A: Thank you for your question. There is no published spec on the decibels of this tool.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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