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Bosch ROS10 5 Palm-Grip Random Orbit Sander (000346375756)
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Mr. Sandman, Gimme An Orbital Sander
Sep 20, 2012
Review by seracorde11
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros:Light weight for men, smooth sanding
Cons:Heavy for women
The Bottom Line: I recommend this tool. It is affordable and a good value.
My husband and I recently undertook a wood working project that was perfect for my Bosch ROS10 Random Orbital Sander. We decided to make our own DVD case and build it out of some scrap wood we had in the yard. But before he could attach the shelves, I discovered how to make the wood so slick that I could run my hand along it with no splinters thanks to Bosch ROS10 Palm Grip Random Orbital Sander.
Recommend this product?
Bosch ROS10 Palm Grip Random Orbital Sander Features
Microfilter Dust Canister – I like the idea of the canister; however, I found the actual application of it a bit lacking. The canister is not easy to twist off, and even if you can manage this, it is also quite difficult to get back on. I found it was simpler to not use it at all and just deal with the dust spraying.
Rocker “ON/OFF” Switch – I found this switch to be tiring for my thumb to use and not so easy to turn on or off and still be able to hold onto the tool. My hand is small, so I attribute this to the tool being a bit too large for my grip. I can still wear kid sized gloves, so a normal sized hand should not have too much difficulty in reaching the button.
Rubberized Grips – There were two areas that have this grip: the palm area above the sanding disc and at the top with the ON/OFF switch. It seems to have prevented me from dropping it a time or two. It is a nice addition.
Backing Pad/Abrasive Disc – This is one of the best features! It is easy to slap on and rip off yet stays on to sand. This is an 80’s person’s dream. I had no problems with sand paper falling off the sander. It uses Velcro to hold the sand paper. The 5 inch round sand papers comes in a 5 pack quantity from 3M.
Ventilation Openings – This allows the saw dust to be sucked inside the filter compartment. It works surprisingly well, but with all the problems I had with disassembling the Microfilter Canister just to empty it, it was not worth the hassle.
Variable Speed Dial – This control adjusts the disc’s sanding speed and is a necessity. I loved it!
Between 300 and 400 hours of use or every second brush changing, it is recommended for factory servicing. This corded tool comes with instructions on how to maintenance it and warns that every second brush change, the bearings should be replaced at the Bosch Factory Service Center or an Authorized Bosch Service Station.
Now, I am looking at this with a woman’s viewpoint that is not so great at repairing things. And although I have not used it that many hours yet, I feel that it would be a major bother and expensive postage to send it off to the factory for repairs. However, for $60, I can buy a new one. After all, this IS the disposable generation.
The Bosch ROS10 Palm Grip Random Orbital Sander weighs 3.5 pounds, but I found it to be a bit heavy at times around the shelf edges. My husband has no problem with the weight, so it must be me.
Overall, this sander has been a good little tool for the price and has allowed even me to be able to use this type of sander for the first time. Now, I cannot see myself using any other kind sander for this type of work.
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Thank you for reading ~ seracorde11
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