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Random Orbit Sander Buying Advice

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George Vondriska recommends adding a Random Orbit Sander from Bosch to your shop to help rid of any unwanted scratch marks or swirls when sanding your latest woodworking project. Typical round or oval-shaped rotary heads spin in one pattern, so you either end up with uneven levels in the wood or a hand cramp from sanding for too long. You can choose from a number of options to customize the Random Orbit Sander for your preferences, including head and handle sizes, filtration systems, variable speeds for differing surfaces and a lock button.

Random Orbit Sander ROS65VC provided by Bosch. For more information, visit

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3 Responses to “Random Orbit Sander Buying Advice”

  1. raypletan

    I can NOT find the Bosch ROS65DC-5. Perhaps you meant the Bosch ROS65VC-5?

  2. John Whiting

    What was the Model #, Bosch said don't have that Model?

  3. Michael Litzkow

    One thing that always annoys me when using my random orbit sander on a set of parts like table legs and skirts is the time it takes for the sander to "spin down". I don't like applying the sander to a piece when it's running full speed, so I switch it off when I'm switching from one part to the next. That works fine, if I can move the parts around with my left hand while holding the sander in my right. However, if I need both hands to set up my next piece for sanding, I have to wait until the sander stops spinning. What I'm wondering is why these sanders don't feature a motor brake? With all the features and thought that went into the Bosch sander you showed, I would think they would include a brake too. Is there some fundamental reason, or am I just the only guy who gets impatient waiting for the motor to stop?

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