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2.6 Amp Corded 5 in. Random Orbital Sander

  • 12,500 orbits per minute for fast, smooth, sanding
  • Includes: Sander, Sandpaper, and Dust Bag
  • Backed by the RYOBI 3-Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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Product Overview

RYOBI introduces the 2.6 Amp Corded 5 in. Random Orbital Sander. The RYOBI 5 in. Random Orbit Sander runs on a powerful 2.6 Amp motor and 12,500 OPM (orbits per minute) to deliver a smooth performance in a variety of sanding applications. Crafted with an ergonomic design for comfort as you work, the sander accepts hook and loop sandpaper for fast and easy grit changes and comes with an array of sandpaper for convenience. To help prevent accidental workplace gouging during start-up, the sander also features a spin-control pad braking system for added safety. Backed by the RYOBI 3-Year Manufacturer's Warranty, the 5 in. Random Orbit Sander includes a sandpaper assortment, a dust bag, and an operator's manual.
  • 2.6 Amp motor delivers powerful performance
  • Spin-control pad braking system helps eliminate accidental workplace gouging during start-up
  • Dust collection bag efficiently picks up dust to help keep work area clean
  • Ergonomically designed body enables you to hold the sander in various hand positions for comfortable use
  • Completes 12,500 OPM (orbits per minute)
  • Accepts hook and loop sandpaper
  • 3-year manufacturer's warranty
  • Includes: (1) RS290G 2.6 Amp Corded 5 in. Random Orbital Sander, sandpaper assortment, dust bag, and operator's manual

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Cordless/ CordedCordedCordedCordlessCordless
Power Tool FeaturesLock On SwitchNo Tool Disc/Pad Change,Random OrbitLock On Switch,No Tool Disc/Pad ChangeLock On Switch,No Tool Disc/Pad Change
Dust collection typeCanisterBag
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Voltage (volts) 1818
Battery Amp Hours No Battery2 Ah
Number of Total Batteries Included 01
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Assembled Depth (in.)
9.45 in
Assembled Height (in.)
6.76 in
Assembled Width (in.)
4.80 in
Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)


Amperage (amps)
Color Family
Cord Length (ft.)
Corded Tool Type
Finishing Sander
Cordless/ Corded
Dust collection type
Tool Bag
Pad description
5" Round Hook and Loop Pad
Power Tool Features
No Tool Disc/Pad Change,Random Orbit
Product Weight (lb.)
Speed (rpm)
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
3 Year Warranty

Questions & Answers


Why would my sander start sanding at three or more times faster? I can hardly hold on to it.....

Asked by Cofo December 13, 2020

The amount of pressure will help you hold on to it, also the grit of the pads that you are using affects how hard it grips the work area.

Can I use this to Sand a door frame or should I purchase a palm sander?

Asked by DIYLady July 28, 2020

You can, but since it is a rotating sander, it may wonder away on you, unlike the pal sander.

Can you sand off paint off of wood kitchen cabinet

Asked by Houselady May 30, 2020

Hi Houselady! Thank you for your question and interest in our product. Yes, you can certainly use this unit to remove paint.

Why did these increase in price by $15 since last year?

Asked by Goof May 20, 2020

Joe Biden is now president. Welcome to inflation.

Looking for parts to think 2.6 amo corded sander

Asked by Yankee19 May 2, 2020

Hello yankee19. If you need parts to fix it, you need to contact ryobi. Just remember, by the time you get the part, pay for it and the shipping, and put in the effort to repair it, you can buy a new one. Or if you want, you can spend a bit more and get a much better sander, like a Makita.

Is there an adapter to attach to a Shop Vac hose?

Asked by Sandy April 12, 2020

Thank you sandy for your inquiry. RYOBI does not produce an adaptor, though accessory adaptors can be found with the local Home Depot and Home Depot online. ~Hope this helps, Ashley

where do I get parts for this orbital sander?

Asked by taco April 11, 2020

Taco, Available replacement parts can be ordered direct; from the Master Parts Distributor Gardner Inc. at, 1-877-634-5704. Thank you ~ Ashley

Why is this labeled under sheet sanders? It isn't one. Home Depot, your website isn't helping you...

Asked by Adam December 13, 2019

You are correct. I do not know why as you say, it is labeled a SHEET sander when it is NOT. This sander uses DISC type sand paper. I hope HD reads this reply so they can correct this description. As for the sander, it works great! Be sure you select the correct grit for your sanding job.

What size hose on a shop vac would i need in order to remove the bag and and have better dust collection?

Asked by M112 October 24, 2019

Hi M112, The conection works with 1-1/4" hose. Thanks for asking. Greg

Has anyone used this sander to smooth soapstone cut edges. i.e., to round out the edges?

Asked by NBDC August 29, 2019

HI NBDC, This may be a little aggressive for soap stone. The vibratory sheet sander would be better but even that could be aggressive. Hope this helps. Greg

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Customer Reviews

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It's lit and pretty tight... sometimes it's clutch but for the most part it's ight...
by Kyle Monster
Good Workhorse
I just finished sanding 12 oak stair treads for refinishing. It did a great job with little effort.
by Purplehaze
A lot of strength
I bought this a sander a couple of weeks ago to resurface about 875 square feet of floors that had one coat of whatever was used in 1915. The surface coating comes of very easy, but the original builders used whatever wood they had. Some are hard, some are softer with most having cuts, scratches, and other imperfections that had been hidden by the surface coating. This sander is getting through almost all of it. I have only had to use a belt sander a few times.
by Daves7528
Great orbital sander
Purchased to do a live edge bar top after another brand sander stopped working trying to remove stain that turned out horrible, I ended up torching it, then epoxy. I wouldn’t have been able to remove the stain and have a nice smooth, even top with out this. I was really impressed by how well it works. The dust collection is great.
by Derek27
Bad design makes it not worth the money.
Have had this for a few years for very small projects, and put up with various issues, but now that I am doing more woodworking, I want something easier and better designed. First big issue is the dust bag. It does not stay on the sander. Duct tape will work for a while, but what kind of solution is that? I thought maybe mine was defective, so I bought a replacement bag. Same problem. The bag also does a very poor job of collecting the sawdust when it does stay on. Dust squeezes out of the sides of the bag as though it isn't even there. Finally, the power switch design is bad. There are two push buttons in the grip. Push the one on the left to power on; push the one on the right to cut power. When changing sanding discs, it is way too easy to accidentally turn the power on by pushing in the button on accident. Similarly, if the sander falls over on its left side, the power WILL switch on, causing the sander to bounce around and potentially damage other things. Mine ground an electrical cord nearly in two. I just threw mine out and bought a DeWalt. Not much more cost and much better design.
by Steve
4 people found this helpful
User Friendly!, Well built! No Rattles!! It's not that loud, it is Inverter Generator Friendly as...
User Friendly!, Well built! No Rattles!! It's not that loud, it is Inverter Generator Friendly as long as it is 120V, it's got a Powerful motor that really sands, flattens and smoothens the wood, I highly recommend to get more additional sanding pads in different grits on sets because this unit only comes with 3 pieces of sanding pads from 80, 120 to 180 grits only. But overall it's a great Value! I'm happy to have this orbital sander! Much more powerful than the Cordless 18V version of this!
by Sam
2 people found this helpful
This sander has good grip. I would prefer variable speed, but for the price is okay product.
This sander has good grip. I would prefer variable speed, but for the price is okay product.
by Tomas
Piece of cake.
First time ever to buy and to use electric sunder on the deck after spraying it with the Olympic deck cleaner. It is very easy to use at any angle. It's not recommended if the deck is super big, messy, or has a lot of molds. I both the 50 pcs sand disc (Diablo #80) because you need to replace the sand disc so often. Dust bag serves its purpose. Again, I have no woodwork experience, I just watch youtube on how to clean the deck, ask a friend what size of the electric sander to use, and I accomplish my project.
by DiY2020
1 person found this helpful
I really expected to last more than 3 years
I very seldom (maybe once a year) use my sander and only use it for 2 or 3 days a year and probably only four hours at most in a single day. So you can imagine my surprise when the foam pad gave out. First there was a tear and then it just kind of came off. The rubber gasket, which is most of what fell off, is all cracked like it was a hundred years old. I have used Ryobi tools forever and up until now was pretty brand loyal. However, I think I'll buy a Black and Decker next time.
by geebreak
It' Great
It' Great
by GPCMartinez
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