Makita GV5010 5-Inch Disc Sander
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- Powerful 4.2 AMP motors delivers 4,500 RPM for fast and efficient sanding
- Comfortable Rubberized Grip for improved operator comfort and control
- Ball-and-needle bearing construction for long tool life
- Double insulated
- Unique and well-defined exterior
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For Fast Paint removal and Sanding Applications. The motor is over the pad for better balance and control. It has a lock on button for continuous operation. Light weight and powerful and is the favorite of both professionals and home owners alike.
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I own a wonderful antique house with clapboard siding on a fiercely wild northern shore, and have lived in and done mucho maintenance on two others along the coast. I've twice before ground the paint down to the wood/sticky paint on a whole house, once with a specialized paint-removal sander and once with a strong disc sander from another solid brand. This Makita disc sander is industrial strength with fewer things to break vrs. the specialized sander. It is more than a third lighter than the other solid brand's product. This makes a huge difference when you're up on ladders and staging and reaching up and down to difficult places. Given how rough, dirty and dusty heavy sanding can be, this tool still manages to achieve ergonomic excellence. Given how much time it takes to sand a whole old house, do yourself a favor: Don't mess around--get this superlative power tool.
PS: Over twenty years of trial and error, I've found 80 grit to be the best for house grinding. Rougher tears up the wood; finer makes the job very tedious.
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I did want to point out another option to the sanding discs. What I learned from a contractor many years ago was to just purchase a roll of sandpaper used for floor sanding machines. I bought a roll of 8" X 50yds sandpaper and used a lid to mark and cut out the discs myself. Not only was this enough to do the entire house, but it also took care of the sanding blocks. I've still got some left. Just spray the discs with a pressure sensitive adhesive, wait a minute and pop them onto the sander.
Used with 7" sanding pads instead of 5" pads. The 5" pads were not nearly as effective as the 7" pads, plus the Makita variety were fairly expensive and hard to find. My only two issues is (1) there is no spindle lock to assist in removing 3rd-party accessories (i.e., Alpha Pro Tools flexible loop & hook backer pad), and (2) doesn't use the standard 5/8" arbor (is 1/4"). The 5" and 7" abrasive pads from Home Depot have a 5/8" hole which makes it tricky to center on the Makita GV5010.
I had originally purchased a couple of cheap angle grinders from Harbor Freight and found that they were way too heavy for extended use, plus they got really hot. Makita was definitely worth the extra $$$ for me.
When I use the sander and dust collection system I have to be very attentive because the Makita is powerful enough that with a coarse girt disc could take off more wood than anticipated. In short, it has the power to do the job effectively and has saved me countless numbers of hours vs. using a manual scraper, putty knife, or orbital sander. So far, the GV5010 has not slowed down due to any pressure I exert, showed any hesitancy in rotating and is compact enough that it doesn't overwhelm my hands, or arms. This is after a good 24 hours of use. I also bet my wife (110 lbs) could probably operate the combo. as effectively as I do. I like the machine a lot and it fits perfectly with the afore-mentioned system alleviating inhaling paint, or the dreaded cleanup of paint dust.
Mr. X Northeast United States