Random Orbit Sander features 2-mode switch.

Press Release Summary:

Featuring 7/32 in. orbit diameter and 6 in. abrasive disc, Model BO6050J has 2-mode switch for random orbit action (fine sanding/buffing) and random orbit with forced rotation (aggressive sanding/polishing). Tool provides 13,600 sanding strokes/min for carpentry and woodworking, as well as variable speed 1,600–6,800 random orbits/min for automotive and boat detailers. In addition to ergonomically designed barrel grip and side handle, sander has lock-on trigger switch and soft-start.

Original Press Release:

New Makita Two-Mode Sander is Big on Versatility

New 6-inch Random Orbit Sander is built for sanding and polishing applications

La Mirada, Calif. – Makita® has released a new 6 in. Random Orbit Sander, model BO6050J, with two mode switch for both sanding and polishing. It is a versatile solution for carpentry and fine woodworking, as well as auto and boat detailing.

Sanding OR Polishing

The new 6 in. Random Orbit Sander has a two-mode switch for random orbit action (fine sanding and buffing) and random orbit with forced rotation (aggressive sanding and polishing). The 7/32” orbit diameter provides a swirl-free finish.

“Users can shift from aggressive sanding and polishing to fine sanding and buffing by simply turning the dial,” said Andrew Camp, Product Manager, Residential Construction, Makita USA. “Carpenters and woodworkers will appreciate the improved dust extraction and top wood sanding performance with up to 13,600 sanding strokes per minute. For automotive and boat detailers, the variable speed allows for an increased range of random orbits from 1,600 to 6,800 per minute to match the speed to the polishing application.”

The BO6050J has an ergonomically-designed barrel grip and side handle for increased comfort, with a lock-on trigger switch and soft-start for smooth operation. Additional convenience features include “tool-less” backing pad change and a removable pad protector that protects the work surface and backing pad. It has an efficient through-the-pad dust collection system with built-in dust port and dust extraction channel attachment for use with a job site vacuum (sold separately). The BO6050J uses quick-change 6” hook-and-loop abrasive discs.

It is an ideal sanding solution for finish carpenters and furniture makers, as well as fence and deck builders.  For polishing, it is ideal for automotive and boat detailers. The BO6050J is backed by a 1-Year Limited Warranty. 


Model number



6” Random Orbit Sander

Pad Size (round)


Abrasive Disc Size


Orbits Per Minute (variable speed)

1,600 – 6,800 OPM

Orbit Diameter




Vibration (m/s²)



13” x 6-1/8” x 5-3/4”

Net Weight

5.7 lbs.


Tool, 6” Round Abrasive Disc (Hook & Loop, 120 Grit), 6” Round Backing Pad (Hook & Loop), Dust Extracting Attachment, Pad Protector, Side Handle, Interlocking Case (large)

About Makita USA

Makita® is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and outdoor power equipment, and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita utilizes leading-edge technology and innovation to engineer tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial power and results. Makita's extensive line of cordless lithium-ion tools includes 18V LXT® Brushless Lithium-Ion, 18V Compact Lithium-Ion, and 12V max Lithium-Ion. Other best-in-class products include rotary and demolition hammers and saws equipped with Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT®), MM4® 4-Stroke engine power equipment, Super Joint System - SJS® grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT®), Impact GOLD®, the New Gold Standard in Impact Driving, and more. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or go to makitatools.com. Follow Makita: facebook.com/makitatoolspage, twitter.com/makitatools, instagram.com/makitatools, and youtube.com/makitapowertools. The MAKITA TEAL COLOR is the trade dress of Makita Corporation and is protected under common law and registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The Makita Black & White color combination is the trade dress of Makita Corporation and is protected under common laws and registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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