The 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 5 in. Random Orbit Sander (model XOB01Z, tool only) delivers increased efficiency and mobility to woodworkers. The XOB01Z features 3-speed settings, superior ergonomics and up to 40 minutes of run time on a single charge (battery sold separately). Match the speed to the application with 3-speed settings (7,000/9,500/11,000 OPM), which are easily changed with a 1-touch electronic control switch. The large 1/8 in. random orbit action is engineered for efficient sanding, fast material removal and a swirl-free finish. The pad brake reduces free-spin for improved overall finish and a control system regulates pad speed at start-up. The XOB01Z uses quick-change 5 in. (8-hole) hook-and-loop abrasive paper for increased versatility. It's part of Makita's expanding 18-Volt Lithium-Ion series, the world's largest cordless tool line-up powered by an 18-Volt Lithium-Ion slide-style battery. Makita 18-Volt Lithium-Ion batteries have the fastest charge times in their categories, so they spend more time working and less time sitting on the charger. For improved tool performance and extended battery life, Makita created Star Protection Computer Controls. Star Protection is communication technology that allows the Star Protection-equipped tool and battery to exchange data in real time and monitor conditions during use to protect against overloading, over-discharging and overheating.
3-speed settings (7,000/9,500/11,000 OPM) engineered for fast material removal
Up to 40 minutes (low speed) and 20 minutes (high speed) of run time on a single charge
Large 1/8 in. random orbit action engineered for fast sanding and swirl-free finish
1-touch electronic speed control switch provides fast, medium and low settings
Ergonomically designed body and grip for increased operator comfort
Pad brake engineered for reduced free-spin and improved overall finish
Pad control system for controlled pad speed upon start-up
Efficient through-the-pad dust collection system for a cleaner work environment
Dust-sealed switch and bearing for longer tool life
Uses quick-change 5 (8-hole) hook-and-loop abrasive paper
Oversized sealed-ball bearing construction for longer tool life
Equipped with star protection computer controls to protect against overloading, over-discharging and over-heating
Rapid optimum charger communicates with the battery's built-in chip throughout the charging process to optimize battery life by actively controlling current, voltage and temperature (battery and charger sold separately)
Rapid optimum charger has a built-in fan to cool the battery for faster, more efficient charging (battery and charger sold separately)
Makita technology delivers category-leading charge time so the battery spends more time working and less time sitting on the charger (battery and charger sold separately)
Compatible with Makita 18-Volt lithium-ion batteries with a star symbol (battery sold separately)
One-touch electronic speed control switch provides fast, medium and low settings
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Jun 25, 2020
Great tool. I don’t Evan use my other sander. Gonna...
Great tool. I don’t Evan use my other sander. Gonna try the belt sander next.
Aug 7, 2019
This doesn't have the power of a corded sander, nor did I expect it to, but it's surprisingly cap...
This doesn't have the power of a corded sander, nor did I expect it to, but it's surprisingly capable and fantastic for small and/or outdoor jobs where it would be a real PITA to drag out a long extension cord.
A good example is shown in the photo, sanding a dry rot repair patch on my eves.
5 found this review helpful
Jun 27, 2019
I bought this because I have four 5 ah batteries from my Makita track saw (a special where they i...
I bought this because I have four 5 ah batteries from my Makita track saw (a special where they included two extra batteries). I already have corded sanders that I'm happy with but thought I'd give this sander a try as the price was reasonable. So, onto my impressions.
-My 5 ah batteries can run this all day long. I've never had this run out of battery power during use. Since I have four of these batteries I'll just swap them out just in case it might run low but in my usage I've never had to swap due to low battery.
-Ergonomics. Easy to hold, well balanced.
-Sound levels are on the quieter side.
-Power not up to corded versions. However, it's good enough to function for medium removal with 80 to 120 grit paper and works great for higher grit finishing work.
-Dust collection is lacking. During operation I'll see dust leaking out from where the bag connects with the sander. Overall, this is not that big of a deal for me as I bought a big 42" Home Depot drum fan to cool my hot and humid garage and that blows any small wood dust away from me during a working session.
I find myself grabbing this over my two corded Bosch sanders for most small sanding jobs. It's quicker and easier to use and has enough power to get most jobs done. If I have a big surface I go for my big 6" Bosch corded. It also can fit into the rotation as the sander that keeps the 120-220 grit paper on it so each sander can have a unique job. If like me and you have a surplus of Makita batteries then this is a great use for them.
16 found this review helpful
Nov 20, 2018
Get the largest battery for this if you want to use it for more than 10 minutes! With the large b...
Get the largest battery for this if you want to use it for more than 10 minutes! With the large battery, this is a fantastic tool! Variable speed, dust bag, powerful sanding. I have the corded version and prefer this one hands down! The added weight of the large battery gives way for even pressure sanding without arm fatigue! I’m a contractor: this was purchased for a rehab project of 5 large bay windows with poorly painted copper roofing . The sander removed layers of paint paint beautifully without damage to Copper! Also provided excellent prep on the wood frames section of the windows. The finished product looks like new construction without all the tough hand sanding! It’s a Very versatile tool and no cord made ladder work a breeze and much safer! I wish I had this tool sooner!
9 found this review helpful
Feb 4, 2018
quickly became one of my favorite tools
I am a production trim carpenter, i have been using this router for round overs, morticing in strikes, i cut grooves in pocket doors, and used it to chamfer mdf to match v groove paneling. This this has plenty of power, runs smooth, and runs for a long time. I plan on buying a few more so i can leave them set up with different bits
14 found this review helpful
May 12, 2022
Solid quality and workmanship, thanks Makita....
Solid quality and workmanship, thanks Makita.
May 12, 2022
Works great! Works best with 5.0 or 6.0 batteries....
Works great! Works best with 5.0 or 6.0 batteries.
Apr 28, 2022
Apr 27, 2022
Apr 27, 2022
This sander is amazing. We have tried several brands and...
This sander is amazing. We have tried several brands and this brand beats all of them 100%. Very light and super easy to maneuver.
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