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Model #R26011

Store SKU #370658

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3 Amp Corded 5 in. Random Orbital Sander with AIRGUARD Technology

  • Airguard dust collection system gathers up to 90% of the dust
  • Soft start and pad brake to help prevent gouges
  • Backed by the Industry's only Lifetime Service Agreement
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Product Overview

RIDGID introduces the 5 in. Random Orbital Sander with AIRGUARD Technology. The RIDGID 5 in. Random Orbit Sander features an electronic speed control dial for maximum control for different applications. It has a variable no-load speed of 7000 RPM-12,000 RPM and a permanent magnet motor to maintain constant speed and power under load applications. Its onboard vacuum adaptor fits standard 2-1/4 in. or 2-1/2 in. hoses for a cleaner, virtually dust-free work environment. Backed by the Industry Leading Lifetime Service Agreement, the 5 in. Random Orbital Sander with AIRGUARD Technology includes 2 sheets of 80 grit sandpaper, a dust bag, a heavy-duty contractor bag, and an operators manual.
  • California residents
  • AIRGUARD technology: best-in-class dust collection
  • Variable-speed dial: for maximum control for different applications
  • Permanent magnet motor: maintains constant speed and power under load
  • Hex Grip micro texture: grip-enhancing micro texture for maximum user comfort
  • Through-body sealed slide switch: for reliability and ease of use
  • Soft-start and brake pad: for a gouge-free workpiece
  • Quick-release dust bag: for quick and easy bag removal
  • Lifetime service agreement with registration within 90-days of purchase
  • Includes: 1 R2601 5 in. random orbital sander with AIRGUARD technology, 2-sheets 80-grit sandpaper, dust bag, heavy-duty contractor bag, and operators manual
  • RIDGID: powerful durable professional
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Cordless/ CordedCordedCordedCordedCordless
Power Tool FeaturesBag Included,Lock On Switch,Random Orbit,Variable SpeedNo Additional FeaturesNo Tool Disc/Pad Change,Second Handle Included,Variable SpeedRandom Orbit,Variable Speed
Dust collection typeBagNonePort
Random orbitYesNoNoYes
ConditionNewNewNewNew
Voltage (volts) 18
Battery Amp Hours No Battery
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
7 in
Product Height (in.)
9 in
Product Width (in.)
14 in

Details

Amperage (amps)
3
Bench & Stationary Tool Type
Disc Sander
Color Family
Orange
Condition
New
Cord Length (ft.)
6
Corded Tool Type
Disc Sander
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Dust collection type
Bag
Maximum Speed (rpm)
12000
Power Tool Features
Bag Included,Lock On Switch,Random Orbit,Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
6 lb
Random orbit
Yes
Returnable
180-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
Yes

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase

Questions & Answers

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Won't always restart after using.

Asked by dusty November 11, 2020
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Hi Dusty, We are disappointed that you're not pleased with the performance of your RIDGID 3 Amp Corded 5 in. Random Orbital Sander with AIRGUARD Technology R26011. Please contact our RIDGID Customer Support team so that we can assist you with troubleshooting or repair options. We can be reached at 1- 866-539-1710 Monday thru Friday 9am to 6pm. Please follow the prompts for Technical Support. Thanks for asking! - Eve

Does Rigid offer a PSA Backing Adapter ?

Asked by TimM November 4, 2020
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Hello Tim, Thanks for your question on the RIDGID 3 Amp Corded 5 in. Random Orbital Sander with AIRGUARD Technology R26011. This sander can be used with any 5 inch PSA backing pad. A 5” PSA backing pad can also be ordered through the RIDGID master parts and accessory distributor at 1-877-544-9253 or www.gardnerinc.com. Please reference part number #300527003. Thanks for asking. - Eve

can you attach a buffer to it?

Asked by help October 9, 2020
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Not that I am aware of.

Do you sell the sander pad by its self? The sanding discs are no longer sticking to the velcro type fastening system.

Asked by Steve September 24, 2020
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Hi Steve, We appreciate your interest in the RIDGID 3 Amp Corded 5 in. Random Orbital Sander with AIRGUARD Technology R26011. Thank you for contacting us concerning parts for your sander. For assistance with parts you may contact us at 1- 866-539-1710 Monday through Friday 9am-6pm (est) or visit www.gardnerinc.com or contact them at 1-877-634-5704. Thanks for reaching out to us! - Eve

is there an adapter to fit the sander to an inch and a quarter rigid vacuum hose

Asked by jimmy August 6, 2020
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No adapter is needed for a standard vacuum hose. Provision is made for both sizes after removing the filter.

Can U Sand A Car Down With This

Asked by Ievren81 August 4, 2020
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You might find an orbital sander too aggressive especially for a final sand.

How to get a replacement backer pad? Worn out, wont hold sandpaper. Part no longer available on ridgid site! Ridiculous!

Asked by Bear June 14, 2020
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Your best bet is probably to contact a Ridgid repair center or call the LSA help line 1‒866‒539‒1710. Here is the website to find the closest repair center to you. https://www.ridgid.com/us/en/service-centers-repair If you registered your LSA there shouldn't be any cost to you as long as it's just normal wear and tear.

Has any one had the sanding disk pad go smooth and no longer hold the sand paper on the disk. I used it four times and the last time it through the sand paper off the disk. also, can another pad be had or is this a common problem on the r2601 5" sander?

Asked by Love Ridgid tools May 26, 2020
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You can purchase a Pressure Sensitive Adhesive sanding pad (PSA), attachment for R2601 orbital 5" sander. I'm in the process of inquiring with Ridgid as to where to purchase, might check a Homedepo...

How big the sanding discs have to be ?

Asked by MT May 24, 2020
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Thank you MT for your inquiry. The disc assembly on the R2601 is 5" in diameter. If you are needing to order parts, please contact our Master Parts Distributor Gardner, Inc. at 1-877-634-5704 or online at https://www.gardnerinc.com/ . ~Best Regards, Ashley

Where can i get replacement parts

Asked by Alicia April 10, 2020
5
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Thank you Alicia for your interest in RIDGID. Available replacement parts can be ordered direct from the Master Parts Distributor Gardner, Inc. at 1-877-634-5704. Hope this helps~ Ashley

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This is a beauty. I love it. It works so good. Plus it has life and the best warranty.
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great sander, durable
This is a great sander, and very very durable. I used to sand down the old paint on my porch for a solid 3 hours. Worked great, never over heated. I also used to sand the trim around my before painting.
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This is my 4th sander in 8 years with this model. Dust collection works really, really well whic...
This is my 4th sander in 8 years with this model. Dust collection works really, really well which is why I continue to buy it. The sander typically last me about 2 years and then it simply dies. The warranty is utterly worthless. So, what are the reasons I keep buying this model knowing full well it is not going to last?: 1. cheap enough 2. My current shop-vac/mini cyclone setup is geared toward the dust collection port. When it works it does a great job of collecting almost all the dust. I have done a ton of DIY at my current fixer upper house and I have gone through 5 large pails of sheetrock mud. There is almost no dust when I sand with 150 grit on the lowest setting (sander is variable speed) and have the sander hooked up to my dust collection system. It really does work well, until it dies. My only complaint is that the sander simply does not last very long. Apparently that same sentiment is echoed by others on various forums. If you do not have an existing dust collector for a sander then you might be wise to look elsewhere if longevity is your main concern. If you plan to use this sander on a part-time bases and have a good dust collector then it might be worth your while to invest in this sander. The dust collection really does a fantastic job, especially of sheet rock mud. When my current new sander finally dies (bought the 4th new one in April of 2020) I will revisit a different brand since most of my DIY projects at the current fixer up home will be done. My 2 cents.
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Easy to use. Good tool. The pictures speak for themselves....
Easy to use. Good tool. The pictures speak for themselves.
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Dust collection is amazing. Love this sander. LSA can't go wrong. Really is no other option.
Dust collection is amazing. Love this sander. LSA can't go wrong. Really is no other option.
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I bought this sander for a project. It worked nicely, did what I needed it to do and it did it wi...
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I bought this sander for a project. It worked nicely, did what I needed it to do and it did it with ease. For the money pretty hard to beat. The dust collector worked as advertised, no issues with dust to speak of. It will not capture all of it, but I was not disappointed in the least. Nice little storage bag too. I would buy again. Here is my finished product...
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Today was the first day my wife use the sander and wouldn’t normally would take two hours took he...
Today was the first day my wife use the sander and wouldn’t normally would take two hours took her 20 minutes she really likes the sander it is awesome!
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I like the delay that has before starts, i don't like that the off button pushes like a 1/4 insid...
I like the delay that has before starts, i don't like that the off button pushes like a 1/4 inside the frame and is hard for someone with fat fingers to push so you have to adjust your hand every time to turn it off, so far everything else is good...
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RIDGID is forging into the yellow sander. I own the Orange and the Yellow Sander. The Yellow one...
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RIDGID is forging into the yellow sander. I own the Orange and the Yellow Sander. The Yellow one has been the workhorse and I use it to smooth out the wood and minor damage the wood has and it has been faithful for many years. The RIDGID sander is very smooth and gentle with the soft start and variable speed setting and I use it only for finish sanding with fine sandpapers.I use it after using the other one and it sucks up a lot of wood shavings in the bag. There are many complaints of the shop vac killing the electronics so on humid days I do not use the vac connected to it but if you empty the bag as often as needed (any time it's half full), the bag works well. Inside I would definitely use the vac which connects directly to my shop vac with no adapters (not so with the yellow one). I hope the issue has been solved with the static electricity and shop vac. My shop vac has a rubber hose and I have always grounded the hose when using it, seems to not harm anything. Another thing I do after using any and all of my tools including saws and sanders is to VAC out the dust (not blow it with compressed air). I have never had a failure of any kind of my tools not any failure. My neighbors sometimes make fun of me (until I see them replacing one of their tools) but my tools do seem to outlast any of theirs. Take care of your tools, buy the right tool for the job, and clean them after use (even for you pros). The RIDGID sander is doing the job I purchased it for and is registered for the LSA. For me, it has proven reliable and dependable and being from Tennessee I just have a natural liking to the color ORANGE. Good thing, because I seem to have a lot of orange tools and tractors! When you purchase a tool even if it's a gift for someone else, get it home, take it out of the package, and inspect it, then plug it in and run it to see if it sounds right and runs smooth. If there is a problem return it for a replacement and be thankful HD has a generous return/exchange policy.
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I have 3 of this orbital Sanders same size and brand I love RIDGID and the life time warranty is...
I have 3 of this orbital Sanders same size and brand I love RIDGID and the life time warranty is a really good thing to have
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