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Makita 1/4 Sheet Finishing Sander with Tool Case
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Makita

1/4 Sheet Finishing Sander with Tool Case

  • Powerfully versatile sheet sander kit with case
  • Feature rich, ergonomic design for user comfort and convenience
  • Highly rated finish sander for overall performance
$56.99 /each

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The Makita 1/4 Sheet Finishing Sander with Tool Case combines fast, smooth performance with ease-of-use features for exceptional results. Ideal for woodworkers, finish carpenters or for DIY projects, this sander has a 2 Amp motor that delivers 14,000 OPM for superior efficiency and smooth finishes. Comfortable to use with precision engineered all ball-bearing construction to reduce vibration and noise and a contoured rubberized palm grip, this sander also has a large clamping lever for simple and fast paper installation. The through-the-pad dust collection system helps keep your work area cleaner, while the rubber-sealed switch helps prevent contamination for long-lasting and reliable tool life.

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  • Precision engineered all-ball bearing construction for reduced vibration and noise
  • Contoured, rubberized palm grip design for improved operator comfort and control
  • Large clamping lever for quick and easy paper installation
  • Efficient through-the-pad dust collection system keeps work environment cleaner
  • Conveniently located on/off switch allows easy 1-handed operation
  • Rubber-sealed switch prevents dust contamination for longer tool life
  • 14,000 OPM for fast sanding and a smooth finish
  • Includes: 1/4 sheet finishing sander, abrasive paper, 60-grit (742509-3); abrasive paper, 100-grit (742510-8-5); abrasive paper, 150-grit (742511-6-5); dust bag (166078-4); punch plate (450066-4) and tool case
  • 1-year warranty
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Name 2 Amp Corded 1/4 Sheet Finishing Sander 1/4 Sheet Finishing Sander with Tool Case 3 Amp 5 in. Corded Random Orbital Sander with Variable Speed Tool Case 3 Amp 5 in. Random Orbital Sander with Variable Speed (Tool-Case)
Brand Makita Makita Makita Makita
Ratings (52) (70) (8) (21)
Cordless/ Corded Corded Corded Corded Corded
Power Tool Features No Additional Features Case Included Case Included Case Included,Random Orbit,Variable Speed
Dust collection type Bag Bag Bag Bag
Reconditioned No No No No
Speed (rpm) 14000 14000 12000 12000
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does this unit accept regular "torn in quarters" paper or do you have to buy special 1/4 sheet sandpaper?

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It does, but it will not collect dust without making holes in it
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No, you can cut a sheet into quarters. I do a few sheets at a time, more efficient this way.
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May 17, 2016
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Yes, it works perfectly with full sheets torn into 4 pieces. I use one of those handy sandpaper cutters for the purpose.
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February 10, 2016
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I used regular sheet sand paper torn into quarter pieces.
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November 24, 2015
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Yes, the Makita 1/4 in. Corded Sheet Finishing Sander with Tool Case (BO4556K) accepts 4-1/2 in. x 5-1/2 in. regular abrasive paper.
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Yes you could use paper that you cut or tear into quarters.
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What sandpaper do you buy with this sander?

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You can buy the full sheets and cut them into 1/4s, it's the most economical way to do it.
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You can use any sandpaper. I recommend buying the premium quality full-size sheets and cutting them into 1/4's with a sandpaper cutter.
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Garrettsville, OH
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November 21, 2015
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You can buy other brand whole sheets and cut them up to fit. Otherwise the instructions comes with a recommended brand you can buy at most hardware stores.
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January 6, 2015
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just about any full sheet sandpaper and you can cut it into 1/4 sheets
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September 30, 2014
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The most economical is to buy the 9 x 11 multi packs of sanding paper in whatever grit you desire. Each sheet can be cut into quarters which will fit this sander. Hence the name 1/4 sheet sander. The best part is you don't need sticky or velcro type paper which is always more expensive.
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The Makita 1/4 in. Sheet Finishing Sander with Tool Case (BO4556K) will accept the following abrasive paper: 742509-3-5 (60 grit), 742523-9-5 (80 grit), 742510-8-5 (100 grit), 742511-6-5 (150 grit), 742512-A-5 (180 grit), 742513-A-5 (240 grit), and 742509-3-A (12 pc. Assortment).
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does this unit have a paper bag within the cloth dust bag?

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No. It is just a cloth bag. You just empty it by tapping it into the wastebasket.
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No, not when mine was purchased. So, if the bag tears your in trouble.
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No paper bag.
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No, the Makita 1/4 in. Corded Sheet Finishing Sander with Tool Case (BO4556K) does not have a paper bag inside the cloth dust bag.
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No it does not. The bag seems to be of a finely woven material so it doesn't look like it will eventually leak.
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Can I use this sander to sand joint compound on drywall?

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Can I use this sander to sand joint compound on drywall? I tried to drywall for the first time and thing I may have laid the joint compound a little too think and my should is getting tired :0
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With a steady hand probably. It's power could be a problem and cause you to sand to much if you are not paying attention.
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This works great for sanding joint compound on a wall, and is much faster to smooth edges/ nail holes than by hand. I would recommend if finishing a large seam (whole sheet) you also purchase a small pole sander so you can have a Wider smoother "feathering" with the sanding. But this is a great deal!
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Of course. I would recommend a coarser paper if you have a lot of compound to remove. Also, use the tool to punch holes in the paper and attach a vacuum with a good filter. Joint compound sanding creates a lot of really fine dust. This will suck up a lot of (but not all) the sanding dust. Good idea to wear a face mask to protect your lungs. When done, if you have an air compressor, use it to clean your Read More
Of course. I would recommend a coarser paper if you have a lot of compound to remove. Also, use the tool to punch holes in the paper and attach a vacuum with a good filter. Joint compound sanding creates a lot of really fine dust. This will suck up a lot of (but not all) the sanding dust. Good idea to wear a face mask to protect your lungs. When done, if you have an air compressor, use it to clean your sander. Read Less
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Unfortunately, Makita does not recommend the 1/4 in. Sheet Finishing Sander (BO4556K) for that particular application.
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Hi Daniel, yes you can use this sander to sand joint compound. An orbital sander is faster than this finish sander. You didn't say how big an area you're sanding.
However you might want to use a pole sander, and these are made for sanding drywall and the sanding head can turn in all different kinds of directions. Here is a link to show you a pole Read More
Hi Daniel, yes you can use this sander to sand joint compound. An orbital sander is faster than this finish sander. You didn't say how big an area you're sanding.
However you might want to use a pole sander, and these are made for sanding drywall and the sanding head can turn in all different kinds of directions. Here is a link to show you a pole sander.
http://www.homedepot.com/s/Pole%2520sander?NCNI-5 Read Less
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1/4 Sheet Finishing Sander with Tool Case is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 70.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clearly better than the one it replaced My sander (do not remember its brand, but I think it was Bosch) broke after 20+ years of faithful service, so I bought this one. So far I have used it to sand a table and it worked really well - actually, better than the one it replaced. It holds the sheets firmly and the dust collection works very well. I'm happy with this tool. I also have a Makita drill, which seems indestructible, after years and years of use - I hope this sander will also last me a long time. The storage box is a nice addition and contributed to my decision to buy this one.
Date published: 2016-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replaced a 25+ year old 1/4 sheet Makita, purchased new & used professionally. The time frame it ... Replaced a 25+ year old 1/4 sheet Makita, purchased new & used professionally. The time frame it served in the shop & on site speaks volumes of its quality. A few changes made to how paper is secured; jury is still out on that. The dust port is more compatible for use with adapters for Dust Control (vacuums). The sander is largely the same unit with some rubber added to the grip area (and strangely, about the same price as it was decades ago). A great addition to RO sanders.
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Product We are restoring all the doors and trim in our 90 year old home. We were in desperate need of a finisher sander. After researching the various brands and products we settled on this one and have been very pleased (We also bought Model # BO5030K Orbital Sander to do more of the heavy lifting). We have now used and abused this product for over a year now. It has run literally over 100 hours and still going like it is new. Features I like: *uses a standard 1/4 sheet - just rip the paper in quarters and put it on (dont forget to punch the holes for dust collection) *Dust collection is decent, but I really like that the bag can be removed and shop vac can be connected. *Paper is easy to attach *Fits good in hand and has rubber for good grip *The switch is sealed up so dust will not get into it (a problem with some other sanders) Not a huge fan of the plastic box (I don't use it). Would have preferred a bag. All in all, this sand runs great and gets the job done.
Date published: 2016-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Purchased to replace one I've owned and used for 35 plus years. The new one feels the same as old... Purchased to replace one I've owned and used for 35 plus years. The new one feels the same as old one. I use it for all my finish work. Does as good a job. I like the new style paper clamps. Much easier to use over the old one. Hope it lasts as long as old one.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I had one of the Milwaukee sanders which I preferred due to its power when it worked but there wa... I had one of the Milwaukee sanders which I preferred due to its power when it worked but there was a serious design flaw where the sand paper hold down bar would get worn away and no longer hold paper. This is a better design although a bit less powerful.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from While the tool is excellent and performs flawlessly, I did not get a case with it? The tool and ... While the tool is excellent and performs flawlessly, I did not get a case with it? The tool and owner's manual/parts manual was the only thing in the box?
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SANDER WITH TOOL CASE Fits the hand nice, Quiet, very little vibration. I like the sander case. I would recommend this product to anybody.
Date published: 2016-08-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from MAKITA POOR QUALITY SANDER MAKITA CUSTOMER SERVICE I had a Makita palm sander for years. It finally died so I replaced it with a new Makita palm sander. Within the first few uses the cloth bag developed a hole. Then where the bag meets the unit ripped, then the whole bag assembly wouldn't stay on! So I called their c.s. and they said they would send a new one out (it was too late to return to HD). They never mailed one as promised, I forgot about it. When I called a few months later they claimed to have no record of my call and that it was no longer under warranty!! Finks! Do not waste your hard-earned $$ on this brand! At Makita, quality appears to be optional!
Date published: 2016-04-05
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