Great toolThe Ryobi one orbit sander is a great DIY tool for projects around the house, and at a reasonable price
it is easy to handle very lite weightthis sander not to big . easy to change sand pads. Show details
Easy to use by female who is not good at DIY! The sanding on my finished job looks really goodI purchased this Ryobie Random Orbital Sander 18V R18ROS.
I also have a Ryobi One+ Garden Trimmer so already had the battery & charger. I love that the same batteries & charger are used for multiple items.
I have health issues & I need to look for items that are easy to hand & use & not too heavy. I need to do these sorts of jobs in slow bursts but for an able bodies person, this sander would be a dream to hold & use.
It was well packed in a sturdy box.
Clear instructions were easy to follow.
Price was $99.98 at Bunnings.
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Questions & Answers
I’m worried purchasing this item if Sue is doing all the right things and still only getting just 10 minutes power. Why is that happening?
I have the Ryobi charger and battery and so of course went straight to this sander. I’m having second thoughts now.
Hi Mary, yes only around 10-12 minutes from the Orbital Sander but with the same battery & my Ryobi Line trimmer (edger) I get around 30mins solid use or sometimes a little longer.
The time doesn't w... Read moreorry me as I have hand issues & am only try to do small jobs. Holding it for 10-12 mins is plenty & it is fast to recharge while I have a break.
What size battery did you use Sue? The specs specify 40mins for a 5AH battery.
Yes 18v. 5ah same as ryobi one trimmer.
Fully charged it doesn’t last long!
Battery is fine as the same battery always gives around 35 min in the trimmer but only 10 min approx with the sander.
This... Read moreis ok for me as I have hand issues & 10 mins approx is long enough for me in one go.
my Ryobi battery orbitall sander keeps pulling in different directions, is this normal?
Yes, as it is a random orbital sander. This means not only does the sanding disc rotate very fast, but the spindle it sits also oscillates. This method ensures a smooth finish without circular scratches.
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