Tools of the Trade Magazine got their hands on the new 5" Random Orbit Sander (BO5041K), and they liked what they saw.
The reviewer, a professional woodworker in Boulder, CO, liked the added power and the new adjustable front handle. He also remarked on the "very efficient dust collection" and the "class-leading stock-removal power." In the end, he called it "a mighty and versatile sander."
The review appears on pages 20-22 in the Fall 2010 issue of Tools of the Trade. Go here to read the entire review: http://mydigimag.rrd.com/print.php?pages=22,24&issue_id=49282&ref=1
For more on Makita's BO5041K 5" Random Orbit Sander, go here: http://www.makita.com/en-us/Modules/Tools/ToolDetails.aspx?ID=316437