Internet #300656197

Model #GSS20-40

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

  • 12,000 oscillations per minute delivers smooth and uniform finish
  • Flush sands vertical surfaces on three sides (front, left, right)
  • Through-the-pad dust collection for cleaner workspace
  • See More Details

Product Overview

The Bosch GSS20-40 1/4 in. Sheet Orbital Finishing Sander delivers even sanding and long tool life, with a precision-machined aluminum sanding plate. It has a beefy 2.0 Amp motor that produces up to 12,000 oscillations per minute (OPM), delivering uniform and smooth results on all surfaces. This tool incorporates low-vibration engineering for user comfort and for enhanced tool life.
  • Microfilter dust canister with screw-off cap - optimal system for collecting fine dust and easy emptying
  • Traditional clamping design - dependable grip of one or more sanding sheets (pad also accepts stick-on paper)
  • Ergonomic soft-grip top - provides stable handling and extended comfort
  • Dust-sealed switch - convenient off/on and prevention of contamination
  • Through-the-pad dust collection - for cleaner workspace
  • Flush sanding ability sands along vertical surfaces on 3 sides (front, left, right)
  • Includes: punch plate, (1) sandpaper sheet and micro filter dust canister
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Info & Guides

You will need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader to view PDF documents. Download a free copy from the Adobe Web site.

Compare Similar Sheet Sanders

2.6 Amp Corded 5 in. Random Orbital Sander
current product
2 Amp 1/4 in. Corded Sheet Orbital Finishing Sander
1.7 Amp 10 in. Corded 1/3 Sheet Finishing Sander3 Amp 5 in. Corded Random Orbital Sander with Variable Speed Tool Case
BrandRYOBIBoschMakitaMakita
Name2.6 Amp Corded 5 in. Random Orbital Sander2 Amp 1/4 in. Corded Sheet Orbital Finishing Sander1.7 Amp 10 in. Corded 1/3 Sheet Finishing Sander3 Amp 5 in. Corded Random Orbital Sander with Variable Speed Tool Case
Price
$5497
$5499
$5947
$9400
Ratings
(927)
(34)
(167)
(16)
Cordless/ CordedCordedCordedCordedCorded
Power Tool FeaturesBag Included,No Tool Disc/Pad Change,Random OrbitLock On SwitchNo Additional FeaturesCase Included
Dust collection typeBagBagBagBag
Corded Tool TypeFinishing SanderFinishing SanderFinishing SanderFinishing Sander
Speed (rpm)12500120001100012000
View ProductView ProductView ProductView Product

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
6.75 in
Product Height (in.)
5.75 in
Product Width (in.)
9 in

Details

Amperage (amps)
2 A
Color Family
Blue
Condition
New
Cord Length (ft.)
8
Corded Tool Type
Finishing Sander
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Dust collection type
Bag
Pad description
4" x 4-1/2"
Power Tool Features
Lock On Switch
Product Weight (lb.)
3.8 lb
Returnable
180-Day
Speed (rpm)
12000
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CSA Certified
Manufacturer Warranty
Limited 1-Year Warranty

Questions & Answers

7Questions15Answers

I am finishing a maple floor that was buried with Luan and Vinyl. Is this powerful enough to get ...

Asked by VTWood January 6, 2020
3
Answers

The GSS20-40 Orbital Finishing Sander does not have enough power for floor sanding. We recommend the 3725DEVS instead. For further assistance, contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Mon-Fri 7A-7P CST.

Why is this listed in the orbital category? This is clearly not an orbital sander.

Asked by gb November 29, 2018
4
Answers

It is an orbital sander, but not a random orbital sander.

Why do you call it a 1/4 in. sheet sander? 1/4 inch thick sandpaper is hard to find, and 1/4 inch...

Asked by Snickelfritz May 9, 2018
2
Answers

Yes, it’s a 1/4- sheet orbital finishing sander. I couldn’t find anything on the box saying 1/4in, it could be mistakenly written on the website, a programming issue.

Are the shop vac adapters in the store and how much are they? Thanks

Asked by Turkey April 24, 2018
1
Answer

Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, To better answer your question, please contact our HD.com customer service department at 800-430-3376 call any day between 6 a.m. and 2 a.m. EST, or call your local store, they can either answer your question or transfer you to your local store to answer your specific question.

How many amps is this tool

Asked by Stonehead November 16, 2017
2
Answers

The amps is 2.0.

Can this tool be used for sanding paint, spackle, and plaster on a brick wall?

Asked by nevi September 15, 2017
1
Answer

Yes, it could be used for that application.

dose it come with a shop vacuum adapter or can you buy one for it

Asked by ed January 24, 2017
2
Answers

Hi Ed, yes it has what I guess is the Bosch Standard connector. I have another Bosch Sander and I have a Bosch Shop-Vac hose. this little sander fits right onto the hose with the permanent connector which is where the shown dust collector attaches. Hope this helps!

Customer Reviews

  • 4.3
    out of 34 reviews
  • 94% recommend this product
5star-icon22
4star-icon5
3star-icon3
2star-icon0
1star-icon4
Filter by:
Showing 1-10 of 34 reviews
Bosch 1/4-Sheet Sander
This is a solid machine,. It has low vibration when in operation, and it is stable in the hand.
by Brian
Very good paper clamps and low vibration for this type of sander. The dust container should screw...
Very good paper clamps and low vibration for this type of sander. The dust container should screw on instead of relying on an O ring. Hooking up a vacuum for dust collection is questionable.
by Edward
Sander is lightweight and paper changing is super easy. Just...
Sander is lightweight and paper changing is super easy. Just finished sanding my front Porch.
by Ron
Replaced an old B&D, much less vibration, noise and love the dust collection!
Replaced an old B&D, much less vibration, noise and love the dust collection!
by MGY
Sander works great. Easy on the hands but still...
Sander works great. Easy on the hands but still manages to sand wood so great that you have to watch the pressure applied.
by HomeDepotCustomer
Good sander
Good sander
by Dafha
good new
It was all good when new after a year or house hold use the base attachment broke off now no garantie
by jayjayjet
Response from BoschToolsApr 29, 2020
Hi there! As the manufacturer, we are very interested in supplying consumers with a quality product that delivers the expected performance. We apologize if the GSS20-40 Sander did not meet your expectations. Can you please send us an email with regards to the specific issue/s you had at boschtools@custhelp.com? You may also request an evaluation for your tool. I am very hopeful to hear from you and help you resolve the difficulties you’ve experienced. We will also forward your comment to our Product Managers for review. For further assistance you may contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Mon-Fri 7A-7P CST. Thank you for your time.
it works fine. it's simple machine. the biggest problem is the wire bails that grip the sandpaper...
it works fine. it's simple machine. the biggest problem is the wire bails that grip the sandpaper. one bent very easily. i had to bend it back with some pliers so now i watch it closely to be sure the paper doesn't come loose.
by RayR
Response from BoschToolsApr 24, 2020
Hi there! As the manufacturer, we are very interested in supplying consumers with a quality product that delivers the expected performance. We apologize if GSS20-40 Sander did not meet your expectations. Can you please send us an email with regards to the specific issue/s you had at boschtools@custhelp.com. You may also return it to the store within 30 days from the purchase date with the copy of the receipt. I am very hopeful to hear from you and help you resolve the difficulties you’ve experienced. We will also forward your comment to our Product Managers for review. For further assistance you may contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Mon-Fri 7A-7P CST. Thank you for your time.
I don’t know how the product worked. It arrived via...
I don’t know how the product worked. It arrived via mail without any packaging. The product had been previously used and covered in dust. I immediately returned it. Home Depot did not carry this model in the store, so I could not exchange the item.
by D5
Response from BoschToolsApr 23, 2020
Hi there! As the manufacturer, we are very interested in supplying consumers with a quality product that delivers the expected performance. We apologize if GSS20-40 Sander did not meet your expectations. Can you please send us an email with regards to the specific issue/s you had at boschtools@custhelp.com. You may also return it to the store within 30 days from the purchase date with the copy of the receipt. I am very hopeful to hear from you and help you resolve the difficulties you’ve experienced. We will also forward your comment to our Product Managers for review. For further assistance you may contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Mon-Fri 7A-7P CST. Thank you for your time.
1 person found this helpful
The clamps are sturdy, less noise than other brands i...
The clamps are sturdy, less noise than other brands i tried, it collects dust effectively and it’s easy to empty. Until now i am very satisfied with the performance.
by Batool
Showing 1-10 of 34 reviews