The WEN Electric 1/3 Sheet Sander puts reliable sanding right into the palm of your hand. This sander allows for the preciseness of sanding by hand with the added efficiency of 12,000 OPM worth of vibrational power. The 1.2 Amp motor sands away at abrasive surfaces while the vacuum adapter allows for easy attachment to either a dust collection device or the included dust collection bag. Plus, the 3 lbs. lightweight design ensures that your hands never get too tired. The WEN Electric 1/3 Sheet Sander also comes backed by a 1 year warranty, a nationwide network of skilled service technicians and a helpful customer service phone line and includes 1 sheet of sand paper. Remember WEN.
- Features a 3-5/8 in. x 7-3/8 in. surface for sanding large faces
- Powerful 1.2 Amp motor provides 12,000 OPM
- Lightweight design weighs in at a mere 3 lbs.
- Dust collection bag helps minimize loose sawdust
- Hook-and-loop base pad allows for simple sandpaper removal and installation
- Backed by a 1-year warranty
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including arsenic, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
I have a hobby wood shop, and my wood shop teacher in high school made sure I knew the importance of the proper sanding of my materials. Back then, we did it all by hand, but this is now the 21st Century and power tools make a chore into a pleasure. This tool is meant for finish work and does an excellent job of it. It has a built in vacuum and a collection bag. It has both velcro and clamps for holding the 1/3 sanding sheets in place. The tool is light weight and comfortably fits in my hands. The vibration is even and the noise level is low. I will be using this tool on all my future wood shop projects and expect that I will get years of use from it.
Works very well. Also light, so easy to handle for long durations. Only issue is with loading the paper. I’d say this machine is slightly too long as it was difficult to clamp down both ends of the sheet securely.
I have searched for a long time for a 1/3 sheet sander with hook and loop. I do not have any arms and do things with my feet. The old-fashioned clip on world very hard to do for me. I had an old Black & Decker that I finally started to put the stick on sheets on the pad that was not made for them. Over the course of 3 or 4 years the final result was the pad came off in pieces and I did not have a one-3rd sheet sander. I was very excited to see one on your website that was hook and loop. I will be able to get much more done not having to try to remove a stick on sheet from the wrong pad. So thank you very much. I am sure I will be back for some more sheets in the near future.
The item was easy to figure out. It did what I wanted it to do
Nice little sander for getting large cedar deck prepared for priming W/ kilz GRAY. THIS unit , using 60 & 80 grit , you do not need to use fine , finishing sandpaper on outdoor porches, stairs , decks , wasted effort, again nice unit , easy to use for ladies, if they want to contribute.Already earned it’s $ 23.00!I liked making my own sheets of paper from 3m sheets you cut into 3pcs.See my review on sanding sheets this item!
This sander was a good buy. The little dust bag on the back is just for looks but the sander is well worth the money at about half of other like products.
The sander was much bigger then i expected so i was happy about that. I was worried that it would be tiny. It_works great. I’ve used it easily for over two hours of continuous use and it didn’t let me down.
Great item for the price.
Only used it a few times, working as expected.
I really like the size and weight of this sander. I don’t have great arm strength and was afraid the weight would cause early fatigue, but the sander did all the hard work for me. I was able to sand a long table top and the seats and sides of 2 benches in just a few minutes. It took me longer to clean them than sand them. I tried sanding forward and backward over wood planks and in a circular motion over a larger flat surface and it worked fine both ways. It came with a dust collection bag that attached easily and so far stays on well while sanding. It didn’t catch all the sawdust and filled up fast. For a bigger project I’d try to hook up to my shop vac or just take it outside. It came with a 1/3 sheet of 80 grit sandpaper, 4 holes along each side that match up to dust collecting holes on sanding pad. I made a cardboard template using the enclosed sheet so I could make my own 1/3 sheets out of bigger sheets of fine grit sandpaper. The hole diameters are the same as those of notebook paper. You can use the Velcro backed sandpaper, but there are clips along each side for clip on method, too. The on/off switch doesn’t have a dust cover. I’ll have to come up with a homemade fix for that. Power cord is 2 prong. On a side note, Wen tools come from Great Lakes Technologies. I was contacted by one of their staff for a concern I had expressed to SEEDS. He was professional, friendly, receptive, and solved my problem. Good customer service. Don’t know how long sander will last as have owned a short time.
Perfect for small jobs, and you can cut & use regular sheets of sandpaper.
This is a great sander. Lightweight, easy to use. My only issue is that replacement pads are online only and out of stock. One pad comes with the sander but I need multiple for my project.
Good sander for those small/medium size projects. Power level is good and you get the option of Velcro attachment or clamping on cut sheets. (my preference is cut sheets since it’s cheaper) I also really appreciate this comes with a dust collection bag, nice touch.
The electric sander is lightweight and easy to handle. I especially like the pouch that can be attached to catch dust as it is used. Also, the sander was reasonably priced, so that some like me who is on fixed income can afford it. I would recommend this sander to anyone who is doing household jobs, and even to persons doing repairs to commercial buildings.
I am just an occasional user so I don’t need professional tools/equipment to get the job down.I have used it twice repainting doors. It worked very well and I have no issue what so ever.This product is perfect for me: very good price and works.
sander is working just fine a good sander for the price.
The WEN Electric 1/3 Sheet Sander is an economical tool. It is all business and very much designed as other ones I’ve had for years. This one has two ways to secure the paper, end springs and Velcro along the entire bottom of the base. The springs are a standard wire type and don’t slip, holds the paper securely. The sander fits comfortably in the hand and you can use both hands to guide it along. The cord is long enough to put it out of the way. The motor sounds solid and is relatively quiet. As with all dust catchers this one is alright, but don’t expect much from the bag provided. I’ve used sanders for years and they are simple tools they either work or die on you. The dust gets in them and they eventually just stop working. They should have provided a dust cover for their switch and a paper hole punch would be nice since I have a life time supply of full sheet sandpaper. I haven’t had this one long enough to know how it will hold up, but my other WEN’s have a long life and expect the same from this one. If you want a no frills sander at a good price this is the one.
The WEN electric 1/3 sheet sander is one of those tools that is essential for every home workshop. This tool comes with a handy easy access “on” switch on top of the tool. It has a nice design with a paper clamp which locks the sandpaper in place. The kit comes with one piece of sandpaper and a dust collection bag. The bag is very easy to attach and empty. The sample paper was easy to attach with the Velcro design.The tool only weighs 3 pounds, so the sander is lightweight enough to handle during many types of sanding projects. The sander has a 1.2 amp motor which is plenty strong for household use.Included in the kit is a complete printed instructional manual which provides a phone number for technical support, email, and a link to WEN videos. The WEN brand stands behind their products with a one year limited warranty.This is a very nice sander, suitable for gift giving for anyone who collects power tools and enjoys woodworking projects. My husband was thrilled to try it out by sanding off old paint on wood trim requiring touch up. It worked just perfectly and removed the paint in a minute. The sander is not noisy and did not require excess pressure to gain a perfect result.I would highly recommend this product.
The Electric 1/3 Sheet Sander does a great job. We used it to sand a damaged stair rail that we thought was beyond repair, and. it is very smooth. We also used it to prep walls for painting, and sand areas that were previously plastered. It operates very smoothly and is less noisy than my other sanders. It’s also great that it doesn’t leave any marks or lines. I am so happy to have this sander and will be using it for stairs, cabinets and many other projects to around the house!
It wasn’t as powerful as I hoped it would be, and even with the higher grit sand paper it took three or more go-overs to get my project close to being ready to re-paint. It was okay for the money, but this is not a high powered machine, and not meant for getting off paint so much.