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post #1 of 9 Old 05-16-2019, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
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My dusty sander

Years ago, I inherited a Bosch 3107DVS orbital sander from my father. It's done well by me, but yesterday it died. Replacing it with something nearly identical could cost a couple hundred dollars, and I think that the ROS20VSC palm sander design might be more suited for my needs, and only sets me back $59. So that's what I'm getting.


When I used my dad's sander, although it had a dust collection bag attached, it seemed like it only collected about 5% of the dust. The lion's share wound up in the air and around on my work surface. This new sander has a plastic dust collection bin on the back, but also an attachment for a 1.25" hose. My dust collection hoses are 2", so to use this, I'm going to have to buy additional hose to connect it to the system AND an adapter to step it down to 1.25".


My question is: Will it be worth it? Will the suction pull up most of that dust that never made it into the collector bag before? I really don't want to have to go to the bother and expense if it's not going to do any better than just letting the dust collect in the little attached bin. I'm fine emptying it from time to time, but like I said, my experience is that very little dust makes it there.
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I found the shop vac connection works much better than the bag i had on mine.
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What he said^

There is no comparison. Here's what you need, I have about 4 sets because they work great and reasonably priced.
https://www.amazon.com/Hyde-Tools-09...gateway&sr=8-3


Some sanders have a goofy shape dust outlet, .... not round. If that's the case, find a rectangular shape plastic bottle and cut off everything that doesn't fit and tape it on the end. The hose is very light weight will not impede your sanders movement.

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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Random orbital sanders do not cost anywhere near $200. The only exception I found on Amazon was Bosch Orbital Sander/POLISHER. I think adding the polisher function was what ran up the price.


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Random orbital sanders do not cost anywhere near $200.

This is very similar to what I had:
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Bosch-120-V...Sander/3764665
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I found the shop vac connection works much better than the bag i had on mine.

Sounds reasonable. I have a Harbor Freight dust collection system and can attach another hose onto it. The fine dust from the sander would clog the bejezus out of my shop vac's filter.


My new sander arrived today and handles dust a LOT better than the old one did, but I do have to empty the canister occasionally. A host attachment would be easier (and probably dust free-er).
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My dusty sander

I use this for sanding and planning but it fills fast if you’re planning rough sawn stock. https://www.rockler.com/dust-right-dust-separator
I also have a smaller dust deputy that I use in the basement for my wife’s jewelry workshop. https://www.amazon.com/Oneida-Molded.../dp/B002JP315K


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Thanks, but I'm very happy with the dust collection system I've already got. My only question was whether or not connecting my new sander to it would make an improvement over simply using the attached collection canister.

I've since received the new sander and am pretty happy with it. Aside from it being quieter and easier to use than the old one, I'm seeing almost no dust left behind, in the air or on the work surface. It's so much better that I have to wonder if there was something faulty in the dust collection on the old one. Had I known there would be this much improvement, I'd have bought this sooner and given away the old one.

My sanding jobs tend to be relatively short, just an hour here and there, so the attached collection canister will probably suit my needs just fine. I honestly can't see how any changes would improve things.
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Thanks, but I'm very happy with the dust collection system I've already got. My only question was whether or not connecting my new sander to it would make an improvement over simply using the attached collection canister.
yes, immensely. but, on a pad sander you have to punch the holes in the sheet.


I know you say you are happy with your dust collection, but check this out. original filters after 7 years. dust deputy, Fein Turbo II, bag, and hepa filter. does not lose suction over time.


also look for flexible 1" hose.
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