Click here to learn more. I just wish that the price goes a bit down. I initially used the sander so rough that i ripped the corners of the pad.
With the Bosch random orbit sander, set up is as simple as installing a sanding disc. All you have to do is align the eight holes that run in an inner ring of the pad to the corresponding holes in the sanding disc and then press firmly. The pad affixes to the sander with the help of 35, long-life hooks similar to Velcro which ensure a firm grip that never falters. I did encounter one minor hiccup in the removal process. After running the sander across our ceiling to address old paint, plaster, and drywall, the circular edge of the pad was harder to separate than it was when sanding flat surfaces that distributed the rotation and pressure across the diameter of the sanding disc.
Hardcore woodworkers might scoff at the 2. My first project for the Bosch was cleaning up three rough-pine bookshelves that I cut to fit a deep closet in my home. The sander made quick work of the rough surface typically found on raw lumber—although it almost felt too easy at first. To start, I used the included grain pad and set the rotation speed to six. Instead, I just guided the sander with the grain and it did the rest of the work. After completing a pass with the grit sand disc, I repeated the process with and then grain pads, resting the device between applications as it started to heat up a bit after about 45 minutes of continuous use.
While I waited for the sander to cool off after extended use, I took note of another surprising element: the built-in microfilter system. The system funnels sawdust into a microfilter canister, trapping particles as small as half-a-micron in diameter. The see-through body of the canister allows you to see how much dust has collected so you can avoid blockage, and I found it remained largely transparent even after several uses.
A snap-open plastic lid then pulls back to reveal a network of thin white folded filter elements. I dumped out the dust and then gave the white filters a few brushes with my fingers to remove most of the sawdust that remained. At just 3. Anchored into the back of the sander, just above the circular body, is the microfilter dust canister that twists off for easy cleaning or to attach the device to a vacuum hose via the included adapter.
The whole thing comes in a soft bag made of relatively burly canvas cotton, closed by a beefy zipper that arches across the body of the bag and halfway down either side, providing ample space to store the sander, manual, vacuum accessory, and a handful of additional sanding belts. Most 2. See how you can get free standard shipping. Add to Cart. Add to Wish List. Store Pick Up Choose your store Choose a store Choose Another Store.
Comfortable one-handed sanding with fast material removal and a well-blended, ultra-smooth finish. Item Skip to the end of the images gallery. Skip to the beginning of the images gallery. Product Description The Bosch ROS20VS features variable speed, plus an integral pad dampening and pad braking system designed to eliminate the most common complaint of random orbit sander users: swirl marks on the workpiece.
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