Ferm Powerfile 400W Case & Accessories
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This one is better & cheaper by far, unlike the B&D (which comes almost bare), comes complete with all you need.
It comes in it's own plastic case(with room to store spare belts),
3 arms attachments 1 x 8mm, 1 x 13mm straight and 1 x 13mm crank arm,
12 sanding belts 2 of each in 8mm & 13mm of 40grit, 80grit & 120grit
Dust collection bag & vacuum cleaner attachment adaptor.
The belt support backing is a steel plate far stronger than the flimsy foam on the B&D
However, the reason why I didn't give 5 stars is, I do had one slight reservation for this powerfile, the box it comes in is quite compact, and it doesn't hold the powerfile with the file arm attached, so you have to detach the arm after every use.
My worry is, all that's holding the arm to the file body is one tiny bolt which also acts as the tracking adjustment for the belt, so with the constant attaching & detaching the tiny bolt may not last very long
This is my 1st review, I hope it will help someone to decide which one to buy
All is not perfect, I did have to adjust the rollers on the guide to make it run a bit better and to fit the body. I could have contacted the supplier on the guide but 'value' tools do sometimes need a fettle, you get what you pay for.
All in all I am very pleased and glad I bought it, as if offered slightly more that the others.
The abrasives supplied however are rubbish, the tool was purchased to clean up some railings for repainting however, all the belts snapped or parted on the seam before any real work could be completed.
I have now had to order new sanding belts and I have also got a pack of flap disc's for my trusty grinder which I plan to use for the bulk of the work.
When screwed tight it sits at an angle and sparks fly when it is switched on. I cannot find any information on the FERM web site and the provided fitting instructions are very basic. Why could it not have been assembled in the factory? What a waste of money!
Dust collection not great but i just connect it to my aquavac.
All the extras that come with it and the carry case are superb.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great tool. Ace. Buy the blue belts though as there is some utter rubbish ones which fail within minutes and it's so tedious. Forget repairing them too. Its not worth it.Published 2 days ago by Bad Back
A rather good bit of kit. ok, the spring is too long, but simply snip off about 1/8" off one end and its fine. Read morePublished on 2 Sept. 2014 by steve williams