DeWalt DCW200B Sander Cleans Up Real Nice
DeWalt expanded its line of cordless solutions with a 20V Max 1/4 sheet sander. According to DeWalt, this new sander provides both the power and runtime needed for typical light sanding duties. Plus, with the efforts the brand has made to make the DCW200B compatible with its dust extractors, this new variable speed DeWalt 20V brushless 1/4 sheet sander makes much less of a mess.
- Model: DCW200B
- Brushless motor
- Low profile
- Variable speed control from 8,000-14,000 OPM
- Up to 40-minute runtime
- Paper clamp for easy installation
- Dust-sealed switch
- Locking dust bag
- Dust port designed to fit DWV010 and DWV012 dust collectors
- 3-year warranty
- Price: $119
DeWalt 20V Brushless 1/4 Sheet Sander Features
Like the other tools on their 20V Max platform, the DeWalt 1/4 Sheet Sander features a brushless motor. This means that the tool should be capable of delivering both power and enough runtime to complete smaller projects. And, indeed, this is DeWalt’s claim with the new tool.
The DeWalt DCW200B has a variable speed dial that lets you set the sander anywhere between 8,000-14,000 OPM (oscillations per minute). As far as efficiency goes, word is that this sander gets up to 40 minutes of runtime on a charge (using a 5.0Ah battery). That will shift depending upon whether you’re removing paint or just lightly sanding before applying a finish.
But, the design of the tool seems to be just as big of a deal as the power and runtime. DeWalt chose a low profile design that lets you get closer to the work surface. They also designed the paper clamp to allow for quick and easy installation of your sandpaper sheets.
The DeWalt 20V Max 1/4 Sheet Sander takes a firm stance on dust management as well. It comes with a one-handed locking dust bag. Of course, if you’ve got access to a dust extractor, it can attach directly to your vacuum hose. While designed specifically for use with either the DWV010 and the DWV dust collectors, you can attach the DCW200B to any vacuum using a 1-1/4 in. hose. All you need is the DeWalt DWV9000 universal quick connector.
You can pick up the DeWalt DCW200B as a bare tool for just $119. It comes with DeWalt’s 3-year warranty, 1-year free service agreement, and 90-day money-back guarantee. The sander also comes as part of a kit with a 2.0 Ah battery (DCW200D1) or with a larger 5Ah battery pack (DCW200P1).
DeWalt 1/4 Sheet Sander Specs
- Model: DeWalt DCW200B
- System: 20V Max
- Paper Size: 1/4 Sheet
- Dust Collection: Locking dust bag
- Orbits per Minute: 8,000-14,000
- Electronic Speed Control: Yes
- Height: 5.3 in.
- Length: 6 in.
- Weight: 2.1 lbs
- Warranty: 3-Year Warranty
- Price: $119 (bare tool); $189 (kit w/2Ah battery); $218 (kit w/5Ah battery)