Ridgid 5” random-orbit sander R26011

Average reader rating
4.3
out of 5
Brand:
Ridgid
Model:
R26011
Price:
$70

Description

FEATURES
Best-in-class dust collection captures up to 90% of dust particles
Overmold on top and base offers the user comfort in multiple grip points
Electronic speed control from 7,000 to 12,000 RPM (no load speed)
Soft start and pad brake for a gouge free work piece
Through-body sealed slide switch for reliability and ease of use
Quick release dust bag for easy removal
SPECIFICATIONS
Input 120V, 3 Amps
No Load Speed 7,000 – 12,000 OPM
Orbit Diameter 3/32”
Pad Size 5"
Vacuum Adaptor 2-1/2” and 1-1/4”
Tool Weight 3.5 lbs

Reader Reviews

Ridgid 5" random orbit sander

Review Summary

I love this tool. Soft start, variable speed, and it's quiet as well as comfortable. I spent 8 hours using this model and my hand wasn't sore and my fingers didn't feel like they were spring steel. The Porter Cable equivalent I used the day before? It wrecked me. I liked the Ridgid so much, I bought one on my way home so I wouldn't get stuck with the PC again.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

4-month lifespan

Review Summary

After only four months, this sander lost its ability to spin at a safe speed without the pad in contact with a surface. The pad spun like a high speed grinder, fastest at the 6 setting and still fast at the 1 setting. A weird, metal-on-metal sound began coming from the sander. I’m guessing it is losing a bearing due to the speed issue. It’s only good point is the dust collection ability. Overall, this sander is a disappointment for a Ridgid model.

Detailed Ratings

3.3
out of 5

Performance

2

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

1

Rigid R26011 sander

Review Summary

This is my second one, first one lasted nine years of almost daily use. I also have a Dewalt unit as a backup. Price is still low enough for most everyone to own one. Only major disappointment on this one over the old unit was the cord is so much shorter, felt kind of let down over that, all the other features are still there and it is still an excellent machine for my needs.

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

4

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

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