Versatile 150mm disc random orbit sander for fast and agressive sanding and also polishing. Due to the two mode selection, random with orbital action or orbital action alone. Dual action orbital and orbital with powered rotation fitted with electronic variable speed control it has a rotation speed 180-670rpm and orbital Action Rotary 180 - 670rpm, Orbital 1,600-5,800rpm. the comfort grip handle makes it very controllable. Can be used for polishing at low speed with correct pads and discs
Supplied complete with abrasive disc and dust bag.
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18 November 2016
A great sander at an affordable priceI have just bought this Makita sander to replace an ancient Hitachi half sheet job which failed. This is my first random orbit sander and so far I'm very impressed. I used it on some good quality birch plywood furniture which will have a water based acrylic finish. With a 150 grit disc stock removal was quicker than I expected, and I nearly sanded through the surface veneer of the plywood. It left a very good surface with no visible orbital scratches. Changing to a 240 grit disc quickly gave a very smooth surface, again with no orbital scratches at all, ready to apply the finish. It will definitely speed up and improve the quality of my wood finishing. It's quiet, vibrates very little, isn't too heavy, and seems to have plenty of power. The power cord is plenty long enough. The only slight down side is that not all the dust ended up in the supplied dust bag. It will probably be better when connected to a dust extractor. Being made by Makita I would expect it to be as tough and reliable as other Makita tools I have. Compared to other similar spec sanders it's very reasonably priced. I bought some Hermes multi hole sanding discs at the same time. They cut well and are lasting better than other abrasives I've used.