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    HD's website no longer lists Porter Cable's 371K Compact Belt Sander and at the store they're on clearance sale for $79.99. Are they discontinuing this item or coming up with a new model? What’s up? Does anyone know?

  • #2
    Re: PC Compact Belt Sander

    more than likely it just was not a big seller for home depot so off it goes

    but i am sure porter cable will continue selling them for awhile.
    9/11/01, never forget.


    • #3
      Re: PC Compact Belt Sander

      Still a big Item on the pc website:

      Personally, I didn't like the feel of the pc sander in my hand.

      I bought a small Makita 9910 , I thought boy, I probably made a big mistake.
      But it has proved to be a great little sander, nice and light for
      these old arthritic arms! .... always stays on track.

      Its great for light to medium sanding / shaping jobs.
      Last edited by Davet; 12-19-2007, 04:34 AM. Reason: Spelling


      • #4
        Re: PC Compact Belt Sander (variable speed)
        and (single speed)


        • #5
          Re: PC Compact Belt Sander

          I have the sander and the belt broke after very little use. I put a new one on and it has been good since then. I have retired this tool already though because for one thing the belts are hard to get. I need 60 grit for the most part and you have to buy the multi-grit pack to get one 60 grit and four grits I don't need at HD, or pay twice as much for a 5 pack online. I would like to have some lower grit options, but 60 is as low as they come. I also found that it gets very very hot in use. I mean VERY hot. This is no good when trying to sand finishes off or especially paint. All in all I am disappointed after using it for about a year or so, and wouldn't recommend it now even though I loved it at first.
          A good carpenter makes few mistakes, a great carpenter can fix his own.