What is a good sander for fine sanding?

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Forum topic by Steven H posted 06-09-2010 03:22 AM 1065 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Steven H

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06-09-2010 03:22 AM

Topic tags/keywords: fine finishing bosch 1295dvsk

I am very disappointed with the Makita BO5030K that I just got.
Vibrates violently and very loud.
(Note: this is the second exchange for the sander)

Has anyone here ever use the Bosch 1295DVSK?

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#1 posted 06-09-2010 05:40 AM

Are these ROSers ?

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#2 posted 06-09-2010 05:44 AM


I would like to have another ROS for finer sanding.

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#3 posted 06-09-2010 06:06 AM

I have heard the Bosch gets great reviews. FWW did a review not too long ago and the Bosch came out on top. I have a DeWalt and am looking at replacing it as well.

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#4 posted 06-09-2010 10:45 PM

Thanks Medken

I have a older version of Makita Finish sander, I might have to replace. I have to try the newer Makita BO4556K and the Bosch.

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#5 posted 06-10-2010 12:26 AM

Bosch tools are typically very good, and I very much like my PC ROS, but like routers, not every sander fits every hand well. If at all possible, it is good to try out a sander before buying.

If you have a Woodcraft or Rockler store nearby the has a classroom, they should allow you to demo a couple of the sanders they carry.

Often, Lowes or Home Depot will have displays set up where you can test tools, especially if a manufacturer’s rep is there.

Lastly, check and see if there is a woodworking group in your area. Most woodworkers I know would be happy to have you visit their shop and test out a sander while you are there.


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