : Incorrect size discs supplied with Sander

Arrived the next day on free postage so it’s hard to fault the service. For the price it is a good machine and so far has done everything i would expect. If i needed one again i would probably make the same choice.

When we got a replacement, my husband wanted exactly the same model, which he had been using extensively for at least 25 years. This should be good testimony enough.

I had lots of work to do with the sander to the trim of my caravan prior to going on holiday so i thought the draper looked ideal. When ordering i was given the option to order it complete with a set of discs and a set of belts which i did. The sander arrived within a couple of days and i assembled it and discovered that the dust deflector was supplied in its little plastic bag with one of its lugs broken off. I tested the item and it seems quite good – then i needed to change the disc and horror of horror – amazon have supplied the wrong discs. The sander has a 200mm disc and the sanding discs supplied are 150mm. I now have to go and buy more locally as we did not have time to send them back to amazon before going on holiday. The sander is good though and suitable for what i bought it for.

As previously reviewed; the basic mechanism is satisfactory and good value; the peripherals, worktable, mitre etc are quite basic verging on crude and flimsy but i haven’t needed them so far.

  • Five Stars
  • Best sander buy

Draper 50021 350-Watt 230-Volt Belt and Disc Sander

  • The robust cast iron construction provides good stability and minimises vibration
  • Complete flexibility in the workshop
  • The mitre gauge, tilting arm and unique upper table provides a wide variety of sanding operations from chamfers to compound mitres

Draper 50021 350w belt & disc sander 230v this item i got several weeks ago & it is great for the odd job type of diy’er. It is a lot larger than the photo implies so do check the dimension before hand. No idea @ this time how much it will cost to replace the grit sheets. But it suites my needs very well.

Noisier than i would have liked but good piece of kit solidly made.

A good addition to our shop.

And when it arrived i was amazed at the weight of the sander. It weighed a ton i’ve been using it for about a month now. And it really is the ‘ business ‘. If it’s a bench sander you really want. I would suggest you won’t go far wrong with this item – it’s well engineered and built to last ( forever ). It’s the kind of power tool that you have to treat with respect. And keep your eye on what’s happening at all times. If you don’t you could end up being injured .

Just love this sander really solid and feels like it will go on forever don’t hesitate to buy this sander.

This is my first machine of this type, i bought it after getting fed up getting through too many 1/3rd sheets on my orbital sander and not to mention the time and vibration. This machine allows me to finish woodwork to a much better standard in quick time. I built a custom stand for it and it is free standing in my workshop which keeps it off valuable bench space. The general construction of the machine is good but you do need to be aware of the tables. Although they are adequatly supported but it is possible to miss align them during use which is not a good thing to do, my advice is to check everything before pressing the start button. You need to treat this machine with respect and keep your eye on the job and the machine. I replaced the supplied belt and disc grits with 100 and 120 as i needed a better finish however the supplied ones get you going and are great to practice with. I particually like the 200mm diameter discs, other machines with 150mm would have restricted the usability of such a machine, in addition the ability to use the main table in vertical belt position is great and makes the system very versatile. The local draper contact numbers also bring confidence to the purchase; in all i am pleased i bought the draperand its a great addition to my home workshop.

Outstanding piece of kit, but then you expect nothing less from draper.

I was looking for a workshop sander to use on small wood items and also on knife handles in wood, antler and bone. The draper sander is perfect for my needs. It is quite heavy and is yet to be bolted down to the workbench. It runs very quietly and even with a small vacuum cleaner attached for dust extraction it is still pretty quiet. The assembly instructions are not perfect but the pictures help to put the item together. The sanding disc and the belt are already fitted when it arrives. A small piece of the dust extraction cover had been broken off, there was no damage to the packaging so it is a mystery as to how the damage occurred but it glued back on and is working fine. Very solid bit of kit, i have a feeling that this is one of those pieces of gear that just goes on forever.

Very easy to assemble just a few bolts. Good dust extraction and the tool works really well.

Perfect for the hobbiest and small model maker.

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  1. This review is from : Draper 50021 350-Watt 230-Volt Belt and Disc Sander

    Pretty poor quality you get what you pay for buy cheep pay twice.
  2. This review is from : Draper 50021 350-Watt 230-Volt Belt and Disc Sander

    Excellent machine not used it upright yet but everything else is great.
  3. This review is from : Draper 50021 350-Watt 230-Volt Belt and Disc Sander

    First one received was faulty. Steel guard binding on sanding disk (may have been damaged in transit). Have used several times both belt and disk – very effective and robust machine. Had trouble finding a way to connect dust outlet to my own extractor owing to the unusual outlet size – suspect it is designed to encourage you to buy draper dust extractor. One other consideration is that it is oriented for mounting at the left hand end of a bench to optimise access to both belt and disk. It is not feasible for me to mount at that end and consequently have mounted on a base that i can spin and lock in place according to whether i am using disk or belt.
    1. First one received was faulty. Steel guard binding on sanding disk (may have been damaged in transit). Have used several times both belt and disk – very effective and robust machine. Had trouble finding a way to connect dust outlet to my own extractor owing to the unusual outlet size – suspect it is designed to encourage you to buy draper dust extractor. One other consideration is that it is oriented for mounting at the left hand end of a bench to optimise access to both belt and disk. It is not feasible for me to mount at that end and consequently have mounted on a base that i can spin and lock in place according to whether i am using disk or belt.
      1. I agree with some reviewers that some of the components aren’t the highest quality, but that was quickly remedied with some minor adjustments during initial setup. It’s not the best bench sander available, but it doesn’t have the highest price either. I think it’s great for the sort of hard diy use i give it.
  4. This review is from : Draper 50021 350-Watt 230-Volt Belt and Disc Sander

    I agree with some reviewers that some of the components aren’t the highest quality, but that was quickly remedied with some minor adjustments during initial setup. It’s not the best bench sander available, but it doesn’t have the highest price either. I think it’s great for the sort of hard diy use i give it.
    1. Can’t believe i have made do with sanding disc attachment for drill and turning hand belt sander upside down on the work bench for so long. Had to file out thick paint from mitre slot on work rest for smooth movement of mitre, but anybody who likes their work shop likes to fiddle. Dust extraction adequate and 100% better than what i was using before.
  5. This review is from : Draper 50021 350-Watt 230-Volt Belt and Disc Sander

    Can’t believe i have made do with sanding disc attachment for drill and turning hand belt sander upside down on the work bench for so long. Had to file out thick paint from mitre slot on work rest for smooth movement of mitre, but anybody who likes their work shop likes to fiddle. Dust extraction adequate and 100% better than what i was using before.
  6. This review is from : Draper 50021 350-Watt 230-Volt Belt and Disc Sander

    A well priced powerful sander with the added benefit of having a 200mm sanding disc (other sanders in its class have 150mm discs) couple this with the attachment you can buy to turn the disc into excepting hook and loop replacement discs and it’s a great buy.
    1. A well priced powerful sander with the added benefit of having a 200mm sanding disc (other sanders in its class have 150mm discs) couple this with the attachment you can buy to turn the disc into excepting hook and loop replacement discs and it’s a great buy.
      1. This is a heavy and substantially made item. There are a few matters that would definitely need addressing before i could rate this as a four or five star item. Upon arrival the belt adjusting screw was loose allowing the internal plastic captive nut which controls the the belt slew to fall out. I put this back which was fiddly. The slew adjustment is very fine and sensitive. Secondly, the instruction manual is very clear and precise upon health and safety issues, but would be considerately better written on matters referring to the assembly of the add on parts. It took some time to work out but can be worked out if patient. Thirdly, and most importantly which prevents this item being exceptional is the disc sanding table. The table rubs against the disc.
  7. This review is from : Draper 50021 350-Watt 230-Volt Belt and Disc Sander

    This is a heavy and substantially made item. There are a few matters that would definitely need addressing before i could rate this as a four or five star item. Upon arrival the belt adjusting screw was loose allowing the internal plastic captive nut which controls the the belt slew to fall out. I put this back which was fiddly. The slew adjustment is very fine and sensitive. Secondly, the instruction manual is very clear and precise upon health and safety issues, but would be considerately better written on matters referring to the assembly of the add on parts. It took some time to work out but can be worked out if patient. Thirdly, and most importantly which prevents this item being exceptional is the disc sanding table. The table rubs against the disc.
  8. This review is from : Draper 50021 350-Watt 230-Volt Belt and Disc Sander

    Not bad for the money, the only problem is the side angel table for the rotary disk is not moulded properly, the buyer will need to do a bit of filing in order to get it to fit and adjust correctly.
  9. This review is from : Draper 50021 350-Watt 230-Volt Belt and Disc Sander

    Not bad for the money, the only problem is the side angel table for the rotary disk is not moulded properly, the buyer will need to do a bit of filing in order to get it to fit and adjust correctly.
    1. I just received it and assembled. Instructions are not great but any competent diy’er will get there. Well packaged and no damage. Main problemas previously stated is disc sander table needs grinding to get clearance from disc. Phoned for replacement table but informed may well be same problem. Plastic fittings spoil the sturdy build of the machineits a nuisance but i will grind the 2mm off edge this afternoon. Draper say it will not affect guarantee.
      1. I just received it and assembled. Instructions are not great but any competent diy’er will get there. Well packaged and no damage. Main problemas previously stated is disc sander table needs grinding to get clearance from disc. Phoned for replacement table but informed may well be same problem. Plastic fittings spoil the sturdy build of the machineits a nuisance but i will grind the 2mm off edge this afternoon. Draper say it will not affect guarantee.
  10. Fairly pleased with the item, build quality is reasonable for the price but nothing special. Ideal for my requirements though. The assembly instructions are difficult to decipher, and part of the cover was catching significantly on the disc, necessitating it to be ground back. Slightly disappointed that the dust collector was broken, however the effort of returning it for a new one, for me, outweighed the cost of getting a replacement part from draper.
    1. Fairly pleased with the item, build quality is reasonable for the price but nothing special. Ideal for my requirements though. The assembly instructions are difficult to decipher, and part of the cover was catching significantly on the disc, necessitating it to be ground back. Slightly disappointed that the dust collector was broken, however the effort of returning it for a new one, for me, outweighed the cost of getting a replacement part from draper.
  11. This review is from : Draper 50021 350-Watt 230-Volt Belt and Disc Sander

    Delivery was speedy but the product was so bad i should have sent it back. Two problems and they were major, firstly the table was so tight that the disc wouldn’t turns i had to grind 5 mm off it. Secondly the belt wouldn’t run straight and was running off and grinding the main body of the machine, i managed to fix this but it’s far from perfect. It’s the second one of these sanders i’ve had and i know that the other one was very good, that’s why i went for another. I’m very disappointed with it but it’s my own fault as i should have sent it back, i would have but courier services can be awkward for pick up’s so i put up with it.
  12. This review is from : Draper 50021 350-Watt 230-Volt Belt and Disc Sander

    Delivery was speedy but the product was so bad i should have sent it back. Two problems and they were major, firstly the table was so tight that the disc wouldn’t turns i had to grind 5 mm off it. Secondly the belt wouldn’t run straight and was running off and grinding the main body of the machine, i managed to fix this but it’s far from perfect. It’s the second one of these sanders i’ve had and i know that the other one was very good, that’s why i went for another. I’m very disappointed with it but it’s my own fault as i should have sent it back, i would have but courier services can be awkward for pick up’s so i put up with it.
    1. Been after one of these for a while and finally bit the bullet and went for this one. One of the few i have found that actually comes with the back guard on the belt which is a great help when squaring off items. Only one small gripe, the supplied belt had a bit of a ridge where it had been joined which tended to make life interesting when doing the sanding, but purchased some more belts which seem a lot better and i am now sanding anything i can get my hands on. Brilliant bit of kit and would thoroughly recommend. Do make sure you connect it to some sort of dust extraction system though as it does make a heck of a lot of very fine dust and will cover your shed or workshop in no time.
  13. This review is from : Draper 50021 350-Watt 230-Volt Belt and Disc Sander

    Been after one of these for a while and finally bit the bullet and went for this one. One of the few i have found that actually comes with the back guard on the belt which is a great help when squaring off items. Only one small gripe, the supplied belt had a bit of a ridge where it had been joined which tended to make life interesting when doing the sanding, but purchased some more belts which seem a lot better and i am now sanding anything i can get my hands on. Brilliant bit of kit and would thoroughly recommend. Do make sure you connect it to some sort of dust extraction system though as it does make a heck of a lot of very fine dust and will cover your shed or workshop in no time.
    1. I bought this as i do small woodworking jobs regularly since retiring. It does everything i need it to. My only problem was finding replacement 6 inch sanding discs with hook and loop fastening and no holes in. I am now having to use the discs with holes in but they seem to work ok. Needless to say i suppose, but it does create a tremendous amount of dust so would have thought a dust bag a desirable addition, even if i had to pay a bit more for it. It’s relatively quiet and reassuringly heavy so stays put in use.
      1. I bought this as i do small woodworking jobs regularly since retiring. It does everything i need it to. My only problem was finding replacement 6 inch sanding discs with hook and loop fastening and no holes in. I am now having to use the discs with holes in but they seem to work ok. Needless to say i suppose, but it does create a tremendous amount of dust so would have thought a dust bag a desirable addition, even if i had to pay a bit more for it. It’s relatively quiet and reassuringly heavy so stays put in use.
  14. I found this sander good value – easily set up and does the business. I haven’t changed the sander sheets yet so can’t yet comment on that.
    1. I found this sander good value – easily set up and does the business. I haven’t changed the sander sheets yet so can’t yet comment on that.
      1. This a direct replacement as hard use had eventually destroyed the original. They are robust and couldn’t do without it for wood and metal plastic.
  15. This a direct replacement as hard use had eventually destroyed the original. They are robust and couldn’t do without it for wood and metal plastic.
  16. This review is from : Draper 50021 350-Watt 230-Volt Belt and Disc Sander

    Poor instructions lead one to attempt to assemble this item in several different ways. None of which in my experience were safe. As it is a fast-moving tool, if not done correctly it could cause serious injury.
  17. This review is from : Draper 50021 350-Watt 230-Volt Belt and Disc Sander

    Poor instructions lead one to attempt to assemble this item in several different ways. None of which in my experience were safe. As it is a fast-moving tool, if not done correctly it could cause serious injury.
  18. This review is from : Draper 50021 350-Watt 230-Volt Belt and Disc Sander

    . Bought to ssnd resin sculpture bases for hughes-lubeck. . Dont think that’s a recommended use but works great. Would recommend using a vacuum dust collector though as does create a lot of waste.
    1. . Bought to ssnd resin sculpture bases for hughes-lubeck. . Dont think that’s a recommended use but works great. Would recommend using a vacuum dust collector though as does create a lot of waste.
  19. This review is from : Draper 50021 350-Watt 230-Volt Belt and Disc Sander

    Works very well, easy to change belts and allign. Superb tool for usage of both hands while crafting finer, more delicate thingsgreat product.
    1. Works very well, easy to change belts and allign. Superb tool for usage of both hands while crafting finer, more delicate thingsgreat product.
  20. This review is from : Draper 50021 350-Watt 230-Volt Belt and Disc Sander

    A bit disappointed at arrival, it comes on its own cardboard box with no additional protection. When i plugged it to de mains and turned the power on, nothing happened only a aauuummmmmm sound, turned it of and then on again, still nothing only the aauuummmmmm sound, the i gave it a litle push on the sander belt and it started runing. Never happened again and still runs ok. The instructions are fiddly with very poor black and white pictures, which makes assembly a bit confusing. All the plastics are of poor quality, meaning brittle. The two tables, are secured to the sander by only a few small diameter screws, which do not provide the stability that would make them really useful and durable.
  21. This review is from : Draper 50021 350-Watt 230-Volt Belt and Disc Sander

    A bit disappointed at arrival, it comes on its own cardboard box with no additional protection. When i plugged it to de mains and turned the power on, nothing happened only a aauuummmmmm sound, turned it of and then on again, still nothing only the aauuummmmmm sound, the i gave it a litle push on the sander belt and it started runing. Never happened again and still runs ok. The instructions are fiddly with very poor black and white pictures, which makes assembly a bit confusing. All the plastics are of poor quality, meaning brittle. The two tables, are secured to the sander by only a few small diameter screws, which do not provide the stability that would make them really useful and durable.
  22. This review is from : Draper 50021 350-Watt 230-Volt Belt and Disc Sander

    Capacitor blew after a day usage. I’m in australia and returning this item is not an option. Deeply disappointed and will not purchase a draper product again.
  23. This review is from : Draper 50021 350-Watt 230-Volt Belt and Disc Sander

    Capacitor blew after a day usage. I’m in australia and returning this item is not an option. Deeply disappointed and will not purchase a draper product again.
  24. This review is from : Draper 50021 350-Watt 230-Volt Belt and Disc Sander

    The product was delivered damaged but i managed to get it working again. The support tables were too tight and i had to bend them away from the belt faces. The way the side table interlocked to the predrilled hole was definately not good enough and needed a deeper system. All in all i am dissapointed with the purchase, for a manufacturer that boasts so many years of machine quality building they have some serious quality control problems in my opinion. I could not reccommend this product, i would not purchase another one and have moved draper to the very low end quality of my purchasing. I am currently not buying more draper products and reccommend you put your hard earned cash towards a better quality product which will do what you wanted it to do. This is the first negative review that i have written and i feel that i may have written it because of the frustration & dissapointment i have felt when un packing and using this product, and i have written it to try and avoid others repeating the mistake that i have made. I trust others would do the same. Sorry draper but youre off my xmas list.
    1. The product was delivered damaged but i managed to get it working again. The support tables were too tight and i had to bend them away from the belt faces. The way the side table interlocked to the predrilled hole was definately not good enough and needed a deeper system. All in all i am dissapointed with the purchase, for a manufacturer that boasts so many years of machine quality building they have some serious quality control problems in my opinion. I could not reccommend this product, i would not purchase another one and have moved draper to the very low end quality of my purchasing. I am currently not buying more draper products and reccommend you put your hard earned cash towards a better quality product which will do what you wanted it to do. This is the first negative review that i have written and i feel that i may have written it because of the frustration & dissapointment i have felt when un packing and using this product, and i have written it to try and avoid others repeating the mistake that i have made. I trust others would do the same. Sorry draper but youre off my xmas list.
      1. Couldn’t fault the delivery, it seemed to arrive before i had ordered it but that is where the good impression ended. The dust deflector was broken in half but what really got me wondering whether draper value their customers was the bar that holds the mitre gauge and slides into the main sanding table slot was so bent it jammed in the slot. I had to hammer it out on a vice anvil and file it down to make it fit. I have also ordered the vacuum adapter that fits to the rear of the sander to enable standard hoses to fit. Nice to know your custom is valued eh?.
  25. Couldn’t fault the delivery, it seemed to arrive before i had ordered it but that is where the good impression ended. The dust deflector was broken in half but what really got me wondering whether draper value their customers was the bar that holds the mitre gauge and slides into the main sanding table slot was so bent it jammed in the slot. I had to hammer it out on a vice anvil and file it down to make it fit. I have also ordered the vacuum adapter that fits to the rear of the sander to enable standard hoses to fit. Nice to know your custom is valued eh?.
  26. This review is from : Draper 50021 350-Watt 230-Volt Belt and Disc Sander

    I read a lot about this sander in reviews so knew to some extent what to expect. It came quickly enough but was just left on my doorstep when i was out. There are about a dozen bits and pieces which have to be added to the machine and as the instructions are rather poor it isn’t easy to figure it out. But i got there in the end until i came to switch it on when i found that although the motor could be heard the sanders didn’t move. After much fiddling i discovered that the sanding belt was too tight for the motor to move things. So it’s working now but i’m not sure whether the belt will remain as it is required, the lever to control the tightness of the belt seems a bit hit and miss, still i could be wrong. I’ve not had much time to try the sander out really but my first impressions are that it is a bit severe, it only has one speed and that’s fast. I’m not sure that it will be much use for doing small objects which is what i mainly want it for. When on, both disk and belt work at the same time, a little hazardous i should have thought. I would have expected some facillity for switching one or the other off.
    1. I read a lot about this sander in reviews so knew to some extent what to expect. It came quickly enough but was just left on my doorstep when i was out. There are about a dozen bits and pieces which have to be added to the machine and as the instructions are rather poor it isn’t easy to figure it out. But i got there in the end until i came to switch it on when i found that although the motor could be heard the sanders didn’t move. After much fiddling i discovered that the sanding belt was too tight for the motor to move things. So it’s working now but i’m not sure whether the belt will remain as it is required, the lever to control the tightness of the belt seems a bit hit and miss, still i could be wrong. I’ve not had much time to try the sander out really but my first impressions are that it is a bit severe, it only has one speed and that’s fast. I’m not sure that it will be much use for doing small objects which is what i mainly want it for. When on, both disk and belt work at the same time, a little hazardous i should have thought. I would have expected some facillity for switching one or the other off.

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