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RIDGID

Model R25011

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Store SKU #370463

2.4 Amp 1/4 Sheet Sander with AIRGUARD Technology

$44.98 /each

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The RIDGID 1/4 Sheet Sander features a powerful 2.4 Amp and easy-load system to quickly clamp paper tightly and securely. For added convenience, the onboard vacuum adaptor fits standard 1-1/4 in. or 2-1/2 in. hoses. And, for a cleaner, virtually dust-free work environment, the AIRGUARD on-board active dust collection system collects up to 90% of dust.

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  • Includes 1-R2501 sander, three sheets of sandpaper (120, 180, 220 grit) one paper punch, one heavy duty contractor bag, one dust bag and one operator’s manual
  • Permanent magnet motor that maintains constant speed and power under load
  • Through-body sealed slide switch for reliability and ease of use
  • Quick-release dust bag for quick and effortless bag removal
  • Hex grip micro texture for a secure grip and maximum user comfort
  • Front paper clamp
  • Lifetime service agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase (begins after the warranty period expires)
  • Hex grip micro texture - enhanced micro texture for secure grip and maximum user comfort
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How can I get replacement sanding pad?

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steve
Golden, CO
June 30, 2012
The pad that the sandpaper attaches to has worn out
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Tulsa/OK
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Call Rigid Customer Service: 866-539-1710.
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July 18, 2014
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You must order it directly from Ridgid.
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West Norriton, PA, USA
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May 7, 2014
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When that happens I just use the adhesive backed paper.
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March 2, 2014
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Assuming it's a Ridgid unit, if you've done the paperwork for the LIfetime Service Agreement take it back to the store and get a replacement. If it's a Ridgid unit but no LSA, parts can be found thru their website. If not Ridgid you'll have to find the company that produced your units' website to order parts.
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Orlando, FL, USA
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December 31, 2013
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Steve,
You have a couple of different options. They sell pre-cut sandpaper sheets that fit the product (some have sticky backs and some do not). The sander should have an attachment that will punch the holes of sandpaper that will allow the dust to be collected). You can also buy sheets of sandpaper and cut them down to size as well.
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Myrtle beach SC
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November 24, 2013
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go online goggle your product ask for replacement parts. The pad is easy to change out. I did one on a Dewalt.
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Lapeer MI. 48446
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November 5, 2013
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Go to your local Home Depot store and if they don't have one they will know how you can get one.
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December 10, 2012
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Contact Porter Cable if it is the 1/4" square as their material lasts a good while.
I make my own out of the Powermate 4 in. x 4 in. x 1/2 in. Vibration Isolator
Model # 094-0137RP, it makes a firm surface and lasts a very long time plus it stays level across the plane.
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Media, PA, USA
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August 27, 2012
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I have a problem with the front clamp not holding sandpaper. I called Ridgid, and they gave me the name and address of a local (20 miles away) service center where I could take the sander. If you call them, I would guess that they will be able to do the same for you. This product has a 90 day return policy to the store, and, after that, a 3 year warranty. Therefore, the replacement pad should not cost Read More
I have a problem with the front clamp not holding sandpaper. I called Ridgid, and they gave me the name and address of a local (20 miles away) service center where I could take the sander. If you call them, I would guess that they will be able to do the same for you. This product has a 90 day return policy to the store, and, after that, a 3 year warranty. Therefore, the replacement pad should not cost you anything. Good luck. Read Less
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July 9, 2012
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Replacement RIDGID wood working power tool parts can be ordered through the RIDGID master parts and accessory distributor at 1-877-544-9253.
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RIDGID Support
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how do I activate the airguard system (my room is full of dust from the drywall I am sanding)

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You do not have to activate the airguard system but it is probably not designed to filter dust as fine
as produced by drywall dust. An inexpensive method to capture drywall dust is a water based bucket
that hooks up between your sander and a vet-vac. You could also try dampening the filter cloth but you
will have to clean it often because it will clog easily. You should clean your filter cloth if you
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You do not have to activate the airguard system but it is probably not designed to filter dust as fine
as produced by drywall dust. An inexpensive method to capture drywall dust is a water based bucket
that hooks up between your sander and a vet-vac. You could also try dampening the filter cloth but you
will have to clean it often because it will clog easily. You should clean your filter cloth if you have been
using it to capture drywall dust.
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Drywall is best sanded by hand using sanding screens. The airguard system is activated using the sandpaper hole punch, which must be aligned properly to the sander. Drywall compound should not need excessive sanding; the high spots can often be knocked down with your broad knife, then the higher edges either wet sponges, or sanded by hand with a sanding screen attached to either a pole sander or a hand Read More
Drywall is best sanded by hand using sanding screens. The airguard system is activated using the sandpaper hole punch, which must be aligned properly to the sander. Drywall compound should not need excessive sanding; the high spots can often be knocked down with your broad knife, then the higher edges either wet sponges, or sanded by hand with a sanding screen attached to either a pole sander or a hand sander. Read Less
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You have to use the supplied hole punch to punch holes in the sand paper after you've installed the sandpaper to the sander. It is these holes through which the vacuum draws the dust.
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November 18, 2014
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!
You do not need to activate the dust collection capability on the R25011 sander, it automatically collects sanding dust through the holes in the sanders pad when sanding.
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RIDGID
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November 17, 2014
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Make sure you have punched holes in the sandpaper using the supplied punch plate (the black plastic flat piece). Put the paper on the sander first and then punch through it with the punch-plate so the dust can get through. It's best to hook a shop vac up to the sander for best results.
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November 16, 2014
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Read the instructions, it's all there. you just attach the sandpaper, use the PAPER PUNCH Template to punch holes through the sand paper and the sander will then route the dust into the bag. If it is like others you can also attach a shop vacuum to the output instead of relying on the bag.
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How do I register my new 1/4 in. sheet sander with airGaud Technology

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I purchased a new 1/4 IN. SHEET Sander with AirGuard Technology and need to register it for warranty please advise
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All the necessary documents should have been in the box. You will need to fill out the registration form with personal demographics, include the model number and serial number fo the sander ( on the sanders label, cut out the UPS bar code from the box and along with your sales receipt send to the address on the form, or you can accomplish the same by going to Rigid.com on-line.
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!
Please to go to the RIDGID web site at www.ridgid.com and click on the "Support" link near the top of the page, and then click on the "Product Registration" link. Next, click on the "Power Tool" option and go forward with creating a registration and E-mail communication file and registering the product.
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!
Please to go to the RIDGID web site at www.ridgid.com and click on the "Support" link near the top of the page, and then click on the "Product Registration" link. Next, click on the "Power Tool" option and go forward with creating a registration and E-mail communication file and registering the product.
You can enter your receipt code in the receipt code data field provided during the registration process, or you can do the mail in submission process to obtain the RIDGID Lifetime Service Agreement coverage for their purchase.
The RIDGID "Dashboard" registration system requires the correct product model number to be entered when registering. With individual tools like saws or sanders, you will need to use the base model number for that product from the serial number data plate on the tool. Drill kits and combo-kits use the model number for the kit. Combo-kit items are not to be registered individually, they have to register them under the correct combo-kit model number normally found on the card board carton that the kit came in. In the "Package model number" field, type in the model number and then click the "choose package" link to go forward to the serial number data page where the submit button will then be accessible.
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To register your power sander you'll need to go to the Rigid website. It's a bit hard to find but this link worked for me: https://register.ridgidpower.com/customer_session/new
I believe you'll need your receipt, product serial number, etc.Once your set up an account you should be able to register for the lifetime warranty. I registered a couple different tools this way. It takes a LONG time for the
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To register your power sander you'll need to go to the Rigid website. It's a bit hard to find but this link worked for me: https://register.ridgidpower.com/customer_session/new
I believe you'll need your receipt, product serial number, etc.Once your set up an account you should be able to register for the lifetime warranty. I registered a couple different tools this way. It takes a LONG time for the company to respond but they eventually responded to me with warranty confirmation. Just be patient, and keep digital copies of your receipts.
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Sandpaper retention clip issue, power switch placement issue.

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August 21, 2016
Many of the reviews cite failure of the front sandpaper clip. They state that the clip is plastic, not durable, and that it wears out promptly if replaced. Another negative comment about the poor placement of the on/off switch also concerns me. I do not want a tool that has inherent design problems, or to pay to repair a tool that has a lifetime service agreement. I'm looking to buy a long-lasting, problem free tool, but am wary because of these negative reviews. Has Ridgid solved these problems?

I had a Rockwell (Porter Cable) power block for decades before my garage/shop burned, and it never had any problem with paper retention, or with the placement of the power switch. That product is still available, but it is double the cost, and it does not have dust collection.
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August 31, 2016
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Hi, Oakman. We love hearing feedback from customers. We will be sure to pass this information along to our engineers.The design of the unit has not changed. If you have any question on the design or would like to provide more feedback, give us a call at 1-866-539-1710.
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I have not had a problem with the sandpaper clip but I'm an occasional user. It is easy to load the sandpaper as compared to my previous unit which died after many years of service. The location of the power switch is a little awkward and I find myself turning the sander off not meaning to.
Registration for the lifetime service agreement is about as much fun as going to your local dentist. Surely, Read More
I have not had a problem with the sandpaper clip but I'm an occasional user. It is easy to load the sandpaper as compared to my previous unit which died after many years of service. The location of the power switch is a little awkward and I find myself turning the sander off not meaning to.
Registration for the lifetime service agreement is about as much fun as going to your local dentist. Surely, that process could be improved.
I have not seen a dust collection system that works well unless you hook it up to a dust collection system or a wet vac.
I think the Rigid product is a good value but I'm not sure I would call it professional grade like your old sander. I'm sure you have probably heard the saying 'you get what you pay for'. Read Less
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Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 204 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Poor design As a sander it was fine. I got this as a gift and have used it for less than a hour. The front paper holder plastic clip broke make it useless. August 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by well designed Rugged design that feels like it won't shake apart, and a lifetime replacement promise. May 31, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Ok could be better It's a good sander. But don't depend on the little vaccum inside to get the dust up. It really doesn't work too good. Basically I had a snow storm after sanding. Thank god I was running my vaccum at the same time or otherwise it would be a blizzard. September 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Palm Sander Price is good, has dust bag and also attaches to shop vacs. Very easy to use, comes with a soft storage case August 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by I like it - a lot. I like it - a lot. It's way better than my old Ryobi. Almost no fumbling to load the paper. What an improvement. July 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very nice Very nice not very loud runs very smooth dust collector works good too! August 9, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by I'll be returning this. The overwhelming majority of power tools I own have the Ridgid name on them. Typically I feel they are well designed, durable and carry an unbeatable warranty (as long as you register them). With that being said this is one Ridgid tool I can't recommend. The dust collection is about worthless. After a couple hours of use there is easily double the amount of dust on the outside of the sander (mostly covered) than in the dust collection (almost empty). The dust collection is coming apart after a small handful of short uses. If you choose to buy this you'll want to leave room in the budget for a sufficient respirator. It's mostly uncontrollable. It seems to have good power (the only reason I didn't give it one star) however I'm not sure what good the power is if you can't control where you're sanding. The only application it maybe tolerable for is large surfaces, and only if you're ok sanding the outer edge of the surface by hand. Several review claimed it has a 12' cord, mine only has a 6'. On a side note I didn't have the issue of sand paper not staying put as many of the other reviews, which may've been a result of limited use. Thankful Ridgid has a 90 day no questions asked return policy. February 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Well worth the money!! Very powerful and effective sander! Highly recommend!! July 26, 2016
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