tI bought the Bosch ROS20VSK Random Orbit Sander Kit around three months ago, and I have had no problems with it since. I cannot recommend this product enough. It has plenty of power. I have only used around ten sanding/abrasive discs over the past few months, and I sand down a lot of wardrobes/bedside tables. Many other orbital sanders seem to slow down after getting hot (thermal throttling). However, I have not had this problem with the Bosch Orbital Sander. This sander doesn’t seem to get anywhere near as hot as many of its competitors.
This neat little addition does come in handy, it quickly detaches and seals very well. It also shows the dust level, so you know when it needs emptying. I found after sometime ,that the seal tends to become weaker, causing some dust to escape from the dust canister. However this is caused by residual dust within the screwing mechanism. All you need to do when you empty it, is make sure that there is no dust within the threads of the screwing mechanism, and the seal will be as strong as day one!
This filter is one of the tiniest filters I have ever seen on any piece of machinery I have used; it can catch particles as small as ½ a micron in diameter. It performs very well, and I have no complaints regarding this part of the sander.
Hook and Loop Disc Attachment
This is slowly but surely becoming a more common feature within sanders, so there’s not much to say about this. However, I can safely assure you that this is one of the most secure disc attachments I have ever used, providing that you keep dust away from the hooks and loops as much as possible, it has over 35,000 long-life hooks to ensure a tight grip of the disc while sanding.
Variable Speed Dial
This is one of the more premium features in sanders these days. It works perfectly well and allows for extremely accurate sanding of your surfaces. I found that it is very useful when sanding delicate materials, as you can slow the disc down to make sure you don’t damage the surface.
Anti-Spillback Canister Design
This is also amazing, the sheer design of the assists in extending the life of your tool hugely. It means that when you are emptying the dust canister, there is a mechanism in place to minimize the amount of dust that can enter back into the machine, should you tip the dust canister by accident.
Overall Build Quality
The overall build quality of this tool is simply amazing. I have not found a problem with this yet. It has a simple but elegant ergonomic design to reduce fatigue over extended usage. It has an abundance of premium and standard features to make the tool easier to use and reduces mess. However, one slight problem I have with this tool is that the lowest OPM it can reach is 7,500 – many other orbital sanders around this price bracket can drop to around 4000/5000 OPM. So I wouldn’t recommend this sander for very intricate work, but it is excellent for standard sanding.
Bosch ROS20VSK Specifications and Features
- Amperage – 2.5
- Cord Length – 8 feet
- Voltage – 120 Volts
- Item Weight – 7.7 Pounds
- No Load OPM – 7,500 – 12,000 OPM
- Disc Size – 5 inches
- Product Size – 14 x 12 x 7 Inch.
Bosch ROS20VSK Random Orbit Sander Customer Reviews
After looking at the Amazon page for the Bosch Orbit Sander, I was overwhelmed by the results. It has very high ratings. This shows that it is an excellent tool for the price, and should be considered if you are in the market for a new random orbit sander. Customers attest that vibration is minimal, and hand fatigue is low. The dust collector does an excellent job for short periods of sanding
Overall, I was impressed with this product. I would recommend it to people who do a lot of general sanding, such as sanding down flat surfaces such as wardrobes and bedside tables. However, I wouldn’t recommend it for intricate sanding.