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Milwaukee Tool M18 18V Lithium-Ion Cordless 5 -inch Random Orbit Sander (Tool Only)

Model # 2648-20|Store SKU # 1001158109

Overview

Model # 2648-20 Store SKU # 1001158109

The MILWAUKEE M18 5 Random Orbit Sander delivers corded power with 12,000 Max OPM output. The orbital sander features a 7,000-12,000 variable speed dial delivering users with more control over the output of the tool to match the orbit speed for the application. The tool s powerful motor enables users to remove more material per battery charge, increasing their productivity. The cordless orbital sander is powered by the Milwaukee REDLITHIUM battery technology, providing users with up to 35 minutes of run-time on an M18 REDLITHIUM XC3.0Ah Battery Pack (Battery Sold Separately).

  1. 5 inch sanding pad
  1. 7,000-12,000 OPM variable speed
  1. 3/32 inch orbit diameter
  1. Universal hose adapter included
  1. Quick change hook-and-loop sanding pad
  1. Part of the M18 platform, 200+ tools and growing
  1. Includes: M18 random orbit sander (tool-only), universal hose adapter, extension adapter, 2-piece of 80 grit sandpaper, dust canister & filter

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in inches)
10.35
Assembled Height (in inches)
6.5
Assembled Weight (in lbs)
3.49
Assembled Width (in inches)
5.51
Packaged Depth (in inches)
10.5
Packaged Height (in inches)
5.5
Packaged Weight (In lbs)
3.49
Packaged Width (in inches)
6.5

Details

Amps
0
Batteries Included
No
Battery Amp Hours
0
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Chuck Type
Hex
Cordless/Corded
Cordless
Country of Origin
CN-China
Handheld or Stationary
Handheld
Laser Guide
No
Motor
Brushed
Number of Batteries Included
0
Random Orbit
Variable Speed
Voltage (volts)
18

Warranty / Certifications

5 year limited warranty. For more information please call 1-877-948-2360.
M18 18V Lithium-Ion Cordless 5 -inch Random Orbit Sander (Tool Only)Milwaukee Tool M18 18V Lithium-Ion Cordless 5 -inch Random Orbit Sander (Tool Only)The MILWAUKEE M18 5 Random Orbit Sander delivers corded power with 12,000 Max OPM output. The orbital sander features a 7,000-12,000 variable speed dial delivering users with more control over the output of the tool to match the orbit speed for the application. The tool s powerful motor enables users to remove more material per battery charge, increasing their productivity. The cordless orbital sander is powered by the Milwaukee REDLITHIUM battery technology, providing users with up to 35 minutes of run-time on an M18 REDLITHIUM XC3.0Ah Battery Pack (Battery Sold Separately).
Milwaukee Tool
1001158109
CAD1582022-09-29
The Home Depot Canada
M18 18V Lithium-Ion Cordless 5 -inch Random Orbit Sander (Tool Only) is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 126.
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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Terrible Design Terrible design. the on/off toggle switch is exactly where you hold it when you sand so I'm constantly turning it off when i just move my hand a small amount. Plus there are all these little pieces of plastic that make up dust catcher that surely will be lost. Instead of a nice cotton bag with a zipper like it's competitors Millwaukee has chosen a horrid plastic coffin that bumps and scrapes everything in proximity .. really i only bought it because i needed a cordless sander and I already have a ton of Millwaukee batteries. The Makita or DeWalt would be a much better choice IMO. I've enjoyed my Makita until i used it so much i burnt it out.
Date published: 2021-02-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Backing pad failure While I loved the sander when I first got it, I will warn everyone that like other users here online, my backing pad failed after very little use. I was sanding a cedar dock out at our remote cabin, sadly while changing the sandpaper the hook and loop pad came off, leaving the sander useless, so being 2 hours from any hardware store my project was at a complete standstill. And on top of that, I cannot seem to find a replacement pad, does Milwaukee even make one? I have almost every m12 and m18 tool, and this (along with most of my m12 batteries dying) has caused me to start second guessing the future of Milwaukee cordless tools.
Date published: 2021-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little sander I decided I was going to re do my kitchen cabinets and do it the right way. I had never used a power sander before but this had threat reviews so I went with it. It’s a great little sander and packs a lot of power. The variable speeds are handy too. It stripped my dark stained cabinets bare to the maple within minutes on one whole side. Finish was nice and smooth and I don’t have to switch to a fine grit to achieve that. I would recommend you use this tool outside or in a shop, as it did kick out a ton of dust and the dust cover blew off several times. But it did an excellent job! Power tools aren’t just for men!
Date published: 2020-09-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor dust collection which is key for sanding. Had a weekend project requiring lots of sanding so picked this up as an extra sander. Very disappointed. If you use larger batteries have to use an attachment to extend the dust bin and it's very flimsy. Same if you attach a vacuum attachment, it basically will just keep popping off. If you use other cordless tools would recommend go with another brand on sander. Had multiple sanders going on that weekend and everyone put this one down.
Date published: 2021-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good tool from Milwaukee Already had the batteries for other tools so I bought the Milwaukee sander. Finished a bunch of cutting boards for gifts and it worked well for me. The unit will tend buck a little if your on too low of a speed on hard wood of when the battery is getting low. Hold it flat and rotate two batteries and you should have no problem. Discs held on perfectly. Some thing must have changed on the dist collector cap, I can hardly get mine off. All I can say is the dust collection is "adequate" and I usually sand small stuff on a downdraft table which also helps.
Date published: 2019-12-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from My second worst Milwaukee tool As a reference point, I own 12 Milwaukee 18V tools so I'm a fan. This tool is terrible. The dust collection constantly falls off and spews dust everywhere when it does. The weight of this unit with a 5ah battery is substantial and is an ergonomic disaster. I put this sander away this weekend and went back to my corded. I will use this for quick jobs in the house but in the shop it will not see use.
Date published: 2021-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it I bought this unit as part of a set. I needed it to fix a ceiling that had texture removed and it worked like a hot dam. Very expensive to get batteries and you need a few so your not stuck waiting. Got one with the set and bought one on special. Once you have them you swap out while other charges so not a big deal. Big investment vs. Corded, but I love the freedom.
Date published: 2021-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific sander I purchased this to sand and re stain my post and beam shed as I did not want to fight with a cord while on a ladder. The charge lasted a surprising amount of time as it took me a few days to get it done. I regret not buying one sooner.
Date published: 2021-04-22
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Just purchased this sander and tried using it. It seems as though no matter what speed I select the sander barely spins and does not spin at all when I apply pressure. Am I doing something wrong?

Asked by: martinjkozak
The pad does not "spin" as such. It vibrates and rotates in a very small circular fashion and the overall pad will rotate its position depending on the pressure being applied, released or the direction of movement. I have found it to be a very effective sander.
Answered by: Greg
Date published: 2021-05-03

Does it come with a carrying bag?

Asked by: Anthony57
no. just the sander 
Answered by: bobby
Date published: 2021-05-02

Does this sander come with any kind of battery at all of do you only get the sander and it won’t work unless you buy a battery for it

Asked by: Maxence
Hi Maxence, this sander requires an Milwaukee M18 battery to operate. Model 2648-21 available on homedepot.ca includes this sander, a battery and charger. This might be a better option for you. This sander is part of our M18 system featuring 200+ tools and growing.
Answered by: Milwaukee Tool
Date published: 2021-05-02
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