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its an ok basic sander
on 1 November 2013
i thought i would get a powerful 950w or larger belt sander, opted for this model purely as it was very good value, although it is 950w my old bosch 700w seems so much more powerful with much more bite less belt slipping, this silverline feels a little gutless, not sure if i was unlucky with my example or this is the normal, however it gets the job done in the end,
i also found silverline belts stretched far too easy so i ended up with so much belt slip on this model.i dont know why belt sanders cant have a better way of managing belt stretch as good belts quickly become useless as they are too big.
i would like to point out the belt alighnment is also not that great when the belt bites it can pull it off alighnment far too easy with this model when my gmc replacement sander is rock solid also part of silverline.
yes i would recommend it for the basic odd diy tasks and its ok for anyone on a tight budget but if you are after something with a bit of grunt which will get the job done quickly then NO i would not pick this machine sorry silverline i do like many of your tools but this is very weak belt sander.
dont be put off too much as this will do the job for round the house but it was not good enough for my use in the workshop on more demanding tasks