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Another outstanding tool from Bosch!
from Los Angeles, CA, United States
Comments about Bosch Tools Random Orbit Sander:
I bought the ROS65VC-6 6" Random Orbit sander about a year ago and I love it. I removed the filter and hooked it up to my vacuum, and there is no dust at all. I don't even have to wear a dust mask. The results I get with this tool are outstanding! I have owned other sanders and they don't even come close. I highly recmend Bosch.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Waterloo, IA, United States
Absolutely loved how it worked the wood and the end result! The job is in the finish and boy howdy did this sander perform! Wow! I'm blown away! Variable speed works extremely well.
Best ROS I have ever used !!
from Reidsville, NC, United States
This thing is so well balanced and smooth running that hand and arm fatigue is no longer a factor for me. You just do not have to fight this sander. The spin damper allows me to simply turn it off and set it down without having to wait 30 seconds for it to stop. The most important feature for me is that the dust removal system actually works! A great ROS and worth every nickle.
Bosch Obit Sander
from Wisconsin, United States
I bought this to grind the old paint off old windows in our house.. The power and speed made this a effortless project, and I was painting my windows before I knew it.
A sander that really was better than the reviews
from St. Louis, MO, United States
I have several orbital sanders. Over the years I have found while working on large projects it was easier to just grab another sander with the right grit and keep working. When I read the reviews on this sander I was more than skeptical. But it's only money and if this tool would save as much time as they promised. I hate to say it but now I am back to changing discs. My other sanders sit while I use the "Big Guy" - at 64 vibration means a lot to my hands, and this is the best sander I have ever bought. I keep thinking maybe I should buy another one just so I don't have to change discs as often. Most of my projects are 60" and larger. Sand down one table with this sander and the discussion is over. Thanks
from Houston, TX
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.
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.
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