Full Boar 600W 225mm Drywall Sander Kit $148 (Was $249) @ Bunnings

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Powerful 600w motor
Pivoting sanding head
Hook and loop paper fitment
Adjustable extension handle
6 sanding sheets and kit box included
With a powerful 600W motor, this drywall sander will make quick and easy work of sanding your plasterboard to achieve a smooth finish, ready for paint.

With a two directional pivoting head and adjustable extension handle, you can comfortably reach any required surface, whether it’s a bulkhead or ceiling above your head, or a wall close to your body.

The collapsible shaft enables you to pack your drywall sander away into the kit box for convenient transport wherever you need. This kit comes complete with 6 sanding sheets to get you started on your next job straight from the box. For optimal performance, the drywall sander should be used with a dust extraction unit or vacuum with a self-cleaning filtration system.

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Comments

  • Doesn't come with a dust bag so that's not good but it's a good price for this.

    • Seems to have a tube that i guess you can direct outwards?

      Also - since when do we call plasterboard, drywall? Murcans are coming….

      • I doubt the tube is very long so you'd need to extend it if you wanted to say point it outside.

        This is Australia, Americanisms have been taking over for a long time.

    • You will need a dust extractor with this machine. Preferably M class. I have the Dewalt cordless version and when hooked up to the vacuum (either my cordless or corded, both M class rated) there is still a fair amount of uncaptured dust in the air. Given that you're sanding plaster (ie: silica dust) you will need to minimise this for health reasons. And being a fine dust it gets everywhere. A dust bag will not be adequate.

      • plaster (ie: silica dust)

        According to Wikipedia, drywall is made of calcium sulfate dihydrate. It is not made from silica (silicon dioxide). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drywall

        Do the adhesives and other stuff used with drywall contain silica?

        • I stand corrected. Just went over the CSR and Boral safety data sheets that say it contains no silica (less than 0.1%).

          However, my point still stands in that both CSR and Boral recommend the use of respiratory masks and to avoid breathing it in and avoid generating dust (ie, vacuuming and mopping up spills). It will cause irritation of the respiratory system and long term exposure will cause issues further down the line.

  • If you've never sanded drywall/plaster before, don't think that you need to go out and buy an electric sander. I'm no pro, but I've plastered many rooms and top-coat plaster comes off very easily with a hand sander. I personally find it easier with a hand sanding float, electric sanders take too much off in a short amount of time, it's easy to get wrong. Hold it in the wrong place for half a second too long and you need to re-plaster and sand again.

    • I find the opposite, so much quicker with an electric sander and less mess if it has a dust extraction attached. But agree they can be tricky to control.

    • I've used Rocket Vacuum sanding kit for hand sanding, works really well on drywall/plaster. Connected to a shop vac and keeps the mess to a minimum.

      https://www.bunnings.com.au/rocket-vacuum-sanding-kit_p00840...

      • second this.
        I use with an Ozito wet/dry vacuum and it leaves almost no dust.
        Ive used electric/orbital sanders that throw dust everywhere.
        that Rocket kit the Deuce mentions is ONE OF THE BEST THINGS I'VE EVER PURCHASED.
        Ive renovated my whole house and wish I had it sooner.

  • Would this work for sanding a timber deck?

  • I bought this sander last time it was on sale and have used it on a couple of renovations (a friend's house and mine). It made the job so much easier and I strongly recommend it for anyone needing to sand walls or ceilings. There's no dust bag because that's not how these things work. Like most tools that produce a lot of dust you need external dust extraction, i.e. attach it to your vacuum cleaner. If a tool has decent internal dust extraction then it's very unlikely to be hand held as it'll be unpleasantly heavy.

    • As silly as it sounds, connecting it to the vacuum cleaner will destroy the vacuum cleaner

      • negative. mine is hooked to an Ozito wet/dry vacuum. just replace the bag when it's full.

        I have used a 2400w cyclone style vacuum from aldi before to clean up plaster powder. and yeah, totally destroyed it.

        • Most people don't have wet/dry vacuum. I'm talking about the normal cyclone vacuums, so it's postive 🙂

          I know now, I did some light patch ups around the house sucked up the dust and vacuum killed. I told my mate the same thing, he thought because he had an expensive Miele it would be fine. And boom, that too in the bin.

      • Hmm, me and my mate must have been really lucky and bought indestructible vacuum cleaners. Alternatively, you're wrong.

        Some vacuum cleaner bags/filters may not block all the dust and some may pass through and it may need dismantled and cleaned, but unless it's a badly designed unit it will not be destroyed.

        • I'm not wrong, because it's happened to me and my friends.

          I can't comment on wet,dry, bagged blah blah.

          But the common bagless cyclone cleaners, will die if you suck up dust from filler dust, plaster etc. And it doesn't even need to be much.

          • @Bretttick: OK, we're coming at it from different sides but both based on our own, limited, experience. I've never used a bagless cyclone vacuum (except in my woodworking dust extraction system) so hadn't realised they were so fussy.

            By way of a penance, I've linked to a cheap vacuum below that'll easily do the job.

      • Correct, generic consumer vacuum cleaners aren't rated for this type of dust. A proper worksite vacuum cleaner is required as it will have better sealed bearings and higher rated filters for both the vacuum and your well being.

      • Before these were a thing I would use a sheet sander with a dust bag and then hook up the vacuum via a long hose to where the dust bag fitted to the sander. I tried a couple of different vacuums and the paper bag type vacuum were terrible because the bag would get clogged with the dust quite quickly. The cloth bag type would let a lot of dust through. The best vacuum in the end was the dyson DC08. And I used it both for renovating and general cleaning. It's still going. Very tough machine.

        I also agree that top coat is easy to do with a hand sander. And if you are doing mostly sheet work there's not even that much to do. We did a lot of hard plaster and patching and using this type of powered sander is so much easier. Especially with high ceilings.

  • Any good for a deck?

    • Should be. It'll save a lot of bending.

    • Can’t see why not. I bought one of these the last time they were on sale. Used it to sand every wall of a house renovation (plastered over the walls/wallpaper from hell in every single room). With the way the head adjusts it would likely work well on a deck. But also, unless we’re talking a 100sqm deck there are probably better options out there.

      Awesome sander. Attached it to wet/dry vac and just walked it around. Didn’t fit the Shopvac I had so had to use duct tape to connect them, but it worked fine.

  • So this is to compete with this week's Aldi special

  • For those worried about stuffing their vacuum cleaner (mine must be sturdier than others), try this cheapy when you pick up the sander - https://www.bunnings.com.au/ozito-1250w-20l-stainless-wet-an...