The Makita 5-Inch Random Orbit Sander Kit is the ideal tool for woodworkers and carpenters who need fast, smooth performance and results. This model, the BO5031K, also includes an abrasive disc, dust bag and tool case as part of the package – everything you need to get started.
The Makita BO5031K 5-Inch Random Orbit Sander Kit is powered by a three amp motor which allows it to operate at up to 12,000 orbits per minute. It also features a variable speed control dial which means the BO5031K can run as low as 4,000 OPM – offering you a great deal of control which you can adjust according to the job in hand.
The random orbit action is 1/8 of an inch and the ergonomic rubber grip is designed to be comfortable to hold for long periods whilst allowing easy control of the sander and application of even pressure.
The dust bag ensures a clean and tidy working environment; collecting dust through the pad to ensure it gathers as much as possible, and is designed with a wide mouth making emptying easy. The on/off switch and speed dial are rubber sealed to make sure any loose dust can’t get inside and cause problems.
The BO5031K uses five inch eight-hole abrasive discs – one of which is included as part of the kit. Replacements are readily available and only cost around $15 for a 50 pack.
Durability is an important factor to consider when buying a power tool and the this Makita random orbit sander has been engineered to provide years of problem free service. Unlike similarly priced alternatives the BO5031K has three ball bearings (a lot of models only have two), one of which is over sized to extend its lifespan before it requires replacement.
In summary the Makita BO5031K is a powerful random orbit sander that is priced more competitively than many of its rivals whilst still delivering great,smooth performance, and featuring an over-engineered design to make sure it can easily withstand heavy use.
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