Bosch ROS20VSC Review 2017

The Bosch ROS20VSC is a 5″ random orbit sander, that is a popular model choice for many buyers. This one has a price of around $60, depending on where you make your actual purchase. Overall, over 100 buyers at Amazon rate this particular model at 4.8 out of 5 stars, which is an excellent rating. Bosch make great tools so if you want to own a sander of real quality, then this would be a very good choice.

One buyer said this about their purchase:

Have owned 6 palm sanders from the 80s thru 2012,used to do all prep & paint myself for a living. this machine blows them all away.

Below you will find a detailed review which I hope that you find really useful. If however, you don’t have time to read it all, then you can go here for best prices and any available discounts. At the moment, this one costs around $60 on Amazon which is a good value price. It has continued to fall in price since it was launched.

For those who like the detail, then please continue to read below.

Key Features of the Bosch ROS20VSC 5-inch Random Sander

This model is a 5″ sander and that of course is the most popular size for these type of random orbit sanders. Like almost all of the Bosch sanders, this one also comes with a very good dust extraction system, and one that actually works pretty well. Most general users now prefer the 5″ option as it is just easier to use.

Bosch Motor

This sander is powered by a 2.5 Amp motor, and it also has variable speed, with between 7,500-12,000 orbits per minute. The speed is controlled by a simple dial, making it super easy to use. No buyer has had any complaints about the motor burning out. That is always a great sign.

Hook & Loop Disc Attachment

This sander uses the hook and loop method which again is the most popular choice. In addition to that most Bosch sanders also use thousands of small hooks on their attachment to really grip the discs. This works really well and buyers do seem to love this system. There is nothing more annoying than discs flying off when you are trying to get something done.

Ergonomics – Feel In The Hand

bosch ros20vsk 120-volt variable speed random orbit sander kitThis is often overlooked, but I think it is probably the most important thing of all. If you have ever used a cheap or poor quality sander, then it feels clumsy in the hand. It will probably vibrate a lot, discs and paper keeps tearing, it only has one speed and can gouge at start-up and also leave swirl marks.

It just does not feel good or easy to use and can drive you cuckoo! A few years back, unless you spent a fortune, then many of the sanders available were just like that. Companies like Bosch have gone a long way to improve them.

Bosch ROS20VSC  User Experience

The Bosch ROS20VSC and the  ROS20VSK models 120-volt variable speed random orbit sander kits have been designed not only to work, but to have a great user experience. There is minimal vibration, dampening systems to prevent swirls, soft grips to hold, and these sanders are also simple to use.

Now like anything, there is a certain amount of skill level required, to get the best use out of these. That comes with a little practise. Tools like these just make that a great deal easier. Personally I believe that with just a little practise almost anyone can become skilled in the use of a sander. One buyer said this:

Bought this fella this past summer for sanding bead board for
remodelling project…. It’s great !!!!
I’m nearly 60 yo and disabled yet found this very easy to use.

Other Features To Consider

  • It is a corded electric product
  • This one comes with a carrying bag which I like and is really useful if you move about
  • It measures 5 x 6 x 9″ and weighs 3.5 lbs – a nice solid weight
  • It has an orbit diameter of 3/32″ (2.5 mm)
  • Works off 120 volts

Summary and Recommendation

This is a very good sander at a pretty decent price point. Buyers clearly like this one a lot. It does not leave swirls and is pretty easy to use. It is a tool that will allow you to get many different jobs done around the home.

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We would recommend the Bosch ROS20VSC as buyers who have left reviews give this sander a very high rating.

Enda McLarnon
 

Enda McLarnon is now retired and is now enjoying writing about his love of power tools. All types of these tools are now available and they make working on projects and DIY jobs around the home a great deal of fun