Model#: MTBN600405420

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Metabo SXE400 3-1/8 in. Compact Random Orbit Disc Sander

  • Metabo SXE400 3-1/8 in. Compact Random Orbit Disc Sander
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Metabo sanders and polishers are known for their superb surface finishing technology. Hardly any application places such varied demands on tool development than processing surfaces - whether it's rough or fine, even or curved, into tight corners or wide open areas. That is why Metabo offers a suitable tool for almost any special problem. When the tool matches the challenge, you get the desired result. Metabo. Work. Don't play.
  • Very suitable for sanding inner and outer curves
  • Light and handy machine for convenient one-hand operation
  • Rotating and additional oscillating movement of backing pad for optimum finish
  • Variospeed (V) full-wave electronic speed control ensures that the speed can vary from the lowest speed to the maximum
  • Thumbwheel for preselection of speed
  • No scratches while placing the running machine on the material (Power Control System)
  • Clean sanding results in narrow rails
  • Excellent results even for polishing smaller surfaces
  • Low housing
  • The electrodynamic fine balancing system reduces noise and vibration
  • Optimum power transmission through reduced crown wheel gear
  • Long service life through spindle with dust-proof triple ball bearing design
  • Velcro-faced backing pad
  • External dust extraction outlet
  • SXE400 3-1/8 in. Compact Random Orbit Disc Sander - 600405420
  • Hexagon Key - 344161530
  • Velcro Backing Pad - 624064000
  • Intermediate Disc - 624061000


Length: 10.75 in.
Shipping Weight: 3.95 lbs.


  • Woodworking
  • Automotive
  • Recommendations


    4.1 / 5.0
    21 Reviews
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    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (19)
    No, I would not recommend this to a friend (2)
    Powerful (7)
    Lightweight (1)
    Heavy (2)
    Best Uses
    Frequent Use (1)
    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
    Worked for About 2 Hours!
    I purchased this sander from CPO in August 2014 to sand the bronze prop on my boat in preparation for painting with anti-fouling. It sat in my basement until this week. I got through 2 sheets of 80 grit sandpaper with the tool working just fine. Then it would not turn on. Now, at my expense I have to send it to Matebo for repair and find another sander to complete the prep on the prop. Not happy!
    March 27, 2015
    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
    Well designed sander
    I like the sander. I only wish the soft contour pad lasted longer. I only got one day out of it before it came apart.
    December 17, 2008
    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
    Paid for itself in a day!
    Like the headline says. This little tool paid for itself in about 2 hours. I was extatic with it's performance. It's lightweight, but feels like a nice build quality type of item. I am looking forward to this tool being in my bag for a long time. It's hard to find a really nice variety of sanding discs for this sander. It's a great little sander nonetheless. [...]
    June 1, 2009
    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
    Good sander
    I use this drill for finishing woodturnings.
    December 16, 2008
    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
    works great
    great for sanding smaller items
    January 26, 2012
    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
    Works great, hard to hold
    I am glad someone recommended this high quality compact random orbital sander. I use it for finish sanding woodturned projects, mainly bowls. It works great! None of the rotary sanding marks left by a power drill with a sanding pad. My only dislike is that the tool grip is a bit large for my average size hand. A small complaint compared to the usefulness of this fine tool.
    May 25, 2015
    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
    nice tool
    Good tool for irregular surfaces such as the sculpted rocker I was building when I bought it. The body of the sander is rather large to use as the 'handle' and the speed, even at the highest level is not very high. Nevertheless it does nice random strokes and does a good job of collecting dust if attached to a vac.
    July 16, 2015
    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
    Stops After 15 Minutes of Use!
    I have one of these sanders. They are good for tight work. But this sander stops working after 15-20 minutes of on-off work. I have the let the tool sit for an hour or so and mysteriously, it runs again for another 15-20 minutes. Also, the velco on the Matebo brand disks does not hold tight. I have a couple of packages that I have to go through several before getting one to actuall stick while using the tool. I wish there was competition in this size sander other than air operated. I would not buy this tool again.
    October 30, 2015
    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
    Just right for tight spaces
    This sander works great for confined spaces, or on curved surfaces where a conventional 5 or 6 inch pad won't work. It has plenty of power to propel the small discs, even at the larger grits, and in my application of finish/blending custom hardwood stair landings and thresholds, it is ideal.
    January 21, 2009
    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
    June 7, 2010

    Questions & Answers

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    Will the sander have enough power to sand and smoothe small bronze statues that have small surface holes and bumps?
    Debbie on Jun 5, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: I have only used the sander on hardwoods the hardest being rosewood. A lack of power has never been a problem even after hours of use. I fade long before the sander. I purchased a second to have the use of two sanding grits available without having to change discs. I hope you find this sander meets your needs. I believe it will. Weight and a lack of a removable side handle is my only complaint . I don't think it impossible to improvise one but never got around to do it.
    Tom I.
    Do you sell replacement bottoms for this tool?
    Brian on Nov 8, 2014
    BEST ANSWER: We have the Metabo 624053000 3-1/8 in. P80 Cling-Fit Sanding Discs (25-Pack) for $10.99 per pack.


    Metabo One Year Standard Warranty - New & Reconditioned Tools

    Metabo power tools have been carefully tested and inspected before shipment and are warranted to be free from any defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 12 months from user's original date of purchase for tools purchased after April 1, 2004. If repair is required, return complete tool, shipping prepaid, with proof of purchase and, if claiming extended warranty, XXL® confirmation to Metabo's nearest authorized service station. If inspection shows defective material or workmanship, Metabo will repair or replace (at Metabo's option) the tool without charge during the warranty period. This warranty does not apply to normal wear and tear. It does not cover any damages caused by careless or unsafe handling, alteration, accidents, misuse or repair attempted or made by personnel other than Metabo Corporation or its authorized service stations. This warranty also excludes chucks and accessories supplied by Metabo Corporation. This warranty applies in lieu of any other warranties, expressed or implied, and variations of its terms are not authorized.

    The foregoing obligation is Metabo's sole liability under this or any implied warranty, and under no circumstances shall Metabo be liable for any incidental or consequential damages. Some states do not allow limitations on how long implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

    This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other legal rights which vary from state to state.

    XXL® - The Metabo 3 Year Warranty - New Tools Only

    Even more peace of mind.

    Metabo products are designed for a long service life, but to give you additional peace of mind for your investment, Metabo is now offering the XXL® warranty. After registration, your normal warranty is simply extended to 3 years from the date of purchase.

    You can only benefit from the XXL® warranty when you register online here within four weeks after the original date of purchase. It can also be applied to any machine that was purchased since April 1, 2004.