Makita BO5041KX

Makita BO5041KX


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4 reviews
JimmySAMetropolitan Adelaide, SA3 posts

Average performance, expensive, terrible warranty

Bought this sander in late 2018. At 2.5 years old the motor burnt out after moderate use (timber work only).
This sander was almost double the price of any others available, yet it has the shortest warranty of them all (including those 1/4 of the price).
I purchased a replacement sander for $75, which I found is more powerful and generally feels better, plus has a 4 year warranty!
I see ZERO reason to purchase this Makita sander over any of the competitors, it's worse in every way.  Show details
ThornyBobMelbourne37 posts

Best orbital in the shed

this was gotten as an alternative to a fixed speed 1/4 sheet orbital. Cleaning up plaster patches the 1/4 sheet makes a terrible mess, makes had work of the job and leaves the air thick with plaster dust - this machine has a collection system similar to the bo5041kx.

The bo5041kx on half speed removes material quicker and easier than the 1/4 sheet and with hardly any mess and airborne dust. The use of the two handles also makes it easier to use overhead without blocking any airways.

Go for it - forget the green shed though, most others give you redeemable brownie points, mine came from Total Tools but I saw it later at Mitre10 a few bucks cheaper. Show details

John T
John TNew South Wales7 posts
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CategoryOrbital Sanders
Price (RRP) $209
FeaturesDust Collection and Variable Speed
RPM (speed)12,000 RPM
Sanding Plate Diameter125 mm
Power300 W
Cord Length2 m
Weight1.4 kg
Orbit Diameter2.8 mm
ManualDownload manual
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  • MPN: BO5041KX

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