Mirka Sander and Extractor Review

Updated May 23, 2024 | Posted Apr 3, 2020 | Product Reviews, Tools | 2 comments

Hi, I’ve been asked by the Decorators Forum UK to talk about the sander set up which I’ve been using for around 3 years now. This is blog is my honest Mirka sander and extractor review. I hope you find it useful!! You can find all these products online by clicking here.

 

Mirka Deros 240v Review

 

The Mirka Deros is my favorite sander out of the kit I have. It makes life so much easier in job cleanliness and time saving aspects. It just keeps you on your toes with keying all surfaces up and it’s a pleasure to use. Pads are easy to change between the 150mm and 125mm you get with the kit, easy to operate with speed settings up and down. Hooked up to extractor you really do get at least a 95% dustless sanding finish with this set up.

The only problem I’ve had with the Mirka Deros was around 18 months in. The unit started to become louder and louder and then vibrate more. It didn’t feel right! With the unit being under warranty, I emailed Mirka customer services, who put me in touch with a 3rd party company. To be fair the third party company planned to have my unit collected, repaired and returned within a week and all at no cost. They can’t be faulted for their customer service.

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In the year I’ve had the unit back, its been faultless and works perfectly. I would recommend buying Mirka abranet pads. There are many cheaper options out there and I’ve tried them all. They don’t last a 3rd as long as the abranet… Mirka might be dearer, but you get what you pay for in that department.

Over the 3 years I’ve given the Mirka Deros it has had a hammering! To be honest, some days it’s been on the go for hours and if you keep on top of the pads and pad savers it’s fine. Overall, 9/10 for me on the Mirka Deros.

 

Mirka Deos Review

 

I’ve had Mirka Deos the same amount of time as the Deros and it’s a great sander on flats and doors etc. Nice and easy to use, quick and powerful. I do prefer it on some areas over the Deros to be honest. Especially into tight corners where the Deros can’t reach. Very well built unit solid. Overall good sander. I just love using the deros though over this wherever I get thechance so 8/10

 

Mirka Delta Deos Review

 

I’ve had the Mirka Delta Deos since December 2019. Basically, it’s the Deos but with a mouse like sander head for tight hard to reach corners. The Delta is slightly cheaper too. It does exactly what Deos does in the same fashion, but I’ll say one thing this has over the standard Deos. This has is some crazy power! I don’t know whether it’s this individual unit, but I have to have this on low as possible in setting as it just seems to vibrate more than my standard Deos on flats (could just be the individual units).

 

Mirka 1025l 240v Extraction Unit

 

To be fair. the Mirka extraction unit is fine in size and weight for me. Suction is great when the bag is relatively empty. It’s nice and lightweight but the build quality is robust and easy to clean/service and change the bags when needed. The Mirka bags are a decent size so you do go a while between changes, depending on how much you use it obviously. I do use mine at least 3 times a week. I’d highly recommend this extraction kit. 10/10

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Final Thoughts

 

One thing I’d just like to add. If you’re a professional decorator and you’re thinking about taking your first step into dust-free sanding, you absolutely should! I know it is a big initial investment, but it will absolutely change your working life for the better. No more trashing a clients’ house with dust. No more dragging dust from one house to another on your sheets, no more chocking with dust on your chest and on your skin!! It is a game changer!!

Overall, I’m more than happy with all Mirka sanders and set up. I would recommend these to anyone thinking of investing in a dustless sanding kit. Start with the Deros and the extraction unit if budget permits. Then move on to the Deos or Delta Deos as add ons should you wish.

Summary

Mirka Sander and Extractor Review - Decorator's forum UK

Mirka manufacture a series of high-end sanders used by the trade. Each sander is designed for a specific task.

Product Brand: Mirka

Editor's Rating:
4.7

Pros

  • Powerful.
  • Stylish.
  • Good build quality.
  • Virtually dust free.

Cons

  • Mirka like to threaten people with legal action if they see something they don’t like on social media. The actual sanders are great.

Updated May 23, 2024 | Posted Apr 3, 2020 | 2 comments

About the Author

About the Author

Mike Gregory is a Professional Painter and Decorator who works in the Northwest of England. He mainly sub-contracts for large decorating firms and works on a wide variety of projects.

2 Comments

  1. John McKechnie

    I bought one about 4 years ago and it’s some of the best money I’ve ever spent! Saves so much time on taping jobs and the amount of mess it cuts down on too.
    If I had one thing to say on the negative side is, that in me had 3 or 4 of the dust bags bursting inside the machine, which I’ve reported to Mirka, with no response whatsoever and the time spent cleaning up the mess is a pain to say the least.

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    • Mike Cupit

      great insight, appreciate the comment

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