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3 Amp 5 in. Corded Variable Speed Random Orbital Sander with Dust Bag

  • Powerful 3 Amp with 12,000 OPM delivers smooth and fast sanding
  • Built-in vacuum port adapter for improved dust collection
  • Adjustable handle allows sanding in corners and confined areas
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Makita's 5 in. Random Orbit Sander with variable speed (model BO5041) combines and speed and performance with improved grip and control, including an innovative adjustable front handle. It is ideal for woodworkers, finish carpenters and general contractors. The BO5041 features a Makita built 3 Amp motor with over-sized sealed ball bearing construction for longer tool life. The variable speed control dial (4,000 - 12,000 OPM) allows the user to match the sanding speed to the material, with a large 2-finger trigger switch with conveniently located lock-on button for continuous use and increased operator comfort. The large 1/8 in. random orbit action delivers fast and smooth sanding and a swirl-free finish, with a pad control system for controlled pad speed upon start-up. Additional comfort and ease-of-use features include a new adjustable front handle to allow for sanding in corners and confined areas, as well as ergonomic rubberized handles for improved operator comfort and control. The BO5041 uses quick-change 5 in. eight-hole hook and loop abrasive disc and has an efficient through-the-pad dust collection system that helps provide a cleaner work environment. The high capacity dust collection system with built-in vacuum port adapter is engineered for improved dust collection. The rubberized palm grip and top handle fit like a glove with even pressure and easy control.
  • More power for faster sanding and a smooth finish
  • Smooth and fast sanding with 3 Amp motor
  • Variable speed control dial (4,000-12,000 OPM) enables user to match the sanding speed to the application
  • Ergonomic rubberized palm grip and handle for improved operator comfort and control
  • Adjustable front handle allows for sanding in corners and confined areas
  • Large 2-finger trigger switch with conveniently located lock-on button for continuous use and increased operator comfort
  • Large 1/8 in. random orbit action for fast and super smooth sanding provides a swirl-free finish
  • Pad control system for controlled pad speed upon start-up
  • Efficient through the pad dust collection system for a cleaner work environment
  • Pad brake engineered for increased performance and reduced gouging
  • High capacity dust collection system with built-in vacuum port adapter for improved dust collection
  • Uses quick-change 5 in. (8-hole) hook and loop abrasive paper
  • Oversized sealed-ball bearing construction for longer tool life
  • Double insulated
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Cordless/ CordedCordedCordedCordlessCorded
Power Tool FeaturesVariable SpeedNo Tool Disc/Pad Change,Variable SpeedLock On Switch,No Tool Disc/Pad Change,Random Orbit,Variable SpeedLock On Switch,Random Orbit,Variable Speed
Dust collection typeBagPort Bag
Random orbitYesNoYesYes
ConditionNewNewNewNew
Voltage (volts) 18
Battery Amp Hours No Battery
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
8.625
Product Height (in.)
6
Product Width (in.)
4.875

Details

Amperage (amps)
3
Bench & Stationary Tool Type
Disc Sander
Color Family
Teal
Condition
New
Cord Length (ft.)
8.2
Corded Tool Type
Disc Sander
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Dust collection type
Bag
Maximum Speed (rpm)
12000
Power Tool Features
Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
3.5
Random orbit
Yes
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
Yes

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
1-year warranty

Questions & Answers

36Questions37Answers

I plan on re painting my wood deck after power washing. Would this item be good for banisters an...

Asked by Ali April 15, 2021
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Answers

Actually, you will want a smaller palm sander with a finer grit for railings and banisters. Although, this is a GREAT sander and I have used it for many projects.

I have a spare 5" psa pad with a 5/16"-24 threaded mounting shaft I'd like to use with this sande...

Asked by ChemE75 March 2, 2021
1
Answer

Thank you for your inquiry on the BO5041 5" Random Orbit Sander, Variable Speed. The 3 pan head screws come out releasing the pad #743081-8.

What's the model #

Asked by Jesse March 1, 2021
2
Answers

The model # is BO5041

Does it come with a carrying bag or a storage case?

Asked by Dan February 24, 2021
4
Answers

nope

where can I purchase a PAD 123 for this sander

Asked by Questioner October 5, 2020
3
Answers

Sorry would probably have to go through manufacturer for that

Can I Sand A Car Down With This

Asked by Ievren81 August 4, 2020
4
Answers

Variable speed might work

Will Porter Cable pads fit on this sander?

Asked by FloyddSprawll January 30, 2020
4
Answers

Thank you for your question. Makita does not recommend using accessories or attachments other than those specifically made for the tool being used. Please refer to your instruction manual for other compatibility questions. The BO5041 5" Random Orbit Sander, Variable Speed uses quick-change 5" (8-hole) hook-and-loop abrasive paper. 5" (8-hole) abrasive discs are available on HD.com

I need a grit that can sand, epoxy what do you recommend for the makita 3 amo 5 in corded variable speed random orbital sander

Asked by Nancy December 19, 2019
5
Answers

Sure...you can use it to sand whatever you want I suppose. Personally I would only use the orbital to level out the epoxy...say 80, 150, 220 with the orbital then move to sanding by hand with 320 then 400. THEN jump to 800g wet sanding then 1000 , then 3000. Should look like glass by 1000

could I use this sander for polishing concrete?

Asked by kim October 1, 2019
4
Answers

maybe a very small area 12" square, or you can do as much as you want till it burns up.

Can this Makita be used to refinish a small room with hardwood floors...only 70 feet...if I use 40-100 grit paper

Asked by MikeC September 26, 2019
5
Answers

I think you would want a more powerful sander. I’d you used this one it may take a long time. I would rent a professional floor sander.

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Customer Reviews

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Really nice orbital. I do a lot of sanding, and the tool is really stable....like rock solid. The...
Really nice orbital. I do a lot of sanding, and the tool is really stable....like rock solid. The variable speed is nice and the lock-on button makes a huge difference. The cord could be longer if I had any criticism at all that would be it, but I have really enjoyed this sander.
by Diyzenmaster
1 person found this helpful
Better then my old porter cable
Better then my old porter cable sander. I thought it would be a bit more powerful but I do like the variable speed.
by Douenut
1 person found this helpful
Better then my old porter cable
Definitely works better then my old porter cable sander. I thought it would be a bit more powerful but I do like the variable speed. Good sander, good price
by Douenut
2 people found this helpful
Really nice sander. My Craftsman random orbit sander lasted a very long time before it finally wo...
Really nice sander. My Craftsman random orbit sander lasted a very long time before it finally wore out, and I was going to buy another of the same model. But they don't make it anymore, so I ponied up $20 more for the Makita one. While I don't know how long this sander will last (duh) it was absolutely worth it. This sander is smoother, quieter, and makes way, way less mess (far better dust collection). It also has a very slow speed setting, which among other things is useful for gently roughing up surfaces in between coats of finish - i.e. you don't want to sand the surface and remove the previous coat. For the woodworking I do, the extra handle can get in the way, so I take it off sometimes (which only takes about five seconds). But I guess it would be nice for sanding a house or a similar application that could tire out your arm. Definitely recommended.
by nickb
7 people found this helpful
I have alot of makita products because of the quality of their equipment and this sander is a gre...
I have alot of makita products because of the quality of their equipment and this sander is a great addition to my workshop had the dewalt but pad seems to wear faster and sandpaper will no longer stick iv heard good things and similar story's with this issue and makita is one that last longer so we will see. I like it so far
by Drew
2 people found this helpful
Having problems with the sanding disks flying off, I'm using the hook and loop discs and after a ...
Having problems with the sanding disks flying off, I'm using the hook and loop discs and after a brief three minutes the disc fly's off, This is only a month old and never had this issue before, Big Makita guy but second guessing this one. Please help Makita.
by Mike
9 people found this helpful
Hello Hobbyist & Workers, I have had many sanding projects here lately and have gone through 3 ot...
Hello Hobbyist & Workers, I have had many sanding projects here lately and have gone through 3 other major brand 5" orbital sanders and they lasted anywhere from 4 hours up to as long as 6 days. Now I'm talking about running a sander for hours at a time, like 6 hours straight, and only stopped to change the bag or sanding disc. (NOTE: Use the right grit sandpaper for the job and let the sander do the work, Never apply extra pressure down to try and get it to cut better ) And for the dust bag, it is amazing, it packs that little bag so tight with dust that it feels like pressing on a bag of flour. By far, this orbital sander is the best I've ever used in every way. Matter of fact, my son in law is getting one for Christmas this year that's how good they are. I attached a photo of the sander I purchased Model BO5041 variable speed model. Great price $79
by bigwoody
6 people found this helpful
This thing has tons of power and doesn't tear your hands up holding it. It has two handles you c...
This thing has tons of power and doesn't tear your hands up holding it. It has two handles you can use if you want, but it is easy to control with one hand. Some orbital sanders I can't hold for 5 min without having to stop. I used this for 3 hours straight and i had no problems.
by drJ23
4 people found this helpful
When I first purchased this sander I wasn't sure that I would really use the handle or the variab...
When I first purchased this sander I wasn't sure that I would really use the handle or the variable speed all that often. You see I have been using the Makita palm grip sander for years and I love it. Turns out I was wrong. I use the handle and the variable speed all the time. The handle is nice because it easily adjust to different positions and I was surprised by how well the sander can still remove wood at the slower speeds. (they are really slow). For the work that I do this sander is great.
by fishing
3 people found this helpful
Used this a couple of times now and seems to...
Used this a couple of times now and seems to work pretty good. A lot less dust than the Dewalt I had. Used it on building a table
by Sam
5 people found this helpful
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