|Review by pintodeluxe||posted 952 days ago||1891 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
This is one of only a handful of random orbit sanders that offers a pleated filter. The dust collection works great without a vacuum. The vacuum attachment fits the Woodcraft vacuum hose if so desired. The velcro works fine, and it takes an 8 hole disk. I use it with 80, 120, 150, and occasionally 220 grit. It is a lower powered unit than my Dewalt ROS, but also vibrates less. The variable speed is nice for easing the edges of small workpieces. The handle is the most comfortable I have tried. Nice long cord is supple and overall I really like the sander.
The reason for the 4 star rating is lack of power. With my Dewalt and 80 grit disks, the sanding progresses quickly. Sanding with 80 grit on the Bosch was much slower. That said, the ergonomics and dust collection are nice features that attracted me to this unit. In the end, I will keep my Dewalt for heavy sanding, and use the Bosch for finer grits. I do agree with a previous reviewer that this is more of a polisher than a heavy sander. However, if you are not expecting a belt sander and you simply want to sand well-machined stock then you will not be disappointed.
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