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M18 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless 5 in. Random Orbit Sander W/ 3.0Ah Battery and Charger

  • 12,000 OPM max variable speed control
  • Includes M18 3.0 Ah battery and charger
  • Fully compatible with the M18 system, featuring over 200+ tools
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Product Overview

The MILWAUKEE M18 cordless 5 in. Random Orbit Sander delivers corded power with 12,000 Max OPM output. The orbital sander features a 7,000-12,000 variable speed dial delivering users with more control over the output of the tool to match the orbit speed for the application. The tool's powerful motor enables users to remove more material per battery charge, increasing their productivity. M18 REDLITHIUM HIGH OUTPUT CP3.0 Starter Kit provides 50% more power and runs 50% cooler vs M18 REDLITHIUM CP battery packs. This increased performance results in the same power and runtime of a M18 REDLITHIUM XC extended capacity battery in a lighter and more compact package.

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Cordless/ CordedCordlessCordlessCordlessCordless
Power Tool FeaturesLock On Switch,No Tool Disc/Pad Change,Random Orbit,Variable SpeedNo Additional FeaturesRandom OrbitLED Battery Indicator Light,Random Orbit
Voltage (volts)18202020
Random orbitYesYesYesYes
Battery Amp Hours3 Ah5 Ah3 Ah3 Ah
ConditionNewNewNewNew
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
10.50 in
Product Height (in.)
5.74 in
Product Width (in.)
4.92 in

Details

Batteries Included
Yes
Battery Amp Hours
3 Ah
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Battery Size
18-volt
Battery/Charger
(1) 3 Ah Battery & Charger Included
Battery/Charger
1 Battery & Charger Included
Charger Included
Charger Included
Color Family
Red
Condition
New
Cordless Tool Type
Disc Sander
Cordless/ Corded
Cordless
Dust Collection Method
Canister
Included
Sanding Discs
Motor Type
Brushed
Number of Total Batteries Included
1
Power Tool Features
Lock On Switch,No Tool Disc/Pad Change,Random Orbit,Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
2.7 lb
Random orbit
Yes
Returnable
90-Day
Speed (rpm)
12000
Switch Type
Slide Switch
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
Yes
Voltage (volts)
18

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CSA Listed,ETL Listed,UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
5 year tool warranty, 5 year charger warranty, 2 year battery warranty

Questions & Answers

32Questions25Answers

Does this unit use the hool and loop sand paper?

Asked by Larry April 25, 2021
2
Answers

On Home Depot’s web site for the Milwaukee M18 cordless sander in the Tools spec’s section it state’s the - Quick Change Hook-and-Loop Sanding Pad. The web site is listed below. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee-M18-18-Volt-Lithium-Ion-Cordless-5-in-Random-Orbit-Sander-Tool-Only-2648-20/304591900

Can this orbit sander be used to sand down high spots on wood subfloor for flooring installs

Asked by Hector15 November 30, 2020
2
Answers

I have use mine as for now in drywall and wood finishing surfaces and it works great, also sanding heavy textures in walls and ceilings. I would recommend a different sander for that element.

How cam I buy sandpaper for this Random Orbit Sander ???

Asked by Don November 28, 2020
2
Answers

I was not able to buy correctly configured sanding pads at the store. They only sold the Diablo pads, whose holes do not match those of the sander. Because they don’t match The suction of the vacuum through the pad did not work well at all. I was able to find 5 inch pads on the Internet had a very good price

Is dust hole fit milwaukee 2gal vacuum hose?

Asked by kevin October 28, 2020
2
Answers

The dust collection attachment fits my 2 gallon M18 Milwaukee shop vac perfectly. I use it in combination all the time.

Where can I buy a new pad

Asked by Tccampos September 21, 2020
2
Answers

go to Milwaukeetool.com - click on support and follow directions to ask Milwaukee.

is motor brushless

Asked by eddie1 June 23, 2020
1
Answer

No...when it dies , within warranty period, you send it back to Milwaukee and a month later you get a new one

can this hook to a shop vac?

Asked by jim April 16, 2020
4
Answers

If the hose is small enough

Can you use for drywall spot sanding

Asked by Bigfish April 12, 2020
3
Answers

Yes you could use this sander for that. The dust collector ports will make removing dust easier too

can change the pad for sticky pad?

Asked by garcia April 12, 2020
3
Answers

I looked into the question of converting a hook & loop sander (Milwaukee M18 Cordless Sander) to a flat base to use PSA & DA sanding disks. If you are looking to purchase the Milwaukee M18 Sander and want be able to convert the hook & loop platform base for PSA sanding disks, I can not find a conversation pad. You can find a conversation pad for a PSA or DA sander to use hook & loop sanding disks. I had PSA sanding disks on a shelf in the shop for a long time which I used on a hand sanding pad when the old sander stop working so as not to waste. Just a note: I know that the Milwaukee M18 Orbital Sander Performs, I have used the sander for many heavy sanding projects. I do not fully understand your needs other than the outline above, hope this helps.

can it be used as a buffer for waxing a boat

Asked by Paul March 28, 2020
4
Answers

I think this might not be the best buffer but it does have variable speed

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.5
    out of 456 reviews
  • 79% recommend this product
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Handy tool to have in your arsenal....
Handy tool to have in your arsenal.
by HomeDepotCustomer
A Beast thats just a little power hungry..Got this for...
A Beast thats just a little power hungry..Got this for a special project involving OSB..Found out I needed 9ah batteries to keep the fun going..Hook-Loop paper requires a pry bar to get off the pad..""Just The Way I Like It""..Hooked up my 6hp shop vac and had...0....dust.. Tooolmaaaster is very happy..! B.K. Turner Mt. Pleasant, Tn.
by HomeDepotCustomer
Sander works just fine, its the flemizy attachment that connects vacuum hose thats terrible
There is a grey/clear plastic sleeve that slides over the sander receiver on one side and the other part of the sleeve connects to vacuum fitting. The amount of stress placed on this flimsey sleeve is fairly significant when the vacuum hose is added. Very poor design to say the least. Anyway it split on both sides in a matter of seconds of use. Hand to improvise with 100 mile an hour duct tape. Looked everywhere for a replacement but nowhere to be found. I really like and enjoy my Milwaukee tools and i have bunch. This has been the only one so far that i have found to be cheaply built.
by HomeDepotCustomer
1 person found this helpful
Wish I never switched
I switched from dewalt once I started seeing my friend buying all the m18 fuel stuff seemed a lot better so a few months ago I made the switch I wish I never did and it has caused me nothing but time and wasted money I’m on my 3 rd fuel drill set my second multi tool and the 2 month old sander just stoped working I will probably never buy another tool and look for a better platform there tools are not worth the money if I could go back in time I would keep my xr/ flexvolt stuff and never switched when u use and rely on these toools to pay your bills it is important to have a reliable tool Milwaukee just Is not that and way over priced
by Selfimployed18
Response from Milwaukee ToolJul 31, 2020
Thank you for your review. I’m sorry to hear about your frustration. We’d like to learn more about your experience and provide you with support. Please feel free to contact us directly at socialmedia@milwaukeetool.com. It will be our pleasure to provide support once we have received your correspondence. Thank you. -Jacob
8 people found this helpful
This is a very handy tool, and the option for dust control was well thought out, and works perfec...
This is a very handy tool, and the option for dust control was well thought out, and works perfectly!
by Naminator67
Very impressed when used with a 5.0 battery ...
Very impressed when used with a 5.0 battery
by Fergie
1 person found this helpful
milwaukee orbital sander
I was sceptical at first but was swayed to pull the trigger on my purchase thanks to the reviews. it works amazing with a 8amp battery. 4 stars because of the quality of the dust collector.
by painter
3 people found this helpful
The dust collector is cheap, and fills up fast. I wasn't planning on using the dust collector bec...
The dust collector is cheap, and fills up fast. I wasn't planning on using the dust collector because I bought the handheld Milwaukee M18 vacuum for over $100 thinking the two tools would be compatible, but they aren't. Home Depot doesn't carry an adapter to make it work either. I bought an adapter elsewhere, but that didn't fit right. I now bought a set of 3 adapters online and hope that I can get one of them to fit. Also, the sanding pads Home Depot recommends don't have the right hole pattern. I had to measure, and find those online too. If this just came with an adapter to fit the vacuum hose, it would have saved me a lot of headache. My stand-up plug-in vacuum has the same diameter hose as the Milwaukee handheld, so it won't work with that either. Another thing, I find myself accidentally turning off the tool while sanding because of the placement of the power button.
by VinDiego
Response from Milwaukee ToolOct 28, 2019
Hello VinDiego, this is Mackenzie with Milwaukee. I apologize for your experience with our products and appreciate that you took the time to bring this to our attention. We would like the opportunity to investigate your feedback further. Please could you contact me at socialmedia@milwaukeetool.com? We’ll work with you to resolve any issues as quickly as possible.
Thank you!
9 people found this helpful
Very handy to have a battery sander, no cord in the way, lots of power, dust collection is great,...
Very handy to have a battery sander, no cord in the way, lots of power, dust collection is great, only complaint would be it's not the most comfortable sander I've used. It's by no means terrible but definitely takes some time to get used to. Took 80 grit with a 5.0 battery to the wood top of my workebech and even leaned on it a bit and never stopped the pad. I didnt know I needed the variable speed option untill I used it, very convenient for light sanding or rounding an edge or blemish!! Overall Milwaukee didnt disappoint once again!
by Devon
2 people found this helpful
love this sander
This is a great sander. Plenty of power and control for the user. 6 speed settings let you really dial this thing in for each job you are doing.
by Marcus
1 person found this helpful
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