Cordless Belt Sander Review. AEG VS Mliwaukee VS HiKOKI (Ridgid VS Milwaukee VS Metabo HPT)

@AEGPowertoolsNewZealand @hikokinz1685 and @MilwaukeeToolsNZ battle it out in the cordless belt sander category. Which one removes the most and comes out on top?

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G'day boys and girls this video is about Cordless belt Sanders Now I say belts Sanders but currently I Only have the one on the screen in front Of you the AEG or rigid three inch 18 Volt cordless belt sander I have nearly Purchased the Milwaukee and the hikoki On several occasions but never quite Pulled the trigger and bought one Because they're quite expensive and I Didn't 100 need a belt sander but Curiosity wise I've always wanted one And so when AEG contacted me a couple of Weeks ago and said would you like to Have some tools Mr tools I said oh yeah What have you got that I haven't got and I thought belt sander I want to play With a belt sander before the end of the Video maybe it will be put up against The Milwaukee or the Ryobi or the DeWalt Or the high koki slash Metabo HPT but Who knows it may just end up being a Video about AEG depending on timing and Money and everything else so let's get Into it and see what the features are of This particular tool the model number is The Bhbs18b that is the worldwide number the American number will be just here the Belts that go on this sander are three Inches wide and 18 inches long or 75 mil By 457 millimeters and they do give you A couple in the box and that'll look to See what grip they are yet presumably

They're both different We have 80 and a 120 so couple there to Get you started I have got plenty more To keep me going so we won't run out Trust me it also comes with a dust bag With Clip on the end so that it won't come Off too easily I can see that nothing Protrudes from this side of the tool Which is nice meaning you can pretty Much get flush you'll miss out maybe by A couple of millimeters but if you're Able to set this right you should be Able to have the Sandpaper instead of Sticking out the side a bit so that your Sandpaper can get hard up against the Edge of a wall or whatever it is you Happen to be sanding it is variable Speed from 135 to 300 meters per minute That's how many meters of sandpaper is Going across your project per minute This front handle here is adjustable it Could slide up and down as you can see There there's just a screw there it has Onboard tool storage to adjust that Handle but it seems strange to have a Tool on board just to adjust a handle But I can't see anything else that it Would actually be used for at the moment In relation to the belt or anything like That so maybe I'll work it out as we go Along the onboard Allen key actually Sticks out this side a little bit so if It gets jammed and you can't get out you

Can poke it out from this side on the Front of the tool or the side of the Tool depending on how you look at it we Have the belt release slash lock and We've got an adjustment dial on the side Here to make sure your belt tracks Correctly it does have a trigger lock so That you don't have to have your finger On the trigger and exhaust your finger If you're using this for a long period Of time plus that also means you can set It going put it down and race them when Putting on a sanding belt we loosen make Sure you pay attention to the directions Of the arrows on the Belt you want it Going the right direction as to not Split the joint shover on Get it as close to the center as Possible Locker on And when you start this thing up you Might just need to adjust that tracking To get the belt going in the middle so It doesn't slide off the side or rub Against the other side but we'll do that In a moment when we get started and when Are we going to get started well right About now I guess it's pouring with rain Outside and that means I'm going to have To use this inside which is a bit Annoying because I've got a lot of stuff To do and it'll be much easier outside But we'll try it inside I'll put the AEG Bag on it here and we'll see how much

Dust it collects over whatever distance Then I'll probably change to dust Extraction because I don't want too much Dust in the house but we'll see how good This is first so the main things I will Be looking for when I'm using this tool Is going to be how much pressure I can Put down Without it stalling or anything like That you know whether you can stick it Down and really get stuck in or whether It's going to struggle a bit and slow Down then how much dust it collects in The bag we'll see how much it removes That's of course important but probably The most important thing with a cordless Tool is how long it's going to run this Is going to suck through the juice Pretty darn quick the only cordless belt Sanders I've used are the band file type Ones I've got one of those and I love it And that doesn't use up the power much But this is a different kettle of fish This is a far bigger belt and the tools Got to work a lot harder because you've You're putting pressure on it it's a lot More friction for it to overcome so I'm Not holding out much hope for the Batteries lasting a long length of time But all my batteries are charged I've Got three six amp hours and a 3M power To throw up this thing over the next Couple hours so I'll see how well they Go now just because AEG have given this

To me for free don't expect me to go to Light on it I am going to put put it Through its pieces I've got a bunch of This old Vitex decking that I have Removed from one part of the property I'm going to clean up cut down to some Shorter pieces and use as a little path In front of my shed so that's what I'm Going to head first with the sander got The bag on it and we're gonna have a Play see how long this thing lasts see How well it sounds I'm also going to see If I can sand in this orientation so I Get the whole width of the board and one Whack but it might end up pushing the Belt off the side we'll have to wait and See [Music] Just stop and have a quick look so you Can see how it's going have a look there It's taking everything back much quicker Than a random orbital sander which is Probably what I would normally be using If I wasn't using this It is of course a lot more aggressive It's pretty quiet let's carry on Before and after with about 30 seconds Work doesn't take long to strip it off With the belt sander compared to other Types of Sanders It's pretty quick and easy so that's What I've done so far and we are down to Two bars it was actually on one bar just A moment ago when I pushed it so it's

Right on the brink there I'll go till she's dead Stops quick [Applause] Does not want to die Looks like our bag is full and this Battery just doesn't want to die it's Been on one bar for ages just flashing Away but the tool keeps on running But Spewing a lot of dust out the front So let's take a wee look in the bag [Applause] That's a lot of dust It's one battery charge and the thing is Full That'll take you a long long long time With a random orbital sander bag back on And we'll see if we can kill this Battery Oh It has decided it doesn't want to go Anymore Battery's quite warm nothing too bad Go Chuck that on charge and we'll see How much we did so this is what I have Been doing and I haven't gone right to The ends because there's no point Sanding pieces of wood that I'm only Going to Chuck on a fire So I've done around 19 lineal meters Most of it is 140 wide just under six Inches and there's a few narrow ones in There as well is that a reasonable

Amount for a 6 amp hour battery it Actually did better than I thought Especially seen as the battery light's Been down pretty fast at the beginning But those last couple and especially the Last one hung in there quite a bit So so far I'm happy because I probably Wouldn't be doing that much more in one Go anyway in If I've got four batteries Should be all good so the poor old AEG Has been a bit lonely in this video so Far but now it has a couple of new Friends we've got the older brother The Milwaukee and we also have the high Koki I've got brand new 80 grit belts on All three of these Sanders and we are Going to have a go at this piece of Lawson Cypress which if you've never Used this Timber it's smells so good so It's pretty rough this test is more for Me than you guys really because it's Going to be hard for you to tell what's Going on I'm just going to get the feel Of the tools feel how much they're Removing and just feel how nice they are Or are not to use and then we'll talk About them later the batteries I'm going To be using on these tools sorry a bit Noisy today Is the 6 amp power battery on here the Six amp hour high output on here and on The haikoki the 4 amp power because That's the biggest one they do we'll

Talk about that as soon as I finish Sanding this all the batteries are Currently charging up and for this test I will be using dust extraction rather Than the bags [Music] Thank you Now I presume you noticed that when I Did that test I didn't have dust Extraction on I used the bags that's Because I couldn't find a fitting and That would fit the high koki I've got a Ton of vac fittings and none of them Slipped over that so I decided to use The bags for this test for the next test We're going to do a stall test I'm going To start off just gentle pressure and Then just slowly keep adding more and More pressure to see if I can stall any Of these or if I can store all of them Which one stalls the easiest Foreign [Music] [Music] Was the easiest to stall as you saw but It still takes quite a lot of pressure To do it you shouldn't be pushing down That hard on the tool in the first place The Milwaukee second hardest to stall I Had to put quite a lot of pressure on And I was worried that I was going to Damage the tool but eventually it did Cut out And as for the haikoki I had to put a

Lot more weight on this till I ended up Pushing down on it with my chest to try And get it to stall and eventually it Did so torque wise the high koki or Metabo HPT much better than the other Two so 1.2 points three points for this one not That I am in any way doing a point System As for battery life all three of them Have had the same amount of sanding on This piece of Cypress and our stall test And the AEG showing three out of four The haikoki three out of four and the Milwaukee also three out of four so as You can see these things go through the Battery pretty quick you're gonna have To have a lot of batteries on standby if You're planning on doing an entire floor Or something with these tools [Music] Foreign [Music] Much quicker material removal let's get Back to the workbench and look at the Additional features that the Milwaukee And the high koki have we've already Looked at the AEG what's different about These two now you already know about the Features of the AEG but do these two Have anything different that the AEG Doesn't have they sure do so let's take A look at those taking a look at the Milwaukee which is of course the big

Brother of the AEG it too has a movable Front handle but if you take a look at This one you'll see this weird ugly Looking hole here which looks like There's a piece of plastic missing or Something well it's not missing it's Because instead of adjusting it with a Tool this one is tool-less you just lift The lever slide it up lock it back down So basically why would you need to do That well if you look at it here it is In front of the tool so if you want to Get hard up against the wall or Something you can slide this back lock It down and now it is not protruding Past the front of your tool when we look At the hikoki you'll see that the handle Doesn't stick past the front of the tool Anyway so it is not adjustable all of These Sanders have variable speed and All of them were running in their max Speed in the video test that you've seen I do however like running them a little Bit slower for a lot of things I've Found it just helps stop the tool from Taking off on you I don't like where They've put the dial here on the Milwaukee compared to the AEG the AEG is Up here by your hand it's more intuitive In its positioning although it doesn't Actually tell you on the tool which Direction is which If you look very carefully on the top of The dial you can see some numbers but

They're just black plastic so it's just About impossible to tell what is going On are they even numbers does that say b O o E E you know I can't even work out What those are supposed to be is that an A there is it an auto mode I mean what Is going on definitely didn't seem to Have an auto mode on it the other thing That the Milwaukee has that the AEG does Not have is lights the haikoki also does Not have lights but the Milwaukee has a Light here shoots out the side so you Can get close up to something on the Sides and it also has a light on the Front and a rubber bumper so that you Don't damage things neither the hikoki Nor the AEG have a bumper on the front Let's take a look at that lighting just With some of the other lighting removed It'll come on as soon as I click on a Battery So there you go front and side it's Actually they're quite good lights a lot Of placement of Lights is pretty useless But these aren't too bad particularly This side one the front one gets a Little bit of a shadow here but this One's pretty good Um so yeah if you were in a darkish Situation trying to get up against a Skirting board or something then that Might come in handy so that's the basic

Differences between the Milwaukee and The AEG the Milwaukee does have a Slightly nicer base plate here that the Belt runs on but basically this area is The same it has the same sort of Tracking which is a little bit flimsy on Both the AEG and the Milwaukee it's a Little bit better on the Milwaukee than The AEG but the one thing this has which Is more important than all of those over The age years is that it has more power But that power does come at a cost this Thing possibly goes through batteries Faster than all the others it's a little Bit hard to tell though going through Batteries so quick now taking a look at The high Coke the haikoki's variable Speed is at the top of the handle here In a nice easy place to adjust it like The AEG so that's good but apart from That it doesn't have any other extra Features that are visible on the tool There's no lights there's no movable Handle You know it's a pretty basic solid Looking unit you'll notice down the Bottom this looks a bit more like a a Real belt sander you know it's it's a Consistent size all the way around this Takes bigger belts than the other two They're still three inches wide but They're a bit longer because if you take A look at that like I say it looks like A a real car so to speak and the next

Ones look like Dragsters with that large Wheel at the back and the small one at The front not as noticeable on the AEG It's not quite as big a difference as it Is with the Milwaukee which means that The AEG has slightly more sandpaper Touching your work piece than the Milwaukee there's not a lot in it but This from front to back is around 205 Millimeters whereas this is about 215 so 10 millimeters or 3 8 of an inch longer In the Sandpaper area but they use Exactly the same belts just that wheel At the back there not as big as that one But the high koki also known as the Matabo HPT in North America has one Trick up its sleeve the other two don't Have and that is an auto mode [Music] [Music] Foreign [Applause] So I carried on in the auto mode and Gave this whole side of this slab here Which is two and a half meters long I gave it a quick sand Got it to a point where I'll start now Using a random orbital sander or some Sort of sheet sander to finish it off And It is Oh it was showing one bar a moment ago So I imagine doing both sides of this With this sander would completely

Deplete the largest 36 volt High koki Battery there is so that's the 4 amp Hour 36 volt or 8 Amp Hour 18 volt if it Was on an 18 volt tool so these things Go through the juice but that's to be Expected I carried on using this tool to Finish this piece of Timber off because This removes the material much faster There is one other trick that the hikoki Has up its sleeve that the other two do Not but it's not something that's Actually on the tool but it is something That attaches to the tool and that is an AC power adapter Clip that on there you can now run this Thing all day and on this sort of tool That's super handy because these things Are super hungry on batteries so if you Can run it on power if you're doing a Lot of stuff on a site you're doing you Know flooring and things then the Battery to AC adapter is a good option I Don't use this adapter much I just find It a little bit cumbersome and stuff and Most of the time I'm doing things that I Don't need it for a long period of time And I have enough batteries that I can Get through the task but this thing goes Through batteries so quick that one of These super handy if we take a look at This This dust on the front was from just the Tool running and so I found that the Haikoki had the worst dust extraction

Worst dust collection compared to the Other two I think the Milwaukee seemed To be the best the tool almost looks Brand new still you know there's hardly Any dust on it whereas this one yeah is Constantly getting quite Dusty all over Much dustier than the other two let's Look at some of the stats of the three Of them all together let's start with Weight the haikoki bear tool no battery A little bit of dust and a sanding belt Comes in at Three and a half kgs which is one kg Less than what it says on the haikoki New Zealand website you need to update The website guys find that a lot with Tool companies they do not get things Right on the webs never trust all Company websites make sure you come and Watch tools and stuff so that you can See what they actually are So Exactly the same weight as the high koki And AG feels just a little bit lighter Quite a bit lighter 2.9 kgs So 2.9 three and a half three and a half Yeah this is about 50 grams heavier than The Milwaukee so not a lot in it but if You're concerned about wheat that is the Tool for you next up speed looking at The speeds of the three of them this is The order from slowest to fastest the AEG going from 135 to 300 meters per Minute the Milwaukee from 210 to 14 and

The haikoki starts lower than the AEG And goes higher than the Milwaukee from 122 to 450 meters per minute the AEG and The Milwaukee use the same belt a 75 by 457 millimeter bout or three inch by 18 Inch the hikoki as I mentioned earlier Slightly bigger with a 75 by 533 Millimeter belt or three inch by 21 inch When it comes to using the three tools This one you notice is like it doesn't Sit flat sort of wants to lean to one Side and even when I was using it it Just it felt weird trying to get it dead Flat it just didn't it felt like Something was maybe slightly out of Whack but maybe that's just me I need to Get used to the tool also this big front Area here between the roller and the Plate starting is It's quite a large area there and I Found I tend to start sort of not flat With the angle of the handle compared to These other two I would end up starting Like on a bit of an angle and then drop Down whereas these two are easy to start Just bang flat but that's something You'd sort of get used to you know Pretty quickly with the tool when you're Trying all sorts of different tools when You're doing what I do on this channel Sometimes things feel weird just because You've been using other ones that are Different so if I've been using the AEG In the Milwaukee and I goes just

Straight down flat on those and then This one's just got slightly different Angles on the handle and the belts it Just makes it feel a bit odd but if I've Been using that one for two weeks Earlier then those ones would have felt Odd so don't read too much into that Because out of these tools I've used This one the most now I don't usually Talk about price in my videos for a Multitude of reasons which people don't Seem to understand I can't tell you a Price because everywhere in the world Sells all these things different prices Okay everybody's not in America and Prices fluctuate the price today will be Different next week might be different Another week from now somebody put gets It on special I can't stand tool reviews And they say oh this one was only two Hundred dollars but I got it on a deal In a combo pack on special blah blah Yeah so it doesn't count at all so Anyway this is not the order price wise This is So In this country Clearly the cheapest quite a big jump to These two not a massive difference Between these two and price but this one Definitely in the middle now the most Important thing removal rates basically The same order they were in just a Moment ago

The AEG removes the least you have to Work longer Which means your battery won't last as Long so even though this gets better run Time with the battery you have to go Over the same area a lot more than you Do with the other two so it will negate That so in the end you might get around The same or you might get slightly less With the AEG even though it's run longer So there is a clear difference in Material removal between the AEG and the Milwaukee and then there is another big Jump between the Milwaukee and the Haikoki when I was comparing these two Against each other I thought oh yeah the Milwaukee is removing a lot more Material then once I started using the High koki I thought I don't really want To use the other two anymore because This is so much quicker the haikoki Removes stuff real quick compared to These two some of that will be the extra Power this has because if I haven't Already mentioned it this is a 36 volt Tool and these two are only 18 volt so This has a bit more oomph and it also Has a slightly bigger belt And those two things put together means This thing chews through the timber a Lot quicker so if we are to wrap this Whole thing up tie it up with a nice Pretty little bow I am going to put them Basically in the order you see on the

Bench this is something I'm going to say That I didn't expect at the beginning I Don't mind all of these tools I I'd be Happy to use any of them and when I Started this video I thought cordless Belt Sanders really is this going to be Any good And some of you are not going to agree With me because of one issue so yeah They work quite well as belt Sanders if You're used to using a random orbital Sander or sheet Sanders and stuff Cordless but you want something that Removes material quicker then these will Remove it much much much quicker okay Belt Sanders chew through stuff real Quick but they're no good for fine Finishing stuff you need to go over it With this get rid of all the rough stuff Any dips and what have you get it Roughly to the level you want and then Use a random orbital sander or sheet Sanders some sort of finishing sander to Actually get it nice because you need to Keep these dead flat if you give it a Little tweak you'll leave a cut in your Timber basically you'll leave grooves And stuff these are just rough you know It's they're kind of like reciprocating Saws you know they're just for hacking Things apart you know this is just for Ripping off all the rough material Before you get a nice sander and do the Job properly

But they're great at what they do do but This is the point I'm getting to a lot Of you aren't going to like them for the Plain and simple factors they chew Through batteries too quick there's a Lot of people that seem to expect that They're going to stick a battery on a Cordless tool and it's just going to run All day welcome to the real world that Doesn't happen so if you're using these Things hard out you're sanding a floor You're pushing down on it a lot you Haven't got a nice belt on there you're Just really given the tool they're Only going to last a few minutes they're Not going to last you very long you need A lot of batteries or in the case of the Hoki whack on the AC adapter but I'm Happy with all three tools if you take The runtime factor out of it I'm happy Using this I'm happy using this I'm Happy using this I don't say that very Often in my reviews but there is a clear Difference you know this one is nicer Than this one and this one is nicer than This one so if you're gonna buy one if I Was gonna recommend one to you it would Definitely be the high koki just because It's so much quicker removal of material And it has that AC option and the belts It just feels a more solid tool and yeah It does the job good so That's another review done and dusted I've got a heap more sanding I need to

Go and do so I'm going to put these to a Bit more work and if any of them die or Anything before I finish I'll tack a Quick little bit on the video somewhere But otherwise thanks for watching guys And I will see you all on another review Again next week cheers Tools out When using belt Sanders make sure the Material you are sanding is well secured You'll notice down the bottom that this Looks a bit more bloody hell But the high cookie also known as the Makita hbt in North America and I've Just got a deal to that alarm did I say Per second on one of the other ones ever I did that was just a wee little up Oh a b c d e f Okay that's Odd is this going to blow dust Everywhere A little bit So I just fired some dust out of that

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