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 www.boschtools.com.

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6 Responses to “Random Orbit Sander Buying Advice”
  1. 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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    • WWGOA Team

      One thing you can do is have a piece of closed cell foam rubber about foot square on your bench. When you power off your sander between parts, just set it down on the foam rubber. It will spin down without dancing around on your bench top. Saves on sandpaper wear, too.

      Hope this helps!

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