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  1. 13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Nice sander but…, February 23, 2014
    By 
    SJF

    This review is from: Bosch ROS20VSC 5-Inch Random Orbit Sander with Carrying Bag (Tools & Home Improvement)
    I love everything about this sander but the dust collection. I’m a professional remodeler and have used and owned many sanders over the years. I purchased this one because of the reviews and also because I like Bosch tool quality. My industry trade magazine rated it high too. Seemed like a no brainer.

    First impression was that the grip was comfortable, vibration was low, noise was acceptable, it’s light, and overall a good tool to use. However, it blew dust everywhere! I used it first in my own home while sanding trim and it was a mess, no question I will have to hook it up to a vacuum next time I’m working indoors. Specifically I was sanding painted trim and doors in preparation for painting. Big mistake. It also seemed to blow more dust on the outside of the dust collector than inside. I wish I could attach a picture.

    I checked the o-ring to make sure it sealed the collector, and made sure the collector was seated properly. I’ve checked for obstructions and I’m using the proper 8 hole sanding discs. I pulled off the dust collector and made sure air was being directed out of the dust port…everything was in proper order

    The other thing is the adapter for the vacuum is puzzling too. It just slides over the o-ring without any mechanical locking mechanism or pressure fitting. It easily pulls away from the sander. I don’t get it. This isn’t very well thought out by Bosch. In this hyper sensitive environment do dust and air-borne pollutants Bosch could have done better. Most of the homes I remodel are occupied, dust collection is important to me since it’s a big deal to my clients.

    I want to like this sander, but the failing on the dust collection/vacuum end will keep me looking for another alternative.

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  2. 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Better than my Dewalt in some ways, October 14, 2013
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    Mudbob

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    This review is from: Bosch ROS20VSC 5-Inch Random Orbit Sander with Carrying Bag (Tools & Home Improvement)
    I have both this Bosch unit and the dewalt comparable unit. The Bosch is lighter, vibrates less, and is much quieter. The dust collection is also far superior. However, the dewalt is a little more aggressive in it’s ability to “spin” with a little pressure so i guess it’s a personal preference.

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  3. 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    UML, March 25, 2014
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    hamate (ohio) –

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    This review is from: Bosch ROS20VSC 5-Inch Random Orbit Sander with Carrying Bag (Tools & Home Improvement)
    Have owned 6 palm sanders from the 80s thru 2012,used to do all prep & paint myself for a living. this machine blows them all away,you do have to empty the dust collector often but its the best i’ve seen. use the right grit disc for the job and don’t apply added force, let the sander do the work and you should be fine.

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