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2 Amp Corded 1/4 Sheet Finishing Sander with 60G Paper, 100G Paper, 150G Paper, Dust Bag and Punch Plate

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  • 14,000 OPM for fast and smooth finish sanding
  • Ergonomic design with reduced vibration and noise provide comfort
  • Pad dust collection system provides a cleaner work environment
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About This Product

The Makita 1/4 Sheet Finishing Sander is ideal for wood workers and finish carpenters for a wide range of finish-sanding applications. This sander features a 2 Amp motor that delivers 14,000 orbits per minute for fast and smooth finishing. To increase durability, it has a rubber-sealed switch that helps prevent dust contamination and all-ball bearing construction to significantly reduce vibration and noise.

Highlights

  • Includes sander, 60-grit abrasive paper (742509-3), 100-grit abrasive paper (742510-8-5), 150-grit abrasive paper (742511-6-5), dust bag (166078-4) and punch plate (450066-4)
  • 14,000 OPM for fast and smooth finish sanding
  • Precision engineered all-ball bearing construction for reduced vibration and noise
  • Large clamping lever for quick and easy paper installation
  • Efficient through-the-pad dust collection system for a cleaner work environment
  • Conveniently located on/off switch for easy one-handed operation
  • Contoured, rubberized palm grip design for comfort and control
  • Aluminum cast shoe base for increased durability
  • Double insulated
  • 1-year warranty
  • Includes: abrasive paper, 60-grit (742509-3), abrasive paper, 100-grit (742510-8-5), abrasive paper, 150-grit (742511-6-5), dust bag (166078-4), punch plate (450066-4)
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Product Information

Internet # 202312080

Model # BO4556

Store SKU # 778899

Specifications

Dimensions: H 5.56 in, W 4.38 in, D 5.13 in

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)

5.13 in

Product Height (in.)

5.56 in

Product Width (in.)

4.38 in

Details

Amperage (A)

2 A

Color Family

Teal

Condition

New

Cord Length (ft.)

6.6 ft

Corded Tool Type

Finishing Sander

Cordless/Corded

Corded

Dust collection type

Bag

Pad description

4-3/8 in. x 4 in. Standard Pad

Power Tool Features

No Additional Features

Product Weight (lb.)

2.5 lb

Returnable

90-Day

Speed (rpm)

14000

Tools Product Type

Power Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings

UL Listed

Manufacturer Warranty

1 Year Warranty

Questions & Answers

38Questions
caret
Q:can it do dry will
by|Jan 29, 2024
1 Answer
Answer This Question

A:  Thank you for your question on the BO4556 Sander. The BO4556 is ideal for woodworkers and finish carpenters who require a best-in-class sander

by|Jan 30, 2024
    caret
    Q:Can this be used on glass?
    by|Mar 8, 2023
    1 Answer
    Answer This Question

    A:  Thank you for your question on the BO4556 Sander. The BO4556 is ideal for woodworkers and finish carpenters who require a best-in-class sander.

    by|May 2, 2023
      1 found this answer helpful
      caret
      Q:Would this work for sanding 9' wood stained church pews to prep for painting?
      by|Sep 3, 2022
      3 Answers
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      A:  Yes

      by|Sep 6, 2022

        A:  Thank you for your question on the BO4556 sander. This is finishing sander best suited for wood finishing work. Please look at the BO5041K its better suited for prep work.

        by|Sep 6, 2022

          A:  Yes, of course stained wood may be a little tough on light sander.

          by|Sep 8, 2022
            caret
            Q:The motor vent holes are right where you put your palm (I held one in the store). Does it overheat easily?
            by|May 11, 2022
            2 Answers
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            A:  I had no problem with overheating using it for several hours at a time.

            by|Jul 12, 2023
              1 found this answer helpful

              A:  Thank you for your question on the BO4556 finishing sander. Thank you for your question no it does not overheat easily.

              by|Oct 2, 2023
                2 found this answer helpful
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                Customer Reviews

                4.5 out of 5

                • 4.5 out of 269 reviews
                • 86% recommend this product
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                Hassles with clipping in sandpaper
                Here’s why you don’t want to buy this machine. most machines are engineered so that a quarter sheet of sandpaper is easily inserted into the Sanders clips. My style is to insert one and fully into the cavity and then clip it. However this machine if you do that the other clip will not reach the rest of the sandpaper. Takes too much time to fiddle with the sandpaper getting it perfectly aligned before you can clip them. Mine is going back to the store. Review helpful? Give it a thumbs up.
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                  2 found this review helpful
                  Not built to last.
                  Bought this sander back in 2018 and only lasted less than 4 years. Won't buy another Makita anything.
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                    1 found this review helpful
                    Definitely a five star product. Purchased to remove patches of failed paint from my deck. Ate rig...
                    Definitely a five star product. Purchased to remove patches of failed paint from my deck. Ate right through the flaking paint and went down to clean wood with little effort. That being said, I did not have to strip the entire deck, only patches. I would expect a bigger model would be more appropriate for a major job, but for a finishing sander this is top notch. Unlike a couple other reviewers, I had no issues at all with paper slipping and actually the paper didn't even wear as much as I expected with this chore. The product didn't even tire out my hands and I am small and not super strong. Great product and tremendous value for the money. Very glad I purchased it and looking forward to having it in my tool chest for a long time to come. I've attached before and after pictures of a small section of the work.
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                      • Recommended
                      Stellar sander
                      I bought this sander mostly because it was the only one in the store and I needed to sand a desk I was building. I bought various grits of paper and ran this sander through the ringer over the course of a couple days. This sander is a trooper! It's easy to control, sandpaper retention is excellent, and the dust collection actually works! I am generally not a Makita purchaser (nothing against Makita but I usually go red or yellow!) and I probably would not have bought this particular sander had there been other options available in the store but I am very happy with its performance. Definitely a great sander!
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                        • Recommended
                        4 found this review helpful
                        Broke way too soon...
                        Bought this tool at the local Home Depot to sand wood trim. Used it about 5 hrs over the course of two years; bearing cover which is integral to the floorplate disintegrated.
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                          • Recommended
                          6 found this review helpful
                          I'm no expert with sanders but I'm very happy with puchase. I'm using the sander to remove laye...
                          I'm no expert with sanders but I'm very happy with puchase. I'm using the sander to remove layers of paint from old door frames. Using coarse sand paper I was able to completely remove 3 layers of paint - top layer was latex and the two bottom layers were oil based. I was able to get to the bare wood. It did take some time but I couldn't possibly do it by hand. The puncher works fine. If you forget to punch the holes you will realize it once you start using it- dust everywhere. It is not dust-free even with the punch, but considerably less with the punched holes in paper. I've used for 20+ minutes at a time with no issues. Wear some kind of mask when sanding.
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                          4 found this review helpful
                          Great product. Have had almost a week. Easy to use and does an excellent job in tight spaces. Usi...
                          Great product. Have had almost a week. Easy to use and does an excellent job in tight spaces. Using this product to refinish an antique table. Love the easy hold and comfort of the sander. Easy to load paper on and exceeded my expectations.
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                          This thing is a beast! I love using this sander. It does a better job of getting the wood smoothe...
                          This thing is a beast! I love using this sander. It does a better job of getting the wood smoother than any other sander I have ever used and I’ve had several. It is easy to use with a simple on/off switch. It is easily held and feels good in the hand. It does not wear you out with excessive vibrations or weight either. I have sanded for hours on end with this sander without feeling it in my arm afterwards. Replacing the paper is simple with the clamp. I can’t come up with any down sides to this sander. It is an excellent machine.
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                          • Recommended
                          11 found this review helpful
                          Pleasure to work with
                          I managed to break 3 different sanders when I started my kitchen renovation. I used the Home Depot app on my way to the store to check the reviews. All decent palm sanders were $50, so price wasn't an issue. Based on reviews, Milwaukee was my top choice but wasn't available in store. DeWalt and Makita were my only options. Ridgid's reviews scored to low, I refused to consider it. DeWalt would of been my natural choice but Makita's reviews were higher. I examined both sanders in the store, Makita was much easier to load. The machine runs smooth and feels stout. I enjoy using this sander and will not hesitate to purchase another one.
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                            • Recommended
                            28 found this review helpful
                            Great Finishing Sander
                            This sander is very easy to use. Loading new papers is extremely easy, you just have to make sure you have the papers secured tight enough so that they don't move around, otherwise it won't be as effective. it has metal bars to hold the paper down instead of rubber or plastic. This is a good thing because without them being metal, they can get looser over the time you use the sander, making it hard to keep the paper in place. The dust catcher is very effective and does not pop off while you're working like they do on some sanders. This sander had a little bit smaller handle than the others we looked at, making it easier to grip and move around, especially if you have smaller hands. It is also a little bit lighter than some other sanders - weight wise. I like the square sander as opposed to the round orbital ones because it is easier to get into corners with - and I have a lot of corners on my current project. It obviously isn't like a belt sander, but it's got a good amount of power to it. I've been working on a project where I'm sanding five layers of paint, dating decades back, off of boards used to build a built in desk in a kids bedroom. Why you would paint wood pink and other horrible colors, I have no idea, but we are sanding all the paint off so we can stain the desk. Stripper would be easier, but it isn't a well ventilated room, so we're sticking to sanding. With some work, this sander with 40 grit sand paper is actually doing a wonderful job eating through the layers of paint. When I get through most of the paint layers, I've switched to a 100 or 150 grit paper. That way the wood doesn't get chewed up, as it is very soft wood. The sander is powerful enough that it does a great job with tougher grit paper, and an even nicer job of the finishing work with a lesser grit paper. I've gotten a great smooth finish on the wood we have uncovered so far, and I have stained some of the drawers and it turned out great. I completely recommend this product as a finishing sander.
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