Model # R26011

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Store SKU #370658

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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
$ 64 00
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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
  • Air-guard dust collection for collection of 90% of the dust
  • Hook and loop backing pad for a secure fit and improved sanding
  • Hex grip micro texture for a secure grip and maximum user comfort
  • Soft start and pad brake to help prevent gouges in the work piece
  • 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.

  • 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
  • Air-guard dust collection for collection of 90% of the dust
  • Hook and loop backing pad for a secure fit and improved sanding
  • Hex grip micro texture for a secure grip and maximum user comfort
  • Soft start and pad brake to help prevent gouges in the work piece
  • 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

    Test Item

  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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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 Corded 5 in. Variable Speed Random Orbital Sander 3 Amp 5 in. Corded Variable Speed Random Orbital Sander with Dust Bag
Brand DEWALT RIDGID DEWALT Makita
Ratings (272) (648) (258) (155)
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
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
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
Best way is to start with a good belt sander to remove the surface finish. Then work with the orbital sander to smooth out.
Answered by: JimL
Date published: 2018-09-24

Will this be able to sand a front entry way deck. About 200 s.f. Or do i need something bigger

Asked by: BrandonM
This will work, however something with a larger diameter sanding surface will get the job done faster.
Answered by: RednexToyz
Date published: 2018-05-08

Can this sander be hooked to my rigid shop vac?

Can this sander be hooked to my rigid shop vac?
Asked by: KCG
Don't hook it to any vac. It will destroy the sander. A design flaw exists where static build up from the vac fries the switch and ruins the sander. Learned the hardware. Rigid wouldn't honor the warranty even though mine was only three months old. The charged me $19 to 'evaluate it'. That was four weeks ago. No word on it yet.
Answered by: Handyman99
Date published: 2018-09-10

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
8 hole (though the sander only has 4 large holes that match the disks)
Answered by: NorthernMN
Date published: 2018-09-25
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Customer Reviews

5 in. Random Orbital Sander with AIRGUARD Technology is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 646.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good light weight sander good light weight sander
Date published: 2018-12-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The velcro part that holds the sandpaper on was not... The velcro part that holds the sandpaper on was not good and the sandpaper would come off the sander well before it was fully used because the velcro wouldn't hold it.
Date published: 2018-12-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from on my 3 one, I have a small single guy shop. the motors are week on my 3 one, I have a small single guy shop. the motors are week
Date published: 2018-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My last of 12 years burned out, so I'm hoping... My last of 12 years burned out, so I'm hoping for another 12 years on this one!
Date published: 2018-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It sanded well but the dust collection left a bit to be desired. I had it hooked up to the shop v... It sanded well but the dust collection left a bit to be desired. I had it hooked up to the shop vacuum and even then there was a great deal of dust when using 80-120 grit paper. Once I got above 120 it seemed to do a good job with the dust. As for the actual sanding, it took care of it with little effort so if you need to sand with a course paper consider doing it in a outside area.
Date published: 2018-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from RIDGID is forging into the yellow sander. I own the Orange and the Yellow Sander. The Yellow one... 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.
Date published: 2018-12-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from You get what you pay for First one I bought didn't turn on, no issues replacing it but it was a waste off a trip back to the store. Since then I have used this product a dozen times with no issues. The dust collector system is nothing special despite the fancy name they gave it.
Date published: 2018-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I purchased this sander just a couple of weeks ago and have only used it for one project so far. ... I purchased this sander just a couple of weeks ago and have only used it for one project so far. It did hold up to three hours of almost constant sanding though without getting overly hot or cutting out. The filter bag works well and it has a smooth, easy rotation of the sanding pad. It is the first time I have had a variable-speed sander, so I am still learning how to best use that feature.
Date published: 2018-11-16
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