Bosch ROS20VSK Orbital Sander
The Bosch ROS20VSK random orbital sander is another home run from Bosch Inc. The ROS20VSK is an improved version of an already great sander - the 1295DVS, which was rated the best value and the best overall random orbit sander in the August 2006 issue of Fine Woodworker magazine. Bosch did a great job of listening to customer feedback and improving the few issues people had with the 1295DVS in this sander. Probably the biggest areas improved are dust collection, sanding pad durability and ergonomics.
Aside from the improvements over the previous model, the ROS20VSK still shares the same strengths as its predecessor. Both start up smoothly, are quiet, and sand very comfortably. Vibration is almost non-existent while you sand, making this sander easy to control. The ROS20VSK has good power, moving through material effortlessly and leaving a nice smooth finish. The variable speeds allow you to get just the finish you are looking for.
Dust collection is greatly improved from the 1295DVS. The on-board canister eliminates almost all of the dust, and is one of the most effective on-board units you will find. The canister is semi-transparent, a nice touch so you can see when it needs to be emptied. A vacuum hose attachment is available, but is usually not included.
Ergonmically, this sander is hard to beat. An elongated handle allows for two handed sanding, and soft rubber padding keeps your hands at ease. The body of the sander is narrower than the sanding pad, making it easier to get to the edges and corners of your project. The padding is in all the right places, and the variable speed knob is located out of the way so that it is never accidently bumped.
The sanding pad features patented 'Hook-Tight' backing, which has smaller hooks and loops than the traditional hook and loop sander. This holds sanding discs better, and extends the life of the sanding pad. Extra soft and extra hard sanding pads are available optionally, and as a nice touch, there is even a place in the carrying case for one of these optional pads.
These are just some of the many reasons the Bosch ROS20VSK random orbital sander is one of the best selling sanders out there. Along with the features mentioned above, the ROS20VSK comes in at a great price, has a carrying case, an extra long power cord and countless other extras.
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