Ridgid ROS
I have a reconditioned Ridgid 6" random orbital sander (model R2611). Worked great for years. Suddenly started shuddering and doesn't reach full power. No obvious damage. Any ideas?
  Re: Ridgid ROS by RichK (I have a recondition...)
Check the shaft bearing where the pad bolts on. May be kapute.

The Revos apparently are designed to clamp railroad ties and pull together horrifically prepared joints
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  Re: Ridgid ROS by RichK (I have a recondition...)
Finally got to take the sander apart. The shift and bearings look OK. I'm stumped.
  Re: Ridgid ROS by RichK (I have a recondition...)
That sander has an LSA. I'm not sure now that you've taken it apart. In my experience with smaller tools, if you registered it properly they will just give you a new one. Even on my spindle/belt sander, when it developed a shudder, they kept the housing and shoved a new sander under it as the repair.
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