Updated March 23, 2019 by Sam Kraft

The 10 Best Sheet Sanders

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We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top options for this wiki. A fresh coat of paint, a new lacquer or a beautiful stain will help transform your project-in-progress into a finished product, but you won’t get there without a quality sheet sander to prepare the material for that final step. These models will allow you to apply a nuanced finishing touch, and many include features like adjustable speeds, dust collection systems and heavy-duty clamps. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best sheet sander on Amazon.

10. VonHaus Detail

9. Hico Handheld

8. Black+Decker BDEQS300

7. Tacklife PSS02A

6. Porter-Cable 380

5. Bosch GSS20-40

4. Makita BO3710

3. DeWalt DWE6411K

2. Bosch OS50VC

1. Makita BO4900V

Editor's Notes

March 20, 2019:

Of the three half-sheet sanders on the list, the Makita BO4900V struck the best balance between value, power and ease of use. Users indicate that it’s well-suited for heavy-duty projects, such as large cabinets and full doors, though it can also be gentle enough on a low speed for more detailed work. This led us to rank it atop the list. The Bosch OS50VC is also a remarkably effective, high-octane half-sheet model, we just aren’t sure that justifies its significantly higher price. If you’re on a budget, the DeWalt DWE6411K offers some solid bang for your buck, as it features a 3.2-amp motor that generates plenty of force, has a quality dust catcher, and includes a carrying bag. The Black+Decker BDEQS300 is a nice value as a quarter-sheet option, the main drawback being that the power button is situated in a way that it may interfere with changing sheets. Less experienced users will want to note this should they decide to go with this model.


Sam Kraft
Last updated on March 23, 2019 by Sam Kraft

In addition to his corporate career as a marketing and communications professional in Chicago, Sam runs a popular blog that focuses on the city’s flourishing craft beer and brewery scene. He received his degree in journalism from DePaul University (which spurred his interest in freelance writing) and has since spent years developing expertise in copywriting, digital marketing and public relations. A lifetime of fishing, hiking and camping trips has left him well-versed in just about any outdoors-related topic, and over several years spent working in the trades during his youth, he accumulated a wealth of knowledge about tools and machinery. He’s a travel junkie, a health and fitness enthusiast, and an avid biker.


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