Think of Wagner’s “PaintEater” as a rotary sander designed specially to handle large abrasive discs for removing paint. Wagner claims that it’s “hard on paint / easy on siding,” but one thing’s certain: it looks a whole lot faster than rubbing and scraping.
It’s a corded tool with a 3.2A motor that spins the abrasive disc at 2,600 (no load) RPM. The replacement discs are manufactured by Wagner and the tool’s manual clearly states that they’re not to be used with other products — which makes me wonder if a disc like this for a drill wouldn’t make some sense. There’s a strap and a folding handle to help you control the PaintEater, and disc changes are tool-less.
I’m a little skeptical about this, but I’m also tempted to give it a try. Stripping house paint is a nasty, dirty business, and I’m a fan of anything that’ll speed it up.
Street pricing starts around $75, and replacement discs run about $14 each. (They’ll give you the razor, but you’ll have to buy the blades…)