Internet #301026391

Model # 423.335

0877505018614

Flex Discontinued

GE 5 Giraffe 4.2 Amp Corded Electric Variable Speed Drywall Sander with 12 foot Anti-static Hose

  • Pivot-enabled sanding head great for wall and ceiling sanding
  • Overload protection keeps you safe while you work
  • Speed is adjustable while you sand
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Product Overview

  • Pivot-enabled sanding head great for wall and ceiling sanding
  • Overload protection keeps you safe while you work
  • Speed is adjustable while you sand
Get the handling you need for drywalling projects on high ceilings and walls with the Flex Giraffe. It's uniquely balanced and crafted to reduce vibration to improve operator comfort while you work. This sander boasts a 4.2-Amp design for power and adjustable speed options while you work. A 12-ft. anti-static hose is included with the Flex Giraffe.
  • Fully adjustable speed while sanding
  • Overload protection
  • 10.5 ft. extension accessory available, item 409.294
  • Spade shaped handle for Flexible and comfortable operation; protects tube from bending
  • 12 ft. anti-static hose
  • Direct connection of the vacuum hose with the Flex clip system
  • Pivot supported sanding head provides Flexibility for wall and ceiling sanding

Product Overview

  • Pivot-enabled sanding head great for wall and ceiling sanding
  • Overload protection keeps you safe while you work
  • Speed is adjustable while you sand
Model #: 423.335
Internet #: 301026391

Get the handling you need for drywalling projects on high ceilings and walls with the Flex Giraffe. It's uniquely balanced and crafted to reduce vibration to improve operator comfort while you work. This sander boasts a 4.2-Amp design for power and adjustable speed options while you work. A 12-ft. anti-static hose is included with the Flex Giraffe.

  • Fully adjustable speed while sanding
  • Overload protection
  • 10.5 ft. extension accessory available, item 409.294
  • Spade shaped handle for Flexible and comfortable operation; protects tube from bending
  • 12 ft. anti-static hose
  • Direct connection of the vacuum hose with the Flex clip system
  • Pivot supported sanding head provides Flexibility for wall and ceiling sanding

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Price
$25.72
$96.99
$310.79
$649.00
Ratings (50) (154) (41) (15)
Dust collection type Bag Bag Port Bag
Speed (rpm) 14000 12000 11000 1100
Power Tool Features No Additional Features Case Included,Lock On Switch,Random Orbit,Variable Speed Lockout Power Switch,Variable Speed Variable Speed
Cordless/ Corded Corded Corded Corded Corded
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
57 in
Product Height (in.)
8 in
Product Width (in.)
11 in

Details

Amperage (amps)
4.2 A
Color Family
Red
Condition
New
Cord Length (ft.)
16
Corded Tool Type
Finishing Sander
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Dust collection type
Bag
Pad description
Velcro-backed sanding disc
Power Tool Features
Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
8.9 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Speed (rpm)
1100
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CSA Certified
Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year Warranty

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
57 in
Product Height (in.)
8 in
Product Width (in.)
11 in

Details

Amperage (amps)
4.2 A
Color Family
Red
Condition
New
Cord Length (ft.)
16
Corded Tool Type
Finishing Sander
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Dust collection type
Bag
Pad description
Velcro-backed sanding disc
Power Tool Features
Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
8.9 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Speed (rpm)
1100
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CSA Certified
Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year Warranty

Questions & Answers

Is the hose compatible with a standard 2.5" diameter shop vac connection? Also just confirming, t...

Is the hose compatible with a standard 2.5" diameter shop vac connection? Also just confirming, this can plug into a standard 120V wall outlet and doesn't require using a Flex band dust collector right?
Asked by: Doresoom
Yes - yes and yes!
Answered by: Gorgo
Date published: 2018-04-26

What diameter sanding discs does this use?

What diameter sanding discs does this use?
Asked by: Doresoom
9-inch hook-and-loop.
Answered by: Transplanted
Date published: 2018-04-26

is this to big to work in closets and small areas...???...

Asked by: Ron
Hi Ron! The disc is 8.85 inches, so it's really going to depend on the work space. Please give us a call and we'll walk through this together: 1-877-331-6103. We can help!
Answered by: Flex
Date published: 2019-01-24

Will this work to remove paint and wallpaper from old gypsum plaster walls?

Will this work to remove paint and wallpaper from old gypsum plaster walls?
Asked by: Joeplaster
It most certainly will, Joe. Thanks for your question!
Answered by: Flex
Date published: 2018-07-11
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Customer Reviews

GE 5 Giraffe 4.2 Amp Corded Electric Variable Speed Drywall Sander with 12 foot Anti-static Hose is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I cannot believe these positive reviews. Absolutely will not stop tossing the foam backing pads off and tearing the center out, making it useless. I do this for a living, this machine is junk.
Date published: 2019-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Flex Giraffe electric drywall sander is great. This is the GE 5 model. It is the easiest and... This Flex Giraffe electric drywall sander is great. This is the GE 5 model. It is the easiest and best way to do a large sanding job. The handle is easy to hold and has the switch, safety locking button and the multi speed dial. A suction hose was included to use with a your shop vac to keep the dust from the room. That in itself is a great advantage. The end of the suction hose needs an adapter to fit the shop vac opening on my machine. There was no assembly required. It came ready to use. The only thing was to hook up the vac hose to the sander handle. One sanding disc was included. It takes nine inch round discs. They attach to a velcro pad. There is an optional extension pole available for purchase for longer reach. The sanding head is a little top heavy for working on the ceiling so I needed to hold the sander midway down with my other hand. Otherwise, it is very easy to use and makes a tedious job less tedious. The sanding head swivels to make it easier for the user to change areas without moving as much. There are many replaceable parts that can be purchased if necessary. This is a must have for anyone doing a large taping and sanding job.
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Flex GE 5 Girafee 4.2 amp Corded Electric Drywall Sander is the ultimate tool for the profess... The Flex GE 5 Girafee 4.2 amp Corded Electric Drywall Sander is the ultimate tool for the professional drywall contractor. When I worked in the trade, we used respirator masks, goggles and cotton coveralls for protection while sanding unfinished drywall mud; and still managed to be covered with dust. The threat of ingesting dust is greatly decreased with the Flex GE 5 Drywall Sander, accompanied with a Class M Dust Extractor. The unit comes with one sanding disc and a 12 foot hose. A variety of different grit sanding discs, and other attachments are available from the manufacturer. The 32 mm hose ending does not fit most homeowner grade wet/dry vacuums, which are not Class M Rated. The ergonomics of the sander are very good, and the pivoting head and variable speed (1150 – 1750 rpm) trigger allows for precise sanding to avoid eating through the wallboard. Highly recommended for the professional drywall contractor.
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good experience with this tool. ... Good experience with this tool.
Date published: 2019-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Words cannot in any way describe the finesse and ease of this drywall sander. I did need to get a... Words cannot in any way describe the finesse and ease of this drywall sander. I did need to get an adapter for the hose to connect to the shop vac, but that is totally understandable. Adapters are very reasonable priced and easy to come by. The cost of the grits pads are spendy, but worth every last penny and then some. Time savings and cleanliness of the work site is worth it's weight in gold. The grit pads do come in a nice assortment of available grits. The long hose is great, and very flexible. The handle and balance of the sander is near perfect and very easy to hold. The variable speed works flawlessly and easily and the entire unit is ready right out of the box. The circle of fine bristles around the sanding pad works great for capturing any loose particles of dust and debris and allowing suction to reel in into the vac. Not perfect, but as close as humanly possible. The savings in arm stress and overall fatigue will make anyone happy they invested in this, even if for a one time large project. I cannot imagine you will ever regret it.
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great drywall sander! This Flex Giraffe electric drywall sander is powerful, easy to setup and ... A great drywall sander! This Flex Giraffe electric drywall sander is powerful, easy to setup and use, and optional accessories are readily available. Out of the box, this sander is fully assembled, ready to use. The sandpaper is already attached to the sanding pad. The round sanding pad is surrounded by a sweeper strip of fine bristles, whose purpose is to control the fine dust created by sanding. The vacuum hose easily connects to the sander, and will connect to your shop, or wet-dry vacuum with the purchase of a simple hose adapter. In looking, I was able to find this adapter in most stores I went into for a few dollars. This sander uses 9-inch hook-and-loop round sanding discs. These discs can be ordered through Home Depot, or most online merchants. This sander comes with one disc. Using this sander as one review mentioned, is a little top heavy on the sanding head end of the sander. As a result, one needs to adjust the grip to create a better balance. Overall, this is a great way to minimize the time needed to sand large areas. It makes quick work of a big task. There are similar, cheaper cost sanders out there however, they don't compare with the quality this sander has. Very satisfied overall with this sander.
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Flex Giraffe GE 5 is a rotating drywall sander that make quick work out of one of my least fa... The Flex Giraffe GE 5 is a rotating drywall sander that make quick work out of one of my least favorite jobs. This unit had a good feel to it, good balance, and manageable weight. It comes with a 9 inch hook and loop sanding disk and a 12 foot anti-static dust collection hose. Unit was assembled complete with disk in place. The hose attached easily to the unit and to my shop vac. I didn’t need an adaptor for my brand but one is available if your shop vac or collection system uses a larger port. This sander is great, it covers allot of area quickly, sands smooth with feathered edges, and with the dust vac on it left little dust on the wall and the air was clean! The flexible head makes transitioning from wall top to bottom and moving around geometric features easy, you don’t need to lift the head at all. It really is best, in my opinion, at sanding ceilings, which I really hate to do. You don’t need a ladder and can move quickly, and the end job is much better than any hand sand I’ve ever done – at a fraction of the time. You can adjust the speed, but I just left it set on high. Cord is fairly long as well. If you have a large project and are likely to do a number of drywall jobs over the years, it’s well worth the investment. Not cheap, but a top performer and time saver.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hanging drywall is easy...finishing it's where you you've gotta be good. I've used other giraffe ... Hanging drywall is easy...finishing it's where you you've gotta be good. I've used other giraffe sanders when I picked up the Flex I could immediately tell that this was a whole different deal. The head is very flexible and just floats lightly over the surface. This makes for quick sanding. The dust collection is amazing. I wear glasses and after sanding all day I barely had any dust on them. The handle is well balanced. The first day I finished what it would have taken me a couple of days to do otherwise. I would definitely recommend buying the Flex.
Date published: 2017-06-28
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