Dewalt DWE6401DS 5 in. Variable Speed Disc Sander with Dust Shroud

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Dewalt DWE6401DS 5 in. Variable Speed Disc Sander with Dust Shroud Model: dewndwe6401ds

Product Features & specs :

Dewalt DWE6401DS 5 in. Variable Speed Disc Sander with Dust Shroud

The Dewalt 5 in. Variable Speed Disc Sander with Dust Shroud is lightweight for easy operation around the job site. Well designed for paint removal and sanding applications, this is the perfect tool to handle all of your sanding needs.
  • Adjustable dust shroud can be connected to a vacuum to provide an improved working environment
  • Mid-handle design with soft grip and side handle
  • Smoothly accepts 5 in. 8-hole hook and loop paper, allowing for readily available paper to be changed quickly and easily
  • 6 Amp motor delivers preformance in high torque sanding applications to speed up the sanding process
  • 0-3700 OPM, VSR trigger dial for versitility in a wide array of sanding applications
What’s Included:
  • 5 in. Variable Speed Disc Sander with Dust Shroud - DWE6401DS
  • 5 in. 5-Hole Hook and Loop Paper
  • Wrench
Power Source
UL Safety
Wheel Diameter
5 in
No-Load Speed (RPM)
CSA Safety
Wifi compatibility
Case Included
Speed Type
Bluetooth Compatibility
Motor Type
Switch Type
Dust Collection Type
Dust Shroud
ETL Safety
9.25 in.
4.63 in.
9.19 in.
4 lbs.
Warranty Term
3 Year

Reviews :

4.4 / 5.0
23 Reviews
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Would you recommend this product?
Yes (12)
No (1)
Easy To Use (10)
Powerful (10)
Value (3)
Ergonomic Design (1)
Heavy (1)
Best Uses
Home Repair (6)
Frequent Use (4)
Heavy Duty Requirements (3)
Large Projects (2)
Looking for dust port adapter
Need to attach a shop vac to collect dust...
But what adapter will be the correct size?
Is there a DeWalt adapter that can get me to a 1 7/8" hose?
October 7, 2020
Originally posted at
Dust collection?
You CANNOT use this product without some type of dust mitigation system and it does not come with even a bag. Finding a bag or vacuum attachment has taken more time than just returning and using a different sander. Truly disappointed with this product.
September 20, 2020
Originally posted at
Great worker
I bought this sander for the specific of sanding my garage floor after repairing crack in the cement. After two coats of paint, it looks really good. It did take a few minutes to get used to the feel, but no problem.
July 14, 2019
Originally posted at
Paint stripper
I was in search of a heavy duty sander that had the capabilities of stripping paint off of old clap boards. This sander does exactly that. It’s powerful, easy to use (once you figure out how to control the shakes). The only down side with the sander is that you have to use two hands to run and control the sanding process. This makes sanding clapboards on a ladder virtually impossible. Other than that this sander is a complete power house.
This review was collected as part of a promotion
June 29, 2019
Originally posted at
Why no dust bag option?
Even my cheap Bosch has one. (but it final broke after 10 years of use.
I bought this because of the Dewalt reputation for quality designed products, but in this case, the box was lacking a dust bag filter, I checked website to see if it was missing in the box or was available as an add on product. it was not. I like the dust shroud concept for capturing the dust, but then what, it spits it out into the air? Even my dewalt miter saw had a dust bag. Sanding can throw up a lot of dust!
June 23, 2019
Originally posted at
Sander of the Gods
Bought little over month ago. And this blows all my other sanders away. Even belt. No match it's the sander of the GODS
May 21, 2019
Originally posted at
I bought this to help sand my hardwood floors. It's powerful and sands well. I didn't like the fact that it doesn't come with a dust bag. I need to figure out how to obtain one. That's my only issue.
May 15, 2019
Originally posted at
Would you recommend this product?
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Best Uses
Frequent Use
A very good piece of equipment
All I can say is that I love it
May 12, 2019
1 year ago
Describe Yourself:
This item was bought in order to sand out smoke damage between joists. Sander is on the slightly heavier side but double handles give an excellent ability to keep control.
All in all did the job and did it right
March 19, 2019
Originally posted at
Good,fast sander
I purchased this sander about 6 months back and has worked great. I find a lot of necessities for an aggressive sander that eats at material and this dewalt was the one for me. Only criticism I had was it was very hard to control, possibly not the best ergonomic design, it wobbles around all the time on unsteady surfaces and has gouged the material a couple times. It would be absolutely perfect if it had more of a grinder body design! Or at least a body shape that wouldn’t allow so much rocking
December 24, 2018
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Can this be used as a buffer for a car.. For car detailing?
davidm on Oct 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would not recommend that unit to buff a car.
Can a cup concrete grinder disc be used with this?
SS on May 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would not recommend using a concrete cup disc on that unit.
Can this sander be used to remove paint from concrete?
David C on Apr 26, 2017
Can this be used on concrete to remove paint?
David C on Apr 25, 2017


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