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Makita BO4556K 2.0 Amp 4-1/2-Inch Finishing Sander with Case

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  • 14,000-opm for fast and smooth finish sanding
  • Precision engineered all-ball-bearing construction for reduced vibration and noise
  • Contoured, rubberized palm grip design for operator comfort
  • Large and easy to use paper clamps for fast paper installation
  • Efficient through-the-pad dust collection system
  • 14,000 OPM for fast and smooth finish sanding
  • Precision engineered all-ball bearing construction for reduced vibration and noise
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Technical Details
Part Number BO4556K
Item Weight7.2 pounds
Product Dimensions5.2 x 4.4 x 5.6 inches
OriginChina
Item model numberBO4556K
Power Sourcecorded-electric
Voltage230 volts
Wattage200 watts
Item Package Quantity1
Warranty DescriptionOne year warranty
  
Additional Information
ASINB00171JEE4
Best Sellers Rank #1,606 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight7.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableApril 1, 2008
  
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Product Description

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Makita's Finishing Sander, Model BO4556K, combines fast, smooth performance with a contoured rubberized palm grip and ease-of-use features. The BO4556K is ideal for wood workers and finish carpenters who require a best-in-class sander.

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BO4556K Features
PERFORMANCE - 2.0 AMP motor rotates pad 14,000 OPM for smooth finish sanding

COMFORT - Engineered to operate at a low noise level with reduce vibration

CAPACITY - 4-1/2" x 4" pad size

EFFICIENCY - Large clamping lever for quick and easy paper installation

INCLUDES - Abrasive paper, dust bag, punch plate and tool case

Tool Specifications
Tool Spec
Pad Size4-1/2" x 4"
Abrasive Paper Size4-1/2" x 5-1/2"
No load speed14,000 OPM
AMPS (120V)2.0
Vibrations (m/s2)4.0
Overall length5-1/8"
Net weight2.4 lbs.
The BO4556K weighs just 2.6 pounds and is engineered with a 2 AMP motor that delivers 14,000 OPM for fast and smooth finishing sanding. The precision-engineered all ball bearing construction significantly reduces vibration and noise.

Comfort and ease-of-use features include an ergonomically designed contoured rubberized palm grip that fits like a glove with even pressure and easy control. The rubber sealed switch prevents dust contamination and increases durability, while the large paper clamps are designed for fast and efficient paper installation. The efficient through-the-pad dust collection system helps provide a cleaner work environment, while the fabric dust bag has an extra wide mouth for faster disposal.

Model BO4556K includes abrasive paper, dust bag, punch plate, and tool case. It is ideal for a wide range of finish sanding applications. The BO4556K is just another example of Makita's commitment to innovative technology and best-in-class engineering.

About Makita's Power Tools
Makita delivers precision, accuracy, capacity, and innovation to woodworkers. Makita has full range of miter saws, jig saws, circular saws, routers, planers, sanders, nailers and staplers, blades, compact cordless drills and impacts, and more. Makita's woodworking solutions are engineered for pro contractors, for use in high production settings and in home shops.

Makita LogoAbout Makita
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita applies leading-edge innovation to engineer power tools that are more compact and energy efficient, yet deliver industrial strength power and results. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or visit makitatools.com. Makita is Best in Class Engineering.

Warranty
Every Makita tool is thoroughly inspected and tested before leaving the factory. If you are not satisfied with any Makita tool within 30 days of purchase, return it and Makita will provide a replacement or refund. Each Makita tool is warranted to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of ONE YEAR from the date of original purchase. Should any trouble develop during this one-year period, return the COMPLETE tool, freight prepaid, to one of Makita's Factory or Authorized Service Centers. Please see makitatools.com for complete details.

Whats in the Box
Makita BO4556K Finishing Sander, abrasive paper, dust bag, punch plate and tool case.


Product Description

14,000 OPM for fast and smooth finish sanding

Important Information

Wattage
200 Watts

Bulb Voltage
230 Volts

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Sander works great as expected.
Sam Nolen
Comes with a very sturdy and useful carrying case and an attached dust bag as well.
Dan Cohen
It's quiet, fast, and very little vibration to the hand.
Hugh G. Leiby

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By J. L. Mileur on September 18, 2010
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WOW; I've been using this little work-horse for three days now and it has been more impressive each day. Bought it specifically to sand down old nasty caulking scars and paint goobs while repainting my wood siding. Today, I noted the installation time for a fresh piece of paper was well under 15 seconds while standing on a ladder and I got right back to work with each fresh piece as I worked my way down a long sanding run. The catch release knobs are well sized and not hard plastic. The clamps are quick and sure. When I put some gnarly 60 grit on it, it chews right through years old caulking and paint, and can leave a smooth paint-ready finish with the same paper. If I could get my 15 yo to hold it against the house, it would be the perfect tool. I will always look at Makita products first from now on.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Gcampana on September 9, 2010
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I picked this Makita sander up to supplement an aging 1/3 sheet sander that has served me well. I was a little concerned that this wouldn't do the job as quickly or handle as smoothly as the larger sander, but these concerns quickly vanished. This little sander is quick and efficient, and very easy to handle.

Pros:
Lightweight but not flimsy
Very sturdy paper clamps are easy to operate
Plenty of power
Smooth handling
Suprisingly effective dust collection (better than any other sanders I've worked with)
Very usable case

Cons:
Sealed power switch could be easier to operate
Dust bag doesn't lock on

The bottom line is that I'm very impressed with what this sander can do and how easily it does it.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By HugeStakkaBoFan VINE VOICE on July 27, 2009
I picked one of these up off the clearance rack at Home Depot just because it was too cheap to pass up. I ended up liking it more than any other sander I owned. It's small, light, and easy to control, and the dust bag works better than you'd think it would.

I'm not crazy about the way the paper clamps work, or about the noise it makes (it's louder than my belt sander), but for the price I paid, I can't complain at all.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By otto skorzeny on July 16, 2010
picked this up at HD. nice for detail work when R.O. sander is too much for the job. GREAT hard case, excellent power with little to no vibration, nice template to punch holes in sandpaper for dust extraction. makita makes great tools and at swell price-makes you feel like you got a bargain.
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27 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Donald Green on November 29, 2008
This is a high quality professional quality tool. The enclosed switch is a feature that protects the product from dust. This feature was not available on earlier models. It will take a 8.5 X 11 sheet after you divide the sheet into 4 pieces. This is more econmical than buying pre cut sheets.Makita BO4556K 2.0 Amp 4-1/2-inch Finishing Sander w/Case
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Tax Filer on May 10, 2009
This is a good product. It's my latest Makita .. I've lost track of how many I have. They are always quality. The sander makes surfaces silky smooth and your hand doesn't get numb holding it. It comes with a clever little device to punch holes in the sandpaper for dust collection. My only complain would be the dust collection system. My shop vac connects directly to the plastic adapter. That's great! But the plastic adapter keeps coming apart from the unit. Not a huge deal since having a hose in the way is a big hassle anyway. I guess I just need to build that down-draft table.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Engineer on May 21, 2012
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I needed a finishing sander to sand the stairs in my house before putting a polyurethane coat. It may not be very fast, but you can get to all corners with it.
These sanders are not very expensive, so I wanted to get the best one. Limited my choices to Dewalt, Bosh, Milwaukee and Makita. Started looking at Amazon reviews and to my surprise all of them except Makita had very poor customer feedback. Being an engineer I went to Lowes and Home Depot to verify it first hand.

Bosh and Milwaukee both have a modern way of holding the paper. At first I liked it because of easy paper loading, but I have to trust other reviewers in that these new clamps are not holding the paper securely. So these two names are crossed away from my list.

I always had a lot of respect for Dewalt and their line of professionally looking tools. Recently my opinion started to deteriorate after I have learned that many if not all their 20V little cordless drills have chucks with unacceptably high runout. How come they allowed that to happen to their very expensive tools? For comparison I can say that my recently purchased 2 no good name cordless drills exibit practically no runout and they cost only a fraction of the Dewalt's cost.
Amazon reviews say that many Dewalt sanders model D26441K fail due to a problem with their plastic platen, which holds the sanding pad. Plastic breaks under load and pieces get jammed in the motor. Not very good... In addition somebody said that their pad is too big to accept a 1/4 sheet of paper. I have compared Dewalt and Makita side by side and can testify that Dewalt's pad is bigger. What good is the sander if it cannot take the paper?

So I desided to take my chances with Makita for which I could not find really horrible reviews.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By George Yohanek on December 21, 2008
The Makita sander has everything, power, ease of use and dependability. Replacement sheeets are easy to find for it and it is powerful enough to do a professional job
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