Model # R26011

Internet #100053683

Store SKU #370658

RIDGID 5 in. Random Orbital Sander with AIRGUARD Technology
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RIDGID

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
$5997 /each
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Product Overview

  • 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
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 7000-12,000 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.
  • Includes one R2601 sander, 2 sheets 80 grit paper, 1 dust bag, 1 hook and loop backing pad, 1 heavy duty contractor bag and 1 operator's manual
  • AirGuard dust collection for collection of 90% of the dust
  • Hook and loop backing pad for a secure fit and improved sanding
  • Hex grip microtexture for a secure grip and maximum user comfort
  • Soft start and pad brake to help prevent gouges in the workpiece
  • Through-body sealed slide switch for reliability and effortless use
  • Quick-release dust bag for quick and easy bag removal
  • Lifetime service agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase (begins after the warranty period expires)
  • Quick release dust bag - for quick and easy bag removal
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Product Overview

  • 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
Model #: R26011
Sku #: 370658
Internet #: 100053683

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 7000-12,000 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.

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  • Includes one R2601 sander, 2 sheets 80 grit paper, 1 dust bag, 1 hook and loop backing pad, 1 heavy duty contractor bag and 1 operator's manual
  • AirGuard dust collection for collection of 90% of the dust
  • Hook and loop backing pad for a secure fit and improved sanding
  • Hex grip microtexture for a secure grip and maximum user comfort
  • Soft start and pad brake to help prevent gouges in the workpiece
  • Through-body sealed slide switch for reliability and effortless use
  • Quick-release dust bag for quick and easy bag removal
  • Lifetime service agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase (begins after the warranty period expires)
  • Quick release dust bag - for quick and easy bag removal
  • Click Here to Register Your Product

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  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Name 3 Amp 5 in. Corded Random Orbital Hook and Loop Sander 5 in. Random Orbital Sander with AIRGUARD Technology 3 Amp 5 in. Corded Variable Speed Random Orbital Sander 3 Amp 5 in. Corded Variable Speed Random Orbital Sander with Dust Bag
Brand DEWALT RIDGID DEWALT Makita
Ratings (131) (495) (93) (90)
Reconditioned No No No No
Dust collection type Bag Bag Bag Bag
Power Tool Features Bag Included,Lock On Switch,No Tool Disc/Pad Change,Random Orbit Bag Included,Lock On Switch,Random Orbit,Variable Speed Bag Included,Lock On Switch,No Tool Disc/Pad Change,Random Orbit,Variable Speed Variable Speed
Cordless/ Corded Corded Corded Corded Corded
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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.)
8
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
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
Yes

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase

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.)
8
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
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
Yes

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase

Questions & Answers

Can I use this to sand my wooden front door? Does the fact that it's orbital make a difference in...

Can I use this to sand my wooden front door? Does the fact that it's orbital make a difference in going against the grain? I've only used the type that uses sandpaper. What do you recommend ?
Asked by: gypsysoul
I would recommend using it. Will work faster and better than what you have used in the past
Answered by: hitman46
Date published: 2017-07-23

can you change the sanding pad to work for adhesive sand paper? or to a 6inch pad?

Asked by: Zach
No you can not
Answered by: Dee
Date published: 2017-11-07

Can this sander be hooked to my rigid shop vac?

Can this sander be hooked to my rigid shop vac?
Asked by: KCG
Hi KCG. Yes, you can easily attach the dust collection system of the sander to a vacuum. Vacuum hose fits inside dust exhaust. Thank you for the question.
Answered by: RIDGID Power Tool Team
Date published: 2017-12-08

does this use 5 hole or 8 hole hook and loop sandpaper?

does this use 5 hole or 8 hole hook and loop sandpaper?
Asked by: geneingeorgia
5
Answered by: Dee
Date published: 2017-11-07
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Customer Reviews

5 in. Random Orbital Sander with AIRGUARD Technology is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 495.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lots of power Anybody experiencing runaway spinning/lack of orbiting can easily be rectified. The single seal bearing (6002-RS) can be replaced by removing the pad from the bearing housing (4 screws), then removing the bearing housing from the motor shaft using a T20 screwdriver (1 screw). Gently/evenly pry up the bearing housing then press the bearing out of it or tap it out using proper sized punch). Replace it with a 6002-RS (double sealed) bearing, by pressing it in with a vice and suitable sized socket head. Because this bearing is exposed to dust whenever operating, it should have been double sealed when manufactured. A good quality bearing replacement is about $10, but cheap imported bearings are available for as low as $2.50, but why skimp?
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from You let me down rigid I love rigid tools. I have been slowly upgrading all my tools to rigid. They perform better than any brand I have ever used. So when I needed a new sander, there was no question in my mind. Out of the box it worked better than any sander I ever used. I could not wait to write a glowing review. Then on the 10th day of use, the motor sized up, nearly snapping my wrist in the process. Never worked after that. I am going to return it, being I never even had time to register it for the lifetime service warranty. I hope they figure this problem out.
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from While it is easy to attach a shop vac to the dust outlet, I am finding that most of the time the ... While it is easy to attach a shop vac to the dust outlet, I am finding that most of the time the bag does a surprisingly good job of removing dust from the work area. I have used this for sanding a bunch of hickory for a remodel project, and have found this makes life so much easier. Why easier? because with 1/4 the effort and continually changing paper to ever finer grades that I used to have to do with my 30 year old 1/4 sheet palm sander. I still have to use it to get closer to corners, but for the majority of work this sander makes things so much easier. Plus, with the Velcro sanding pad changing sandpaper is uber easy. Really sticky at first, but so much easier and faster, and actually less hand fatigue. Been using this for 2 weeks now, and wish I had picked it up years ago.
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my first random orbital sander. My experience is that Ridgid tools are always well worth... This is my first random orbital sander. My experience is that Ridgid tools are always well worth what I pay. Quality workmanship. The only minus, and this isn't the product's fault, is that I have fairly small hands and the housing is stretching my grasp just a bit. But overall, the projects I've used this on so far have looked better because of this tool!
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This is the 4th one of these sander i've had in two months! DO NOT BUY THIS. The first one lasted... This is the 4th one of these sander i've had in two months! DO NOT BUY THIS. The first one lasted a few weeks then for some reason would not turn back on. the second one turned on for 30sec then would not work. the 3rd one would not spin after about 8 hours of use and the 4th one again after 30sec of use turned off and would not work. I was sold on being able to attach this to my shop vac which is why i tried so many. I have read that some think its the static from the shop vac that may be shorting this out but if that is the case do not make that a feature. I am very disappointed with Rigid!
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This sander was light enough so that I wasn't tired at the end of the project. It worked really w... This sander was light enough so that I wasn't tired at the end of the project. It worked really well on the rough pine. Easy to control. I've used some wood filler in several spots and will see how that turns out after it dries and is sanded. The sander is great, but I am really glad the salesman suggested the pads that I am using, easily changed out as well . The dust and particles were in the bag after the first sanding, not all over the furniture and floor. It cleaned easily, but I've put an old toothbrush in the case to help with the next cleaning. Great choice for handywoman!
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I have used this sander for one project so far. It works great. A coarser grit really takes the... I have used this sander for one project so far. It works great. A coarser grit really takes the wood off but its hard to tell because so much of the dust goes into the bag. The only downside and why I subtracted a star is because the exhaust is on the left side of the sander which means when you are right handed it blows dust into you or in your face if you're sanding a side surface. If the port was on the opposite side it would blow away from you.
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good except I bought this item about a year ago and compared to other makes and models that I own I prefer this model over the others. My one problem with it is that it has a bod habit of throwing the hook and loop sandpaper off. I just doesn't want to hold it for mare than thirty seconds to a minute. I take painstaking care to ensure that the holes align but it doesn't help. It would appear that I will have to try and order a new base and hope that the new one works better than the original. For the short period that the paper holds, the dust control is excellent.
Date published: 2017-10-27
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