Except for maybe my Bosch routers, I am jinxed with their products. I have
used and tested 3 or 4 Bosch drills and they all failed while I was using
them, add to that I was using Swingman's Bosch ROS and it stopped
Yeah ... some folks shouldn't even be allowed to wear watches! :)
It was nothing serious, just the switch ... it's still ticking right along.
I'm surprised that with all the dust these things whip up, that more switch
problems don't crop up.
I like my 6" Bosch ROS, but I find myself using that little 1/4 sheet Porter
Cable 340(?), (inherited in mystery box of "stuff"), as the first choice,
mainly because it doesn't aggravate my CTS like the ROS does.
I had a couple of 2HP Bosch routers. I forgot the model numbers, but
the height adjustmernt was a cam-like rotatey thang..and the damn bit
was never in the centre of the base..blech. The motors ran forever,
but I went through half a dozen switches.
I still have a 1/2 sheet and a new 1/4 sheet sander. I like them both.
I sold my barrel-grip jig-saw when I retired..but I liked it. I got a
top-handle Milwaukee now, but sometimes miss the upside-down handyness
of the barrel grip.
I just bought a litium-ion Bosch screwdriver. The guys like it. Too
soon to tell.
Now...seeing that your sweet wife bought you the Domino, does she keep
the $ 40.00 as well?
PS.. I'm still waiting to hear about the Pinot Popsicle.
I agree as well. I have one and it's great. One of the best aspects to
Festool tools is that they are much quieter to operate and don't spin out of
control when you lift them while running. They are pricey though.
> Without considering price, what is the best orbital sander to buy.
Bigger is better IMHO.
The sanding area varies as the square of the diameter, thus a 5"%, a
6"6, and an 8"d.
64/25 = 2.56, which means an 8" unit has 2.56 times the area of a 5"
unit, which means you spend less time sanding.
Obviously, an 8" requires more investment than a 5".
If you can afford the investment, look Fein, Festool.
If not, look at Bosch.
Greg O wrote:
> Better check your math. Round area uses a differant formula.
> 5"= ~19 sqin
> 6"= ~28 sqin
> 8"= ~50 sqin
> The ratio does stay the same.
You are getting bogged down in the details.
It is only the area ratio that counts, not the actual area.
There is the "bigger is better" arguement and that's fine. I have the
Festool RO 150 which is the metric equivalent to a 6" inch sander and while
bigger is better, there are times I prefer to use my smaller 5" PC which
I've had for years. The 6" sanders are better suited for 2-hand operation
where you can get by with using just 1 hand with the 5" sanders. There are
times when you need to hold the piece while sanding it which is easier to do
with the 5" sanders.
|Without considering price, what is the best orbital sander to buy.
Don't know for sure but it isn't a DeWalt. I have a number of other
tools from DW and like them, but my sander has failed (partially)
The speed control seems to be susceptible to ESD (electrostatic
discharge) something that appears in abundance when you have a
combination of friction, dust and moving air.
Correspondence with DW has been unanswered, so my answer is to not buy
or recommend anymore of their products.
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