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Its brushless motor is designed t give you almost 1-hour runtime on a 5.0 ah battery.
The sander has a rubber over-mold handle to reduce fatigue from vibrations. This sander is compact, easy to manage size and weighs only 1.9 lbs.
It’s lowered body that allows you to get closer to the work surface for more control and clearance when sanding. An easy to reach, variable-speed dial, located at the top of the tool, next to the power switch.
This one-handed speed adjustment provides speed control from 8,000 – 12,000 oscillations per minute. The power switch on this tool is a rocker switch with a rubber boot sealing out dust and debris.
Switches are a common weak link on dust producing tools – nicely done Dewalt.
The 8-hole hook-and-loop Velcro sanding pad is straight forward and has nothing new to report.
We especially like the one-handed, easy to lock dust bag.
The attachment connection on the dust port attaches securely to theDWV010 or DWV012 dust collectors.
We really liked using this sander. Its powerful, and low vibration.
The dust collection bag works good, and when hooked up to dust collection its awesome.
Making vacuum hose connections to the dust collection required me using an adapter I had in my shop – not easy
Dewalt should provide an adapter to simplify that.
While we did not get continuous use testing we got well over an hour of off and on use.
ACME tools tested this sander and were able to achieve approx. 1-hour of continuous use on a 5.0 Ah battery.
The brushless 5-Inch Random Orbit Sander comes in a few configurations:
Kitted with a 5.0Ah Battery for $249
Kitted with a 2.0Ah Battery for $199
Bare tool for $119