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03-03-2012 02:19 AM

Topic tags/keywords: sander repair makita random orbit question

I need a new pad for a makita r/a sander 5 inch. they are ridiculous high on the internet replacement parts sites. Like 20.00 plus 8 bucks for shipping. A new sander is only a little more. Anyone have any ideas or suggestions/


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#1 posted 03-03-2012 02:39 AM

Here’s where I get my repair parts.

Good luck.

http://www.ereplacementparts.com/

-- All glory comes from daring to begin. ~ Eugene F. Ware

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#2 posted 03-03-2012 02:52 AM

Thanks Eric, they were one of the highest so we need to keep looking.

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#3 posted 03-03-2012 03:13 AM

check out supergrit.com

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#4 posted 03-03-2012 03:53 AM

I have had really good luck with using a old rubber mouse pad and gluing it on with 3M trim adhesive. I get the adhesive that I think is yellow. What I do is to clean off all of the old pad then glue the mouse pad down with the adhesive. I then trim the edges after it dries. I have saved a few like that. If the glue is left to set it really sticks.

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#5 posted 03-03-2012 04:32 AM

I think that Lowes might also have some.

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#6 posted 03-03-2012 04:34 AM

Here is the Supergrit.com page.

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#7 posted 03-03-2012 04:51 AM

I realize that yours is a Makita, but when I needed a new pad for my Milwaukee ROS I just stopped by the Milwaukee repair store and they sold me one for $6, which was much cheaper than online and paying shipping. Perhaps there is a Makita shop near you?

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#8 posted 03-03-2012 05:06 AM

how many screw/attachment holes are in it? I think I have a couple.

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#9 posted 03-03-2012 12:47 PM

It has three screws, I know a porter cable fits it also. I guess any three screw probably would.thanks guys

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#10 posted 03-09-2012 02:12 AM

hey okwoodshop, sorry it took so long to get back to you. I checked the two I have and one is a two hole(new) the other is three hole(trashed!)

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#11 posted 03-12-2012 08:29 AM

I went thru this with my 5in.bosch.h.depot had one for dewalt@portecable,wouldnt work for me,i think they were 8 bucks.i had to order thru bosch for 30 bucks or so.i remember the shipping fee was stupid money too.good luck.

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#12 posted 03-16-2012 12:13 AM

found one on amazon for 16.00 and had to order 30.00 worth of stuff to get free shipping but needed some bits and sand paper any way. the supergrit site has some good deals to.

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#13 posted 03-16-2012 12:27 AM

HD sells the DeWalt replacement pads

Around 15 – 18 bucks ???

But, of course, no shipping.

—Peter

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