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Makita 9031 1-1/8 in. x 21 in. Belt Sander
Model#: MKTN9031

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Makita 9031 1-1/8 in. x 21 in. Belt Sander

Model#: MKTN9031
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Compact and lightweight (4.6 lb.) for close quarter work with excellent maneuverability.
Variable belt speed (656 - 3280 ft./-min.).
  • Ball and needle bearing construction for smooth operation and long tool life
  • Narrow belt and exposed front pulley for use in close quarters or on irregular shapes
  • Multi-position side handle for easy and more comfortable operation
  • Lock-on button for continuous operation
  • Connects to dust collector for a cleaner work environment
  • 1-1/8 in. x 21 in. Belt Sander - 9031
  • (2) Abrasive Belts #40 - 742301-7
  • (2) Abrasive Belts #60 - 742302-5
  • (2) Abrasive Belts #80 - 742303-3
  • (2) Abrasive Belts #100 - 742304-1
  • (2) Abrasive Belts #120 - 742305-9
  • Operating Manual


Length: 15 in.
Weight: 4.6 lbs.
Amperage: 5
Belt Size: 1-1/8 in. x 21 in.
SFPM: 656 - 3,280 ft-min
Shipping Weight: 6.4 lbs.


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Makita1-1/8 in. x 21 in. Belt Sander

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Very capable and versatile tool!

By Russ C

from Carlsbad, CA

About Me Professional


  • Comfortable Handles
  • Easy Belt Change
  • Good Balance
  • Good Belt Tracking
  • Powerful
  • Sands Smoothly


    Best Uses

    • Use Like A Powered File

    Comments about 1-1/8 in. x 21 in. Belt Sander:

    I have owned the 9030 model (non-variable speed type)but otherwise identical for about 20 years. I keep finding new ways to use it to accomplish jobs that other tools just can't do. The 9031 variable speed tool is even more versatile, as you can slow it down for less aggressive cutting or cooler sanding of plastics that may melt at higher speeds.
    My only quibble with the tool is the motor fan blows sanding dust in my face. I am left handed and it may not be an issue for right handed users.
    If mine ever wears out I will buy the VS model.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


    It IS The Best

    By Carleton The Doorman

    from Big Bear Lake, CA

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about 1-1/8 in. x 21 in. Belt Sander:

    I was introduced to this wonderful, little, wood- eating beast, while doing "log work" at a hotel remodel in Big Bear Lake, CA. At first glance, I thought this skinny sander to be a "toy" compared to my Makita 3x24" belt sander, I'd used for years... Well, I quickly learned the versatility of this tool; from "skinning" the bark off logs, to fitting the end of one log to the "round" of another... the uses for this quiet, light sander just seemed to multiply! As a sad (but true) further endorsement... these "1 inch Makitas" disappeared from the job-site at an alarming rate!

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    • 1-1/8 in. x 21 in. Belt Sander


      Can the handle that is at the front of the belt sander be removed to access tight spaces?
      Asked on 12/6/2012 by s.t.

      3 answers

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        The handle in front can be moved up and down for a more comfortable position. It appears the handle could be removed because pictures show it being held on with a nut.

        Answered on 3/10/2015 by Dennis from Atl
      • A:

        Yes. I removed mine and left it that way.

        Answered on 7/12/2014 by Russ C from Carlsbad, CA
      • A:

        The handle in front can be moved up and down for a more comfortable position. It appears the handle could be removed because pictures show it being held on with a nut. However, if you removed the handle, you would have no control of the sander.

        Answered on 12/7/2012 by Community Answer from None
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    The Makita Standard Warranty applies to both new and factory-reconditioned Makita tools. Every Makita tool is thoroughly inspected and tested before leaving the factory. If you are not satisfied with any Makita tool within 30 days of purchase, return it and Makita will provide a replacement or refund. Each Makita tool is warranted to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of ONE YEAR from the date of original purchase. Should any trouble develop during this one-year period, return the COMPLETE tool, freight prepaid, to one of Makita's Factory or Authorized Service Centers.

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