Makita BO6040 6.6 Amp 6-Inch Random Orbit Variable Speed Sander

July 30, 2013 - Comment

Dual mode selector for “random orbit” or “random orbit with rotation”, Built-in dust port, 120V, 6.6 Amps, 1,600-5,800 OPM, 7/32″ orbit diameter, Weighs 5.9 lbs.This variable speed random orbit sander from Makita has a two-mode switch for random orbit action (finish sanding) and random orbit with forced rotation (aggressive sanding and polishing). Its superior engineering

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Dual mode selector for “random orbit” or “random orbit with rotation”, Built-in dust port, 120V, 6.6 Amps, 1,600-5,800 OPM, 7/32″ orbit diameter, Weighs 5.9 lbs.This variable speed random orbit sander from Makita has a two-mode switch for random orbit action (finish sanding) and random orbit with forced rotation (aggressive sanding and polishing). Its superior engineering and design reduce vibration by 20 percent, and noise levels almost two to one over the competition. This model offers a variable speed control dial (1,600-5,800 opm; 180-670 rpm) for various applications. The compact tool height of just 5-3/16 inches increases efficiency and maneuverability, and the small diameter barrel grip gives you optimum comfort and control. The BO6040 uses convenient hook-and-loop abrasive sanding discs and accessories.

Product Features

  • Random orbit sander with a vibration-reducing design
  • 2-mode switch for finish sanding and aggressive sanding and polishing
  • Compact tool height 5-3/16 inches; small diameter barrel grip
  • Includes abrasive disc, hex wrench, rubber pad, wrench holder and tool case
  • Weighs 5.9 pounds; 1-year warranty

Comments

Jon Preston says:

Great sander, but reliability in question When I purchased the Makita B06040 sander a few months ago, I was initially quite pleased with it’s performance. In the random orbit mode it is comperable to similar 6″ models from other manufacturers, but in the random orbit plus rotary mode this thing could really remove material fast, without the swirl marks from a rotary only sander. After a few weeks of use, the “stop ring” which is engaged to produce the rotary motion with random orbit failed, and the sander is now random…

Robert S. Whyte says:

Works for me, every day. I think this is a much better machine for polishing cars – in the dual action mode – than any random orbital I’ve ever used. In the dual action mode there is enough movement between the pad and the paint to get work done while being safer and easier to control than my Makita 9227C polisher that I use when I have to cut fast. Also, by using the B06040 after my rotary polisher I’ve been able to remove all the swirl marks and produce a really terrific finish on all kinds of paint from really old…

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