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Low noise, low vibration and excellent sanding results make this sander a smooth operator for all your finishing needs.

Makita BO4556K 2.0 Amp 4-1/2'' Finishing Sander with Case

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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
With the Rockler Protection Plan, you'll get accidental damage coverage immediately upon purchase of your tool. Plus, we will extend the manufacturer's warranty for your choice of an additional 1 or 2 years. We'll take care of all parts and labor for any repairs, with no deductibles and no hassles. If your tool can not be repaired, we'll gladly replace it. Available in the US only. Click here to learn more. Standard Manufacturer's Warranty: 12 months
(1) Makita BO4556K 2.0 Amp 4-1/2'' Finishing Sander
(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
More Information
Brand Makita
Manufacturer Part Number BO4556K
Weight 7.1000
Tech Spec
  • Pad Size: 4-1/2'' x 4''
  • Abrasive Paper Size: 4-1/2'' x 5-1/2''
  • Orbits Per Minute: 14,000 OPM
  • Motor Amps: 2
  • Vibration (m/s²): 4
  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 5-1/8'' x 4-3/8'' x 5-9/16''
Technical Documents
3.7 / 5.0
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Makita - Always Great Quality.
Wore my old one. Was such a great sander I decided... why change. Bought the same one!
January 19, 2019
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great sander, much quieter and lighter than my previous unit. Does a great job containing most of the sanding dust .
November 29, 2018
10 months ago
Very Disapointed
This sander arrived on time and as expected. It sat largely unused until spring when I used it to prep an 80 year old door for paint. Halfway through one side of the door the sander stopped oscillating. The reason I spent more money to buy a Makita was for dependability. Clearly it was not!

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.
January 1, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Richard W on Jan 29, 2019
Replace one burned in shop fire
Jean R on Dec 26, 2018
Reviews seen online and price
Richard W on Jan 29, 2019
I need a new finishing sander and one that came with a case. This perfectly meets my needs.
John M on Dec 27, 2018
Replace one burned in shop fire
Jean R on Dec 26, 2018
Need a small sander for small projects
Paul L on Dec 25, 2018
Lower vibrations and less user fatigue. My Makita tools all seem to wear well.
Thomas B on Feb 23, 2018
I need a new finishing sander and one that came with a case. This perfectly meets my needs.
John M on Dec 27, 2018
Need a small sander for small projects
Paul L on Dec 25, 2018
Can you use a dust collection system instead of the bag? If so what is the size of the dust port?
Ed D on Dec 29, 2017
Are replacement parts available?
John M on Sep 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I know you can get the sanding pad assembly. Mine sander failed prematurely and Makita replaced it. I was in the middle of a job so being with out it was a hassle but fortunately I live close to a authorized service center.

The replacement has about 20 hours on it and is working fine so far.