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post #1 of 9 Old 07-27-2016, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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Low Vibration Sander

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Can some recommend a low vibration sander? I currently have a Bosch ROS20VSK, and it kills my hands. Thanks for your help.
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post #2 of 9 Old 07-27-2016, 10:36 PM
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What type of sander? Size? etc? I am not going to go looking up model numbers.

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And that model has "low vibration operation", I have a Porter Cable which I find I can't use for long periods of time, it may just be the nature of the beasts.:smile3:

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Allegedly the new DeWalt is supposed to be pretty low vibration. My Festool ETS125 is good, but pricy.

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My current sander is a 5" random orbit sander.

Does anyone have experience with the Bosch ROS65VC-5? This a 6" sander, that has good reviews on Amazon with low vibration.

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BTW, my current sander is not low vibration which is why I am looking to replace it. I had surgery on both my hands, so they are sensitive to vibrations.
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Looking at the festool ets125 (around $200 on Amazon), it is actually cheaper than the Bosch.
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My current sander is a 5" random orbit sander.

Does anyone have experience with the Bosch ROS65VC-5? This a 6" sander, that has good reviews on Amazon with low vibration.

Thanks,
Mark

After much research into low vibration sanders I ended up purchasing that Bosch with
the 5 " and 6" pads. As advertised the vibration is extremely low and the sander is very efficient however a couple of things I should mention are it has a higher pitched whine than any of my other sanders (not a problem for me since I wear hearing protection) and the location of the speed control thumbwheel causes me to sometimes inadvertently change speeds.

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Looking at the festool ets125 (around $200 on Amazon), it is actually cheaper than the Bosch.
My go sanders are the Festool 125, 130 and 400.
Besides the low vibration it's also about dust collection for me. My three sanders give me an orbital, straight line that doubles up for contours, and a large surface detail sander. Those three sanders can do the work of half a dozen sanders. The Festool abrasives are tailored to the material being sanded and outlast the big box abrasives.

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