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Makita LXOB01Z 18V Cordless LXT Lithium-Ion 5 in. Random Orbit Sander (Bare Tool)

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Product Overview


The Makita's LXOB01z 18V Cordless LXT Lithium-Ion 5 in. Random Orbit Sander (Bare Tool) is corded performance without the cord. Featuring the One-touch electronic speed control allows the operator to switch to different speeds for more efficient work. The ergonomically body is designed for increase comfort to the user for less strain during work. Powered by Makita's efficient LXT Lithium-Ion batteries, which deliver more power and increased run times, Makita's LXOB01z 18V Cordless LXT Lithium-Ion 5 in. Random Orbit Sander (Bare Tool) offers an excellent choice when maximum efficiency and power is needed.
  • One-touch electronic speed control switch provides fast, medium and low settings
  • Ergonomically designed body and grip for increased operator comfort
  • Large 1/8 in. random orbit action engineered for fast sanding and swirl-free finish
  • Pad control system for controlled pad speed upon start-up
  • Efficient through-the-pad dust collection system for a cleaner work environment
  • 18V Cordless LXT Lithium-Ion 5 in. Random Orbit Sander (Bare Tool) - LXOB01Z
  • Bare Tool - Battery and Charger Sold Separately
  • Dust Bag - 166078-4


Series: LXT
Cordless: Yes
Weight: 3.6 lbs.
Disc Diameter: 5-in
Orbit Diameter: 1/8-in
Shipping Weight: 2.85 lbs.



4.7 / 5.0
7 Reviews
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Would you recommend?
Yes (7)
Powerful (3)
Easy To Use (1)
Ergonomic Design (1)
Best Uses
Frequent Use (1)
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Ergonomic Design
Makita LXOB01 LXT 5" Random Orbit Sander
I have been waiting a long time for this baby. I have used many different corded versions of these machines. Having no cord in the way is a great improvement. One can concentrate better without distraction. It is more powerful than I thought it would be, and I use it mostly on the middle and low speeds. With fine paper, I just let it glide around and just gently tilt it, to steer it to the place to be sanded. Quality construction and design. The battery mounts well and balances the unit. The noise level is a not too high, but I still wear hearing protection. I really like Makita's attention to design, functionality and the teal color. I have Makita cordless power tools that I bought back in 1986, that have seen heavy use, and they are still operating very well. Take good care of your cordless power tools and let them cool down when they start to get hot, and they will last a long time. Have an interesting day.
January 29, 2013
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
One of the greatest ideas ever!
A real time saver for smaller jobs!
March 29, 2014
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Christmas sander
I got this sander as a Christmas gift.I did try it out and it works very well. No cords to worry about to plug into outlets. For small sanding jobs, it just great. Battery life is OK for small sanding work. For big sanding jobs a corded unit is the way to go. It certainly will be very useful in my work. I have many Makita cordless tools,amd I like them all. They all perform great!
December 22, 2014
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
works great, old18v L/I batts won't work
Bought to sand panels on a cargo trailer in remote location w/o power.
Ran longer than I thought it would per battery.
Older 18v li / ion will not fit, due to new safety feature change. Not necessarily a bad thing.
March 13, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Great sander
Not having a cord that gets catch on thing is a great benefit. The run time on the battery is much better than expected. I would definitely recommend this tool.
December 17, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
good portable sander for small jobs.
Great for small jobs, any large projects I would suggest corded tool. Battery lasts about 20 min.
October 23, 2012
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Handy sander
I have a tool box that goes on site with me and this was a good addition, however the dust bag is a pressure fit arrangement and vibrates off during sanding :( . Will need to put a screw to it or clamp. Otherwise very happy with the tool. its on off switch is nice because it's more difficult to accidently turn it off during use then my rigid orbitals.
May 13, 2014

Questions & Answers

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Do I get a hook and loop pad with the bare tool, or do I have to purchase one separately?
BlueJay on Dec 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I got the hook and loop pad with the bare too. I did order the extra hook and loop pad, to use when the original one wears out.
what battery and charger do i need to order for my 18 volt LXT cordless sander
jim on May 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The battery model number is BL1830 and the charger model number is DC18RC.
What battery by mdl and # goes with this sander and how much are they?. I am having trouble finding out this information.

Thanks, Mish
mish777 on Apr 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Model BL1830 is the battery. The only charger we stock is model DC18SF.


Warranty Information

Makita Standard Warranty

The Makita Standard Warranty applies to both new and factory-reconditioned Makita tools. Every Makita tool is thoroughly inspected and tested before leaving the factory. If you are not satisfied with any Makita tool within 30 days of purchase, return it and Makita will provide a replacement or refund. Each Makita tool is warranted to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of ONE YEAR from the date of original purchase. Should any trouble develop during this one-year period, return the COMPLETE tool, freight prepaid, to one of Makita's Factory or Authorized Service Centers.

Each NEW Makita Lithium‐Ion Power Tool, Battery and Charger is warranted to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of THREE YEARS from the date of original purchase

If inspection shows the trouble is caused by defective workmanship or material, Makita will repair (or at its option, replace without charge).

This Warranty does not apply where:
  • Repairs have been made or attempted by others
  • Repairs are required because of normal wear and tear
  • The tool has been abused, misused or improperly maintained
  • Alterations have been made to the tool
In no event shall Makita be liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages from the sale or use of the product. This disclaimer applies to both during and after the term of this warranty. Makita disclaims liability for any implied warranties, including implied warranties of "merchantability" and "fitness" for a specific purpose, after the one-year term of this warranty. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

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