Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 5
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by madmax Bosch 5 IN. ELECTRONIC VARIABLE SPEED RANDOM ORBITAL SANDER
Ordered this sander when it had the promotional discount and the reputation of the Bosch brand. Used the sander for sanding pine, maple and redwood wood pieces for a DIY 55 gallons fish tank stand and canopy. Performance is excellent and not too loud. Very happy with the result of this Bosch sander...
September 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by woodman comfortable and quiet
nice size and weight, quieter than others i’ve owned and has a comfortable grip. easy to keep flat on the work surface doesn’t grab and take off like some others.
July 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Casey Good product; great price!
This is my second Bosch sander. One problem with these units is the tendency for the screw to loosen which attaches the pad to the shaft. If this happens and sanding continues, the screw will seize in the shaft, making it nearly impossible to remove. I recommend checking screw tightness often.
I bought this replacement because of this problem with my first sander. The first time it happened I was able to get the screw out and ordered the necessary parts to restore it. But in the second instance I chose to buy new because this time the repair would have required a new pad (which I had to cut off to enable the screw to be removed -- Then the screw wrung off rather than back out.
Nonetheless, I liked the sander well enough to replace it in kind.
January 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gman Good tool, easy to use, good production.
Bought this sander for a couple of projects I was starting and was glad I chose the Bosch. I've used a palm sander on some of my smaller projects, and while it has its place, it just takes a lot more time to get the job done. The Bosch is a little heavier, but still easy to handle without tiring. The variable speed setting works especially well when used with the trigger lock. No complaints.
June 4, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by MBike Good
Packet came delievered like it was throw around and cut up nice Christmas present.
January 3, 2012