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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on May 1, 2021
35 years cabinet/millwork/carpentry experience. i can finish anything when it comes to woodworking, paint, lacquer, 2 part, poly/varnish, hand rubbed, etc. having the right sander for the right finish is key. this is my arsenal which includes the makita BO6030, BO4900V and 9924DB.
makita BO6030, 99% swirl free sander. balanced, quiet, quality and made in UK.
makita BO4900V, very impressive! just as good as porter cable (USA model) 505. really like grip on top. primers, sealers and in between coats, i use 320 grit and man talk about smooth!!! MADE IN JAPAN!
makita 9924DB i prefer rear handle over top handle. this is my 2nd 9924db, gave my old one to my best friend... still uses it at his cabinet shop. its over 20yr old. MADE IN JAPAN!
other models to find, "MUST HAVES!"
porter cable 303, 505 and 7336 older models only MADE IN USA, some of the best quality and finishes ever!
METABO SXE450 MADE IN GERMANY or old rigid (the orange sanders in pic) sanders made by metabo. not the hitachi metabo new crap. one of the best dual action sanders ever!
FESTOOL ETS 125 decent 5" sander for face frames and stiles and rails. i own a lot of festool... meh ok for today's standards, bets china crap, but not as good as old school tools.
bottom line BUY QUALITY! yes some of my tools are china crap. ALL companies nowadays uses some parts outsourced from other countries. so when you find tools made in the USA, JAPAN, SWITZERLAND, GERMANY, buy'em buy'em buy'em they will last a looooooong time and make you $$$$$!