|Review by pashley||posted 06-20-2008 01:35 PM||3734 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
I was smitten with this little baby the first minute using it. I have gone thru three finish sanders; a cheapy from Harbor Freight, a Porter Cable, and most recently, a Craftsman, after only about a year.
My wife said, “Why don’t you buy the best one, since you do so much sanding?” – which made sense. So, I did some research, including a recent FWW article, and decided on this Bosch. I paid about $70 at Lowe’s.
As I said, right after starting ‘er up, I was smitten. Vibration is very low; sawdust, just with the on-board filter, is next to zero. The random oscillation of the pad is so fine, you can get right up close to a right-angle (for instance, sanding a rabbet), and it won’t hit the wood on the side and bounce wildly off – you can almost use it as a detail sander! It’s also pretty quiet. Stock removal is very good.
It uses 5” 8 hole sanding discs.
Do I dare say sanding is actually a pleasure now?
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