New Makita 18V LXT® Random Orbit Sander

LXOB01 Runs Up To 40 Minutes On a Single Charge

La Mirada, CA– Makita, a worldwide manufacturer of technologically advanced power tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results, has expanded its line-up of 18V Lithium-Ion cordless tools with the new 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Cordless 5″ Random Orbit Sander, model LXOB01.

“With three speed settings, superior ergonomics and up to 40 minutes of run time on a single charge, the new LXOB01 delivers increased efficiency and mobility to woodworkers,” said Joe Soto, Product Manager, Residential Construction and Woodworking. “The new LXOB01 is our latest cordless solution for woodworkers, and it’s part of Makita’s growing line-up of over fifty cordless tools powered by one fast-charging eighteen volt Lithium-Ion battery.”

Corded Performance without the Cord

The new LXOB01 has three speed settings (7,000/9,500/11,000 OPM) that are easily changed with a one-touch electronic control switch. The large 1/8″ random orbit action is engineered for efficient sanding, fast material removal, and a swirl-free finish. The pad brake reduces free-spin for improved overall finish, and a control system regulates pad speed at start-up. The LXOB01 will run up to 40 minutes at the low speed setting and up to 20 minutes on high speed on a single battery charge.
Additional features include an ergonomically-designed body and grip that weighs only 3.6 lbs. (with battery) for increased operator comfort. The efficient through-the-pad dust collection system helps provide a cleaner work surface. The dust-sealed switch and oversized sealed ball bearing construction are engineered for longer tool life. The LXOB01 uses quick-change 5″ (8-hole) hook-and-loop abrasive paper for increased versatility.

Makita 18V Lithium-Ion

The LXOB01 is the latest addition to Makita’s 18V LXT® platform. As the leading innovator in cordless tools, Makita created the 18V Lithium-Ion category in 2005. Today there are over 50 Makita 18V cordless tools powered by one 18V Lithium-Ion battery. Makita’s groundbreaking 18V Lithium-Ion platform features the ENERGY STAR® qualified Rapid Optimum Charger, which will charge an 18V LXT® battery in only 30 minutes for more work and less downtime.

Engineered for full range woodworking applications

The run time, versatility and superior ergonomics of the new LXOB01 make it ideal for carpenters, cabinet makers, furniture builders, refinishers, boat builders, auto detailers, and general contractors seeking a best-in-class cordless random orbit sander.




18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Cordless
5″ Random Orbit Sander Kit
18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Cordless
5″ Random Orbit Sander(tool only)
Pad Size:
Abrasive Disc Size:
No load speed:
7,000/9,500/11,000 OPM
7,000/9,500/11,000 OPM
Orbit diameter:
18V LXT® Lithium-Ion
18V LXT® Lithium-Ion
Overall Length
Net Weight
3.6 lbs.(with battery)
3.6 lbs.(with battery, sold separately)
Tool, 2 ea. 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion
Batteries, Rapid Optimum Charger,
Dust Bag, Tool Bag
Tool only


Makita Lithium-Ion tools are backed by Makita’s 3-Year Warranty which covers repair due to defective materials or workmanship up to three years from the purchase date. 1-year warranty on the batteries and charger.

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Todd Fratzel

Todd Fratzel is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Tool Box Buzz, and the President of Front Steps Media, LLC, a web based media company focused on the Home Improvement and Construction Industry.He is also the Principal Engineer for United Construction Corp., located in Newport, NH. In his capacity at United he oversees the Residential and Commercial Building Division along with all Design-Build projects.He is also the editor of Home Construction & Improvement.

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