Bosch - 1250DEVS Random-Orbit Sander - Fine Homebuilding Tool Review
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1250DEVS Random-Orbit Sander

Bosch - 1250DEVS Random-Orbit Sander

This dual-mode right-angle sander from Bosch features a powerful soft-start motor

$300.00 (As of 10/1/2004)

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Editor's Review: Your Next Random-Orbit Sander

review date: September 1, 2004

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.

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Editor Test Results:

Overall Rating N/A
Sanding Quality Excellent
Abrasive Change N/A
Controls Good
Dust Collection Effectiveness N/A
Noise N/A
Vibration Rating N/A

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Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Bosch
Manufacturer's Web Site
Manufacturer's Phone Number 877-267-2499
Weight 5.3 lb.
Dimensions 6 in. by 6 in. by 12 in.
Built-In Dust Collection Dust port
Amps 6.5
Speed 3,100 to 6,650 opm
Abrasive Size 6 in.
Abrasive Shape Disk
Accessories Vacuum hoses and case available separately
Type Right-angle

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