11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Black + Decker 350 Watt Powerfile (DIY & Tools)
Bought this to speed up the removal of heavily weathered varnish and cut back two hardwood garden recliners and table back to bare wood ready for re-finishing. It's amazingly quick to remove what was taking ages with an orbital sander and manual sanding block from the flat areas. My problem was that removing the finish from the slats and particularly between the slats was going to take ages by hand, hence my purchase. Wow! The reviewers who claimed it is a little too visious are right if you don't use a fine belt and a light hand. My first couple of attempts with the coarse belt and a higher speed did result in a few millimeters more wood being taken off than I had realised but then it is a file, not a sander! Once you work out how to use it it is a great time saver. I stripped the first chair in a couple of hours, it was looking like taking me a few days without this.