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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)

$6997 /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 Random Orbital Sander with Variable Speed 3 Amp 5 in. Corded Variable Speed Random Orbital Sander
Brand RIDGID RIDGID Makita DEWALT
Ratings (377) (65) (51) (50)
Battery Power Type Lithium Ion
Reconditioned No No No No
Dust collection type Bag Bag Bag
Power Tool Features Bag Included,Lock On Switch,Random Orbit,Variable Speed Variable Speed Variable Speed Bag Included,Lock On Switch,No Tool Disc/Pad Change,Random Orbit,Variable Speed
Cordless/ Corded Corded Cordless Corded Corded
Voltage (volts) 18
Disc Size (in.) 5 in 5 in 5 5
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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 believe all the Ridgid Gen5X tools work with the existing batteries.
Answered by: MJPratt
Date published: 2017-05-09

Work as buffer?

Will this work as a random buffer using buffing pads (if any are available), for example to wax cars / apply finish to boats etc
Asked by: Tim
The problem is speed, not motion. There are plenty of auto-detailing experts who love their random orbital buffers, so I disagree that a buffer must be circular, not orbital. The problem is that this tool can only operate at 7,000-11,000 RPM. For buffing, 2000 RPM would be high, and many people prefer speeds at about 1000 RPM.
Answered by: Netpog
Date published: 2017-05-24

How many sanding disks/belts does it come with?

Asked by: JacobJ
two, 80 grit
Answered by: Ed
Date published: 2016-11-29
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GEN5X 18-Volt 5 in. Cordless Random Orbit Sander (Tool Only) is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 64.
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 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 Just what I needed Like that this is a powerful sander with no cords. Works really well.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Can not register online for life time warranty I bought this product because of the life time warranty. However they rejected my applications which I submitted by online. Now, I have to mail the original receipt to US by Certified mail, costs $26, to proof that I bought it at the Homedepot in Canada. The product itself works fine, so 3 stars. Here is the mail I got from RIDGID. "Unfortunately, we encountered an issue when cross referencing your product and/or proof of purchase information with our records and were unable to upgrade your products to Lifetime Service Agreement (LSA) status."
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Unfortunately had to return I have a bunch of Rigid Tools. After getting my hands on 3, 4mH batteries I wanted to get more cordless tools. I already own the corded version of this. It is my go to sander. I was shocked how different the two feel and operate. Even on low speed setting. The sander seemed to have a mind of its own and try to sand in a direction I didn't want it too. I don't no if it was just too powerful or what, maybe the 4mH batteries? Anyways ended up returning and going back to my good old Rigid corded oscillating sander
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Had it about 2 weeks Love this little sander. It really lasts quite a while even on the 2 amh bat... Had it about 2 weeks Love this little sander. It really lasts quite a while even on the 2 amh batteries. (I have a 5 amh but use the 2 mostly) If I could change anything, it would be the on/off button. Just to make it a little easier to press. It's not in a location that would get hit by accident, so I'd like to see it a little easier to press. Other than that, it's an amazing little sander.
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Claims to catch "up to" 90% of the dust... I think they mean sawdust at a horizontal level becaus... Claims to catch "up to" 90% of the dust... I think they mean sawdust at a horizontal level because a lot of the Spackle dust still remained in the air and eventually settled everywhere in the room which became apparent a day later. The power is good as it cut my job time to 5 minutes (I'm still playing with the speed settings), it comes with two 80 grit pads so you can get started right away.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I own both the electric dewalt and cordless ridgid and they are great tools to have. I am a DIY p... I own both the electric dewalt and cordless ridgid and they are great tools to have. I am a DIY person and use sanders for painting and building projects and can say the cordless is so easy to use without dealing with cords around corners of projects. I highly recommend this cordless sander very powerful and with a pair of gloves on you don't notice the vibration.
Date published: 2017-04-07
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