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Makita 3 Amp 5 in. Corded Random Orbital Sander with Variable Speed
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Makita

3 Amp 5 in. Corded Random Orbital Sander with Variable Speed

  • Includes adjustable handle for added comfort and control
  • Powerfully fast and smooth sanding performance
  • 3 Amp motor with over-sized sealed ball bearings for durability
$79.00 /each

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Makita's 5 in. Random Orbit Sander with variable speed (model BO5041) combines and speed and performance with improved grip and control, including an innovative adjustable front handle. It is ideal for woodworkers, finish carpenters and general contractors. The BO5041 features a Makita built 3 Amp motor with over-sized sealed ball bearing construction for longer tool life. The variable speed control dial (4,000 - 12,000 OPM) allows the user to match the sanding speed to the material, with a large 2-finger trigger switch with conveniently located lock-on button for continuous use and increased operator comfort. The large 1/8 in. random orbit action delivers fast and smooth sanding and a swirl-free finish, with a pad control system for controlled pad speed upon start-up. Additional comfort and ease-of-use features include a new adjustable front handle to allow for sanding in corners and confined areas, as well as ergonomic rubberized handles for improved operator comfort and control. The BO5041 uses quick-change 5 in. eight-hole hook and loop abrasive disc and has an efficient through-the-pad dust collection system that helps provide a cleaner work environment. The high capacity dust collection system with built-in vacuum port adapter is engineered for improved dust collection. The rubberized palm grip and top handle fit like a glove with even pressure and easy control.

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  • More power for faster sanding and a smooth finish
  • Smooth and fast sanding with 3 Amp motor
  • Variable speed control dial (4,000-12,000 OPM) enables user to match the sanding speed to the application
  • Ergonomic rubberized palm grip and handle for improved operator comfort and control
  • Adjustable front handle allows for sanding in corners and confined areas
  • Large 2-finger trigger switch with conveniently located lock-on button for continuous use and increased operator comfort
  • Large 1/8 in. random orbit action for fast and super smooth sanding provides a swirl-free finish
  • Pad control system for controlled pad speed upon start-up
  • Efficient through the pad dust collection system for a cleaner work environment
  • Pad brake engineered for increased performance and reduced gouging
  • High capacity dust collection system with built-in vacuum port adapter for improved dust collection
  • Uses quick-change 5 in. (8-hole) hook and loop abrasive paper
  • Oversized sealed-ball bearing construction for longer tool life
  • Double insulated
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Brand DEWALT Makita DEWALT Bosch
Ratings (64) (45) (46) (14)
Cordless/ Corded Corded Corded Corded Corded
Power Tool Features Bag Included,Lock On Switch,No Tool Disc/Pad Change,Random Orbit Variable Speed Bag Included,Lock On Switch,No Tool Disc/Pad Change,Random Orbit,Variable Speed
Disc Size (in.) 5 5 5 5 in
Dust collection type Bag Bag Bag Bag
Reconditioned No No No No
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Customer Questions & Answers

Is the front adjustable handle removable

Asked by: acanthusman
Yes, it is removable and adjustable position for comfort and control of the sander.
Answered by: RWGoad
Date published: 2017-04-09

How do you hook it up to a full sized shop vacuum? It's not in the directions manual, but is stated as a feature on it

Asked by: Nedla
Remove the dust bag and attach the hose to the dust bag adapter. I put a couple of wraps of electrical tape around it to hold it better.
Answered by: Hay
Date published: 2017-04-21

Can this be used for drywall and/or ceilings?

I was wanting to use this on my ceiling to smooth the area, but I wanted to double-check about it before trying...?
Asked by: sjmitch02
Yes but that is really not it's ideal application. Drywall is best done manually with a sanding block.
Answered by: woodworx4
Date published: 2017-03-28

Does this come with a case?

There is a similar one on Amazon with a plastic case, but I can't tell if this is the same thing.
Asked by: Jrbill
No. Amazon may be cheaper but no face to face customer service.
Answered by: SandySander
Date published: 2017-03-21
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Customer Reviews

3 Amp 5 in. Corded Random Orbital Sander with Variable Speed is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 45.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little sander! The additional handle is nice. Good speed adjustments at the tip of your thu... Great little sander! The additional handle is nice. Good speed adjustments at the tip of your thumb which you can change while sanding. The dust collector system actually works pretty well as long as you don't expect it to catch all of the dust (impossible). I would definitely buy this again. This is my only Makita power tool and so far I am very impressed. I'm able to get a nice even finish on softwoods and hardwoods.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 star The best orbital Sanders I have ever owned. 5 stars
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I purchased this a few weeks ago and it has been incredibly helpful little tool. The velcro styl... I purchased this a few weeks ago and it has been incredibly helpful little tool. The velcro style sanding pads have stayed on firmly and, though it isn't designed for this, it was great for both drywall joint compound smoothing and paint removal. Really like the multiple speed options too. Its a little heavier than others, but the additional handle makes it much easier to hold than most other palm sanders.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First, to address the problem with connecting this to a shop vacuum: There is NO problem connect... First, to address the problem with connecting this to a shop vacuum: There is NO problem connecting this to a shop vacuum. The dust bag is connected to the sander via a black adapter plate. Remove the dust bag from the plate, connect a shop hose that has a diameter of 1-7/8...such as...oh, I don't know...most of the Ridgid vacuums that are offered from Home Depot. That's it. That's all you need to do. No custom work, no buying water hoses or whatever else was suggested. Just unplug one piece, and plug another in, and go. The end. It staggers me the amount of people who have trouble figuring this out. It does make a very loud noise, as you have a huge volume of air moving through a small area....no different than a whistle or other wind instrument. But once you connect the shop vacuum, I'd say it gets rid of over 95% of the dust. More like 97-98%. The one downside is finding rougher grit sandpaper for it...HD goes down to 60 grit, and I'd really like to see 40 or 36....but that's a problem with accessories, and not a problem with the sander.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I haven’t used it enough yet to rate it as... I haven’t used it enough yet to rate it as excellent, but I like this sander very much. It is easy to use, and the vibration is easy on the hands. I recommend it.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use, vibration not bad at all... Did a great job on redoing old end tables. Easy to use, vibration not bad at all... Did a great job on redoing old end tables.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sander and lots of power love the handle and the trigger lock not a on/off switch thats ... Great Sander and lots of power love the handle and the trigger lock not a on/off switch thats hard to turn off, the front handle is adjustable or you can use without and there are many ways you can adjust your hand position on this sander. making it the best on the market, this is my second one so we can get twice the work done or have different, grits on each rather than having to switch them all the time. The only thing I am not fond of and this goes for any power tool with a dust bag, Rockler makes a small port dust collection hose connection for you dust collection system or shop vac, and again this is on all bagged dust collection power tools, if you want a clean shop invest in dust collection. This makita gets 5+ stars We love them and hardly any vibration compared to the rest.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best orbital sander Variable speed is awesome and very little vibration. Plenty of power for coarse sanding and easy on the fine sanding.
Date published: 2016-11-01
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