|Review by GaryK||posted 04-27-2008 10:55 PM||5522 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
I was in Lowes the other day looking for substitutes items for which I usually buy Porter-Cable (PC). Now that PC is owned by Black & Decker I expect they will go downhill soon. The items I usually get are Routers and Random Orbit Sanders.
I started looking at the Bosch for the ROS and noticed the ROS20VSK. It had a price of $70 so I picked it up
to check it out and it has a price reduced tag on it for $45. Well, I couldn’t pass up 31.5% off.
It doesn’t seem quite as powerful as the PC, but then again there was not as much vibration either.
The power switch is kind of mushy (can’t think of a better term).
For the seeming lack of power and the power switch, I gave it 4 stars.
Variable speed is pretty nice.
Dust collection is great. Comes with a 1/2 micron filter and an vacuum adapter. Looks like it’s for a 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hose. The container that holds the dust is semi clear also, so you can see how full it is.
It also comes with a plastic case. I don’t really care for cases though.
All in all for the price it seems like a great deal and a nice little sander.
Here is the factory stuff.
Country of Origin: Malaysia
Dimensions: 5” x 6” x 9”
Disc Size: 5”
No Load OPM: 12,000
Orbit Diameter: 2.5 mm (3/32”)
Rating: 120 V AC
Weight (lbs.): 3.5
Twist-Off Dust Canister – Durable, compact canister shows dust level and easily detaches.
Bosch Microfilter System – Optimal on-board system for filtering fine dust. Traps particles as small as a 1/2 micron in diameter.
Hook-Tight™ Hook-&-Loop Disc Attachment – Over 35,000 long-life hooks ensure firm grip of disc, (up to 2x the standard number of hooks.)
Random Orbit Sanding Action – Combination of pad orbit and rotation deliver well-blended, ultra-smooth finish with fast removal rate.
Soft Microcellular Backing Pad – Pliable pad ensures a smooth, fine finish on flat or contoured surfaces.
Integral Pad Dampening System – Pad braking system prevents swirl marks.
Variable-Speed Dial – Allows match of speed to workpiece and task.
Comfortable Soft-Grip Top and Body – Multiple grip positions to prevent hand fatigue.
Low-Vibration Design – Engineered for smooth running and user comfort.
Anti-Spillback Canister Design – Minimizes dust spillback into sander.
Uses Industry-Standard 8-Hole 5” Hook-&-Loop Discs – Compatible discs are widely available.
RS034 Soft Sanding Pad
RS028 Microfilter Dust Canister
VAC002 Vacuum Hose Adapter
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