The 10 Best Sheet Sanders

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This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in February of 2019. 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 selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Makita BO4900V

2. Bosch OS50VC

3. DeWalt DWE6411K

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.

4. Makita BO3710

5. Bosch GSS20-40

6. Porter-Cable 380

7. Tacklife PSS02A

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8. Black+Decker BDEQS300

9. Hico Handheld

10. VonHaus Detail

Sam Kraft
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