Bosch 1250DEVS sander

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Forum topic by dbw posted 06-25-2015 11:49 AM 638 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-25-2015 11:49 AM

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I’m thinking of buying one of these. What do you folks think of this sander? Will a Festool CT26E hose work with this sander or do I have to make mods?

-- measure 3 times, cut once

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#1 posted 06-25-2015 03:28 PM

I love mine! The dual mode is a great feature, especially if you need to do some serious sanding.

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#2 posted 06-26-2015 05:00 AM

The 1250 is a beast so if that is what you are looking for it is excellent. Bosch makes the 3rd best sanders (and are VERY good) behind Festool (2nd) and Mirka (1st) but only Festool makes a better sander in this format, well of the ones that are readily accessible in North America.

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#3 posted 06-26-2015 11:35 AM

1) How is this sander at swirl-free finish sanding? and
2) Will a Festool CT-26E hose (27mm) work with this sander or do I have to make mods?

-- measure 3 times, cut once

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#4 posted 06-26-2015 01:07 PM

Great sander. Bosch sells a very good hose that fits perfectly. If you want the anti-static version, it’’s about twice as much. The Festool version is???

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#5 posted 06-26-2015 02:27 PM

This might be the best sander on the market. It sands better than the Festool RO 125/150 in both RO and aggressive modes, and it’s easier to handle.

The problem with this sander is durability. They just don’t hold up. The “wheel” burns out on them every 6-12 months. I had enough and switched to Festool. Probably not a good decision….

I can take a large table- say 36” x 108”- sanded to 150 in the drum sander and finish sand it up to 220 in less time with the bosch… probably 20% less time… maybe more!


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