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Makita

Model BO5030K

Internet #202265679

Store SKU #697993

Store SO SKU #1000669202

3 Amp 5 in. Corded Random Orbital Sander

$69.97 /each
  • Powerfully fast and smooth sanding performance
  • Professional grade quality for long-term durability
  • Highly rated orbit sander for overall performance

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This Makita 5 in. Random Orbit Sander delivers fast, smooth sanding performance with better grip and control. Ideal for woodworkers and finish carpenters, it features controlled pad speed upon startup with a powerful 3 Amp motor for continuous operation. Makita sanders are engineered with oversized, sealed, ball bearing construction for a longer tool life that both pro contractors in high production settings and home woodworkers can appreciate.

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  • Includes dust bag (166078-4) and plastic tool case (183782-0)
  • 3 Amp motor rotates pad 12,000 OPM
  • Large 1/8 in. random orbit action for fast and super smooth sanding
  • Rubberized palm grip for improved comfort and control
  • Efficient through the pad dust collection system for a cleaner work environment
  • Dust-sealed switch minimizes contamination
  • Uses quick-change, 5 in. (8-hole) hook and loop abrasive disc
  • 1-year limited warranty
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Does it have a detachable handle?

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no
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May 12, 2015
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No, the unit is all one piece.
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It does not, there isn't a handle TO detach, just the palm pad.
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October 9, 2014
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No, the Makita 5 in. Random Orbit Sander (BO5030K) does not feature a detachable handle. As an alternative, the Makita 5 in. Random Orbit Sander (BO5041K) does feature a detachable handle.
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If I use 240 or 400 grit will it still leave swirl marks.

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February 15, 2014
I need a fine finish sander for woodworking
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Depends on the material you're sanding, and if you leave the sander in one place for too long. The whole point of a random orbital is to hopefully reduce the chances of sanding marks, of course, too low of a grit, too much pressure etc.... CAN lead to swirl marks, but it's pretty hard to do, with a RO sander.
180 and up should be enough to get rid of swirl marks on any soft woods. Hardwood, I'd go up to Read More
Depends on the material you're sanding, and if you leave the sander in one place for too long. The whole point of a random orbital is to hopefully reduce the chances of sanding marks, of course, too low of a grit, too much pressure etc.... CAN lead to swirl marks, but it's pretty hard to do, with a RO sander.
180 and up should be enough to get rid of swirl marks on any soft woods. Hardwood, I'd go up to 240 and see if it produces acceptable results, if not, you can always go higher. Read Less
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April 27, 2014
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Nope. The fast cycle will erase them so its good
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February 21, 2014
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The Makita 5" Random Orbit Sander Kit (BO5030K) has been engineered with a large 1/8" random orbit action for fast and super smooth sanding, which provides a swirl-free finish. In conjunction with this feature, the quality and grit of sandpaper will determine the finish.
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Not with that fine grit sand paper. The key is to use light hand and keep the sander steady and stay with the grain. Start and stop the sander off the wood for best results.
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that tool work with 220V? or it is usa 120v?

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120v
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110 volt
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The Makita 5 in. Random Orbit Sander (BO5030K) is designed to operate on a 120V grid.
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What is the difference between Hook and Loop pad and Pad control system

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January 14, 2014
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One uses a velcro like pad and felt sanding disks, the other uses disks that attach with adhesive disks.
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The Makita 5" Random Orbit Sander Kit (BO5030K) comes standard with a hook and loop backing pad, which allows you to use 5” round hook and loop abrasive paper. It is also is equipped with a pad control system engineered for increased control pad speed upon start-ups.
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September 8, 2013
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Hook and loop basically means Velcro. As opposed to adhesive or mechanical (screw in).
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 38 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This is My Work Horse Sander We are renovating a 90 year old house and have refinished all the doors and trim throughout the house. I bought this sander after some extensive research. I have now used and abused this product for over a year now ( also purchased Model # BO4556K as a companion sander) and have been very please. This is what I consider to be my "work horse" sander. I use it for everything and have run it non-stop for countless hours. Some features I like: *it is simple (one speed, turn it on and go) *fits well in the hand and has rubber grip *sufficient power and does not bog down *Dust collection is decent - i like that the bag can be removed and a shop vac can be attached *switch is sealed in rubber - keeps dust out *Dust bag easy to empty Some things in which the product could be improved: *I dont care for the hard case (I don't use it) - would have preferred a bag (just my preference) *The dust collection bag will slip off sometimes After abusing the sander for 10 months I had wore out the edges of the sander pad (from forcing the edge into corners it could not go ;) ). I bought a replacement pad, which was easy to install. Still running like new. August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Makita 5" Hook & Loop Orbit Sander I cannot say enough about this little sander. It is by far the most used tool in my wood working shop and I have put it through it. For the last year, in the heat and cold, it has performed very well. I have used over 100 sheets of sanding paper with it. The only thing that's a nuisance is the air canister at time will drop off. February 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent sander I've owned many (at least 10) sanders of various brands and types over the years and this one is one of the best. The power and material removal is great for its size. Its relatively quiet and the dust collection is excellent. August 11, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by not usual Makita quality, disc will not stay attached Bought this orbital sander to replace another brand that wore out (after 15 yrs of hard use). Went to jobsite, over an hour away from the store. Upon using the sander, found it chucks sanding discs constantly. The backing pad is very poorly made, doesn't adhere to sanding disc fabric very well. Had to complete the job stopping every couple min to retrieve discs that flew off, or replace with new. Literally, they would not stay on 2 min. Won't even stay attached just spinning in free air. Thought maybe got a bad pack of sanding discs. Bought several others, different brands - absolutely zero difference: Every single disc flies off in a couple min or less. Never had that problem before with other brand sanders. Finally bought a different brand sander; it's been working fine since. Very disappointed in Makita, & even more disappointed they are making products in China now. As a professional contractor, my livelihood is dependent on my tools performing, day after day. My Makita cordless drills/drivers have been flawless - expected same level of quality in this sander. I will not buy another Makita sander, and having second thoughts about replacing my other tools with Makita products now. Sad - Makita has always meant quality. Guess now it's just re-badged chine*e junk. June 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Love this sander! Super easy to put together out of the box, just attach the dust bag and you are ready to go. Runs quieter than my Dewalt ever did and is very powerful. No marks left on the wood. The grip for the sanding pads also works great, very strong grip. I've been using it almost daily now for a few weeks and absolutely no problems. May 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works for everything I've used this sander for multiple projects, including refinishing a really old and beat up hardwood floor that looked like it had originally been coated in tar. I wouldn't recommend using it for that purpose unless you have a small room to do because it takes a very long time but the sander performed extremely well even for a large job like that. You can do just about anything with this sander. My only criticism is that the dust bag doesn't do a very good job of collecting dust and tends to fall off. December 6, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Worst Purchase Ever I bought this sander to help with edges for a sanding project on my deck. I used the sander and it performed as expected during that deck project. I stored the sander inside its case in my garage and got it out to use it on a project at a rental property (sanding butcher block counter tops). The sander would not turn on at all. I assume the switch went bad. I have owned this sander for less than six months and it won't even turn on. It has always been my philosophy to buy good tools so you don't have to buy them over again. I always read reviews and buy quality tools. This was my first time purchasing Makita. I had heard good things and it had stellar reviews. I usually buy DeWalt tools. This is the worst experience I've ever had. Save your $70.00 and buy any other sander but this one. It won't last. I will update this review if Makita stands behind its product and provides a replacement. December 9, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Quit after 10 min When I first turned the switch it didn't turn on after tapping on it a few times it turned on then when I used it an hour later the same thing I tried different outlets and the same thing so I just returned it. December 12, 2015
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