Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Woodworker VG orbital
Works very well on unpainted wood. However, where needed to use on set of stairs which had been painted but most paint removed with stripper, did not do the job as I anticipated with the coarse grit. Would recommend if using on milled wood. Easily took out imperfections in fresh lumber or slabs.
When attached to a shop vac, using jerry rigged connections and hose clamps, dust was nearly non existent. Note my experience here is on one test slab of wood in which very satisfied but when moved to the stairs, problem above noted.
January 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by chrisinestes I should have gotten this sander a long time ago
I've used it for several weeks now, and I love it. There's a huge difference between the 2 modes, which is exactly what I was looking for. It works like a normal random orbit sander in regular mode, and it's super agressive in the forced orbit mode. It's paid for itself already in time saved.
January 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lance808 Great sander. Lots of power!
This sander makes the others look like toys! I'm using this for fiberglass sanding and fairing. It cuts it down fast with little to no dust. Love it.
May 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer great tool
the Bosch DM-ROS is a great tool if you want to remove a massive amount of stock. When sanding with 80 grit, in turbo mode, you really have to have a firm hold on it. I will compare it to a belt sander, because it really gives you a work out. This is not a one handed tool.
I also have worked with a Festool DM-ROS, they are comparable but there price isn't. The Bosch is about $200 cheaper. I didn't find that there was much difference in the stock removal rate.
I Have had this tool for about a year now and I have abused it, slightly. It probably has about 400 hours on it now and it still runs great. I have had to replace the pad but, I have never got more than a year out of any pad. The cord length is great, and the dual mode saves a lot of time. I also have the ridged DM sander and it doesn't like anything less than 80 grit paper it just doesn't have the power that the Bosch or Festool have. I replaced the ridged sander with the Bosch.
March 28, 2008