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RIDGID GEN5X 18-Volt 5 in. Cordless Random Orbit Sander (Tool Only)
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GEN5X 18-Volt 5 in. Cordless Random Orbit Sander (Tool Only)

$69.97 /each

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RIDGID introduces the GEN5X 18-Volt 5 in. Random Orbit Sander. Featuring its innovative GEN5X Motor Technology, this sander maintains full speed and power under a heavy load. With a new ergonomic Hex Grip handle, this sander feels better than ever in your hand and runs for over 40 minutes on a 4.0Ah HYPER Lithium-Ion battery for longer run time. With a 6-Speed variable speed dial this sander can run from 7,000-11,000 RPM. As always this tool is backed by the RIDGID Lifetime Service Agreement. Free Batteries, free Parts and free Service, for Life.

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  • GEN5X motor technology permanent magnet motor maintains speed and power under load for corded-like performance
  • AirGuard technology collects up to 90% of dust for a cleaner work area
  • Extended run-time over 40 minutes with 4.0Ah hyper lithium-ion battery (sold separately)
  • Variable speed dial adjusts speed for different applications
  • Dust-sealed switch increases longevity of the tool
  • Soft start and brake pad helps prevent gouges on work surfaces
  • Hex grip enhanced micro-texture for secure grip and maximum user comfort
  • On-board vacuum adaptor fits 1-1/4 in. or 2-1/2 in. standard vacuum hose
  • Quick-release dust bag for quick and easy bag emptying
  • 100% compatible with every generation of RIDGID 18-Volt batteries
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Name 5 in. Random Orbital Sander with AIRGUARD Technology GEN5X 18-Volt 5 in. Cordless Random Orbit Sander (Tool Only) 3 Amp 5 in. Corded Variable Speed Random Orbital Sander 3 Amp 5 in. Corded Random Orbital Sander with Variable Speed
Brand RIDGID RIDGID DEWALT Makita
Ratings (297) (50) (42) (37)
Cordless/ Corded Corded Cordless Corded Corded
Power Tool Features Bag Included,Lock On Switch,Random Orbit,Variable Speed Variable Speed Bag Included,Lock On Switch,No Tool Disc/Pad Change,Random Orbit,Variable Speed Variable Speed
Disc Size (in.) 5 in 5 in 5 5
Dust collection type Bag Bag Bag
Reconditioned No No No No
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why does this not come with a battery too

It would be nice to have this sander to come with a battery too
Asked by: WildBill
I am glad they sell this as a bare tool because it keeps cost down, I own 17 Ridgid 18volt tools and I have 9 batteries so the last thing I want is to have to pay extra money for a battery that I do not need!
Answered by: Chevy513
Date published: 2017-03-13

will this work with an x4 battery

Asked by: sparkyth67
I use 1.5 ah and my 4 ah, as well as my 5ah batteries
Answered by: wyowoodsmith
Date published: 2017-02-25

How many sanding disks/belts does it come with?

Asked by: JacobJ
two, 80 grit
Answered by: Ed
Date published: 2016-11-29

Does this item include the contractor bag?

Asked by: Jorge
no
Answered by: wyowoodsmith
Date published: 2016-11-11
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GEN5X 18-Volt 5 in. Cordless Random Orbit Sander (Tool Only) is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 50.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was a little skeptical about getting a cordless sander, but since all of my other 18V ridgid to... I was a little skeptical about getting a cordless sander, but since all of my other 18V ridgid tools have been great so I went with this. I'm very happy with my purchase. Battery life is great and the dust collection on this sander is amazing. Great purchase!
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have owned this sander for about a week now and it has exceeded my expectations. I was not sure... I have owned this sander for about a week now and it has exceeded my expectations. I was not sure how a cordless sander would perform as this is the first one I have owned. It is great! I have used this product on everything from stock pine to pallet wood and it has plenty of power and stamina to finish the task. I love the adjustable speed feature. The dust collection bag is a great feature too. I highly recommend this product to anyone!
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little tool Being a "battery" driven Sander I did not expect much , but I knew it would be handy to use to get to places out side, weird corners of the house, etc.. BUt turns out this is a great sander that does have some staying power even with a battery drive. I'm really pleased with this tool.
Date published: 2016-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome sander Great sander, you will not be disappointed... I purchased a Ridgid Gen5 set and was so pleased bought this sander. Well worth the price.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great power Good power works well. Dust collect works with my existing dust collection system.
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very convenient to be able to cut the cord with this sander and really haven't noticed any differ... Very convenient to be able to cut the cord with this sander and really haven't noticed any difference in power versus what you would expect with a typical corded sander. The dust collector works great when hooked up directly to my ridgid shop vac. Only room for improvement would be the ergonomics, something just doesnt quite feel natural when trying to get a good grip on it.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed Like that this is a powerful sander with no cords. Works really well.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Gen5x Ridgid 18 volt 5 inch cordless random orbital sander power tool with air guard dust co... This Gen5x Ridgid 18 volt 5 inch cordless random orbital sander power tool with air guard dust collection is an excellent sander. The soft start on this sander is great and the variable speed is nice too. Just using the bag the dust collection is really great best I have ever seen. The runtime is pretty good I get about 45 minutes of runtime from a 4.0amp battery. Now I have really big hands but for me it is easy to hold it one handed in multiple spots while I am using it. I come from the automotive industry and am used to using an air powered 6" random orbital sander and I won't lie my 6" air sander has a little more power but it's a total air hog, I have a 60 gallon compressor that runs 12CFM and in a matter of minutes my air sander will cause the pump to kick on and although I can continue sanding as long as I want the pump will run the whole time unless I take a break and let it build air back up and it gets really old listening to my compressor pump running plus my air sander has no dust collection. Another thing is I am a night owl and like to work in my garage late at night and this Ridgid cordless sander is quiet enough I can use it late at night without bothering anyone. And it really is not much heavier than a regular electric sander and if you are sanding on top of things you don't even notice the weight and just remember to let the sander do the work and it will glide back and forth over the work surface effortlessly, the only complaint I have there is with a larger battery it can tend to get rear heavy and want to tip a little. One other thing is it would have been nice if they would have put a brushless motor in it to cut down on weight a little, give it a little more power and longer runtime but even still it is a great sander. All in all if your looking for an orbital sander and your already running Ridgid cordless tools then you should definitely get this sander, I highly recommend it, I paid $70 for mine and in my mind it was totally worth it plus register in 90 days to get the LSA, I registered mine and got approved in 3 days and if you have some sort of problem call Ridgid and you can usually solve the problem over the phone or by sending an email to them if they ask you too. Anyways in my mind this is a great sander and is now my go to sander that I own and I would recommend it to anyone especially if you already own Ridgid tools, it was a no brainer for my since I already owned 16 Ridgid 18volt cordless tools so this made my 17th and I have 9 batteries so I can run all day without running out of batteries lol!
Date published: 2016-12-23
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