The Marshalltown Drywall Vacuum Sander is an ideal tool for clean, virtually dustless drywall sanding. The soft, ergonomic handle offers a comfortable grip while a pivoting hose connector allows ease of use when sanding vertical surfaces. It is designed to work with regular sanding screens and has an adjustable vent that lets you vary the vacuum force.
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95%of customersrecommend this product63 of 66reviews
Rating Breakdown72 reviews
95%of customersrecommend this product63 of 66reviews
After scraping popcorn ceiling off of 40% of my house and hand sanding we find this product. Wish we would have had it sooner! The other 60% of my house will be so much easier and a whole lot cleaner than before.
The Sander did reduce having dust on the wall and in the air but the screens just are not effective at sanding. The mid grade would leave visible lines then the fine grade you would have to work it so hard it would eventually remove the paper on the wall along with the mud. I eventually went back to the sponge it was faster and more effective.
This does a great job for me when sanding. The unit swivels 360 and easily hooks up to my 8 gallon ShopVac. I am using a Hepa filter and a bag for collecting drywall dust and I have virtually no dust flying around anywhere. The sander is light and made of hard plastic and has a comfortable grip. It is easy to find a good holding position. It lets you change sanding screens very easily. I like the sliding vacuum pressure adjustment. The week before I bought it, I was covered in dust every time I sanded. Now I've been sanding a 20'x20' room for about an hour or so and can't believe how clean I still am. It makes my wife happy and that makes me happy. It may be a little awkward moving around with a 6 ft hose, but it saves you time and money with cleanup. My only regret is I didn't buy it sooner.
When this product arrived, the corners were bowed in and the whole sanding surface was a little cupped. Looks like its a manufacturing defect. I was bale st square everything up easily enough by taking it to the belt sander and now it works like a champ. While it doesn't get all the dust, it does do well enought to be a good investment. I would estimate it collects about 95% of it.
I had no problem hooking this up to my Rigid dryvac using the included hose adapters. While the switch to control the vacuum pressure seemed cheaply applied, it worked. I was able to use the drywall screen to sand certain areas of the room without a mask on. It was great not having to deal with a huge, dusty mess.
Overall the product works well enough. The little slide valve to adjust the amount of vacuum bleed off keep moving on its own. The hose is not long enough to get very far away from the vacuum cleaner so when doing the ceiling it becomes difficult as the hose "pulls" on the person doing the sanding This make ones arms prematurely tired from the extra encumbrance of a short and heavy hose.
I just did my first drywall project and used this. There was only minimal dust. I had a lot of dust when I used a sanding sponge to get some tight spots this sander would not fit into, but had very little dust with this attached to my shop vac. I will definitley use it on my next drywall project.
The sander was not flat at all. All four corners were proud of the rest. It was cupped in both directions. Saw another review with same complaint. He used belt sander to make it flat. Lame. Another issue is it seams about 1/4" too long and the threaded studs for the clamps are too short. Makes it difficult to install screen. I returned it.
Went to buy the MASTERFORCE unit at Menards. Half the price of this Marshalltown system but has the same flatness issue. So, I guess it doesn't matter. I didn't buy that one either.
After taping and sanding a few rooms over the past 2 years and hating the house filled with dust and the clean up that comes with it, a friend told me about the vacuum sander he uses on drywall that is almost dust free. I had to try it as I'm remodeling the kitchen so I bought this one at the Home Depot with the hope of minimizing the mess. Well, it does the job. Adjustable setting for suction eliminates fighting to draw it across the surface and allows an even pressure to take off the compound from the drywall. The sander is lightweight but sturdy, and the sanding screens easily applied and removed with no tools. I have taken about a third of the time off job of sanding and clean up. I use a fine filter for my 9 gallon Rigid shop vac and have found very little dust in the kitchen or on the plastic covering the doorways. My only problem is with the handle. Although comfortable it could be a little larger as I developed a blister on my index finger from rubbing where the handle meets the plane. Overall, I'm very happy as it does a great job and keeps the dust at a minimum all for a reasonable price.
Purchased this dustless sander after trying another brand that didn't work very well. Read postive reviews online and thought I would give it a shot. I am remodeling a third floor (2 rooms 300 sf) and fixed two walls in the mother-in-laws house.
The sander was great. Removed about 90 to 95% of the typical drywall dust. Way above my expectations (and the mother-in-laws). I had it connected to a large model shop vac with a high quality air filter designed for drywall dust.
Definately would recommend for the d.i.y.'rs looking to keep dust way down.
This is the wife rating the husband's purchase! So excited about this product! I always cringe when there is drywall sanding to be done in the house because of the dust that seems to permeate every nook and cranny of every room. This product allows for sanding with virtually NO dust whatsoever! The shop vac that he uses with it is very loud - but nothing that his earplugs and my MP3 player won't cure! Highly recommend this to anyone planning to do some major sanding!!!
I used this vacuum sander in my home and I had no dust in the air or on the floor. It is very easy to use and the hose provided along with my vacuum hose made it long enough to reach the walls and a 9' high ceiling. You must however use a high efficiency filter bag inside your shop vac the regular shop vac filter will clog too fast but with the special filter bags you can sand for hours.
Sander attachment works excellent. The vacuum is strong enoough to hold the sander to the wall. Very little of what you sand escapes.The one problem I had was not with the sander but with the vacuum. Even with a bag inside, dust still escaped through the exhaust. I remidied this by attaching another bag to the exhaust using a reducer coupling inserted in the exhaust port.
We used this in a sheetrock project and it worked beautifully, easy to use, no dust and with the aid of an adaptor (that came with our shop vac) - it hooked right up to our shop vac and collected all the debris right into the shop vac - no fine dust all over the house!! Would highly recommend!
This vacuum is so simple to use yet works great. My only complaint was getting the hose that comes with it to attach to the sander itself. I finally cut a very tiny cut into the end of the hose and was finally able to slide it over the opening. I dry walled my bathroom without this sander and had a huge mess. I'm now working on my kitchen and what a difference! NO mess.
Pros: Easy to Use, Performs Well, Easy to Work With, Great Value, Economical, Light Weight
Had a bit of trouble getting the hose to stay on the handle but a little Gorilla Tape took care of that problem. Cut down a HUGE amount of dust while remodeling a bathroom and laundry room. Be sure to pair this with a good shop vac and high grade filter.