The Makita BO4556K is a decent quality quarter sheet palm sander available at an affordable price. It is the right tool for those who need fine and precise surface finish. Although, it is not suitable for applications that involve high-volume material removal.
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Pro Good for DIY furniture restoration projects
Due to the extremely fast (14,000 OPM) repetitive small-amplitude motion, this palm sander is capable of very fine and precise sanding. This makes it a good choice for DIY enthusiasts involved in furniture restoration projects.
Pro Saves you money on sandpaper
This palm sander works with the regular sandpaper available at your local DIY store. This will save you some money, as the pre-cut and pre-punched sanding pads and disks are usually more expensive than the simple sandpaper sheets.
Pro Easy to use
One of the most significant advantages of the sheet sanders is that it’s very complicated to screw things up while using it. It removes such a tiny amount of material on each pass that it takes some major effort to ruin a workpiece.
Pro Comfortable to work with
This quarter sheet sander is very light and compact. The ergonomic and rubber-coated handle is perfect for working single-handedly.
Pro Efficient dust collection system
The Makita BO4556K features an efficient, through-the-pad dust collection system. The system can remove up to 90% of wood dust from the workpiece. The dust is then accumulated inside a dust bag.
Con Can't handle high-volume material removal
This tool is unsuitable for applications that involve high-volume material removal.