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Makita BO4556 240 V Palm Sander Plus Clamp

4.6 out of 5 stars 79 customer reviews
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  • All-ball-bearing construction for reduced vibration and noise.
  • Contoured palm grip designed for improved operator comfort and control.
  • Large and easy to use paper clamps for fast and efficient paper installation.
  • Efficient through-the-pad dust collection system for a cleaner work environment.
  • On/off switch is in a convenient location for easy one handed operation.
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Technical Details
Part Number BO4556
Item Weight1.1 Kg
Product Dimensions19 x 12.5 x 20.5 cm
Item model numberBO4556
Voltage120 volts
Wattage200 watts
Item Package Quantity1
Plug FormatG - 3 pin British
Certificationcertified frustration-free
Batteries Included?No
Batteries Required?No
Weight1.1 Kilograms
  
Additional Information
ASINB00134477O
Best Sellers Rank 4,941 in DIY & Tools (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.2 Kg
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Date First Available2 Mar. 2010
  
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Product Description

Makita BO 4556 Palm Sander plus Clamp has a new design of easy-grip body shape which makes this sander a pleasure to use. Complete with pack of 6 abrasive papers, dust bag and punch plate. The new slimline body makes for a smaller, more comfortable handgrip. This feature will particularly appeal to ladies with smaller hands who want to use this for decorating preparation, furniture work or craft activities, but will also be greatly appreciated by professional decorators as it will be much more comfortable in extended use.

Box Contains

1 x palm sander; 1 x Abrasive papers (pack of 6); 1 x dust bag



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I must firstly admit that I'm a bit of a Makita fan having bought quite a few of their tools.

This palm sander was purchased to replace a very tired old "cheap no name" machine of the same size that has come to the end of its useful working life. When first unpacked I was delighted at the solid feel of the Makita and was soon cutting lengths of sandpaper to try it out. This version of the Makita palm sander uses the flip over spring system of fastening paper which, although a bit fiddly,holds the paper securely. You also get a simple plastic tool that punches the paper so that the inbuilt dust extraction system works. This punch is extremely easy to use. The dust bag fits easily and quickly and is not obtrusive when the machine is in use.

Palm sanders of this size are extremely useful for many jobs and invaluable, for example, when sanding stairs where a larger random orbital sander has been used which cannot get into the corners. The high speed of the Makita gets the job done quickly, leaves a good finish, and is comfortable to handle. The power cord is a bit on the short side which means that you have to trail an extension lead around - but this is common with many tools of this type.

I have not awarded the machine five stars for two reasons.

Firstly: If, like me, you suffer from arthritic fingers the spring paper retaining system [whilst very effective] is a bit awkward to use. To solve this I have since bought a replacement pad for the sander [as fitted to the Makita BO4555] that uses Velcro to hold the paper in place - slightly more expensive in terms of sandpaper but easier to use.

Secondly: Palm sanders are all notorious for their ability to create dust, even when their dust extraction systems are fitted, and the Makita is no exception.
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What a super piece of kit.
Purchased to replace a 'rubbish' Draper sander~ the spring clips gave up holding the sandpaper after about a week of heavy use.
This sander just feels right and works brilliantly. The dust collection bag really does keep dust levels down. Noise level is very low for an orbital sander and the vibration is minimal through the hand and wrist making extended use quite acceptable. Very easy to control on small work areas~ it does'nt skim away from you unexpectedly spoiling a fine finish and single handed work around tight access areas is easy. The inclusion of a jig to perforate sanding sheets is great as it allows you to cut your own from sandpaper rolls which works out much cheaper than purpose cut packs. The sandpaper spring clip holders are somewhat 'fiddly' but seem robust~ hope they retain tension for longer than my Draper.
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This sander has saved hours of work for cleaning off our wooden sunbeds. I would not be without it now.
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bought this to give a fine finish to my wood working, strong quality motor, and does the job a treat.
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really pleased with this sander, was going to buy a dewalt but after reading other reviews decided to go for this one, glad i did, half the price and as good as my mates desalt even he was impressed
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A good little sander. Easy to hold with relatively little fatigue from vibration. Dust bag seems to work quite well and is easy to empty. Has coped well with the curved and rounded edges of some timber I was preparing and it's square shape means it can reach into corners easily. If it proves to be reliable this would seem to be a good buy.
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Brilliant little sander, never had one before and i wish i had bought one years ago. Makes the job so much easier. Bit fiddly to put the sand paper on. Its not just a sander i also use it to deep massage my legs (without the sandpaper on!) My legs are now hairless.
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Love this tool, I use it for upcycling furniture projects mainly, its easy to use, easy to empty, easy to fit new paper and comes with a plastic punch to create the necessary holes to allow and dust to be drawn into the collection bag.

The cable is good quality and of reasonable length, the base fits the normal rolls of abrasive paper in DIY shops so only one cut is needed to get a good fit.

The switch means that you dont need to squeeze any trigger during use,

Wear a mask and ear protection with this it is loud and still puts out a lot of dust very quickly.
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