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RIDGID 5 in. Random Orbital Sander with AIRGUARD Technology
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RIDGID

5 in. Random Orbital Sander with AIRGUARD Technology

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Soft start helps prevent gouges in the workpiece

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Electronic speed control dial for maximum control for different applications

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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
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Name 3 Amp 5 in. Corded Random Orbital Hook and Loop Sander 5 in. Random Orbital Sander with AIRGUARD Technology 3 Amp 5 in. Corded Variable Speed Random Orbital Sander 3 Amp 5 in. Corded Random Orbital Sander with Variable Speed
Brand DEWALT RIDGID DEWALT Makita
Ratings (28) (235) (29) (25)
Cordless/ Corded Corded Corded Corded Corded
Power Tool Features Bag Included,Lock On Switch,No Tool Disc/Pad Change,Random Orbit Bag Included,Lock On Switch,Random Orbit,Variable Speed Bag Included,Lock On Switch,No Tool Disc/Pad Change,Random Orbit,Variable Speed Variable Speed
Dust collection type Bag Bag Bag Bag
Reconditioned No No No No
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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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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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Not easily, and probably not without damaging the tool.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Orbital Sander I am pleased with the capabilities of this sander. It does a great job keeping dust to a minimum but requires you empty the dust bag frequently if you don't attach a vacuum to it. September 13, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Another great tool from Ridgid Great sander. My Father-in-law has the 6 inch version of this sander and I have borrowed it so many times I may as well have owned it. I finally decided to go out and purchase my own. I went with the 5 inch version because of price and a wider variety of 5 inc discs that were available. It is a great sander and I have already used it a number of times on different projects. The size and weight are nice, it is not so large as to be cumbersome in single handed operations, and it can get into a few more spots than the 6 inch could. Definitely would recommend this sander. August 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great sander for most projects This sander worked like a charm for the first 80-ish hours of work. I was manually sanding all of the railing on my deck and it was perfect to get the job done. The motor held up just fine, it did a great job at collecting the majority of dust, and the plug/switches worked every time. Eventually, the velcro disc on the sander became worn down and the abrasive discs would no longer stick to it. With some minimal searching online I found some cheap replacement parts and they are super simple to swap out. Since I was using this tool for several hours 4-5 times a week, I wasn't too surprised it wore out. If you are looking to use this for simple, smaller projects then you shouldn't have any issues with it. August 23, 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 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 a great sander. I had to use it to remove the nightmare Behr Deckover from 240 square feet of rooftop deck. It attached to a wet dry vac, so most of the mess goes into the Stinger! The bag is useless...always use the wet dry vac. It never got overheated during the 79 hours it took to do the job. Highly recommend it! August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rigid 5" Random Orbital Sander Love it. Works very well and with it hooked up to my Shop-Vac, no dust storm mess. Even the Rigid bag system works better than other more expensive sanders I used in the past. September 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good sander for medium duty This is a medium duty sander. It is adequate for small jobs August 23, 2016
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