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Best sander brands

Best and worst sander brands

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Buying the right sander can, quite literally, ensure your DIY tasks go a lot more smoothly. We reveal the best and worst brands.


We've compared eight of the biggest sander brands to give you confidence in choosing the best sander. Our results in the table below cover sanders made by Black & Decker, Bosch, DeWalt, Mac Allister, Makita, Performance Power, Ryobi and Wickes.

Our results show big differences between the brands, with overall customer scores ranging from 53% to 82%, and several brands scoring poorly for factors such as build quality, reliability and weight.

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Sander brands rated
Brand Customer score Build quality Fit for purpose Reliability Value for money Weight Customer comments
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In March 2013 we asked 1,458 Which? members a series of questions to find out how they rated their sander - the results are shown in the table above. If you are a Which? member and would like to take part in our surveys to help shape our magazine and website, click to join our Which? Connect reader panel.