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I have used this sander for at least 150+ hours and it has held up just fine so far. For the cost it is the best I have used and I just noticed it...Read complete review
I have used this sander for at least 150+ hours and it has held up just fine so far. For the cost it is the best I have used and I just noticed it cost less, now, than it did when I bought it. I let the tool do the work but have still had two other sanders from different manufacturers break or burn up in less time. It does a great job and doesn't leave swirls in my material like some comparable random orbit sanders have had a tendency to do. The dust collector and filter work ok but doesn't compare to using a dust collection hooked up to a vacuum. I do wish the grip on the top were a little smaller but it is comfortable to hold. I do have to keep flat even pressure or else, for certain applications, slightly dig an edge for the pad to spin correctly. It gets a little tricky for me trying to sand cut edges of 1/2" or 3/4" plywood and keeping the pressure just right for the pad to keep rotating. Overall, I am happy with it and would probably buy it again if I were to need another.
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A competent sander. Does ...
A competent sander. Does not have great power, but it tracks well. Better for finish sanding rather than really grinding down major scratches or ridges.
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from Dallas, TX, United States
Comments about Bosch Tools 5" VS Palm Random Orbit Sander Kit:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Northridge, CA United States
i need to know where to buy the sanding filter and how much ?
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
After many projects this is a great a sander
I bought the ROS20VS in 2013. I have used it for many projects and it has performed very well. Projects range from new furniture to refinishing old wood. The only thing to know is to change the disk (frequently) when no longer sharp, otherwise one tends to overpower the tool.
Quiet, smooth, could use all day!
from Honolulu, HI, United States
This sander was not my first choice, but after using it, it would/ is my first choice.
Excellent dust control
from Pine Island, FL, United States
I've only completed one project at this time but the unit performed very well. So much improved over my "old" one that creates a dust storm. I am somewhat puzzled with the attachment provided with the sander. Neither end adapts to the sander outlet port. Perhaps I've misunderstood it's application.
My son borrowed my Bosch ...
from Indianapolis, IN, United States
My son borrowed my Bosch orbital sander and now it's never to be seen again, so I bought a new one and I am very pleased with it!
from Bakersfield, CA, United States
So far I'm very well pleased with the quietness and low vibration of this sander. I own almost all Bosch power tools, from drills to routers and have not been disappointed yet with the quality of each tool. I make fine decorative boxes and small furniture. The tools I've purchased from Bosch have not let me down yet as far as reliability and quality.
from Olympia, WA, United States
I bought this following a thorough review of orbital and sheet sanders. It was highly rated and had all the features that I needed such as low noise, and great dust control. It did lug down a bit with 60 and 80 grid sandpaper.
Bosch R0S20VSC - Worth every penny
I am impressed with this sander and recommend it. With 60 or 80 grit, this sander will tear through old finish, raised grain, scratches and cut marks... smoothly. Bosch has made a great sander better and when you add the case that has room for accessories and a bunch of discs, I think this is the best 5" variable speed random orbit sander in it's class... certainly the best deal.
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