DeWalt d26441k 1/4 Sheet Palm Sander (28877492506) Reviews
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DeWalt d26441k 1/4 Sheet Palm Sander (28877492506)

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Dewalt D26441 1/4 Sheet Palm Sander - A Definite Handful

Dec 12, 2009 (Updated Dec 12, 2009)
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Rated a Very Helpful Review

Pros:Trusted Dewalt brand, comfortable to use, vibration is tolerable while in use.

Cons:Honestly, none to date.

The Bottom Line: The Dewalt D26441 1/4 Sheet Palm Sander is ergonomical to use, while vibration is tolerable.  Trusted Dewalt brand name with good dust collection capabilities.


When it comes to power tools, I'll take the corded version over the battery operated cordless tool any day.  This rule of thumb is no different when it comes to the Dewalt D26441 1/4 Sheet Palm Sander.  We originally purchased this Dewalt sander to even out the paint lines on one of our bedroom walls as part of an update.  The lower portion of the walls were painted in rather bright colors which were taped off during application.  I fully expected a nightmare when it came time to repaint but resulting surface was surprisingly smooth and took very little effort using this sander and fine sandpaper.

I love the idea that the sander takes exactly 1/4 of a 9"x11" sandpaper sheet, eliminating the need to measure paper as my old orbital sander did.  Not only did I have to measure and cut the paper but there were always small waste pieces of sandpaper that ended up in the trash.  In this case, all I had to do was simply fold the full sheet of paper in quarters and cut along the fold.  Once the paper was cut, I had to lift the two spring-loaded locks and slide the 1/4 sheet into place.  I then simply locked down the clips and push down the included paper punch onto the sandpaper surface.   The punch opens up holes in the paper which allow for proper operation of the dust catching feature.

The fact that this sander is designed with self lubricating bearings make it unnecessary to perform any real maintenance on the tool.  I've since used the sander to give several of our bathroom cabinets as well as our fireplace surround and mantel a rough sand when we applied a darker stain.  There's really no maintenance involved with this sander beyond removing the dust catcher and eliminating the excess material or giving a simple surface wipe.

The dust collection feature worked fairly well when it came to sanding our walls but I have to say that I still had to contend with some drywall dust that passed through the bag.  The dust bag did seem to do a better job keeping nearly all the dust contained while finishing off the wood cabinets and fireplace.  The bag stays on securely while the sander is in use and actually takes a bit of muscle to pull off the sander when it comes time to empty the contents.  Although I have not tried, the tool is designed with a vacuum adapter to allow you the opportunity to connect the dust collector directly to your vacuum or wet/dryvac.

I feel Dewalt did a pretty good job in the ergonomic design of the tool.  At a weight of three pounds, the sander is fairly light and easy to handle.  It's also quite comfortable to grip and use for an extended period of time.  The On/Off switch on the head of the sander is conveniently located so as to be toggled while in use.  Most importantly, the vibration of the sander is very tolerable, certainly a vast improvement over my old Craftsman machine.

The Dewalt D26441 1/4 Sheet Palm Sander has a fairly generous eight foot electrical cord which is long enough most of the time.  In addition to a 90 day money back guarantee, the company also offers a one year service contract based on normal use.  Additionally, Dewalt includes a three year limited warranty due to faulty materials or workmanship.

This sander comes in a strong plastic case with plenty of extra room for sandpaper and the included sandpaper punch.  I purchased the sander on sale for $49.95 which still appears to be a fair price for a sander of this quality.  While I was shopping for a palm sander, I located several options running between $29.99 for the Ryobi and ranging up to $69.99 and up for the more pricey options.

I've only owned the Dewalt D26441 1/4 Sheet Palm Sander for a few months and therefore can't fully comment on it's long-range durability.  If my previous experience with Dewalt's other corded power tools is any indication, this sander should perform well for many years.  Based on the fair price, trusted Dewalt brand name and the results I have experienced to date, I have to offer up a buy recommendation here at Epinions and four out of five stars.


Recommend this product? Yes


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