Porter Cable says this new compact belt sander will hit shelves this month, bringing with it some pretty slick features — most of which center around its small form factor. Specifically, its sides are flat, which allows you to sand right up to vertical surfaces. There’s also a grip incorporated into the spot where the power cord exits the tool to give you another way to hold on to it when you’re sanding in tight, difficult spaces.
If you want to really wail on something with it, they do include an installable auxilliary handle. And, you can also attach a dust port to connect the sander to a shop-vac or other dust collection system.
All in all, it looks like a pretty capable small belt sander.
Compact Belt Sander, Model 371K [Porter Cable]