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Makita 3 Amp 5 in. Random Orbital Sander with Variable Speed (Tool-Case)


3 Amp 5 in. Random Orbital Sander with Variable Speed (Tool-Case)

  • Includes adjustable handle for added comfort and control
  • Powerfully fast and smooth sanding performance
  • Includes tool case for added storage and convenience
$94.99 /each

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Product Overview

Makita's 5 in. Random Orbit Sander with Variable Speed (Tool Case) combines power, speed and performance with an innovative adjustable front handle for superior grip and control. Ideal for woodworkers, finish carpenters and general contractors, this sander features a Makita built 3 Amp motor with over-sized sealed ball-bearing construction for longer tool life. The variable speed control dial with 4000 to 12,000 OPM allows you to match the sanding speed to the material and with the large 2-finger trigger switch with a conveniently located lock-on button, continuous use functionality is right at hand. The large 1/8 in. random orbit action delivers fast and smooth sanding and a swirl-free finish and with a pad control system for controlled pad speed, you get greater control at startup.

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  • Smooth and fast sanding with 3 Amp motor
  • Variable speed control dial with 4000-12,000 OPM enables user to match the sanding speed to the application for optimal results
  • 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 with a swirl-free finish
  • Pad control system for controlled pad speed at startup
  • 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
  • Includes: sander, abrasive disc, 120 grit, dust bag and tool case
  • 1-year limited warranty
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Name 3 Amp 5 in. Corded Random Orbital Sander 3 Amp 5 in. Random Orbital Sander with Variable Speed (Tool-Case) 1/2 Corded Sheet Finishing Sander 2.7-Amp 6 in. Random Orbital Sander with Variable Speed
Brand Makita Makita Makita Makita
Ratings (46) (24) (17) (3)
Cordless/ Corded Corded Corded Corded Corded
Power Tool Features Case Included,Random Orbit Case Included,Random Orbit,Variable Speed Bag Included Random Orbit,Variable Speed
Dust collection type Bag Bag Bag Bag
Reconditioned No No No No
Speed (rpm) 12000 12000 10000 10000
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Customer Questions & Answers

Is this sander sufficent/pwerful enough for removing paint on a redwood deck?

I am sanding a redwood deck to bare wood with 60 grit sand paper. Will this sander easily handle the job? The deck is very large. This sander is called a finishing sander vs. a disc sander. Can it do the job or will I be sanding forever with it? Previous orbital sanders have done the job but they were called a disc sanders & had repeated problems with the hook & loop holding the sandpaper. Had to return 3 sanders already within a hours of use. NOTE: My sanding experience is extensive but have used only 2 brands of sanders. I cannot use a belt sander because it gives me tennis elbow in just a few minutes.
Asked by: Tarby
This sander is nowhere big enough for the job you describe. Look into renting a sander for floors and get a 60 grit paper to fit it.
Answered by: stylish
Date published: 2016-11-27

How long does the hook & loop sanding disc (not the paper) last?

I have bought 4 orbital sanders (different brand) in less than 3 month. ALL have died in just 1-1/2 to 3 hours use due to the hook & loop disc - the paper just goes flying off the disc. Does the Makita do this? I do not want to have to return this one too. I have a job to do NOW. I am sanding with 60 grit paper on a painted redwood deck to the bare wood.
Asked by: Tarby
If you care for the sander properly, you shouldn't have to replace the disc to which the paper attaches. On this model, it has a velcro surface to which the sandpaper attaches. I have had no problem with the paper coming off, as a matter of fact, I have to work to remove it. Be sure you are thoroughly pressing down on the sandpaper before you begin work.
Answered by: stylish
Date published: 2016-11-27

what is the tool case?

Asked by: ellen
Do you mean what is IN the case? If so, just the sander. It is a heavy-duty plastic formed case with handle that keeps your sander protected when you are moving it around.
Answered by: stylish
Date published: 2016-11-27

what is a variable speed sander

Asked by: ellen
It means you can adjust the speed (RPMs) at which the disc revolves. This sander has settings from 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest). Depending upon what you are sanding, you may find a variable speed sander useful. I've tried the various speeds on this one and pretty much keep it cranked up to 5 when I am using it.
Answered by: stylish
Date published: 2016-11-27
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Customer Reviews

3 Amp 5 in. Random Orbital Sander with Variable Speed (Tool-Case) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 24.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy as pie to use! I am a female who is inexperienced with power tools, in fact I have always f... Easy as pie to use! I am a female who is inexperienced with power tools, in fact I have always found them to be a bit intimidating; however, I got sick of seeing paint drips and years of badly-applied paint on the woodwork in my 90 year-old house, so I decided to take the plunge. I did a great deal of research into types of sanders, brands, uses, and sandpaper. I arrived on the Makita, mainly for reputation as a brand and good reviews. I purchased several grits of sandpaper and went to work. MAN what a difference a sander makes! I will never sand by hand again. The 80 grit combined with the setting of "5" on the sander has made my doors and baseboards as smooth as a baby's behind. I had no idea what I was missing. There's nothing like having the right tool for the job. A word of caution about the dustbag: you must attach it correctly, or expect a good bit of what you are sanding to end up all over the room. Not the end of the world, certainly, but just be careful and save on clean up time. Keep the sander moving, clean out the bag often, and check your sandpaper to make sure you haven't worn it out and you are good to go.
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Wonderfully My kitchen cabinets had 52 years worth of shellac and grease on them (literally, I'm not exaggerating.) But they are beautiful and custom made so I wasn't going to replace them (so stop suggesting it Lucas!) But they are now white and I love them because this little sander and I make a mighty fierce team. You should buy it. That is all, you are welcome.
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This orbital sander is a treat to utilize. It is... This orbital sander is a treat to utilize. It is light weight, quiet and does remove a or of dust. I hope that this unit last as long as my 43 year old Rockwell that it replaced.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sander Works Great,very easy to move around and can also be used as a polisher.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good sander. the vacumn set-up does not work very well good sander. the vacumn set-up does not work very well
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makita, what else can I say... I researched all the major brands prior my purchase. Several good competitors left me a tough choice. However, the option of the adjustable/removable handle was my deciding factor. It paid off because I use the handle frequently when control is a must when operating the sander at an odd angle or upside down. I catch myself laughing at the ease, speed, and comfort using this tool. Can't believe I hand sanded all these years...
Date published: 2014-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wish I had bought this one sooner I purchased this sander to replace my 5" Bosch random Orbit sander, which had given me nothing but problems. (Which was strange because I have a Bosch router that I want to be buried with) Anyway, this sander is quiet, aggressive and has great dust collection. If you need a random orbit sander, you wont be disappointed with this one.
Date published: 2013-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sander I have owned other sanders, but wanted a random orbital sander. I went to Home Depot and held the various samples and this sander felt the best with a good price. It has not disappointed me. Does a great job and the dust collector is amazing!
Date published: 2016-07-12
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