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DEWALT 5 in. Random Orbital Sander

Discontinued DEWALT

5 in. Random Orbital Sander

  • Powerful 3-Amp motor delivers smooth finish
  • Controlled finishing system to eliminate gouging during startup.
  • Dual-plane counter-balanced fan to reduce user fatigue
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Product Overview

The DEWALT 5 in. Random Orbit Sander features a powerful 3-Amp motor that delivers up to 12,000 RPM for ideal sanding speed and a smooth finish. Its controlled finishing system maintains pad speed and minimizes gouging during startup. A convenient bag is included for portability and added value.

  • 90-day money-back guarantee
  • High-capacity dust bag with a built-in vacuum adapter for maximum dust collection with or without a vacuum
  • Anti-slip top and body grips to promote control and comfort
  • Lock-on functionality to facilitate extended operation and help protect internal components
  • Dual-plane counter-balanced fan to reduce user fatigue
  • Accepts 5 in. 8-hole, hook and loop paper (sold separately) to allow sanding discs to be switched back and forth quickly and easily
  • 3-year limited manufacturer warranty
  • 1-year free service contract with DEWALT
  • Bag included
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Name 5 in. Random Orbital Sander 3 Amp 5 in. Random Orbital Sander 3 Amp 5 in. Corded Random Orbital Hook and Loop Sander 3 Amp 5 in. Corded Variable Speed Random Orbital Sander
Ratings (88) (6) (82) (55)
Reconditioned No Yes No No
Dust collection type Bag Bag Bag Bag
Power Tool Features Bag Included,Lock On Switch,No Tool Disc/Pad Change,Random Orbit Lock On Switch,No Tool Disc/Pad Change,Random Orbit Bag Included,Lock On Switch,No Tool Disc/Pad Change,Random Orbit Bag Included,Lock On Switch,No Tool Disc/Pad Change,Random Orbit,Variable Speed
Cordless/ Corded Corded Corded Corded Corded
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Product Depth (in.)
8.5 in
Product Height (in.)
6.25 in
Product Width (in.)
5 in


Amperage (amps)
Color Family
Cord Length (ft.)
Corded Tool Type
Disc Sander
Cordless/ Corded
Dust collection type
Maximum Speed (rpm)
Power Tool Features
Bag Included,Lock On Switch,No Tool Disc/Pad Change,Random Orbit
Product Weight (lb.)
Random orbit
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CSA Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
90 Day Money Back Guarantee, 1 Year Free Service Contract, 3 Year Limited Warranty

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Customer Questions & Answers

Can this be used to sand down on 70's wood panels? If so, what is the recommended hours of use to avoid it over heating?

Asked by: Leila24
As long as you clean out the dust bag when it starts filling up, you can sand indefinitely. It's got a built in sort of cooling fan, if you will.
Answered by: Scooter
Date published: 2015-12-23

Can this be used on drywall?

I'm stripping wallpaper and need to sand the walls when I'm done.
Asked by: Amy
This would be ideal for that. Just use the proper grit sandpaper for sanding drywall and keep the sander moving to avoid low spots. I also suggest wearing a mask or better, a decent respirator like the 3M ones they sell. I don't do anything in my wood shop without a respirator and shudder at the though of doing drywall without some type of breathing protection
Answered by: Scooter
Date published: 2015-12-23

Polishing Too?

Is this device suitable for polishing a car? If so, can I use any 5" polishing pad?
Asked by: Bobson
We would not suggest using this as a polishing tool.
Answered by: SBD_Product Expert
Date published: 2015-09-20
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Customer Reviews

5 in. Random Orbital Sander is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 88.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy and reliable. I've had this sander for 10 years now, the pad eventually wore down and I replaced it for $10, it's working like new again. I've used it probably well beyond what a more experienced carpenter would recommend it for - probably around 300-400 hours of use on all sorts of small-scale projects. Wouldn't recommend it to sand down a deck, but I've used it for pretty much everything else. The grip is pretty good, I tend to zone out and can be sanding something for an hour or so before it really starts to wear on me - finally looking to sand down that deck and happened upon this sander, figured I owed it a review after all the time we've spent together.
Date published: 2014-04-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it Had a square pad and went for this. Now it is a constant companion when I am doing woodworking. Loaned it to a friend who had loaned his, when he returned it asked how much I paid for this because he liked it and was going to do the same as is did. Only negative thing was the power switch. It is a simple rocker switch, but you have to be careful turning it off. You can press it to off and have it come back on when it is unattended. Twice this happened. Once it was a fluke, second time I realized that the switch was sensitive and if you pressed in the middle it would go off but spring back to the on position later.
Date published: 2014-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dewalt 5" random orbit sander Yet another piece of my wood-working hobby puzzle... this is my first electric sander. After consulting a few reviews abroad and keeping price-point as a primary concern, I settled on this one. I have had it about 6 months and have familiarized myself with the ins and outs of it. Strengths: 1. hook and loop. Very very simple to change sanding discs. 2. control. Doesn't walk or jitter on you; is easy to keep under control, and doesn't seem to have problems with weight distribution (doesn't sand harder/deeper on one side than the other) nicely balanced. No swirling. 3. sealed switch. switch is placed in the perfect spot and is sealed to prevent dust and debris getting in. 4. price. For what you get, this sander starts at an excellent price. 5. comfortable. rubber grips placed in primary positions offer a comfortable grip. Weaknesses: 1. weight. It seems a bit heavy in comparison with others in its class. Although, as mentioned before, it is well balanced, so the weight issue doesn't cause uneven sanding patterns. 2. dust bag. The dust collection bag is rather small and fills quickly, you have to empty it pretty regularly. Conslusion: All in all, this is a great sander... and offers room to grow, especially because it was purchased with entry-level ambitions. I would definitely recommend this sander to beginners, as well as professionals, as it offers a nice balance of features and a great price.
Date published: 2006-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Changed my mind about sanders, in a good way I've always used 1/4 sheet vibrating sanders. Now they are hard to find. When I needed a sander, I looked at everything the store had. Mouse sander and palm sander too small. Vaguely remembered seeing these "round things" on a TV show, they seemed to work okay for them. Had a choice between the DeWalt and a cheaper brand, figured I might as well spend the ten more bucks for a good name brand. The multi-packs of sanding discs weren't too expensive and it's reassuring to know you have a lot of them. Easier to change discs than cut a 1/4 sheet. It works s well as the old 1/4 sheet sander, and it's lighter, and it doesn't make my hand feel like it I still vibrating ten minutes after I turn it off.
Date published: 2014-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Orbit out of this world I purchased this sander based on need and other write-ups. I am building toys and "cubbies" for daycares and I needed a sander that would cut the amount of sanding time in half or less. My DeWalt finish sander was great for small area projects, but I needed something to cover alot of ground and without leaving scratches or patterns from sanding. I just finished a Doll House that had been discarded because of paint and magic markers colors all over the place. I disassembled the house and used the 5" DeWalt Random Orbital sander to finish each piece. I was amazed at how fast the paint and markers came off the wood. The wood is maple and ash and it cleaned up very nicely as you can see in the enclosed pictures. I did use the finish sander to get into the square corners but everything else was random orbital. There are many grits of sanding disks available so moving from rought to finish was very easy with the hook and eye system to hold the paper on the disk. You have to be careful because all brands with holes do not line up on the disk holes for the dust collection. It is enough power but not to much for the jobs I do. I think this is a perfect sander for a DIY'er.
Date published: 2014-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What an amazing sander this is!! Wow...what can I even say about this amazing sander?Well how about it's lack of noise and vibration. Or how ergonomic it is. I almost bought the cheaper $30 Ryobi sander but after feeling the Dewalt sander in the store I knew I had to have it. The main thing this sander has over other sanders is how comfortable it is in the hand. Because it has 3 amps versus 2 which most cheaper sanders have it will last longer and take more abuse.I will recommend this to all my friends and trust me, the Dewalt brand won't let you down.
Date published: 2014-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tool I've been using this DeWalt sander for a couple of months now. It gets the job done! I've used it from refinishing window sills to sanding down new plywood for cabinets, all the way to sanding down my weatherbeaten deck to a smooth finish before staining. I was impressed by the power! The hook and loop connection to the sanding pads is easy and trustworthy. The power switch is sealed off from any dust from entering. Note: Make sure to fully depress the switch to On or Off. A couple times I had turned the sander off and set it down on the workpiece. Seconds later it magically turned back on and started spinning around. Fortunately it didn't damage the workpiece. This is why I said to make sure to firmly depress the switch to On/Off. This should not be a deciding issue on purchasing this sander. Overall, an excellent tool for anyone looking for a quality finish.
Date published: 2012-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great Ordered online, picked up in store 15 minutes later--was ready at front! Tool works well. I used it to refinish our kitchen table. Went very smoothly. Has only 1 speed, and takes a long time to wind down when turned off. Great product, but I'm not convinced it's worth twice as much as the Craftsman equivalent, at half price
Date published: 2011-12-07
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