Model R26111


  • 2 Position / Removable Front Pommel Handle - For superior ergonomics and flush sanding capability
  • Electronic Variable Speed Control - 4,000-10,000 OPM (no load speeds)
  • Dual Random Orbit Settings - 1/8" for fine finishing or 1/4" for aggressive stock removal
  • Powerful 4.0 Amp Soft Start Motor - Provides gradual acceleration and consistent power for a more even finish
  • Integrated Brake Pad - For a gouge-free workpiece
  • Micro Fiber™ Hook and Loop Backing Pad - For quick and easy paper changes
  • Ergonomic Soft Grip Handle - For added comfort and decreased vibration
  • On Board Vac Adaptor - Fits 1 1/4" or 2 1/2" hoses for a cleaner / virtually dust-free work environment
  • 8 Foot All Rubber Cord with Cord Wrap - For added durability and convenience
  • Hex Grip™ - Enhanced micro-texture for secure grip and maximum user comfort


Input 4 Amps.
No Load Speeds 4,000 - 10,000 r/min
Orbit Diameter 1/4 in. and 1/8 in.
Tool Weight 6 lb.

Ordering Information

Catalog Number Model No. Description
23963 R2611  6" Random Orbit Sander 


R2611 Sander, Three Sheets of 80 Grit Sandpaper, Cloth Dust Bag, Hex Key, Front Pommel Handle Assembly, Contractor Bag, and Operator’s Manual
Rated 2.5 out of 5 by 2 reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by poor product support I used my sander for a short time before the sanding pad wore down. Home Depot does not stock them and Ridgid's warranty is not easy to use nor practical. A new pad thru this website is $42! Ridiculous. A poorly designed part needs additional supplied with the product and availability at the store. I bought a 2 pack on another website for less$ April 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by It was a great sander while it lasted. I have two of these sanders. Neither lasted more than a year before it quit working. The first one was the motor and the second was the switch. I had not registered either and Home Depot would not help me. So I took the switch from one and put it in the other. It worked up until this weekend and a bearing went out in the drive. The pad flops around. Now I am just a hobbyist and don't really use a sander that much so it doesn't seem that they should be wearing out this fast. I have a 5" dewalt that is ten years old. I am going to give both to Home Depots Ridgid rep and see if he can tell me why they worn out so soon. December 23, 2013
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The sanding pads I was able to get stopped adhering to the Hook and Loop Backing Pad about half way through sanding the wood on my deck. Help?

Also, I could not find 6-hole pads, only 8-hole so the holes on the pads do not line up with the Hook and Loop Backing Pag holes. Is that usual?
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If the Velcro hooks and loops on a sanders backing pad are no longer holding the sanding disc in place, it is a sign that the hooks and loops are worn and damaged, and the backing pad will need to be replaced. A correct replacement backing pad for a RIDGID sander can be ordered from the RIDGID master parts distributor at 1-877-544-9253. Correct sanding discs for your RIDGID sander should be available/in stock at your local Home Depot.

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