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Milwaukee M18 Cordless 1/4-Sheet Orbital Sheet Sander 2649

Milwaukee M18 Cordless 1/4-Sheet Orbital Sheet Sander 2649

Milwaukee Expands Woodworking Line With M18 Cordless 1/4-Sheet Orbital Sheet Sander

There aren’t many areas where Milwaukee’s cordless lineup isn’t deep, but cordless sanders are one of them. That’s beginning to change as the Milwaukee M18 Orbital 1/4-Sheet Sander joins the Random Orbit Sander in an expansion.

Milwaukee M18 1/4-Sheet Orbital Sheet Sander: The Big Deal

Milwaukee M18 Cordless 1/4-Sheet Orbital Sheet Sander 2649

Joining the rest of Milwaukee’s M18 line, this sander was designed to perform as well as a corded sander without the annoyances that come with corded tools.

There are several features that Milwaukee hopes will be on your radar when you consider the M18 1/4-sheet sander. First and foremost, the 11,000-13,000 OPM variable speed dial allows for increased sanding power and more control.

When you use a 5.0Ah battery, expect to get around 40 minutes of continuous runtime.

Milwaukee tells us the M18 sheet sander’s integrated dust collection bag gathers up to 95% of the dust output you create while in use. It also features a universal hose adapter, so you can hook up a vacuum hose for even better dust containment.

Furthermore, it keeps vibration to a minimum, which avoids discomfort when you’re sanding surfaces for a long period of time.

A two-step clamp system helps simplify the process of changing and securing your sandpaper.

Additional Features

  • Hole punch
  • Sandpaper size: 4.5-in x 5.5-in
  • Orbital diameter: 1.6mm
  • REDLINK Technology protects from overloads, heating, and over-discharge
  • Compatible with all Milwaukee M18 batteries and chargers (sold separately)

Milwaukee M18 1/4-Sheet Orbital Sheet Sander Price

The Milwaukee 2649-20 has a retail price of $119 as a bare tool. It includes a 5-year manufacturer warranty we expect it to land at Milwaukee retailers starting June 2022.


  • Model: Milwaukee 2649-20
  • Power Source: Milwaukee M18 battery
  • Speed: 11,000 – 13,000 OPM
  • Orbit: 1.6mm
  • Vibration: 2.5 m/s^2
  • Length: 5.3 inches
  • Width: 5.8 inches
  • Height: 5.9 inches
  • Weight: 2.5 lbs
  • Sander style: 1/4-sheet
  • Warranty: 5 years
  • Price: $119

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