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Old 09-21-2011, 09:01 AM   #1
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It's about that time again for me to upgrade. For how little I use a belt sander I thought I would spend the extra on a high end Ro Sander. I am eyeing out the new Bosch sanders? Anyone have any reviews?

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http://www.boschtools.com/Products/T...x?pid=1250DEVS

That I am interested in. Does it have the capability to remove a 1/16th of stock on edge for some panel work and rip clean up? Any feedback on others...Festool?
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:57 AM   #2
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To remove 1/16" you need a hand held planer. Makita, Bosch, Dewalt all market them. An RO sander will be less agressive than a belt sander, & leave more sand marks. It will also not help to flatten the surface lioke a belt sander or planer will.

I think you're barking up the wron tree!
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I don't butcher my cut first off. Lol. Just something to spot touch. I have a belt sander but an Ro is more useful to me.
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I just got that sander, its awesome. I'm actually selling it since i have my hand in some festool stuff now. You won't be disappointed in its aggressive action but i haven't done any fine finish yet.

the new bosch 3ish amp that can switch from 5" to 6" looks killer. coming out soon.

http://www.boschtools.com/Products/T...x?pid=ROS65VCL
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Yah the new bosch units look pretty awesome. Thanks for the feedback. Any eta on the release of the new ones.
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I had a Bosch sander and it sucked and still does. Granted I bet they are a lot better now. Mine was a 5" and I bought it over ten years ago. Lots of vibration. I've had a rigid 6" that goes from I think 1/8"-3/16" stroke. It has been a great sander for the money I spent on it. It is basically a cheaper knock off version of a sander that Metabo makes. If the sander vibrates in your hand too much you'll get sick of it quick.
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For the money, relatively inexpensive, my Ridgid R2600's work great and carry that lifetime warranty. For this particular job, I'd use my low angle block plane.
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Thanks bill.

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