Makita BO4556K 2.0 Amp 4-1/2'' Finishing Sander with Case
Makita's 4-1/2'' Finish Sander model BO4556K, combines fast, smooth sanding with a comfortably contoured rubberized palm grip and numerous conveniences. Though it weighs only 2.5 pounds, the BO4556K has a 2-amp motor that delivers 14,000 OPM for fast, smooth finish sanding. The sander's all ball-bearing construction significantly reduces noise and vibration, and its rubber-sealed switch helps prevent dust contamination. Through-the-pad dust collection helps to provide a cleaner work environment.
- 14,000 OPM for fast, smooth finish sanding
- Precision-engineered all ball-bearing construction for reduced vibration and noise
- Contoured, rubberized palm grip for improved operator comfort
- Large clamping lever for fast, easy paper installation
- Efficient through-the-pad dust collection system for a cleaner work environment
- Conveniently located on/off switch for easy one-handed operation
- Rubber-sealed switch prevents dust contamination for longer tool life
- Cast aluminum shoe base for increased durability
- Double insulated
(1) 4-1/2'' x 5-1/2'' Abrasive Paper, 60-Grit (742509-3-1)
(1) 4-1/2'' x 5-1/2'' Abrasive Paper, 100-Grit (742510-8-1)
(1) 4-1/2'' x 5-1/2'' Abrasive Paper, 150-Grit (742511-6-1)
(1) Dust Bag (166078-4)
(1) Punch Plate (450066-4)
(1) Tool Case
|Manufacturer Part Number||BO4556K|
8 months ago
10 months ago
I have repaired cheaper sanders to keep them running many times including Skill, Chicago Electric, Craftsman etc. (all of which lasted years before having to be fixed or replaced) but this time I decided to treat myself to a "good" tool. When this sander came back from my local Makita factory service center it looked as if it had been repaired and not just swapped out. After 2 months it should have been gold plated.
On the very next project it had the same problem after only one half of a teak patio table. Now that's just too much! I can't spend $60 on a tool that just doesn't work. Meanwhile I'm borrowing someone else's or using my Dad's heavy circa 1960 half sheet.
Being still under warranty and me not willing to write off 60 bucks I took it back to the service center which returned it un-repaired a month or so later. The service guy said "..you just can't expect sanders like this to work.." Really? I can't expect something I paid for that claims to be a sander to actually sand???? And this is Makita's service center. I demand better as a consumer. I took my box of parts home and have since e-mailed Makita. I will update this review when they reply. Meanwhile I guess all you get for your money here is a brand name and a nice but cumbersome case.
1 year ago
The replacement has about 20 hours on it and is working fine so far.