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1/4 in. Sheet Orbital Finishing Sander
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1/4 in. Sheet Orbital Finishing Sander

$5499 /each
Discontinued Model:

Model # 1297D

Internet #203866769

Bosch 2 Amp 1/4 in. Corded Power Sheet Finishing Sander

Discontinued Bosch

2 Amp 1/4 in. Corded Power Sheet Finishing Sander

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Product Overview

Bosch’s 1297D 1/4 in. sheet sander combines simplicity with performance to deliver a perfect, smooth finish every time. In true Bosch fashion, this sander has state-of-the-art design that gives even the most exacting tradesman and woodworker the great performance and finish they are looking for. This palm sander is backed by a one-year warranty. The Bosch 1297DK has a 2-Amp motor equipped to handle a variety of sanding applications. Performing up to 12,000 oscillations per minute, it ensures fast and smooth results on all surfaces. This palm sander also features flush sanding ability so that you can sand in those vertical surfaces on all three sides. For maximum comfort and control, Bosch has also integrated 3-point counterbalance to reduce vibration along with an ergonomic soft grip top. This sander has all ball bearing construction, again increasing smooth operation and increasing the long life of the tool.

  • 2-amp motor, 12,000 OPM ensures fast, smooth results on all surfaces
  • SheetLoc sandpaper attachment system - pulls regular sandpaper flat and tight giving it the benefits of adhesive in.stick-on in, paper fast and easy installation,efficient, uniform sanding, and longer paper life, but without stick-on paper's nearly twice-the-price cost
  • Rubberized paper clamps for firm, no-slip grip
  • Bosch microfiler dust canister with integrated paper filter optimal filtering system of fine dust - captures particles as small as a 1/2 micron
  • Includes: 1297D Sander, (1) - punchplate (2 610 920 650), (1) - sandpaper Sheet, (1) - microfilter dust canister (RS024)

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Name 5 in. Random Orbital Sander 2 Amp 1/4 in. Corded Power Sheet Finishing Sander 2.5 Amp Corded 5 in. Single Speed Palm Random Orbital Sander/Polisher 1/4 in. Sheet Orbital Finishing Sander
Brand Genesis Bosch Bosch Bosch
Ratings (9) (23) (45) (5)
Reconditioned No No No No
Dust collection type Bag Bag Bag Bag
Power Tool Features Bag Included,Random Orbit Lock On Switch,Random Orbit Lock On Switch
Cordless/ Corded Corded Corded Corded Corded
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Customer Questions & Answers

I need the number for the sand paper

need to order some
Asked by: Anonymous
You buy normal sandpaper sheets of the coarseness you desire or require, and then cut them into quarters by folding in half lengthwise, then cutting on the fold line. With the two halves fold in half again and cut the fold line. You will be left with 4 pieces that are 1/4s of the original sheet of sandpaper. That is why this sander is named a 1/4 sheet finishing sander. This is a very economical approach to finish sanding.
Answered by: Elwood
Date published: 2016-05-05

Dust container leaks

My dust container will not close fully and so saw dust and plaster dust goes all over the place. The part is listed as discontinued - yet Bosch still sells this sander. What gives?
Asked by: RavinMaven
We are sorry to hear about the issue you are having with the dust canister. The part number for the replacement canister is 2609199178. The canister was on backorder but has not been discontinued. Please contact our Customer Service Representatives at 1-877-267-2499 to arrange for a replacement to be sent.
Answered by: BoschTools
Date published: 2016-08-30
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Customer Reviews

2 Amp 1/4 in. Corded Power Sheet Finishing Sander is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 23.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Funishing Sander This sander has some outstanding features. First and perhaps most important, is that Bosch has figured out how to greatly reduce the vibration when the power is on. Your hand and arm doesn't have a stinging feeling when powered off. The sandpaper mounting system is very easy to use and can a quarter sheet can be changed quickly. I haven't had the issue with the sandpaper holders at each end of the pad, but can certainly understand how the plastic rolls can wear out quickly. Although this is a random orbital sander, it does not leave the telltale small swirl pattern that other sanders leave. This means I can quickly move to finishing my project with minimal hand sanding. The option filter systems control the dust very well. The switch is mounted in a convenient location and is easily turned off and on as needed. I have other finishing sanders, manufactured by well known companies, but prefer and do use this one almost exclusively.
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Bought for a replacement of another brand so glad I chose BOSCH.
Date published: 2016-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trouble free for over 6 years I was in the market for a while when I made this purchase to do some light sanding on small projects. I liked the fact that I could use 1/4 sheets of sandpaper and get 8 quarter sized sheets off of one standard sheet of paper. The paper slides into a tang that holds the front part of the paper, and then slides underneath two plastic rollers and locks in place with a pivoting arm on the side. Ergonomics is great, and there is very little fatigue while using. Once the piece of paper is attached, you press the machine onto a plastic piece to open the sanding holes for ventilation so the paper doesn't clog. After 6 years of using it doing casual woodwoorking, it has served me well. Only complaint that I have is that the plastic rollers on the rear that hold the paper in place have been sanded off, and it appears that I have to purchase a complete bottom piece of the unit. $32 for a replacement part is very fair. Bosch tools are quality-built, and I feel that I would not hesitate to recommend this sander to anyone looking to get one that isn't outrageously expensive, and is quality built.
Date published: 2013-05-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Front sandpaper clip didn't last very long. After 2 years of moderate DIY use the front sandpaper clip stopped opening on both ends when the button was depressed. I expected more from a Bosch product.
Date published: 2016-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My First Bosch Product Purchased this sander as a recommendation from a fellow woodworker as i was unfamiliar with Bosch power tools i took a chance. I have used the sander for a while now on projects from sanding and refinishing an old cedar chest to finishing Corian counter tops. So far so good and this has led me to purchase multiple other Bosch power tools based on the quality of this little sander. I have had the sander for several years now and have yet to experience any of the previous issues with the baseplate,not sure if it has changed in design since i purchased mine. In my experience it has been a solid purchase and for the money if it broke today i would buy it again.
Date published: 2015-03-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not last I initially loved this product, it held the sheet tight and was great. However after using it for several jobs the design flaw showed. The rear clamping rubber gets sanded down by the paper and then it will no longer hold the sandpaper. I am very careful with my tools and would say I've only used this product lightly and the way it was intended to be used. The rear clamp needs to be redesigned. The motor works great, but without paper it doesn't mean much.
Date published: 2014-02-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from be prepared to wait when you need replacement pad. H.D. does NOT carry part. Not even online. I am generally satisfied with this product. My major gripe is with Home Depot for selling everything under the sun but not making the replacement pad available. I could not find the part online anywhere. Had to call manufacturer customer service. That part was not bad, It the the fact that I would very much like to use the tool sooner than later. For you convenience here is the part number, 2610920628. I used at Bosch's online store. I hope this does not dissuade you from buying this tool, I just want to make sure you are not left without one when thinking ahead will help. I just ordered 3 of them so this should not happen to me in the future. I hate wasting MY time. Good luck.
Date published: 2013-10-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Rear Bumper Fail As with other reviewers the rear bumper on this sander wears and has to be replaced or the sandpaper will not stay in the rear clamp. Poor design.
Date published: 2015-10-19
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