Model # R26011

Internet #100053683

Store SKU #370658

RIDGID 5 in. Random Orbital Sander with AIRGUARD Technology
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RIDGID

5 in. Random Orbital Sander with AIRGUARD Technology

  • Airguard dust collection system gathers up to 90% of the dust
  • Soft start and pad brake to help prevent gouges
  • Backed by the Industry's only Lifetime Service Agreement
$5997 /each
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Product Overview

Rigid Hero
Feature 1

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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amperage

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3 amps

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max speed

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12,000 rpm

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cord length

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8 ft.

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Warranty

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  • Airguard dust collection system gathers up to 90% of the dust
  • Soft start and pad brake to help prevent gouges
  • Backed by the Industry's only Lifetime Service Agreement
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.
  • Includes one R2601 sander, 2 sheets 80 grit paper, 1 dust bag, 1 hook and loop backing pad, 1 heavy duty contractor bag and 1 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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Product Overview

  • Airguard dust collection system gathers up to 90% of the dust
  • Soft start and pad brake to help prevent gouges
  • Backed by the Industry's only Lifetime Service Agreement
Model #: R26011
Sku #: 370658
Internet #: 100053683

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, 2 sheets 80 grit paper, 1 dust bag, 1 hook and loop backing pad, 1 heavy duty contractor bag and 1 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
  • Click Here to Register Your Product

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  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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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 Variable Speed Random Orbital Sander with Dust Bag
Brand DEWALT RIDGID DEWALT Makita
Ratings (104) (437) (68) (76)
Reconditioned No No No No
Dust collection type Bag Bag Bag Bag
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
Cordless/ Corded Corded Corded Corded Corded
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
7 in
Product Height (in.)
9 in
Product Width (in.)
14 in

Details

Amperage (amps)
3
Bench & Stationary Tool Type
Disc Sander
Color Family
Orange
Cord Length (ft.)
8
Corded Tool Type
Disc Sander
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Dust collection type
Bag
Maximum Speed (rpm)
12000
Power Tool Features
Bag Included,Lock On Switch,Random Orbit,Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
6 lb
Random orbit
Yes
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
Yes

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
7 in
Product Height (in.)
9 in
Product Width (in.)
14 in

Details

Amperage (amps)
3
Bench & Stationary Tool Type
Disc Sander
Color Family
Orange
Cord Length (ft.)
8
Corded Tool Type
Disc Sander
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Dust collection type
Bag
Maximum Speed (rpm)
12000
Power Tool Features
Bag Included,Lock On Switch,Random Orbit,Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
6 lb
Random orbit
Yes
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
Yes

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase

Questions & Answers

Can I use this to sand my wooden front door? Does the fact that it's orbital make a difference in...

Can I use this to sand my wooden front door? Does the fact that it's orbital make a difference in going against the grain? I've only used the type that uses sandpaper. What do you recommend ?
Asked by: gypsysoul
I would recommend using it. Will work faster and better than what you have used in the past
Answered by: hitman46
Date published: 2017-07-23

can you change the sanding pad to work for adhesive sand paper? or to a 6inch pad?

Asked by: Zach
Yes, you can change the pad to an adhesive type pad (not included) rather than the included hook and loop type pad. No, you can't change it to a 6 inch; it is 5 inch only.
Answered by: William
Date published: 2016-10-14

Where can I get the case only?

Where can I get the case only?
Asked by: Ryan
I don't know but I'd like to know as well. I like the case! :)
Answered by: haef
Date published: 2017-10-02

Can this sander be hooked to my rigid shop vac?

Can this sander be hooked to my rigid shop vac?
Asked by: KCG
Yes. What is cool is you take the bag off and you get two different size options to hook up your vac. 2-1/4 & 2-1/2 I believe. Works great with the Rigid automotive cleaning kit, which has a long & very flexible hose. Nice when hooked to tools.
Answered by: haef
Date published: 2017-10-04
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Customer Reviews

5 in. Random Orbital Sander with AIRGUARD Technology is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 436.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I have used this sander for one project so far. It works great. A coarser grit really takes the... I have used this sander for one project so far. It works great. A coarser grit really takes the wood off but its hard to tell because so much of the dust goes into the bag. The only downside and why I subtracted a star is because the exhaust is on the left side of the sander which means when you are right handed it blows dust into you or in your face if you're sanding a side surface. If the port was on the opposite side it would blow away from you.
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my first random orbital sander. My experience is that Ridgid tools are always well worth... This is my first random orbital sander. My experience is that Ridgid tools are always well worth what I pay. Quality workmanship. The only minus, and this isn't the product's fault, is that I have fairly small hands and the housing is stretching my grasp just a bit. But overall, the projects I've used this on so far have looked better because of this tool!
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This purchase was a tough decision because I couldn't decide between this tool and the Dewalt DWE... This purchase was a tough decision because I couldn't decide between this tool and the Dewalt DWE6421K at the same $60 price. After reading all of the positive reviews though, and the fact that Rigid is still made here in America and Dewalt is not, I chose this sander and couldn't be happier. The random orbit doesn't mark the surface of your work and with a good sanding disc operation is effortless. While I normally wouldn't do so, I can even use this sander in my closed garage on rainy days as use is so clean with the dust collector catching almost all of the dust. The gradual startup is also a plus and just makes this already easy-to-use tool just that much easier. I shelf all of my smaller tools in their boxes when not in use so the bag that comes with is another plus as I now have a manly toiletries bag for overnight stays. Setup? Unbox it, plug it in, get to work.
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I run a furniture refinishing business and own 4 of these machines. They are used daily and are l... I run a furniture refinishing business and own 4 of these machines. They are used daily and are like the energizer bunny...they just keep going and going. Every year I take them to the Home Depot repair dept and for less than $20.00 ea they service them and they are good for another year. Two of the units are over 10 years old and operate just as new. We changed our shop over to ALL Rigid tools and they have not failed. We need tools that stand up to everyday use without failing and have found the Ridgid products fit the bill everytime... Great price for a Great tool. Furniture Doctor LLC AZ
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I bought this baby and a RIDGID 4 gal. 5.0-Peak HP Portable Wet Dry Vac thinking I will be able t... I bought this baby and a RIDGID 4 gal. 5.0-Peak HP Portable Wet Dry Vac thinking I will be able to connect the vac directly to it since both tools come from the same vendor. Boy, how wrong I was! I had to buy a $8.47 + tax three piece adapter set. Good job Rigid fro getting another $8 from me! I'm fully aware this is not a review about the tool itself. This meant to be more of a heads-up.
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This sander was light enough so that I wasn't tired at the end of the project. It worked really w... This sander was light enough so that I wasn't tired at the end of the project. It worked really well on the rough pine. Easy to control. I've used some wood filler in several spots and will see how that turns out after it dries and is sanded. The sander is great, but I am really glad the salesman suggested the pads that I am using, easily changed out as well . The dust and particles were in the bag after the first sanding, not all over the furniture and floor. It cleaned easily, but I've put an old toothbrush in the case to help with the next cleaning. Great choice for handywoman!
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lots of power Anybody experiencing runaway spinning/lack of orbiting can easily be rectified. The single seal bearing (6002-RS) can be replaced by removing the pad from the bearing housing (4 screws), then removing the bearing housing from the motor shaft using a T20 screwdriver (1 screw). Gently/evenly pry up the bearing housing then press the bearing out of it or tap it out using proper sized punch). Replace it with a 6002-RS (double sealed) bearing, by pressing it in with a vice and suitable sized socket head. Because this bearing is exposed to dust whenever operating, it should have been double sealed when manufactured. A good quality bearing replacement is about $10, but cheap imported bearings are available for as low as $2.50, but why skimp?
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I cannot recommend Ridgid as a great investment. I purchased the first sander about 6 weeks ago. ... I cannot recommend Ridgid as a great investment. I purchased the first sander about 6 weeks ago. I purchased this model based on decent reviews, improved quality from years ago, and the Lifetime Warranty offered on this model. My tech found it to have low vibration and fairly efficient sanding. Based on my tech's impression I purchased 2 more with mixed reviews from the techs who use them. Performance wise I would give this sander a 3 star rating. . To activate the lifetime warranty each sander has been registered on Ridgid's online registration site. UNFORTUNATELY, Ridgid's internal audit to confirm the purchases from Home Depot has failed. Not once, not twice, but on all three purchases. Ridgid has sent emails denying to honor the lifetime warranty of each sander unless I send by certified mail the original receipts and a copy of their emails. This process is nothing less than trifling. We're a branch and the receipts are long gone to our controller at our company HQ. It has become obvious that this tactic of denying to honor the lifetime warranty is a standard operating procedure for Ridgid. I contacted Ridgid's Customer Service by phone to resolve this and to no surprise found their CSR to be condescending, curt, and sarcastic. I will be returning the sanders to Home Depot. Due to their shady practices and poor customer service I do not recommend any Ridgid product.
Date published: 2017-08-16
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