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RIDGID 5-inch Corded Random Orbital Sander with AIRGUARD Technology

Model # R26011|Store SKU # 1000168688

Overview
Specifications
Reviews

Overview

Model # R26011 Store SKU # 1000168688

Ridgid's 5-inch Random Orbit Sander features electronic speed control to generate 7000 - 12000 RPM (no load speed) while the permanent magnet motor maintains constant speed and power during loaded conditions. The soft-start and pad brake help you prevent accidental gouges of your workpiece. A through-body sealed slide switch offers you reliability and ease of use and the grip overmold gives you improved handling comfort. The onboard vacuum adaptor fits standard vacuum hoses to help you keep your work area clean and the micro-fibre hook and loop pad fits snugly for improved sanding efficiency.

  1. Includes a 12 ft. all-rubber cord with built-in cord wrap and a lighted plug to help you easily identify live tools
  1. Over mould design for improved grip and comfort
  1. Onboard vacuum adaptor fits standard vacuum hoses to keep work area clean
  1. Soft start and pad brake for a gouge free work piece
  1. Lifetime Service Agreement: Free parts and service for life with registration
  1. Electronic speed control from 7,000 to 12,000 RPM (no load speed)

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in inches)
16.25
Assembled Height (in inches)
10.5
Assembled Weight (in lbs)
7.77
Assembled Width (in inches)
7.5
Packaged Depth (in inches)
7.5
Packaged Height (in inches)
10.5
Packaged Weight (In lbs)
7
Packaged Width (in inches)
16.25

Details

Amps
3
Batteries Included
No
Battery Amp Hours
1
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion, Lithium Ion
Blade Diameter (In.)
1
Certified
Yes
Cordless/Corded
Corded, Corded
Country of Origin
HK-Hong Kong
Motor
Brushed
Number of Batteries Included
1, 1
Number of Speeds
1
Voltage (volts)
120

Warranty / Certifications

Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase. For more details on this warranty, please call 1-866-539-1710, or visit www.RIDGID.com
5-inch Corded Random Orbital Sander with AIRGUARD TechnologyPhoto of productRidgid's 5-inch Random Orbit Sander features electronic speed control to generate 7000 - 12000 RPM (no load speed) while the permanent magnet motor maintains constant speed and power during loaded conditions. The soft-start and pad brake help you prevent accidental gouges of your workpiece. A through-body sealed slide switch offers you reliability and ease of use and the grip overmold gives you improved handling comfort. The onboard vacuum adaptor fits standard vacuum hoses to help you keep your work area clean and the micro-fibre hook and loop pad fits snugly for improved sanding efficiency.
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5-inch Corded Random Orbital Sander with AIRGUARD Technology is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 834.
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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sadly disappointed I’ve been using Ridgjd tools for over a decade now and have great life out of most of them. I purchased this sander just over 3 months ago to replace the last one which lasted me almost 10 years. Sadly this guy lasted just long enough to get past the 90 day return period for in store exchange and then decided to start burning up and smoking as I was using it. Having such a hassle to get logged in and set up for the Ridgid Lifetime warranty, I wasn’t able to add this to their system. Being that I’ve had good success in the past with the rest of my Ridgid tools I will be purchasing another one at least once more, with the hopes it was just bad luck and that I won’t be severely disappointed with the next one. I’ll also be calling Ridgid to get the next one registered amd hopefully this one sorted out as well.
Date published: 2020-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My old Skill sander bit the dust, in a manner... My old Skill sander bit the dust, in a manner of speaking. I decided to try this Ridgid random orbital sander based on price, value, dust collection and the lifetime warranty. I haven’t been disappointed. It works smoothly and the dust collection bag is excellent for small sanding jobs.
Date published: 2020-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought this sander to help refinish my kitchen cabinets after... Bought this sander to help refinish my kitchen cabinets after my other sander died. Wow! This made the job so much easier, with the variable speeds, easy sand paper changes, and ability to hook the shop vacuum to it. Job was done in less time and clean-up was easy. Love Ridgid brand tools.
Date published: 2020-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my second purchase of this model. It is my go to sander day in/ day out. Love the Lifet... This is my second purchase of this model. It is my go to sander day in/ day out. Love the Lifetime guarantee also. My only issue is that with extended use the bearing on the sanding disk will wear, but they fix it for free and you can take it to any of the HD tool rental sites for repair. I also love the ability to hook up my shop vac to further reduce the dust. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2020-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rating provided by a verified purchaser... Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2020-03-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This sander replaced one that I’ve had for years, it... This sander replaced one that I’ve had for years, it is as advertised except the cord is about a third of the length of the old one!
Date published: 2020-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow, what an upgrade. Bought it this week to replace my old black and gray one...which fell apart after relatively few hours (that brand just isn’t what it used to be, eh?). Anyway from the first flip of the switch I knew I had upgraded. Soft start is great. Power to spare. And it just simply floats over the workpiece quietly while the sandpaper (Abranet 120 and 180 grit on pine in this case). does it’s work. Controlled it with barely a touch. And the dust collection was way better too. Can’t wait to try it on walnut and cherry.
Date published: 2020-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks to be what I needed... Looks to be what I needed
Date published: 2020-02-18
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i have the 5inch Rigid orbital sander but the pad is worned out with the micro-hooks. Can I by a replacement pad?

Asked by: JeanLuc
Hi Jean Luc, Yes you can certainly buy a replacement, I would suggest giving out customer service line a call and checking with them for the most convenient solution. 1‒866‒539‒1710
Answered by: The RIDGID Canada Team
Date published: 2019-06-04

Should this ROS spin?

Hello, I'm new to ROS's and just purchases this model. Upon plugging it in, I was surprised to see that the head of the sander doesn't spin much more then a few revolutions per minute. It does, however seem to 'vibrate' nicely. I tried it out on a piece of wood and it does seem to removing material. I just wanted to make sure that is is normal for the head of these sanders not to be rotating very quickly. Thanks for any advice! Thanks for any advice!
Asked by: Anonymous
My first one did this. It failed after two days (Switch stopped working). My second one spun much, much faster. It failed as well (Switch stopped working). Yours is defective.
Answered by: Adamm
Date published: 2015-04-30

Holes In Sanding disk

Does this sander take the 5 or 8 hole sandibng disks?
Asked by: Anonymous
this unit takes 5 inch, 8 hole discs either hook and loop or sticky kind
Answered by: ridgidexpert
Date published: 2016-04-13

I have the Rigid 5" Random Orbital Sander and need to obtain a replacement hook and loop pad. Where can I get the part?

Asked by: Anonymous
From your local Ridgid repiar center or you can order the part through the hardware dept.
Answered by: ridgidexpert
Date published: 2019-08-13
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