Model # R26011

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Store SKU #370658

Store SO SKU #1000065578

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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  • 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 2.5 Amp Corded 5 in. Variable Speed Random Orbital Sander/Polisher with Carrying Bag Kit 3 Amp Corded 5 in. Variable Speed Random Orbital Sander
Brand DEWALT RIDGID Bosch DEWALT
Ratings (194) (581) (205) (164)
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,Random Orbit,Variable Speed Bag Included,Lock On Switch,No Tool Disc/Pad Change,Random Orbit,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

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 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
Hi Gypsysoul, You can use this for your door with out any issues. Thanks for asking. Greg
Answered by: RIDGID Power Tool Team
Date published: 2018-01-23

Is this the type of sander I need to sand my wooden front door?

Is this the type of sander I need to sand my wooden front door?
Asked by: gypsysoul
Depends on the door you might need two types. Large flat spots yes works good. Small crevice, multi tool with sanding attachment.
Answered by: Jx
Date published: 2018-05-05

Can this sander be hooked to my rigid shop vac?

Can this sander be hooked to my rigid shop vac?
Asked by: KCG
Yes. You can remove the dust catch and attach any shop vac that uses a 2 1/4 hose.
Answered by: ArtC
Date published: 2018-05-17
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Customer Reviews

5 in. Random Orbital Sander with AIRGUARD Technology is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 580.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I bought one! It was actually good, while it was working. It Worked for 5 months. I bought a Ridg... I bought one! It was actually good, while it was working. It Worked for 5 months. I bought a Ridgid drill and screwdriver combo and an eletric circular saw and they are still working but let me warn you, the LIFETIME SERVICE WARRANTY IS NOT WHAT IT APPEARS TO BE!!! I have to pay 33% of the value of the sander just to have them take a look, with no guarantee that they will resolve my problem. The LIFETIME SERVICE WARRANTY is just a marketing strategy to convince you to buy their product. They make you believe that you can take the product to the store, and the store will be able to resolve your problem. Not true. If I would have known this, I would have bought DeWalt.
Date published: 2018-01-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bought this based on Ridgid Lifetime Warranty, even registered the tool within 90 Days. I am a co... Bought this based on Ridgid Lifetime Warranty, even registered the tool within 90 Days. I am a contractor not a hobbyist and this quit after 7 jobs. Called The Depot, and they said not their problem. Called Ridgid and they said drive 160 miles roundtrip to the nearest Service Center, pay 25.00 and wait 6 weeks and we will let you know. Going with a different brand as I can't wait six weeks. What is its inherent worth if it breaks after only 7 jobs? Power switch was always rough to turn on, unless you apply minimal pressure tool drags under load. Save time and money and get a Bosch.
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This sander quit less than six months after I got it. It worked really great for a while then the... This sander quit less than six months after I got it. It worked really great for a while then the brake that slows the pad when the sander is not on the workpiece quit working allowing the pad to spin at a fast speed and then gouging the work. Then the sander stopped tuning on, I took it to Home Depot today to use the lifetime service agreement and was told there would be a 18.55 dianogistic fee to have it fixed. I now have an orange paperweight.
Date published: 2018-03-22
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 2 out of 5 by from Good then bad I’ve used my sander for about 6 months. Maybe 15 times of use per month. Last week the sander started off strong, then once it touched the wood, it bogged way down and never caught up until I completely lifted it off the wood. Even with no pressure pushing on it, it slows to where it’s hardly turning, rendering it useless. I’m not sure I’ll even attempt my warranty due to the fact of the extreme slow turn around time with ridgid. Had an issue with my roofing nailer after the first week, sent it in, and it arrived back after 4 months. The warranty really is only nice for battery exchanges. I’ll probably try the dewalt sander next go around.
Date published: 2018-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really like this sander even though I've only had it a week. I find the through switch very handy... Really like this sander even though I've only had it a week. I find the through switch very handy at the top of the sander and variable speed has been helpful this past week when removing varnish and years of built up cooking matter on cabinet stiles. The only issue I have so far is the dust collecting bag is difficult to remove after a period of sanding. Dust builds up in the connection with the sander and prevents the connection from reaching the unlock point for removal. Other than that, I'm expecting this sander to be a solid performer for me.
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I bought two back in March and April of 2017. Both started to fail and I thought it was the brus... I bought two back in March and April of 2017. Both started to fail and I thought it was the brushes so I replaced those. At the same time I replaced the brake pads and noticed that the main bearing just above the sanding pad was binding a bit in both sanders. I tried to order the bearings online as I live in Hawaii and paying to ship my sander back and forth to California would have cost me almost as much as the sander itself. Unfortunately, the bearings...part # 680071014 is already obsolete.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from This sander works well when it's operational. Worked fine for my first project, maybe 15 mins. of... This sander works well when it's operational. Worked fine for my first project, maybe 15 mins. of usage total. About 1 minute into my second project it turned off and would not turn on. I've read many reviews stating that the power switches on these are terrible, so I bought a new power switch and installed it to no avail. Not even going to bother getting it fixed under warranty because it will take 2+ weeks to get it back. Bad product and I wish Ridgid would address this problem.
Date published: 2018-01-03
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