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Makita random orbit 5". The pad flew apart. Is it replaceable ?

I don't see a bolt or screw holding it on.

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Usually there are 3 screws holding the plate to the eccentric assembly. The pad is formed to a metal plate and is sold as an assembly. You can go to Makitausa.com with the model number and get a replacement pad.

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