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Model R26111

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6 in. Variable-Speed Dual Random Orbital Sander with AIRGUARD Technology

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The RIDGID 6 in. Variable-Speed Dual Random Orbit Sander features electronic variable speed control of 4000-10,000 OPM (no load speeds) to maintain constant speed and power under load applications. Its soft-start motor gradually increases the speed of the sander to provide an even finish. Its onboard vacuum adaptor fits standard 1-1/4 or 2-1/2 in. hoses for a cleaner, virtually dust-free work environment.

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  • Includes one R2611 sander, three sheets of 80G sandpaper, one cloth dust bag, one hex key, one front pommel handle assembly and one operator’s manual
  • Powerful 4-Amp motor with 10,000 RPM
  • Dual random orbit settings of 1/8 in. for fine finishing and 1/4 in. for aggressive stock removal
  • 2-position/removable handle for superior ergonomics and flush sanding capabilities
  • Lock-on button for ease during continuous use
  • Hex Grip microtexture for a secure grip and maximum user comfort
  • Microfiber hook and loop backing pad for quick and easy paper changes
  • Integrated brake pad for a gouge-free workpiece
  • Lifetime service agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase (begins after the warranty period expires)
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disks for Ridgid 6 inch sander

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DHJ
January 9, 2013
Where do you find a place to purchase the sanding pads/disks for the Ridgid sander?
I would like to see the advertising include directions so the purchaser can find the place to buy supplies for each item.
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Chicago
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December 29, 2013
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HI DHJ,
I'm sorry, I don't understand your question, but I'd like to help. This sander uses standard typical hook and loop (velcro) sanding discs with or without holes (The holes help draw dust off the surface and back into the dust bag or the shopvac port).
Does that help?
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Tucson AZ
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November 30, 2013
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I am using the Diablo disks the shop carry. Their hole pattern match any sander. They work great for me.
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Belpre, OH, USA
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July 26, 2013
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There are some there at the store. They are hook and loop. They are made by Diablo. I believe they are a universal pad.
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Broomfield, CO, USA
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May 4, 2013
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I can't tell you exactly where to buy discs but I can say that Norton has a 6 inch hook loop disc I use on a regular basis with this machine. Talk to the pro desk or a local hardwood flooring company.
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Missouri
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April 3, 2013
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Hydroflow Equipment, St Louis MO, Just ask for the right diameter and specify 6 hole disks.
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January 10, 2013
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Hi DHJ, your local Home Depot should have the 6 inch sanding disc in stock. If not you can order on line here. http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Search?keyword=6+inch+sanding+disc&langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053
You can order the backing pad part number 301239001 from your local authorized service center or through you local Home Depot. You can find your local service center by Read More
Hi DHJ, your local Home Depot should have the 6 inch sanding disc in stock. If not you can order on line here. http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Search?keyword=6+inch+sanding+disc&langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053
You can order the backing pad part number 301239001 from your local authorized service center or through you local Home Depot. You can find your local service center by going to the RIDGID web page. There you will find a section for service centers. If you need further help, stop by your local Home Depot. Read Less
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A lot of reviews a bad on this sander, but the 2610 was great. Have these problems been taken care of. Thanks Chris

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Council Bluffs, IA
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December 27, 2013
I look at a lot of reviews both good and bad. It just seems like those with problems had the same thing wrong. I love ridgid tools and was just wondering. Thanks chris.
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August 28, 2014
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no... get the bosch one much better IMO
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March 8, 2014
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I havent had any problems with my sander and found it worked great. I have had about 3 months. It is very powerful and heavy duty.
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February 3, 2014
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I thought it was pretty good at first but after some use it rattles like heck and needs the pad tightened every few minutes...returning it
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Tucson AZ
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January 23, 2014
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I am testing the new model (the one with darker metal parts and better grip). So far I am very happy with all the features (no dust with shopvac, vibration OK, 2 paterns 1/8 & 1/4)
If it lasts, it is a winner.
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December 30, 2013
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There have been no commonly reported or known problems affecting model R26111 as a whole that we know of, to be taken care of or that have warranted any specific changes for that model.
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Does this come with a scrub brush attachment?

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June 26, 2012
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Belpre, OH, USA
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July 26, 2013
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no
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Prescott Valley, AZ USA
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October 30, 2012
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No, but I use a Scotchbrite pad and cut it to fit the circle for between coatings. It sticks to the hook and loop on the sander. Gray Scotchbrite works well for wood working, but you could use the courser pads for tougher jobs.
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Houma, LA, USA
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August 17, 2012
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I am not aware of any scrub brush attachment for this sander. However, that is an idea that may have merit and value.
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July 9, 2012
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No, the R2611 sander s does not come with a scrub brush attachment, or a pad of that type.
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Can I get a psa pad for this sander?

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August 1, 2015
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Yes you can. if you go into the rental dept they can order you one. If not Google replacement pad and they come up right away.
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August 28, 2014
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Yes, but for the money - $50.00.00 you are better off returning it and ordering yourself a bosch... the rigid 6in sander was poorly designed...
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Yes you can buy them. I bought from Online Industrial Supply. There are others as well.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 92 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by great sander Refinishing bar tops for a local coffee establishment. I need to get the entire job done in 5 hours. Sanding to topcoat. This sander not only speeds up the process. The airguard tech is nice. I hook a vacuum up to it and I don't even need a dust mask. It is also nicer on my body. August 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Powerful sander. This 6 inch random orbital sander has power to spare for my sanding needs. I'm working on refinishing a large cedar deck, and this does the trick quite well. The vacume port is a plus and should be used as the bag will fill up very fast with the power and speed of this product. My only complaint is that the auto lock button is in a bad place as its too easy to accidentally hit it and power the unit down. I have become accustom to it however by watching where I place my hands while using this sander. Otherwise, an excellent product...and with a lifetime warranty on repairs, it's a no brainer. June 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rigid's own midsized vacuum hose does not fit on it! How is it possible for a company to design the vacuum hose end for two different size hoses and the smaller one does not fit their own brand of shop vacs? Astonishing! We've had two blow out in less than a year and since Homedepot does not carry the replacement pads you have to send away for them - you also have to send away for most of the 6 hole sanding discs as well. We have actually gone back to AIR tools - and also Fesstool - just Waaaaaaaay better. June 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great sander for wood and autobody This is a bit long , but I felt you didn't look here for a comment like, " I just bought it today and it looks great." I have owned this sander for over a year now. I read the reviews and saw it was close to 50/50 on likes and dislikes at the time. I am restoring a 60 year old rust bucket. I needed to take it down to bare metal and did not have a strong compressor for an air driven DA sander and I'm not having it sand blasted. The sander has worked great for me. I did what some of the online recommendations said and let the sander do the work. It does the job well. I noticed that as the sanding disks started wearing out , I began tilting the sander more on the edge to get better sanding. The problem with that is, it heats up the hook and loop pad which wears it out. I also had to be careful when the sanding pad hit a piece of metal that wasn't smooth. It tears the edges of the disk and exposes the attachment pad. Again this wears out the pad so the disks wouldn't stick along the edge, which ended up being fine because the sanding pads are stiff and still attach in the center and hold fine. I have successfully stripped my car and sanded some wood projects as well. The 1/8 and 1/4 sanding rates are great. It's fairly quiet, compared to cheaper brands. The weight is good for sanding, just heavy when you are doing sanding overhead, after awhile. I have not had to send anything back for repairs. It has been dropped and I put, down force pressure on it at times. It's been holding up well. You can't beat a lifetime warranty anyway. The slow start is only a pain if you are in a hurry. The slow start is nice because it allows you to maintain control and if you are doing finish work, it won't cause sudden extra sanding in one spot. It only takes a couple seconds to get up to speed. Not a big deal. There is a lock to keep it on so you don't have to hold the button. I hooked it up to a vacuum. It seems to be about 90 percent effective. If you sand anywhere but a flat surface, like going over an edge or rounded projects, some dust escapes. Good product. I would recommend. REMEMBER TO REGISTER FOR THE WARRANTY. January 21, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Stopped Working I wrote a bad review before on this sander and was contacted by the company that stood behind their sander and sent me a new one with apologies. The older sander was sent back for studies on how to improve their product. Working to better a product seems like a company that wants only the best for their customers. Just saying,,, June 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rigid 6" Orbital Sander I have had this tool for about a year and the more I use it the more I like it. It incorporates some really nice engineering and can be used on a multitude of applications. May 19, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DO NOT BUY Returning the 3rd one I had due to breaking within a 3 month period. First one stopped working, second one the velcro for sanding pads stopped holding the pad on after 3 or 4 uses and now this one, the pad that holds the sanding pad on ripped off after 3 or 4 uses. It is only being used to sand deck rails to prep for staining. Costing me time and aggravation to return/replace multiple times. Biggest pile of dung out there DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT! October 17, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Build Quality Has Dropped Tremendously on This Product. I've owned several (5 or 6) of these sanders. The earlier builds were of good quality and provided a very nice finish for several years of regular use. I recommended the sander highly to several people and they were happy owners. However, the last 2 sanders I purchased became very noisy and the pad would rock after just a few hours of finish-sanding raw wood. There is a bearing at the top of the drive shaft that gets sloppy. This leads to the sander leaving swirls in the finish, because the orbital action is not maintained on a plane parallel to the surface being sanded. When this model was introduced I was satisfied with the quality and performance, but I won't purchase this sander again. It was a bargain at the previous price, which was around $129 when the build quality was higher. It's an absolute waste of money now at $114. February 16, 2016
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