PORTER-CABLE 362 12 Amp 4-Inch by 24-Inch Belt Sander with Cloth Dust Bag

August 3, 2013 - Comment

The Porter-Cable 362 belt Sander features a huge 3 x 24 inch belt, a powerful 12 Amp motor, and a large capacity dust bag to keep the workspace clean and free of dust. Remove stock quickly with the 1,500 SFPM belt speed, but don’t worry about this sander being too powerful to control–the 362’s motor

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The Porter-Cable 362 belt Sander features a huge 3 x 24 inch belt, a powerful 12 Amp motor, and a large capacity dust bag to keep the workspace clean and free of dust. Remove stock quickly with the 1,500 SFPM belt speed, but don’t worry about this sander being too powerful to control–the 362’s motor is located over platen to give this sander perfect balance and keep you in control, and the ergonomically-designed handles are comfortable enough for hours of sanding. When it’s time to change the belt, the quick-release belt system makes it a cinch, and the fingertip belt-tracking knob gives the user a quick and easy way to fine-tune the belt tension.

Product Features

  • Powerful 12 Amp motor
  • Motor is located over platen for maximum performance and perfect balance
  • Designed for flush sanding up to vertical surfaces
  • Belt speed of 1,500 SFPM for rapid stock removal Quick-release belt-change lever
  • Includes 100G ceramic aluminum oxide belt, dust bag assembly, manual

Comments

"kpw23" says:

Quality Unit I was facing the daunting task of sanding a 34 X 72 quarter-sawn white oak table top I had glued up, and knew using my Makita 3 X 21 would challenge my somewhat fragile emotional state. I looked at the Bosch and liked it, but am somewhat partial to PC, and also saw the extra weight as an advantage, not a negative. I started out with 80-grit, but just was taking too long, so I switched to 50-grit, then graduated to 80, then 120. What a beautiful job this tool does: smooth, powerful, and well…

Gretchen says:

Beastiality This beast isn’t for small jobs! If you want a unit with variable speed, you’re kidding yourself buying a PC 4X24.This sander is made for full throttle. This is not a tool for being tender with delicate work, either. For that, buy a 3X21 with fine sandpaper and an orbital sander. But to remove a lot of stock rapidly without gouging, this is it. In my business, I’ve even stripped the occasional oak floor for refinishing with this tool. Unlike many 3X21 sanders that can gouge and tip, this…

Ed says:

Adequate, but I expected more. Recently, while in the middle of a hardwood flooring project, I purchased this model sander at a local supplier. After considerable use, here’s my assessment.Positive observations:- It’s build like a tank and will probably run forever.- It’s well-balanced and offers smooth sanding capabilitiesNegative observations:- The metal baseplate or “shoe” that came with the unit started warping after 1-2 hours of hard use, due to excessive heat. Fortunately, I…

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