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Makita BO4556 14000OPM Finishing Sander Parts
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Time Spent Repairing:
Less than 15 minutes
Entry Date:2013-10-08 15:04:04
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Base plate was warped.
I was a Makita fan before I bought this sander. I could not keep the sander in a straight line when sanding, also had a lot of vibration and noise. Read on a blog about this problem. Took the base plate off and sure enough it was warped and even broken at the top around the bearing. Purchased a new base plate. Installed it a very simple job. Now the sander works very well. No more problems.
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Question: Dust Bag
Your parts catalog doesn't list a replacement dust bag for the BO4556 Makita 1/4 sheet sander. Any idea where I can get one?
Reply: Dust Bag
The part number for your dust bag for your BO4556 is part number, 166078-4.
Hope that helps,
Hello, My BO4550 will no longer hold paper and the new clamp system on the BO4556 looks like a good option for me. Will it work?
I am sorry to say that the paper holder systems are designed quite a bit bit differently. And you cannot interchange the system from one to the other. The best thing to do is just replace the parts you need to repair the clamp system on your BO4550.
Hope this helps,
Question: Makita BO4556 Palm Sander Repair
I have a Makita BO4556 palm sander with a broken catch for one of the sand paper clamps, and I have ordered the replacement base (the plastic piece).
How difficult is it to replace that part? It originally looked as though you just unscrewed the four screws on the bottom to take it off, but that doesn't seem to be the case. That just removed the rubber pad piece with its metal plate.
Does the whole unit have to be disassembled to get to the bottom plate? Are there any instructions available?
Reply: Makita BO4556 Palm Sander Repair
If I remember right i think you only have to remove 912117-6 Countersunk Head Screw and then the plastic holser pulls of the shaft along with the bearing(which should also be replaced while you have it apart).Hope that helps.Good luck.Tinker
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