- Smooth Finish with Variable Speed Control
- Large 1/8″ Random Orbit Action for Fast and Super Smooth Sanding
- Pad Control System for Controlled Pad Speed Upon Start-up
- Efficient Through-the-Pad Dust Collection System for a Cleaner Work Environment
- Dust Sealed Switch Minimizes Contamination
Makita BO5031K 5″ Random Orbit Sander KitMakita BO5031K 5″ Random Orbit Sander Kit Features:; Orbit sander; Large 1/8″ random orbit action for fast and super smooth sanding; Pad control system for controlled pad speed upon start up; Efficient through the pad dust collection system for a cleaner environment; Dust sealed switch minimizes contamination; Rubberized grip for improved operator comfort and control; Uses quick change 5″ 8-hole hook and loop abrasive paper; Oversized sealed ball bearing construction for longer tool lifeMakita BO5031K 5″ Random Orbit Sander Kit Specifications:; Includes: 1 abrasive disc (794520-1), dust bag (166078-4) and case (183782-0); Pad Size: 4-13/16 ; Abrasive Disc Size: 5 ; No Load OPM: 4,000 ” 12,000; Orbit Diameter: 1/8 ; AMPS (120V): 3.0; Dimensions (LxWxH): 6 x 4-7/8 x 6Makita’s 5-Inch Random Orbit Sander with variable speed, Model BO5031K, delivers fast, smooth performance with better grip and control. The BO5031K is ideal for woodworkers and finish carpenters who require a best-in-class random orbit sander.
The BO5031K features a pad control system for controlled pad speed upon start up, with a powerful 3 AMP motor for continuous operation and 1/8-inch random orbit action. The sander includes a variable speed control dial (4,000 – 12,000 OPM) to match the sanding speed to the material. The BO5031K is precision engineered with all ball bearing construction for longer tool life.
Comfort and ease-of-use features include an ergonomically designed rubberized palm that fits like a glove with even pressure and easy control. The rubber sealed switch minimizes dust contamination and increases durability. 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. The BO5031K uses quick-change five-inch eight-hole hook-and-loop abrasive discs.
Model BO5031K includes abrasive disc, dust bag, and tool case. It is ideal for a wide range of sanding applications. The BO5031K is just another example of Makita’s commitment to innovative technology and best-in-class engineering.
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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.
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Whats in the Box
Makita BO5031K 5-Inch Random Orbit Sander, abrasive disc, dust bag and tool case.
List Price: $ 144.00
how do i use a wet/dry vac system to collect saw dust from my small garage wood shop?
I am a novice woodworker with a small aray of power tools set up in 1/2 of my garage. I n using them I manage to get saw dust all over. It is time consuming to sweep it up as well as it being a health hazard. What size vac would be the choice? Hose system etc etc.
Suggestion by Steve
bosch and makita both make good ones you can plug your tools into. It turns on when you press the trigger on your tool and off when you let go so it’s not running all the time. Just make sure you don’t end up with something that needs bags.
Most power tools have pretty standard attachments for the hoses. Just for home use you dont need a huge shop vac. Just one of the little ones on wheels is fine. (thats what i’ve got and it does ok). Only drawback is you keep having to swap the hose if your using lots of different machines.
Suggestion by cowboydoc
I have a wood-working shop in my basement. I have a lathe, a scroll saw, a drill press, band saw, two home made disk sanders, etc. I make turn of the century homes models to the exact measurements. Then I turn them into bird houses.
I put in a 1.25 inch PVC pipe on all the tool stations and, then hooked up a 15 HP shop vac to them. It works real good.
And, a lot cheaper then the real thing I’ve seen sold for many hundreds.
Suggestion by Bricky Local 9 PA
any size will work…the bigger the vac, the less you have to empty it…l have a 6 hp.shop-vac to hook to my machines and an overhead air filter (from jet) to filter the fine particulates out of the air…its not the big stuff that falls to the floor that gets in your lungs…
Suggestion by cheezyhill
What type of system can you afford? What is best is what will fit and is most practical.
I like a system I have purchased through a copy called Shop-smith (you can see many examples on e-bay).
Jet makes a system also as well as several other companies.
Try hooking up a 4 inch hose along the “back” wall and then run 2 inch hoses off the main trunk hose to your machines.
You might also want to have some caps to cap off the unused lines to increase the “sucking power” of the machine in use.
The other thing you might consider is hanging a drop cloth (plastic works) to keep the mess in a smaller confined area. IF you do this make sure you purchase and wear a good breathing mask (I always wear one while sanding).