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.