Makita 2-Amp 1/4-Sheet Finishing Sander-BO4556 - The Home Depot


Model # BO4556

Internet # 202312080

Store SKU # 778899

2-Amp 1/4-Sheet Finishing Sander

Makita 2-Amp 1/4-Sheet Finishing Sander

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$49.98 / each


Model # BO4556

Internet # 202312080

Store SKU # 778899

The Makita BO4556 1/4-Sheet Finishing Sander is ideal for wood workers and finish carpenters for a wide range of finish-sanding applications. This sander features a 2-amp motor that delivers 14,000 orbits per minute (OPM) for fast and smooth finishing. To

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  • 14,000 OPM for fast and smooth finish sanding
  • 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 for a cleaner work environment
  • Conveniently located on/off switch for easy one-handed operation
  • Rubber-sealed switch prevents dust contamination for longer tool life
  • Aluminum cast shoe base for increased durability
  • Double insulated
  • 1 year warranty
  • Includes: 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)
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Assembled Depth (in.)  5.13 in  Assembled Height (in.)  5.56 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  4.38 in  Product Depth (in.)  5.13 in 
Product Height (in.)  5.56 in  Product Width (in.)  4.38 in 
Amperage (amps)  Color Family  Teal 
Cord Length (ft.)  6.6  Corded Tool Type  Finishing Sander 
Cordless/Corded  Corded  Dust collection type  Bag 
Pad description  4-3/8 in. x 4 in. Standard Pad  Power Tool Product Type  Corded 
Product Weight (lb.)  2.5 lb  Reconditioned  No 
Returnable  90-Day  Speed (rpm)  14000 
Tool-less conversion  No  Tools Product Type  Power Tool 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  1-UL Listed  Manufacturer Warranty  1 Year Warranty 


Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 35 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by light weight, low noise, low vibration I bought this sander to replace the older Makita model that I had used for over 15 years. I can purchase parts to repair the older model, but I needed another one right away to finish projects I was working on. I decided since the Makita had been such a great product that I would stay with the Makita brand and buy the new model. The paper holders on the new model were redesigned, which was a concern for me but they seem to hold the paper just fine and I've already put it through the test. I recommend this product to anyone who needs a 1/4 sheet sander. This is a very reliable brand. June 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Finishing Sander This sander is very easy to use. Loading new papers is extremely easy, you just have to make sure you have the papers secured tight enough so that they don't move around, otherwise it won't be as effective. it has metal bars to hold the paper down instead of rubber or plastic. This is a good thing because without them being metal, they can get looser over the time you use the sander, making it hard to keep the paper in place. The dust catcher is very effective and does not pop off while you're working like they do on some sanders. This sander had a little bit smaller handle than the others we looked at, making it easier to grip and move around, especially if you have smaller hands. It is also a little bit lighter than some other sanders - weight wise. I like the square sander as opposed to the round orbital ones because it is easier to get into corners with - and I have a lot of corners on my current project. It obviously isn't like a belt sander, but it's got a good amount of power to it. I've been working on a project where I'm sanding five layers of paint, dating decades back, off of boards used to build a built in desk in a kids bedroom. Why you would paint wood pink and other horrible colors, I have no idea, but we are sanding all the paint off so we can stain the desk. Stripper would be easier, but it isn't a well ventilated room, so we're sticking to sanding. With some work, this sander with 40 grit sand paper is actually doing a wonderful job eating through the layers of paint. When I get through most of the paint layers, I've switched to a 100 or 150 grit paper. That way the wood doesn't get chewed up, as it is very soft wood. The sander is powerful enough that it does a great job with tougher grit paper, and an even nicer job of the finishing work with a lesser grit paper. I've gotten a great smooth finish on the wood we have uncovered so far, and I have stained some of the drawers and it turned out great. I completely recommend this product as a finishing sander. January 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fantastic little machine This is by far the best palm sander I've ever owned and it was a steal at the sale price. This Makita sander is rugged and well built but also operates smoothly and is extremely easy to control. The dust collector works surprisingly well. I've used other brands which seemed to have the dust bag as a mere decoration. Not the case here. It works very well. The tension bars which hold the sandpaper on are thick and strong and won't bend like some other, only slightly cheaper brands. I've worked extensively with this sander for a few weeks now and have yet to find a fault. Excellent product from Makita. November 24, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Light weight Low vibration, Comfortable. I purchased this Makita Sander to replace it's older brother. Although I can order parts to repair it, I needed one right away to finish projects I had started on. This sander performs just as well if not better than the older model. Light weight, Low vibration and very comfortable to use. My only concern was the redesign of the paper holders. The older model has aligator teeth. This one has bars, but they seem to hold the paper just fine, and I've given it the workout. If you are in the market to purchase a finishing sander, I would recomend you buy this sander. June 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Makita sander This is the best sander for the money. I read reviews that ssid it is hard to handle. I have not had an issue with this product. I highly recommend this brand and model. February 3, 2015
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