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from Houston, TX
Comments about Bosch Tools Random Orbit Sander:
This is absolutely the best ROS I have ever used. It is quiet enough to talk over and the vibration is very low in comparison. Also, I really like the fact it is heavier (real metal) as it sands with not adding slight pressure. The method of having a canister filter is a good one as it is very easy to empty and go back to sanding. If I have a large area to sand I can switch form the 5" pad to the 6" pad. The ROS65VC is well worth the difference in price.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Best sander I've ever owned
from Austin, TX, United States
This is the best sander on the market. When coupled with a simple "shop" type vacuum, this sander is virtually dustless. Sanding pattern is great, power is great... I could go on.. The biggest feature of this sander is the vibration reduction. Using my old sander(s), after a day of sanding (I build furniture) my hands would be numb. I thought the anti-vibe stuff was a gimmick - it's not.. I can sand for hours and hours with no ill effect. After about a month with this sander, I sold/donated my other RO sanders. This is all I use. Planning on picking up the 1/2 sheet version at some point soon. If it had a square pad as an option, that would be cool.
I have used a PC for over 10 years and tried to replace with the latest model. First one was terrible. Grabbed the work frequently, left scratches. Replace with another and it did the same. Finally got wise and bought the Bosch and I found I was missing easy to control, very low vibration and perfect sanding. I even tried the same sanding disc as on the PC and the Bosch still ran perfectly. I really like the sawdust control. Very small amount not collected, and am not using the dust mask with it. Really simple to clean the collected dust by unscrewing the cap end and tapping gently on the edge of waste container, screw back into housing. I never really liked sanding, but it is a pleasant task that gives beautiful results. Recommend this sander? Absolutely!
Lives up to manufacturers claims
from Black Creek, BC, Canada
Impressed with the dust collection, especially with just the canister. Quite smooth to operate and its easy to change speeds while the trigger is locked on and the sander is running.
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I bought this sander based on the very positive reviews on various sites, and after testing another Bosch ROS from a friend, which I found to be too aggressive and difficult to control. The 65VEC-6 is very easy to control, even with just one hand, has almost no vibration, and the dust collection canister is amazingly effective. Many folks hook up their ROS directly to a vacuum; I don't plan to do that with this sander. Best of all, the 65VEC-6 sands very thoroughly and uniformly, and I can't see any swirl marks afterwards. The surface appears more uniform than what I can produce by hand, which seems remarkable compared to prior sanders. I really like this sander and highly recommend it for anyone looking for an easy to use ROS with excellent dust collection that also has almost no vibration. I don't know what Bosch can do to improve on this one.
Light weight and low vibration.
from Indianapolis, IN
I've owned several different brands of palm sanders, and this Bosch ROS65VC-6 is the best yet.
Say goodbye to tingling hands
from Bend, OR
Bottom Line: Once you use the ROS65VC you will never go back to the vibrating sanders. The dust collection is excellent also.
Smooth and quiet
By Bill on Bainbridge
from Bainbridge Isl. WA
I recently read a favorable report in one of my wood working magazines and thought I'd buy the sander and give it a try. Wow, nice unit. The larger 6 inch sanding disc is a real treat when working larger wood parts. And, it is much quieter with less vibration than my smaller 5 inch random orbital sander that I have used for years. The new Bosch unit is well worth the money. By the way, the dust collection "tube" on the sander collects virtually all the sanding dust without having to connect your shop vac to the sander. Amazing dust collection design.
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