Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 15
Rated 1 out of 5 by tiabos front clip doesnt hold sand paper
we used the sander about 3-4 years ago for about 10 hours.
we decided to use it again this year and it won't hold sand paper on front of unit the back holds well but not the front.
start sanding and it kicks out the paper.
also you can't find any paper with holes.
I have a Makita and they gave you a hole punch for the sander.
this one didn't give you that.
October 30, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by whereisthesandpaper Nice idea, poor execution - no one carries perforated sand paper - not even Ridgid website!!!
Nice idea of a sander with perforated sand paper. Worked great for the 3 sample sheets...
Lowes doesn't carry more sand paper for this with perforations in it...
Home Depot doesn't carry more sand paper...
Ridgid's Own Website doesn't list any...
WTH What the heck is going on????
Disappoined and project undone...
March 18, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by davehal9000 Forth one and still fails me
I first encountered Ridgid's non-plumbing related power tools during a stint working at Home Depot. They got outstanding reviews from customers so when it came time to buy a sander I grabbed this model.
It worked great for about a year, then it wouldn't hold the paper anymore. Tried various tricks of the trade but eventually nothing worked.
Being a Home Depot employee I was able to take it back and get a new one. The new one didn't last as long as the first. I took it back and got another. I'd bought several other Ridgid power tools on the meantime and figured the sander was a fluke. In short order this sander failed as well.
Luckily I'd saved the box and all the needed paperwork this time. I moved and wasn't working at Home Depot anymore so I had to handle things the "right" way. Our new local Home Depot made arrangements to have it repaired at an approved repair facility. Once again it lasted about a year.
Tonight it failed me for the last time. I'm going to look briefly online to see if there's a real fix at this point but I'm done with Ridgid sanders. I won't buy another and wouldn't recommend anyone else do so.
December 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by tonzellia Great sander.
I had this sander for several years it is a great sander, but the sandpaper occasionally comes off; this is a problem with several different Palm sanders I own because the spring don't have enough tension. I gave it a 4. Star because ridgid is my favorite brand and I just roll the end of the sandpaper and tuck it and it works great for hours.
November 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by budman98 Great little tool
Works great. Does as expected. No problems with it at all sanding new cabinets.
November 27, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by GBEISE Saved My Arm.
It saved Me a lot of time. Have a bad Elbow so it is just what I needed. LOVE IT!!
November 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by litlehobe84 has nice set up
can't complain one bit. comes with carring bag sandpaper to get u started. great dust filter. very happy
November 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by soccerfish1014 The test of time
One of the first Ridgid products I bought and still happy with its performance. I orginally bought this to sand the stairs in our first home so we could restain it worked great and just used it in our new home to sand the wood for a new mantle! It has stood the test of time and still going strong! My wife has used it for small projects and I have used it on heavy duty projects and its great for all of our needs!!
November 24, 2014