Looking to pick up something a little better tan my old PC palm
sander. What ever it is, it has to have a decent dust to vacumn
feature. And maybe variable speeds would be nice. Anyone want to
While Ray makes a good point, *I* would not get a 6-incher. 6-inchers work
beautifully if you are sanding a horizontal surface. IMNSHO the ergonomics
go down the toilet if you hold it upside down, off a ladder or reaching
inside a cabinet.
So I guess it depends on your style of work.
FWIW I'm happy with my makita 5" VS ROS. I'll second the rccomendation to
see which model fits your hand well.
I have been really happy with my Ridgid 6" ROS (Metabo/Germany).
But I REALLY like my Festool Rotex. Festool also makes a dynamite 5" ROS.
You get what you pay for.
It takes a woman 20 years to turn her son into a man.
Then it takes another woman less than 20 minutes to turn him into a
(Loosely translated from an Italian proverb)
I'd second the motion for the 5" ROS. I have several sanders, but the
5" Bosch is the one I use the most. It's small enough to work on things
like table legs, and still has enough power to take on big projects
like refinishing hardwood floors (around the perimiter I mean) as I did
last week. Fair dust collection, good ergonomics.
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