Model R25011

Features

  • Easy Load System - Quickly clamps paper tightly and securely
  • Permanent Magnet Motor - Maintains constant speed and power under load
  • On-Board Vac Adaptor - Fits standard 1-1/4” or 2-1/4” hoses for cleaner/virtually dust-free work environment
  • Front Paper Clamp - For ease of clamping
  • Through-Body Sealed Slide Switch - For reliability and ease of use
  • Quick Release Dust Bag - For quick and easy bag removal
  • Active Through Pad Dust Collection - For a cleaner work environment
  • Hex Grip™ - Enhanced micro-texture for secure grip and maximum user comfort

Specifications

Input 2.4 Amp motor
No Load Speed 14,000 OPM
Orbit Diameter 1/16"
Vacuum Adaptor 2-1/2” and 1-1/4”
Tool Weight 3.5 lbs

Ordering Information

Catalog Number Model No. Description
36873 R2501  1/4" Sheet Sander  Buy Now
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Includes

R2501 Sander, Three Sheets Sandpaper (120, 180 and 220 grit), Paper Punch, Heavy Duty Contractor Bag, Dust Bag, and Operator’s Manual
Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 14 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Nice idea, poor execution - no one carries perforated sand paper - not even Ridgid website!!! Nice idea of a sander with perforated sand paper. Worked great for the 3 sample sheets... Lowes doesn't carry more sand paper for this with perforations in it... Home Depot doesn't carry more sand paper... Ridgid's Own Website doesn't list any... WTH What the heck is going on???? Signed, Disappoined and project undone... March 18, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Forth one and still fails me I first encountered Ridgid's non-plumbing related power tools during a stint working at Home Depot. They got outstanding reviews from customers so when it came time to buy a sander I grabbed this model. It worked great for about a year, then it wouldn't hold the paper anymore. Tried various tricks of the trade but eventually nothing worked. Being a Home Depot employee I was able to take it back and get a new one. The new one didn't last as long as the first. I took it back and got another. I'd bought several other Ridgid power tools on the meantime and figured the sander was a fluke. In short order this sander failed as well. Luckily I'd saved the box and all the needed paperwork this time. I moved and wasn't working at Home Depot anymore so I had to handle things the "right" way. Our new local Home Depot made arrangements to have it repaired at an approved repair facility. Once again it lasted about a year. Tonight it failed me for the last time. I'm going to look briefly online to see if there's a real fix at this point but I'm done with Ridgid sanders. I won't buy another and wouldn't recommend anyone else do so. December 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great sander. I had this sander for several years it is a great sander, but the sandpaper occasionally comes off; this is a problem with several different Palm sanders I own because the spring don't have enough tension. I gave it a 4. Star because ridgid is my favorite brand and I just roll the end of the sandpaper and tuck it and it works great for hours. November 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great little tool Works great. Does as expected. No problems with it at all sanding new cabinets. November 27, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Saved My Arm. It saved Me a lot of time. Have a bad Elbow so it is just what I needed. LOVE IT!! November 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by has nice set up can't complain one bit. comes with carring bag sandpaper to get u started. great dust filter. very happy November 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The test of time One of the first Ridgid products I bought and still happy with its performance. I orginally bought this to sand the stairs in our first home so we could restain it worked great and just used it in our new home to sand the wood for a new mantle! It has stood the test of time and still going strong! My wife has used it for small projects and I have used it on heavy duty projects and its great for all of our needs!! November 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great sander for the money This ridged sander is great deal for the money,I used three other 1/4 sheet sander made by other folks and two burnt up with within six months and the other one won't keep the sand paper in place.I am very happy with this sander November 24, 2014
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Where can I purchase replacement 1/4 sheet hook & loop sandpaper with the holes already punched into them for my Ridgid sander?

If you no longer make them with the holes already in them, where do I get the hole puncher?
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Yes, all three of the different grit sanding sheets for the ¼ sheet R2501 are available through the RIDGID master parts distributor, and the paper punch is currently on back order, but should be back in stock around Jan-Feb.

900591013 Sandpaper (120 Grit)
900591014 Sandpaper (180 Grit)
900591015 Sandpaper (220 Grit)

520512001 Paper Punch
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You can order one with this part #520512001 but it should of came with one.
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