For decades, Bosch has been known to make high-quality power tools that are versatile and durable. The Bosch ROS20VSC Random Orbit Sander is both of those things and more. It is one of the best all-purpose sanders one can find on the market today and is perfect for just about any small sanding tasks. It also has a couple of innovative features that help to set it apart from the rest of its 5-inch competitors. If you are looking for a small sander that can do high quality work without breaking the bank, the ROS20VSC may be exactly what you need.
The metal interior of the unit is housed in solid plastic that does not have the awkward, oddly placed seams that make sanding uncomfortable with other models. While durable and tough, it is relatively light and easy to maneuver, weighing in at only 3.5 pounds. It also provides a certain level of versatility, operating at either 7,500 or 12,000 orbits per minute and switches between the two seamlessly. One aspect of this sander that sets it apart is the dust collection canister in place of a bag which makes things much cleaner and adds to the compact design. Overall, the quality of the job is the most important aspect of any tool, and the ROS20VSC provides some of the cleanest, most efficient results of any small sander on the market.
This sander is great for amateurs, beginners or anyone seeking a versatile sander at a relatively low price. It does not knock your sock off in any one area, but it is more than competent in all relevant categories.
This sander produces the high quality results, ease of use and durability that has made Bosch one of the most trusted names in power tools. The solid plastic exterior provides protection for the interior metal of the parts. It also has rubber gripping areas on two different parts of the sander, making for ease of use no matter how you hold it.
The most obvious difference between this model and most other affordable small sanders is the method of dust collection. A plastic canister at the bottom collects the dust, and a paper filter keeps it out of the air. It can also be easily adapted for use with a suction vacuum and comes with the adapter included.
While many sanders can be adjusted, a common problem occurs when they must slow or stop altogether when the speed is changed. That is not the case with the ROS20VSC. When the dust-protected plastic switch is flipped, the sander seamlessly switches from 7,500 to 12,000 opm or vice versa without missing a beat.
Weighing in at only 3.5 pounds, this is one of the lighter power sanders on the market. However, this does not mean that it lacks power or durability. The 2.5 amp motor is strong enough for any routine sanding jobs, and it is designed to be strong and durable. Bosch also backs it with a one-year warranty just in case it does break down.
When all is said and done, all that matters with any tool is the results. The ROS20VSC is designed with this in mind and is specifically great at preventing swirl marks. It uses as hook and loop system of sanding and comes with 35,000 strong hooks included.
A: There is an opening for a vacuum hose, and an adapter is included.
A: It comes with a hard plastic carrying case as long with accessories and hooks.
While the Bosch ROS20VSC may not knock the socks off of professional sanders, it is versatile and strong enough for just about any small jobs. It is a strong, durable sander that is affordable and easy to use. If you need a sander for occasional small jobs-- especially if you are not an expert-- you would be hard-pressed to find a better model than this one.
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