$ 79.99
The Wagner PaintEATER 4-1/2" disc sander is tough on paint but gentle on surfaces, making this the ideal paint remover tool.

The high-performance, spun-fiber paint eater disc operates at 2,600 RPM to provide the proper combination of user control and abrasive performance due to the open-web disc design that minimizes paint and dust build up.

Slightly tilt the power paint remover on its edge to remove paint chips, or operate it flat for smooth, feathered paint edges that create an ideal surface for repainting.


  • High-power 3.2 Amp motor provides powerful performance
  • 2,600 RPM provides the optimal combination of disc performance and user control
  • High-performance, spun-fiber 3M disc aggressively removes paint yet is gentle on surfaces
  • Operating the disc on its edge removes stubborn paint chips
  • Operating the disc flat will smooth and feather the paint edges for an ideal surface for repainting
  • Open-web disc design minimizes the loading-up of paint and dust
  • Flex-Disc system conforms to contours to provide consistent results on uneven surfaces

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PaintEATER Disc**

PaintEATER Disc**

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PaintEATER is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 60.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Does a good job. I bought a model 0282180 and it has done a good job removing paint but I just tried to change discs and it broke the disc lock. I haven't figured out a way to change it. Hate to buy another one.
Date published: 2020-06-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great tool, but can't get disc off This is a great tool, performs well to strip all kinds of things. I love it. When I wore out my 1st blade, I couldn't get it off. I finally used a wrench in despiration and the lock mechanism plastic housing broke. I was bummed out as this was a favorite tool that my neighbor who owns a painting company recommended . I suspect the disc might be easier to remove if a wrench could be used like on a grinder. The plastic housing mechanism needs reinforcement. Make one and I will buy it!
Date published: 2020-05-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not last long. I bought this awhile back and used it for the first time yesterday. Motor overheated and shut down. I guess I can use it as a paperweight or doorstop now.
Date published: 2020-04-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Goes through discs too fast This unit does as advertised but with one glaring problem. The discs wear out way too quickly. Picture attached used 2 new discs and 2 older ones I had previously.
Date published: 2020-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worked Fine for My Job. I purchased this to knock down edges of the possibly 5 layers of floor paint in the basement of my hundred-year-old home. Hard to tell, but the paint was probably not latex; maybe lead-based, but was fully dried and brittle. Having read some reviews, I was apprehensive but gave it a go and, honestly, I am satisfied with it. It did require some patience to get through the layers. It also did a solid job of knocking down the edges of the small-agg concrete that my water-proofing contractor got a bit over-excited with. As with all sanding tools, there is nothing to be gained by putting excessive pressure on it. Just let the tool do the work and tilt it if you need to focus on a particular area, but be careful. Cured paint chips coming off the disc can do some damage... All that being said, this would not be my tool of choice if I was looking to actually strip all of the paint in a large area. Too many layers, too small a disc. Only real con I found was the obscenely short cord on it. Seriously, Wagner...what were your designers thinking to gain here? I solved that issue by making myself a little sling to hold the cord over my shoulder since the 12 inches of length is just long enough to land an extension cord plug right at the edge of the sanding wheel. Bit disappointed in you, Wagner...*shaking my head* Last note: Not really sure why people here and on other sites were complaining about getting the discs off. I had zero issues with that. As Wagner has said, discs are THREADED ON.
Date published: 2019-11-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor quality - junk First one broke when I changed pads, the cheap plastic locking mechanism broke from hand strength only, second unit burned out in 20 minutes. As a professional handyman in my 3rd year, I can't afford to waste money on trash. I got an extended warranty on the second unit but the store employee messed up the serial numbers and now I am out another 80 bucks. Thanks Wagner
Date published: 2019-10-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Absolute Junk I bought this product at Lowe's and reviewed it there and felt the need to do it here to warn as many as possible. Despite some reviews I had no problems with the disc falling apart or paint not being removed. Quite the contrary, the disc was sturdy and when working, the paint was literally erased with each pass on my porch. Unfortunately the first one lasted about 20 minutes then just stopped working. It simply shut off.i chalked it up to one bad product from a good line and exchanged it for another. To my surprise not only did the second one shut off suddenly but it began smoking as well. If your surface is more than a 3'x3' square find a different tool. (And let me know what it is because I'm back to square one.)
Date published: 2019-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Luv it I bought this a couple of months ago. I finally got to use it and it is a beast. I Luv it. Just strips the paint right off. Before I used a belt sander and an orbital sander, talk about tired arms. With this guy it strips the paint in no time.
Date published: 2019-07-17
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working in heat

i had a problem with the paint eater when working 90 degree heat the motor burned over, what is the max exterior heat to use the paint eater outside
Asked by: siggi
We don't have a maximum heat to operate the PaintEater in, however extreme heat could effect the unit if used for too long. I'd be more concerned that the vent holes on the unit were being covered while operating the unit. This would cause the unit to overheat and possibly damage the motor.
Answered by: Wagner
Date published: 2013-10-22

Does the the Wagner PaintEater comply with RRP (Renovation, Repair and Paint) regulations for lead-safe practices?

Asked by: ExteriorPainter
The PaintEater product is not specifically designed for the removal of lead-based paint. Removal of old paint by sanding, scraping or other means may generate dust or fumes that contain lead. Exposure to lead dust or fumes may cause brain damage or other adverse health effects, especially in children or pregnant women. Controlling exposure to lead or other hazardous substances requires the use of proper protective equipment, such as a properly fitted respirator (NIOSH approved) and proper containment and cleanup. For more information, call the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD (in US) or contact your local health authority.
Answered by: Wagner
Date published: 2013-10-22

how long will the sanding disk last?

Asked by: gail
I used it on a 600 square foot surface and the disk is only worn a little. It still has a lot of life left.
Answered by: John75
Date published: 2013-10-22

Can I use this for removing peeling paint on the interior walls inside my home?

Asked by: DIY123456
I haven't tried it on painted drywall, but I would be concerned that it would cut thru the paint and into the drywall if not carefull.
Answered by: John75
Date published: 2013-10-22

Is there a vacum attachment for removeing texture from a ceiling?

Asked by: fixer
Answered by: John75
Date published: 2013-10-22

Why is the price of the Painteater almost double in the UK? Same for the spare disk?

Asked by: AAAA
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