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1.7 Amp 10 in. Corded 1/3 Sheet Finishing Sander

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  • Powerfully versatile sheet sander
  • Feature rich, ergonomic design for user comfort and convenience
  • Highly rated sheet sander for overall performance
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Product Details

The Makita 1/3 Sheet Finishing Sander combines fast, smooth performance with ease-of-use features for exceptional results. Ideal for woodworkers, finish carpenters or for DIY projects, this sander has a 11,000 OPM for superior efficiency and smooth finishes. Comfortable to use with precision engineered all ball-bearing construction to reduce vibration and noise and an ergonomic grip, this sander also has a 2-finger trigger switch with a convenient lock-on button for continuous use. The through-the-pad dust collection system helps keep your work area cleaner, as does the high-capacity dust bag with its built-in vacuum adaptor.
  • Ergonomic rubberized grip and handle designed for better fit and added comfort
  • 11,000 OPM for increased efficiency and smooth finishes
  • Efficient through-the-pad dust collection system for a cleaner work environment
  • Built-in counterbalance system is engineered to reduce vibration
  • Large 2-finger trigger switch with conveniently-located lock-on button allows continuous use and increased operator comfort
  • Large rubberized clamping lever for quick and easy paper installation
  • Aluminum cast shoe base for increased durability
  • High-capacity dust bag with built-in dust exhaust port for improved dust collection
  • Double insulated
  • Includes: 1/3 sheet finishing sander, abrasive paper, 120-grit (794568-3), dust bag (140115-2) and punch plate (451271-6)
  • 1-year warranty






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Questions & Answers

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Q:All sheet sanders are loud. Those I have are 95 to 100 db. Can anyone provide a decibel level on this Makita unit?
by|Jul 14, 2022
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A:  Thank you for your question. There is no published spec on the decibels of this tool.

by|Jul 14, 2022
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    Q:How well does this sander work on drywall ?
    by|Nov 10, 2020
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    A:  Thank you for your question. The BO3710 1/3 Sheet Finish Sander is designed primarily for sanding wood. We do not have a specific recommendation regarding drywall.

    by|Aug 8, 2021
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      A:  I used this sander on my new drywall to sand the joint compound before. It worked but you have to be careful not to overdoing it. It is because the sander is 6 pounds, not really heavy but not that light either. Therefore you will tend to press it hard towards the wall. I will suggest you to use a fine sandpaper with 120 grit or above. Don't expect the sander to do everything for you, use it to remove the rough spot and the excess on the joint compound, and then sand the compound by hand. It will definitely save you some time and strength. Hope this helps.

      by|May 1, 2022
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        Q:Where can I get the hook & loop attachment?
        by|Jul 15, 2020
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        A:  Thank you for your question. We recommend you contact your local Service Center. You can find the local Factory Authorized Service Center by calling 1-(800)4-MAKITA, or at the “Services” link at www.makitatools.com.

        by|Jul 17, 2020
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          Q:I've just order this BO3710 sheet finishing sander, and also just purchased the corresponding 5" ...
          by|Jan 28, 2019
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          A:  I can't seem to reply to the replies that others have posted re: my question, so I'll post my note here to Larry, jeff and sidscube. First - thanks! I appreciate the answers. I've done more research since posting the question, and Rockler did turn out to be the answer I went with. They have a product called the Dust Right Universal Small Port Hose Kit (SKU 48212) -- but I initially passed on that since the smallest hose end is still bigger than the 3/4" OD port on the two Makita sanders I've got (the BO3710 and the BO5041). I wrote to customer support at Rockler, and got a reply back within a few hours suggesting that I go ahead with that kit, but also add the "Dust Right Auxiliary Hose Ports" (SKU 56613), which provides two more hose ends to expand the range of tools you can connect the small port hose kit to. I was excited to see that the included ends are exactly what I need: ID of 3/4" and 1-1/4" respectively. On the Rockler website, they even post a photo of the hose system connected to the same Makita BO5041 ROS. Even better, the system gets great reviews, and several customer specifically talk about how it solved their challenges with the same two Makita sanders I'm using. I ordered the two items and expect to have them in a few days. Not cheap (although the Universal Small Port Hose Kit is currently reduced to $29.99). If you get on their mailing list, they'll also send you a coupon code for free shipping. With NJ tax, the total for both items is $47.96. I expect this to be incredibly useful -- and like the idea that the hose collapses to 3' and expands to 15', and the ends are explicitly designed to be attached and detached easily to the hose and to your tools. Can't wait to get these and give them a try. Thanks again guys!

          by|Jan 30, 2019

          A:  Thank you for your question. Please see the 192108-A 3/4" x 10' Vacuum Hose which has a 3/4" inner diameter for connection to the tool, and a 1-1/4" inner diameter connection which fits most wet\dry vacuums.

          by|Jan 30, 2019

            A:  Jon, I feel your pain. Unfortunately, the tool industry has not standardized dust collection for anything that is below a stationary tool. I have several tools that I was able to connect to my shop vac with a Dust Right universal small port hose kit from Rocker, item 48212. They offer additional small accessory connectors for this hose kit, item 56613, but I do not have them. I connected my Makita 1/3 sheet sander to a Porter Cable dust hose that came with my random orbital sander. Not a tight fit, so I secured it with velcro straps. If you have a Rockler Hardware nearby, take your sander in to test fit anything they may have. They have been my best source for dust collection adapters. Otherwise, try the unconventional remedy with rubber plumbing fittings or even appliance water supply/drainage parts. Good luck.

            by|Jan 29, 2019

              A:  Check out Fernco fittings in the plumbing dept. or at your local plumbing supply store. They are made out of black rubber with a hose clamp on each end. These fittings are used to join different types and sizes of pipe together and come in a wide variety of sizes.

              by|Jan 29, 2019

                A:  i have two of these, one in each shop. i have never used the port for dust collection other than the bag myself. since i'm constantly looking around for fun/useful tools, i'm on rockler alot. (i only buy when the stuff i want is on sale.) in perusing the site i have run across many vacuum attachments. one of them is an adapter with a flexible end which is assume is made to help with your problem. give it a look. it might help. good luck

                by|Jan 29, 2019
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                  I should have bought this sander sooner to do my new hardwood floor. It is light weight and quie...
                  I should have bought this sander sooner to do my new hardwood floor. It is light weight and quiet when compared to the cheaper brand at HD, The best feature is the reduced vibration transferred to your hand. The sheet clamping system is well built and easy to use. If you need this size sander, buy it.
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                  The dust collection work great. It’s light. And the paper...
                  The dust collection work great. It’s light. And the paper changes out with ease
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                  Nice tool as expected from Makita...
                  Nice tool as expected from Makita
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                  Impressive sander!
                  I have had many sanders over my wood-working life. My last sander was still running fine but was driving me crazy with the sandpaper constantly coming loose and was difficult to clamp the paper. I love this 1/3 sheet sanders clamping system - the best I have ever used! Power is pretty good - lower RPM but with good sandpaper it does the job. A bigger piece of sandpaper makes a more consistent sanded surface and more effective use of the paper.
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                  Powerful and smooth, replaced an old B&D with this and am very pleased.
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                  I should have bought this sander years ago. I have...
                  I should have bought this sander years ago. I have used many, many random orbit sanders thinking they were the do all sander but I have used this 1/3 sheet sander much more than I thought.I bought it for one particular item which worked great but I find I grab it for other uses a lot. The instant shut off is wonderful and its typical Makita quality at a good price. Plugged into a vac and there is no dust. Love it. Bob
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                  Highly recommend!!! works great.
                  this tool works great, very strong motor and very quiet! quality for the bucks.
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                  I love it. Does the work perfect. It’s one of...
                  I love it. Does the work perfect. It’s one of the brands that I trust
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