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RIDGID

Model R26011

Internet #100053683

Store SKU #370658

5 in. Random Orbital Sander with AIRGUARD Technology

$59.97 /each

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Soft start helps prevent gouges in the workpiece

Feature 2

Electronic speed control dial for maximum control for different applications

Feature 3

AirGuard Technology, industry's leading dust collection system collects up to 90% of dust

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3 amps

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12,000 rpm

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8 ft.

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The RIDGID 5 in. Random Orbit Sander features an electronic speed control dial for maximum control for different applications. It has a variable no-load speed of 7000-12,000 RPM and a permanent magnet motor to maintain constant speed and power under load applications. Its onboard vacuum adaptor fits standard 2-1/4 in. or 2-1/2 in. hoses for a cleaner, virtually dust-free work environment.

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  • Includes one R2601 sander, two sheets 80 grit paper, one dust bag, one hook and loop backing pad, one heavy duty contractor bag and one operator's manual
  • AirGuard dust collection for collection of 90% of the dust
  • Hook and loop backing pad for a secure fit and improved sanding
  • Hex Grip microtexture for a secure grip and maximum user comfort
  • Soft start and pad brake to help prevent gouges in the workpiece
  • Through-body sealed slide switch for reliability and effortless use
  • Quick-release dust bag for quick and easy bag removal
  • Lifetime service agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase (begins after the warranty period expires)
  • Quick release dust bag - for quick and easy bag removal
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5 in. Random Orbital Sander with AIRGUARD Technology
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can you change the sanding pad to work for adhesive sand paper? or to a 6inch pad?

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August 23, 2014
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Cary, NC
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December 31, 2014
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You can always rig it up, however on e you go Velcro, you'll never go back.
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November 21, 2014
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No on the adhesive paper. Don't know about 6 inch but that would extend outward a 1/2" and be unsupported by the backing plate - probably not a good idea.
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August 26, 2014
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No, you cannot in either case. I am unaware of any orbital sander that can if it isn't designed to do so. This sander uses only the hook & loop pads.
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August 25, 2014
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Not easily, and probably not without damaging the tool.
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August 25, 2014
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I believe there are some aftermarket conversion kits that will allow you to convert to adhesive pads yet I think you should stay with the hook and loop, If you find that the hook and loop are no longer holding, return the unit to Home Depot. The Rigid brand is warrantied for life and they should repair it. Concerning the use of 6 inch pads, they would probably work but I would not use it for finish Read More
I believe there are some aftermarket conversion kits that will allow you to convert to adhesive pads yet I think you should stay with the hook and loop, If you find that the hook and loop are no longer holding, return the unit to Home Depot. The Rigid brand is warrantied for life and they should repair it. Concerning the use of 6 inch pads, they would probably work but I would not use it for finish sanding because you will have little control over the overlapped portion of the pad which will most likely tear quickly. I recommend that you use this sander as it was originally designed. Read Less
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August 25, 2014
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This sander is hook and loop and does not come with an adapter for PSA paper. There are aftermarket adapters available however.
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Can this sander be used as a polisher as well? Are polishing pads available for it?

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Plantation, FL
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June 10, 2016
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I do not believe so as I have never seen polishing bonnets for this sander. Most polishers have a rubber disc that is covered with a lambswool bonnet.
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March 3, 2016
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There are some hook and loop buffing and polishing pads available online from Klingspor and others. They work fine on wood. Would not suggest on paint,
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November 10, 2015
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID.
Model R26011 is a random orbit sander. It does not have a polishing feature, and accessories to convert it to be used for polishing are not offered or available from RIDGID.
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RIDGID
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November 9, 2015
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Hi Indyboy32. Unfortunately this sander does not work as a polisher. Thanks for asking!
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Aromas, CA
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I would not suggest using this as a polisher.
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Where can I find carbon electrical motor brushes made for a 6" Rigid orbital sander?

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Dover, NH
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December 26, 2013
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Check with customer service at your local Home Depot. They can help.
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April 27, 2015
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here ya go:
some of the stuff i needed for Rigid 5" ROS was Ryobi labeled but same fitment
http://www.ereplacementparts.com/ridgid-r2610-634-variable-speed-random-orbit-sander-parts-c-7929_8225_8836.html
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August 25, 2014
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It sounds as though this is a warranty covered issue. Return it to Home Depot for replacement. If you don't have one nearby, see if you can ship the unit for repair.
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February 26, 2014
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Call Rigid, or do a search online. You can try to ask at Home depot service dept.
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December 30, 2013
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Replacement R26011 brushes #290069126 can be ordered from the master parts distributor at 1-877-544-9253.
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Where can I find replacement hook @ loop pads for this sander that holds the sanding discs.

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May 16, 2013
NEED REPLACEMENT PADS.
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I don't think I would try to use a disc on a random orbital sander. They are made for a non orbital purpose for a grinder. I think that is what you are referring to.
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Customer service at your local Home Depot can get them for you. They also carry a Ryobi pad that should work. You can take your off and take it in to compare.
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Home depot carries replacment pads. They are for the ryobi but they fit. Any 6 inch pad with 4 mounting holes works.
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Home Depot has a pretty good selection of both H&L and PSA
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May 17, 2013
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Hi Woody329
Thanks for asking. Please follow the link below for hook-and-loop sanding discs. For any other questions, please call us at HomeDepot.com Customer Service 800-430-3376.
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/catalog/servlet/Search?storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&keyword=rigid+5%20in.%20hook-and-loop&Ns=None&Ntpr=1&Ntpc=1&selectedCatgry=Search+All
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Customer Reviews

Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 222 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by An Excellent Sander... I've used name brand orbital sanders and am happy they have found a new home after using this sander. Although the switch may be a little awkward to turn on and off, this sander did everything I want in a sander. The soft start motor gives you sufficient time to get your grip on the sander and go to work. The dust collection bag with the sander is about as good as it gets without going to a hose and vac. Very little dust was remaining after changing through 100, 150 and 220 grits of paper. If I was operating a business requiring orbital sanders, this would be the sander everyone would be using. August 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Sander This is the second-smoothest running sander I've ever used next to my Festool, which cost me $200. I can't speak to the longevity as I just purchased it but it blows my old PC out of the water. I've read some negative comments about the power switch and vacuum hose hitting the work surface. Honestly, one shouldn't use a 2 1/2" vacuum hose in the first place. Too much vacuum actually makes the sander fight you. The smaller hoses clear the work surface easily, and I've never had a single problem with the power switch. So far it has been a great sander for me. August 1, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by First random orbital sander Today was the day I finally bought a random orbital sander. I had planned to get the Bosch but my store did not have any. After looking at what was on the shelf it came down to the Ridgid or the Milwaukee. I liked the power switch on the Milwaukee better but I liked the simple dust bag and $20 less price tag of the Ridgid better. Picked up 100-150-& 220 grit pads and headed home to sand some cherry I am building domes boxes out of. The closest tool I have to compare this too is an old Makita 1/4 sheet sander, the Ridgid random orbital is much smoother and quieter. The 1/4 sheet sander wears me out but this one is real easy to control and it doesn't shake my hands to death. The dust collection of the sander going into the cloth bag works better than I expected, very satisfied with that. The soft start feature is very nice. One of the selling points was the variable speed, after using it once the speed control will most likely live on max, if I had bought a single speed tool with soft start I would like it just as well. The sander works very well. I dislike the power switch even more than I thought I would, turning it on is not a problem but turning it off requires using both hands for me. I will have to ponder the power switch a little bit, I used the tool and its functioning as designed so I don't know if returning it is really fair to Home Depot....that off switch is really annoying though so play with the display model a good bit before you purchase. Other than that one complaint the tool operates smooth and quiet, the dust collection works well, soft start is great, and it is variable speed. August 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 5 in Random Orbit Sander With Airguard Technology Fantastic sander ,very smooth and the rubber gripping is excellent . August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 2nd one I have purchased Best sander ever. Have tried a couple of others and they just didn't compare. August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Best sander of this type - variable speed, good dust collection with the bag and can also take a 2 1/4 inch hose or a smaller one. Quiet relatively and comfortable in the hand. Excellent product. June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Buy sanded 4 walls top to bottom in master bed room 2 1/2 hrs this made it so easy July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great so far Like it. After My PC finally died, I looked at all in the price range averaging 65.00. This one so far is better in some ways than my old PC. Yea the switch is a little different but guys should not under rate for the things they do. It's a fairly priced tool with a life time warranty. I like mine and hope it lasts a long time. For now I'll be fair about the great performance and service so far. To complain about the pad wearing out reminds me of a renter, that expected me to buy and physically replace his light bulbs. All sanders have pads that can wear out. Especially if the tool isn't used properly. I have a Fein sander and if you "hot spot" it, it will ruin the pad. Abrasive sanders generate heat and if you don't keep the sander moving while in use and keep it off the corners and edges with pressure , it will damage the pad. Also if you push your sander hard, you should change the sand paper a little more often. Buy a belt sander (with no pad) if you want to remove lots of material quickly. These ROS are made for a little more than finish sanding. July 8, 2016
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