Excellent sander. Performs flawlessly. Fits hand perfectly. Comes in a nicely built Dewalt bag that will undoubtedly be used for something else. Very pleased
My husband liked it so much he had me buy 4 of them. That way he could put different grits of sand paper on them so he wouldn't have to keep changing the paper when doing his projects.
I have owned several sanders over the years but this one is the best. It is very easy to change the paper. It appears to be extremely durable.
I have two of these sanders and another 1/4" sheet sander from another manufacturer. I'm a woodworker and do a lot of sanding. I keep all three loaded with different sandpaper grits to speed up the sanding process (and save on sandpaper). Typically, I use my sander to clean up the marks left by a drum sander or planer. With quality sandpaper, the task is quick and easy.
The DeWalt has a nice solid feel with minimal vibration and good control, even when sanding edges, corners and oddly shaped items. The clamps are excellent: they are easy to load, hold the paper securely and keep it taut for the life of the sheet.
Dust collection is another story, though. I rarely have to empty the dust bag on these, and I've noticed that they both eject a lot of dust-laden air out the side of the sander during operation (the dust cloud being especially bad at start up). Not only do they load up the air with dust, dust on the bench is blown around as well.