|Item Weight||3.09 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||7.5 x 16.3 x 10.3 inches|
|Item model number||BO5041K|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Style||Tool w/ Case|
|Power Source||Corded Electric|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
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- Smooth and fast sanding with 3.0 AMP motor
- Variable speed control dial (4,000 to 12,000 OPM) enables user to match the sanding speed to the application
- Ergonomic rubberized palm grip and handle for improved operator comfort and control
- Adjustable front handle allows for sanding in corners and confined areas
- Large two finger trigger switch with conveniently located lock on button for continuous use and increased operator comfort
- Large 1/8 inches random orbit action for fast and super smooth sanding provides a swirl free finish
- Pad control system for controlled pad speed upon start up
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Makita BO5041 5" Random Orbit Sander
MORE SANDING, MORE COMFORT
Makita’s 5-Inch Random Orbit Sander with variable speed (model BO5041K, with case) combines power, speed and performance with improved grip and control, including an innovative adjustable front handle. It is ideal for woodworkers, finish carpenters and general contractors.
The BO5041K features a Makita-built 3 AMP motor with over-sized sealed ball bearing construction for longer tool life. The variable speed control dial (4,000 – 12,000 OPM) allows the user to match the sanding speed to the material, with a large two-finger trigger switch with conveniently located lock-on button for continuous use and increased operator comfort. The large 1/8-inch random orbit action delivers fast and smooth sanding and a swirl-free finish, with a pad control system for controlled pad speed upon start-up.
More Power for Faster Sanding and a Smooth Finish
Additional comfort and ease-of-use features include a new adjustable front handle to allow for sanding in corners and confined areas, as well as ergonomic rubberized handles for improved operator comfort and control.
The BO5041K uses quick-change five-inch eight-hole hook-and-loop abrasive disc, and has an efficient through-the-pad dust collection system that helps provide a cleaner work environment. The high capacity dust collection system with built-in vacuum port adapter is engineered for improved dust collection. The rubberized palm grip and top handle fit like a glove with even pressure and easy control.
- Large 1/8" random orbit action for faster and super smooth sanding provides a swirl-free finish
- Pad control system for controlled pad speed upon start-up
- Efficient through-the-pad dust collection system for a cleaner work environment
- Pad brake for maximum productivity
- High capacity dust collection system with built-in vacuum port adapter for improved dust collection
- Uses quick-change 5" (8-hole) hook-and-loop abrasive paper (abrasive paper sold separately)
- Oversized sealed-ball bearing construction for longer tool life
- Double insulated
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|Included Components||case||5" Random Orbit Sander (BO5030), Dust Bag (166078-4), Plastic Tool Case (183782-0), Dust Bag Nozzle (416063-0)||Dust Bag (166078-4); 5" Round Abrasive Disc, Hook & Loop, 120 Grit||(1) BDERO100 Sander(1) Sanding Sheet(1) Dust Bag||CMEW231 Random Orbit Sander, Dust Bag, Sample Sand Paper||(1) Soft Backing Pad, (1) Sanding Disc, (1) Vacuum Hose Adapter, (1) Contractor Bag|
|Item Dimensions||7.50 x 16.30 x 10.30 inches||15.00 x 7.00 x 10.00 inches||5.16 x 8.07 x 6.89 inches||7.00 x 5.00 x 6.00 inches||10.13 x 5.50 x 5.75 inches||9.00 x 5.00 x 6.00 inches|
|Power Source||Corded Electric||Corded Electric||Battery Powered||Corded-Electric||Corded Electric||Corded Electric|
Makita's 5-Inch Random Orbit Sander with variable speed, Model BO5041K, combines power, speed and performance with better grip and control, including an innovative adjustable front handle. The BO5041K is ideal for woodworkers, finish carpenters and general contractors who require a best-in-class random orbit sander.The BO5041K features a Makita-built 3 AMP motor with oversized sealed ball bearing construction for longer tool life. The variable speed control dial (4,000 - 12,000 OPM) allows the user to match the sanding speed to the material, with a large two-finger trigger switch with conveniently located lock-on button for continuous use and increased operator comfort. The large 1/8-inch random orbit action delivers fast and smooth sanding and a swirl-free finish, with a pad control system for controlled pad speed upon start-up.
Additional comfort and ease-of-use features include a new adjustable front handle to allow for sanding in corners and confined areas, as well as ergonomic rubberized handles for improved operator comfort and control. The BO5041K uses quick-change five-inch eight-hole hook-and-loop abrasive disc, and has an efficient through-the-pad dust collection system that helps provide a cleaner work environment. The high-capacity dust collection system with built-in vacuum port adapter is engineered for improved dust collection. The rubberized palm grip and top handle fit like a glove with even pressure and easy control.
The Makita BO5041K includes abrasive disc, dust bag and tool case. It is engineered for cabinetry, furniture, wood boat construction, deck installation, and general carpentry. The BO5041K 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 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.
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 BO5041K 5-Inch Random Orbit Sander, abrasive disc, dust bag and tool case.
From the Manufacturer
Makita's new 5 inch random orbit sander has a variable speed control dial (4,000 -12,000 OPM) to match the sanding speed to the material. It has a pad control system for controlled pad speed upon start up along with an efficient through-the -pad dust collection system for cleaner working enviroment. The pad brake is engineered for increased performance and reduced gouging. Uses 5 inch (8-hole) hook and loop abrasive paper. It has a high capacity dust collection system with built in vacuum port adapter for improved dust collection. Oversized sealed ball bearing construction for longer tool life and it is double insulated.
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Update...WOW make sure you have hearing protection when using this combination! The vacuum through that small port makes a loud sound, enough to hurt your hearing.
About $20 extra for this Makita, but with a pistol grip with trigger switch and second hand grip!
It is a LOT more comfortable to use than any of my orbital palm sanders. You can use two hands or single hand it, and give your hands a rest with a differing position during extended use as you can switch around using the knob, top and pistol grip.
It is also lighter weight, so easier to use above the shoulders and overhead.
The soft start and stop is fantastic, combined with the trigger switch. No more high speed circular gouge marks as with some other sanders.
It does an average job of sucking dust into its little baggy.
The shop vac port is rather small and the adapter is rubbery but seems to lack a bit of depth to latch on to the shop vac hose better. I have to reseat the hose every few minutes.
In my opinion, it should be redesigned with a bigger diameter tube and deeper connecting shop vac adapter.
In a perfect world it would also have a small vacuum shroud surrounding (akin Ridgid 2611) for a dustless experience when hooked up to a shop vac.
Besides the average dust collection and the so so shop vac connector, I love it and hope to use it for hours and years to come.
The first thing you notice is that the case it comes in could probably survive a nuclear attack. Even good tools often come in cheap cases - not here. I won't go over the controls - it's a sander, you can probably figure it out. I will say that the vibration that's transferred from the sander to my hand is noticeably less than any other sander I've used, including the DeWalt. I've never considered vibration to be a problem per se - I mean, it's a sander. That's what they're supposed to do - they vibrate. But somehow Makita has figured out how to focus that vibration into the work piece instead of your hands. On large sanding tasks, it saves you a lot of fatigue.
And did I mention "quiet"? My goodness this thing is *quiet* for a sander. Like quieter than any I've ever used. That just adds to the overall ease of use that makes this sander an outstanding value at twice the price.
My favorite feature of this sander is also, unfortunately, the only bad thing about it. It has a variable speed knob (a feature that I LOVE and didn't know I needed until I had it), almost like a variac, on the top of the handle. Even though it's printed with numerals 1-5, there are no detents, and the knob itself turns quite easily. Being on the top of the handle means that you're probably going to accidentally change the motor speed as you're sanding unless you're super-careful. This isn't a huge deal, but it's really the only thing that detracts from what is otherwise hands-down the best orbital sander I've ever used. Makita could fix this one tiny flaw by putting detents on that speed knob.
The connection was solid, but it screeched like a banshee. Even with hearing protection, I couldn't use it.
Instead, I bought two products for around the same price that let me make the connection without increasing the noise level significantly.
The parts are:
Dishwasher/disposer connector (Eastman part #0023546)
Shopvac "Universal Tool Adapter" (Shopvac part #79903-15).
The part that was not immediately apparent is that you need to use a hacksaw to saw off the small end of the connector to make it fit Makita.
This has the added benefit of allowing you to disconnect the hose easily, so you can switch quickly between sanding and vacuuming.
Overall this is a great sander. It feels great in the hand, sands quickly, and is very controllable.
The worst thing the Makita has shown is my own tendency to oversand. The work is over so quickly, you feel like you should do more. 🙂
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I chose this over the marked-down Festool sander because it uses standard size/pattern discs, is fantastically powerful, and hardly vibrates in use. I use it mainly with the mesh type discs now, which last longer and clog less than paper discs. A really great sander!
After a couple hours working with the sander, my arms were sore from the vibration of the wood (I am sanding a lot of 1x2 balusters). Once I placed the far end of the baluster on a foam pad, holding it with my free (non-tool) hand no longer gave me issues with vibration.
Compared to my old palm sander, this one removes material much more efficiently. The dust collection isn't perfect, but it works quite well. The Velcro sandpaper attachment is great.
I purchased the sander as a kit, so it came with a case. The case is excellent and will keep the sander out of harms way when it's not in use.
Overall, I am very happy with the Makita BO5041K sander. I expect to purchase a second one soon.
This model isn't available anymore and Amazon is the only place I can find it. Great value at the price point when something comparable is $300+.
The removable handle makes long jobs less tiresome and gives you more control on how much pressure you are applying.
The dust extraction works really well!
Love that it also came with a case.