1250DEVS Random-Orbit Sander Review
This dual-mode right-angle sander from Bosch features a powerful soft-start motor
This dual-mode right-angle sander features a powerful soft-start motor. Finish results were excellent in the “Normal” mode, and stock removal was dramatic in the “Turbo” mode (the variable-speed feature was essential for best control in Turbo mode). Mode-changing–which should be done only with the pad stopped–was a snap with this tool’s excellent changeover switch. In its mode-change system, the orbit size remains the same, but in the aggressive mode, the sander’s drive system forces the pad into a powerful spin–more like that of a right-angle grinder–which dramatically reduces the rate of material removed. It also makes for a wild ride that can be harder to control than the in-line force of a belt sander.
The tool body was easy to hold, and the padded top grip was a plus. The large size of this sander, however, may hamper fine work. Access to controls was adequate. No vacuum hose or adapter is included as standard equipment.