Makita 9403 11 Amp, 4" x 24" Belt Sander
Although many people say that the Makita 9903 is the best belt sander around, this is the 9903's big brother. I'd say that gives it a leg up on the 9903. Instead of a 3 inch by 21 inch belt, this one uses a 4 inch by 21 inch belt. That's a full 33 percent wider for faster cutting, especially on large areas. The 11 amp motor is strong enough to cut through just about anything short of concrete, while maintaining an overall noise rating of only 84dB for operator comfort.
This is a heavy sander, weighing in at 12.6 pounds, so you probably won't want to hold it up for sanding vertical edges. However, all that weight is great for leveling hardwood floors and table tops. The dust bag swivels 360 degrees for operator convenience and the cord is mounted to the top of the handle to keep it out of your way.