Makita BO5030K

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Review by Steven H posted 06-03-2010 06:34 AM 7009 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I end up returning it, due to manufacture’s defect . The sander pad was scratched and had dents in it.

The second is way worse.
More vibration than the first one, and way louder.

I shouldn’t even return it in the first place.

I had $70 to spend, I had a choice should I get the ridgid R2600 or Makita B05030k. I leaned toward to Makita.

It comes with a abrasive disc (#120;794520-1),dust bag(166078-4) and plastic case.


The product description said

“Pad control system for controlled pad speed upon start-up”

You would have to put it on the wood before spinning at full speed.

When you take it off the work-piece, it starts spinning fast at full 12,000 OPM.
Other people had problems with it that it creates gouges in full power.
But I don’t have any problems with mine.

This is a well made sander and very comfortable in your hand with almost no vibration.

Dust Collection

What I like about this sander is, that it shoots dust air into the cloth bag without having any leaks. But The dust port is so small, hooking up a vacuum is more difficult to do.


I have to say this is way quiter than Porter cable 343k sander.


- Comfortable grip
- Lightweight
- Stops smoothly


-Dust collection port too small: I don’t think it was designed for connecting to vacuums.

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#2 posted 12-22-2010 07:00 PM

Good review. Too bad you had to return it, and then had even worse luck. Most of the time Makitas do not disappoint like this.

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#3 posted 12-22-2010 07:25 PM

I recently picked up a Makita sander at OSH because it was a clearance item. The sander was only 32.34 with tax and everything. This sander works great and vibrates less than the Porter Cable I spent 69 bucks for. Please don’t write off Makita tools.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#4 posted 12-22-2010 08:06 PM


Not all tools coming from the factory are the same.

I made a mistake by buying from Big Box store. should have been bought from Bob’s store.
It is not the same.

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