Proxxon 38536 Review

Executive Summary

A sander designed for detail work, the Proxxon 38536 can tilt up to 60 degrees, which means it can easily reach places other sanders cannot.

Its lower-power motor means it's steady enough for intricate piece-work, yet slow enough to give confidence to novices in this area.


Who Is It For?

Definitely a sander for detail work, the Proxxon would suit those who use wood to create art, whether in the form of decorative woodcuts, or intricate designs on cabinets or doors.

Its steadiness and tilting head would also make the Proxxon a good choice for furniture finishers, or those restoring vintage or antique pieces, where quality, detail, and a perfect finish are valued over speed of work.


With its lightweight motor ensuring a slower running speed, and that 60-degree head tilt, the Proxxon 38536 is perfectly designed to deliver first-class detail finishing on small and intricate woodwork projects.

Also, the 38536 comes with a protective carrying case, which is something many models are lacking. The machine weighs less than 4 pounds, so it’s highly portable too.


  • Great for hard-to-reach places thanks to the tilting head

  • Perfect for creatives and woodwork artists

  • Lightweight, compact and user-friendly

  • Comes with a protective carrying case


  • Poor quality gearing – the gears wear through quite quickly, and are not easily replaceable.

Value For Money

While some might consider the Proxxon a little pricey considering it is just a detail-work sander, for those whose focus is on intricacy, detail, and fine finishing, this might be just the tool they need.

If you are doing a lot of work, however, it is worth bearing in mind that the gearing on the Proxxon isn't the best quality, and does wear through after a while.

Simply put, this is an artists’ machine and if you’re a creative individual that works with wood, you’ll absolutely love it. You may not love the price (it’s a bit more expensive than most similar sanders on the market), but certainly worth the money.


The manual for this product is available on our manuals page.