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Makita GV7000C 7.9 Amp 7-Inch Vertical Sander

by Makita
4.6 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews

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  • Variable speed control dial (2,500-4,700 RPM) enables user to match the speed to the application
  • Electric speed control maintains constant speed under load
  • Soft start feature for smooth start-ups
  • Refined design at only 4.6 lbs. for reduced operator fatigue
  • Trigger lock-on button for operator convenience
  • Motor over pad design for better balance and control
  • Externally accessible brushes for greater serviceability
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Technical Details

  • variable-speed

Product Description

Product Description

Muscular, lightweight vertical sander makes quick work of sanding jobs. The design places the powerful 7.9 Amp motor directly over the pad for better balance and control. Variable speed lets you tailor the speed to the application. Variable Speed Yes, Disc Diameter in. 7, Amps 7.9, OPM 2,500-4,700, Speed RPM 2,500-4,700. Electronic speed control for constant speeds under load Lightweight for easy control Soft start feature gradually brings tool to speed Lock-on button for continuous operation Double insulated Includes side handle, sanding disc, rubber pad, lock nut and wrenches

From the Manufacturer

This powerful but lightweight (4.4 lbs) vertical sander makes quick work of sand-jobs with less operator fatigue. Its trigger lock-on button takes the stress off your trigger finger during those extended jobs. An electronic variable speed control maintains desired operating speed under load. Makita designed this sander with the motor over the pad for better balance and control. Your purchase includes wrench 17, wrench 28, a side handle, a sanding lock nut, an 80-grit sanding disc, and rubber pad 170.

FEATURES

  • Lightweight for Easy Control (4.4 lbs.)
  • Variable Speed (2,500 - 4,700 rpm) for Desired Application
  • Electric Speed Control Maintains Speed Under Load
  • Soft Start Feature Gradually Brings Tool to Speed

What's in the Box

  • Wrench 17 (781008-0)
  • Wrench 28 (782412-6)
  • Side Handle (152491-2)
  • Sanding Lock Nut (224517-1)
  • Sanding Disc 80 Grit (742071-8)
  • Rubber Pad 170 (743012-7)

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Sanding Disc: 7"
  • Wool Bonnet: 7"
  • No Load Speed: 2,500-4,700 rpm
  • Amps: 7.9
  • Spindle Thread: 5/8" - 11
  • Overall Length: 8-1/4"
  • Net Weight: 4.4 lbs.
  • Shipping Weight: 6.6 lbs.
  • UPC Code: 088381-03774-7


Product Information

Technical Details

Part Number GV7000C
Item Weight 4.6 pounds
Product Dimensions 8.3 x 3.2 x 8.7 inches
Origin Japan
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Item model number GV7000C
Color Blue
Wattage 900 watts
Item Package Quantity 1
Special Features variable-speed
Included Components bare-tool
Batteries Included? No
Batteries Required? No
Warranty Description 1 Year
National Stock Number 5120-01-589-8874

Technical Specification

Product Manual [PDF 544kb]

Additional Information

ASIN B00005Q7CG
Customer Reviews
4.6 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #142,486 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#29 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Power Tools > Sanders > Sheet Sanders
#111 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Power Tools > Routers
#8,760 in Home Improvement > Contractor Supply
Shipping Weight 7.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available October 15, 2001

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Customer Reviews

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Verified Purchase
This tool is designed for extended-use grinding or sanding of large surface areas, i.e. wood floors or weatherboards on a house.

PROS: With a powerful motor, variable speed setting, and the universal 5/8"-11 spindle found on most other grinders, this tool is suitable for professionals and do-it-yourselfers alike. Pistol grip makes this tool easier to use on vertical applications (i.e. weatherboards) and where use of the majority of the sanding surface, not just the edges, is desired (i.e. floors.)

CONS: A little weighty at 4.4 pounds; extended-use on vertical applications can easily tire out the unexpecting.

If your project does not require such large surface areas, or you may want something a little less weighty, I would suggest Makita GV5000 3.6 Amp 5-Inch Disc Sander or the newer version Makita GV5010 Vertical Disc 5-Inch Sander. The photo of the 5010 provide by Amazon is incorrect, however. A quick look at Makita's website will show the newer model accurately.

Happy Grinding!
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My sander arrived on time with all the parts a specified.

My problem came when I tried to assemble the unit as per instruction book. The lock nut was so tight on the spindle it was impossible to remove without destroying the rather flimsy tools provided for the is purpose.

I am not a weak person and slightly bent the spindle wrench when trying to release the lock nut.

The lock nut was finally released by anchoring the lock nut with 12 inch channel locks and beating with a hammer on a stout wrench around the spindle.

Apart from this, the tool works as advertised, but if I had persisted as per the instruction book the tool would be idle awaiting replacement wrenches which would probably have met with the same fate as the first set.

Norm Powell
Las Cruces, NM.
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Overall this tool is excellent. Plenty of power for medium-duty sanding, polishing, and grinding. Variable speed control is fantastic. Well-balanced and not too heavy for on-wall or overhead work.

The clamping arbor is secure but does not allow quick changes of sanding discs or other attachments. It requires two wrenches, one to secure the shaft, the other to loosen the arbor. Because the tool is trigger-operated and the trigger is unguarded one must unplug the tool, then fiddle with two wrenches, both to remove the arbor and to put it back on. Why not put a handy locking button to lock the shaft in place so that only one wrench is required? (The way almost all modern angle grinders work.)

This tool makes a ton of very fine dust and throws it 3 to 6' away from the tool. This is good for keeping sanding discs clear, but it does make a lot of mess around the tool. (I was able to sand over 80 sq. feet of loose & peeling paint with a single 24-grit pad. The pad did not clog at all, the only reason I had to replace it was that I caught an edge of the pad on a sharp object, causing the pad to tear instantly. )

To extend tool motor, switch, and speed-control dial life I strongly recommend you blow out all those parts with dry compressed air at least every 30 minutes or so of operation.
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Wow, what a sander, made quick work of the horrible job of fine tuning the refinishing of our 14' x 35' wood deck. Used a floor sander to get the initial layer off but needed to get into the nooks and crannies of this 27 year old deck. Attempted to accomplish this with a palm sander but it was taking forever. That's when I decided it was cost effective to purchase a more powerful sander and chose Makita because if it's reputation. It was like night & day and did a wonderful job cleaning it up like new. See photos. First one is after the floor sander & the next two are after the Makita cleaned it up. The final is after it is stained. The sander was worth every penny, should have bought it at the start & I would have saved myself a week of back braking work.
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This powerful sander exceeded my expectations. It's 7.9 amp motor provides 4,700 RPM for quick and efficient sanding. It also includes a comfortable rubberized grip for improved operator comfort and control . I highly recommend it.
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