A belt sander is one of the most essential elements in a woodworker’s toolbox. This is because they’re quite versatile and can be used for anything from sanding cabinets, floors, porches and stairs to prepping decks and fences for staining as well as stripping coats of paint from wooden surfaces.
We’ve been reviewing the best belt sander models for five years. In that time, we’ve considered dozens of models. The ones we chose to feature in our review were selected based on how they fit the needs of a few types of users.
In our most recent evaluation, we chose the Makita 9903 as our top overall choice due to its powerful 8.8 amp motor, auto-tracking features, tracking dial and variable speed options. Check out the rest of the models below to see which one works best for you.