Makita BO5041K Random Orbit Sander Kit Review

This Makita brand sander is another smaller-model orbital that can bring more power than you might expect. But maybe you’ve already come to expect more from Makita than other manufacturers. This is a highly adjustable machine that can fit a variety of jobs with little difficulty.

The variable speed 3.0 amp motor gives you the power to choose from a variety of different options for quick, smooth sanding, whatever the material you’re working with might be. Adjusting for speed between the available choices, which range from 4,000 to 12,000 orbits per minute, is simple thanks to the dial located centrally on the sander’s top grip, which is easy to access with your thumb during operation. A large, lock-on capable, pressure-sensitive trigger also helps to make this a more malleable machine. This focus on being able to switch between heavy and light-duty sanding is matched by the construction of Makita’s machine.

This model’s design is definitely among the best of the products included in our reviews. With plenty of rubberized places to grip and hold the sander — including an adjustable front handle for working in corners and confined spaces – you can be sure that you’ll be able to find a comfortable way to control your tool, whether the task at hand calls for one or two… well, hands.

There are more usability features built into this sander, too. A pad control system makes for more restrained finishing and helps lessen the occurrence of unsightly swirls and scuff marks. An efficient dust collection system runs directly through the sand pad in order to keep your work surface clean and safe. The high capacity collection system can also be enhanced via a built-in vacuum port adapter so you can further minimize the impact of dust on your productivity.

  • Conveniently located variable speed control dial allows users to switch between 4,000 and 12,000 orbits per minute with the flick of a thumb.
  • Ergonomic design features a number of rubberized areas for gripping and holding the sander, depending on the needs of each task.
  • Pad control system for more control while finishing helps to lessen swirl and scuff.
  • High capacity, efficient dust collection system runs directly through the sanding pad.

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