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Reply: Bo4510 Sander
If I remember right the pad has a pull off adhesive to it.Make sure the pad base is clean then peal and stick if I remember right. Hope that helps.Good luck.
One of the clampers are not working correctly so the sand paper falls off. How do I replace the clamper? Do I have to take the whole sander apart? This has been a wonderful sander and we have owner it for longer than I can remember. I did remove a few screws but sander is still very much intact and I am not able to get to the clamper. Is there a screw on the clamper that can be tighten or do I need to order a new clamper? Thanks for any help
Reply: Sander Repair
While holding the fan from rotating with the screwdriver, use a phillips to remove the screw in center door of the felt pad. Then remove the 4 screws at the corners of the felt pad. Pull the base and fan off. You can leave the bearing in the base (mine are epoxied in). The fan keeps the housing from separating. Now just remove the 4 screws holding the halves together and carefully pull it apart. Usually most parts stay in one side. I have been rebuilding the 4 sanders that I have for over 20 years, the new ones they sell are disposable.
Question: Rubber Pad
My Makita sander is model BO4510 and the pad is worn out. It looks like rubber to me, not felt, and it uses the self-adhesive sandpaper, not clamps. What replacement pad do I need? It has 4 mounting holes
Reply: Rubber Pad
I have the same problem. I've owned my sander for almost 25 or more years and I bought it used. It runs great but finding the proper replacement pad is near to impossible. Seems to be a problem with Makita. They don't support the good old reliable tools they sold years ago.
Reply: Rubber Pad
My pad wore out, too, and I simply replaced it with a computer mouse pad that I cut up to fit.. I had to use a razor blade scraper to get all the old pad/adhesive off. My sander uses clamps, but think a mouse pad would still work for adhesive backed sandpaper. I applied the pad using an epoxy adhesive. It's worked as good as the original pad and it's been about two years of heavy use since I replaced it. Good luck
Question: Base For Makita BO4510
Ordered a new base (155304-6) for Makita BO4510 sander, and it is significantly different from the original- metal for one thing as compared to the original plastic. Luckily I also ordered the 155674-3 clampers, as the original clamps (over-center wire ones) will not work with the new-style base. My original plastic base is marked 4107896.
Please investigate and include a note that, when ordering the new base you will also need the new clampers.
Reply: Base For Makita BO4510
Hi spacechem. Thank you for bringing this to our attention! Because of your input, we've gone ahead and made some changes to the Makita BO4510 sander listing on the website. It's very much appreciated, and I'm glad that your repair worked out.