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M18 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless 5 in. Random Orbit Sander with M18 Starter Kit (1) 5.0Ah Battery and Charger

  • Offers great power with 7-12,000 OPM variable speed
  • Includes universal hose adapter
  • Fully compatible with the M18 system, featuring over 200+ tools
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Get power and control with this cordless 5 in. random orbit sander, delivering 12,000 maximum OPM output. With variable speeds between 7,000-12,000, you get more control over the output of the tool to match orbit speed for your specific job. This sander’s powerful motor allows more material removal per battery charge. Its RED-LITHIUM battery technology delivers up to 60 minutes of run-time on a M18 5.0Ah Battery Pack. The pack’s superior construction, electronics and performance to deliver superior work per charge for longevity, and it’s designed to stand up against harsh jobsite environments. This battery delivers more than twice as much run time, 20 percent more power and double the life of other lithium-ion batteries.
  • 5 in. sanding pad
  • 7,000-12,000 OPM variable speed
  • 3/32 in. orbit diameter
  • Universal hose adapter included
  • Quick change hook-and-loop sanding pad
  • Dust canister with filter
  • Part of the M18 system of 175+ tools
  • 12,000 OPM max
  • More material removed per charge
  • Variable speed control
  • Includes: M18 random orbit sander (tool-only), (1) dust canister, (1) universal hose adapter, (1) extension adapter, 2-piece of 80-grit sandpaper and (1) M18 starter kit (1) 5.0Ah battery and charger (48-59-1850)
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Price
Ratings
(2719)
(55)
(915)
(5)
Cordless/ CordedCordlessCordlessCordlessCordless
Power Tool FeaturesRandom OrbitLock On Switch,No Tool Disc/Pad Change,Random Orbit,Variable SpeedNo Additional FeaturesVariable Speed
Voltage (volts)20182018
Random orbitYesYesYesNo
Battery Amp HoursNo BatteryMultiple Batteries5 AhNo Battery
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
Multiple Batteries
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Battery Size
Lithium Ion
Battery/Charger
(1) Multiple 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
No Additional Items Included
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 Limited Tool Warranty & 3 Year Battery

Questions & Answers

6Questions17Answers

What all size batteries will physically fit ,, looks like the dust collector bag comes close with...

Asked by Dusty March 27, 2021
4
Answers

yes it work good i set it up and it work nieces

Does it leave circles in hardwood

Asked by Dawgman February 10, 2021
0
Answers

According to the specs on your site it is claiming the motor type on this sander is Brushless... ...

Asked by BocephusWatasha April 27, 2020
3
Answers

yes it work nice

Is the backing plate removable? Can i install a 6" backing plate?

Asked by Jmcl81 May 17, 2019
1
Answer

backing plate is removable but, you cannot use a 6" backing plate with this sander.

When is this available in 18 volt fuel batteries?

Asked by niall May 24, 2018
4
Answers

Only online

How well does it work with drywall does it control all the drywall dust

Asked by Tater May 2, 2018
5
Answers

No it does not because the filter will not stay on a piece of equipment very Disappointing

Customer Reviews

  • 4.7
    out of 55 reviews
  • 84% recommend this product
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This is the Milwaukee 2648-21, variable speed (7,000 to 12,000 OPM), 18 volt, 5” Random Orbit San...
This is the Milwaukee 2648-21, variable speed (7,000 to 12,000 OPM), 18 volt, 5” Random Orbit Sander. This is the complete kit with the sander, 3.0Ah battery, charger, and carrying bag. It also includes two 80 grit sanding discs, dust canister, hose adapter, and extension adapter (see Photo 1). The first thing I wanted to check was whether the “universal” hose adapter was really universal. It turns out that my 2 1/2” wet/dry-vac hose fit perfectly into the adapter (see Photo 2). There’s also a small diameter attachment point within the 2 1/2” adapter for a smaller size hose. Next, after charging the battery, I put the sander to work on a couple of items that were not near an outlet, so the cordless sander was particular convenient. The first was an outdoor chair whose arms need smoothing (see Photo 3). Then I sanded some window sills that needed a paint job (see Photo 4). Finally, I smoothed out some boards around my shop. In all cases, the sander was a delight to use—easy to control and handle. Up on the ladder, it was most comfortable using two hands (second hand on the battery) to control the sander. The battery that comes with the sander (3 Ah) is supposed to last about 35 minutes. That seems about right. After doing the chair (two, actually), and several window sills, the battery showed two LEDs (about half a charge). For extended use, you definitely want more than one battery. Note that there is a small extension adapter that comes with the sander—this if for when you use larger batteries so the canister or hose attachment will still fit. Nice attention to detail. The only problem I had was with the cover on the dust canister—I had a hard time keeping it securely on. It fell off more than once while in use. It just doesn’t seem to firmly snap on. This is not too big a deal so I didn’t take off any stars. Maybe yours will stay on better. I contacted Milwaukee about this but they never responded, which is strange because their support has been very good in the past. Overall, the Milwaukee sander does a great job. It’s well made (except the canister’s cover) and easy to use, and it’s especially nice not to be burdened with a cord while sanding.
by KnotNow
3 people found this helpful
Great product, runs quietly ( around 79db, on Speed #2, according to my sound meter) I used this ...
Great product, runs quietly ( around 79db, on Speed #2, according to my sound meter) I used this to sand a 2x6 and it worked well. This did not kick up a lot of dust, the dust collector did a great job of that. This comes with an adapter so you can attach a 1 1/4" hose to the sander. I connected one just fine with no issues. This sander has a very comfortable grip due to the rubber molding. The dial to adjust the speed is easy to adjust. Removing the dust collector can be tricky at times, but this is a good thing shows that the connection is nice and tight so you know there is little room for dust to spill out from. To me the 3AH Battery felt good on the battery, I have a 5 and a 9 but I did not try them on this one.
by SmokedNeckbones
3 people found this helpful
Solid sander, easy to use and with multiple speeds. This random orbit sander is cordless so you d...
Solid sander, easy to use and with multiple speeds. This random orbit sander is cordless so you don't have to worry about dragging an extension cord over what you are sanding. It comes with the sander, a 3 amp/h battery, charger, a dust collection container, shop vac connector, an extension for the dust container (if you use a larger M18 battery such as the 9 amp/h), 4 x 5" 80-grit round pads and a nice bag to hold it all in. Operation is smooth, I can access the on/off switch and the speed control (6 speeds) with the same hand I am sanding with. The highest speed is much faster than my old corded random orbit sander and is great for heavy removal. The sander collects most dust, especially when then sanding pad completely covers the piece you are sanding. There still is some that escapes though. After using, you can lightly bang out most of the dust left inside the sander. I like the random orbit motion and found it sands wood very well. Overall, this is a great and powerful sander that was designed and engineered well.
by SteveVA
2 people found this helpful
Very nice cordless sander. The battery recharges in less than 2 hours. There is a dust collecto...
Very nice cordless sander. The battery recharges in less than 2 hours. There is a dust collector that does a pretty decent job of collecting the dust generated by the sander. It isn't completely dust-free but then you don't expect that, especially when you're kicking up a lot of very fine particles. The vibration is not out of the ordinary and your hands don't get tired holding onto it. It doesn't have the "oomph" of a corded sander but again, you don't expect it to and for me, the trade off between dealing with a trailing (and sometimes dangerous) cord and the slightly less power is well worth it. If you really have a heavy duty job, you'd be using a corded sander, anyway. The pads attach using hook-and-loop and really hang onto the sander. Having never used a cordless before and only the "glue on" kind of pad, I was very pleasantly surprised and delighted with how easy the pads are to change (and no gluey mess to clean up afterwards). Leaves a nice, smooth finish.
by ss
1 person found this helpful
Nothing beats being able to sand my woodworking projects like a sander without a cord. This 18 vo...
Nothing beats being able to sand my woodworking projects like a sander without a cord. This 18 volt Milwaukee is a great addition to my growing cordless tools. I have never owned a hook and loop sander so changing paper now will be a breeze. The 5 inch, 8 hole paper leads to a dust port system that can be connected to either a included filtered dust canister , or connected to a shop vac with the included adaptor. The large 3.0 AH battery should last long enough on one charge to finish 99 percent of my projects. Having a bag to keep it all in is fantastic.
by JOHN
1 person found this helpful
I bought this sander to work on my large wooden...
I bought this sander to work on my large wooden deck swing. The sander was very lightweight and easy to hold one-handed. I was a little bummed out that the fully charged battery seemed to not last very long. I'd have purchased a second battery at the time of my original purchase if I'd have known. On the positive side, the battery does recharge pretty quickly. But, the work stoppage was still about an hour or so. If you have a large-ish project, definitely get a second battery to have available. Otherwise, great product!
by CHRISTINA
Over-all the product works, however two major issues I have with it. 1) the battery does not last...
Over-all the product works, however two major issues I have with it. 1) the battery does not last more then 15 mins and requires 30 mins to charge and 2) the dust collector on the back side does not stay closed, so once you open it once it does not stay sealed and closed again, meaning dust can come out into your work area.
by Malak
Response from Milwaukee ToolMay 20, 2021
Hello, this is Will with Milwaukee Tool. Malak, thanks for your review. We would like the opportunity to investigate your feedback further on your Milwaukee M18 18-Volt Lithium-Ion 5 in. Cordless Random Orbit Sander Kit with (1) 3.0Ah Battery, Charger and Tool Bag. We would value hearing your input on why this product didn’t meet your expectations and how we can improve in the future. Please feel free to contact us directly at socialmedia@milwaukeetool.com so we can get this matter resolved as soon as possible for you. Thank You
by DANIEL
I waited for years to choose which battery powered orbit...
I waited for years to choose which battery powered orbit sander I should get. I am so happy I chose to stick with Milwaukee. I hope we can make more products here in the u.s.
by JOSE
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