Bosch - ROS65VC-6 6-Inch Pad Rear-Handle Random Orbit Sander with Vibration Control (Rating: 5)

I purchased this sander over six months ago and am certain that it's the best ROS that I have ever used. It's much easier to handle than the older Porter Cable unit that I have borrowed from my father in the past and is light years ahead of the 5" Dewalt that I own in finish, stock removal, and dust collection. It can remove material fast with the heavier grits and leaves a fine finsh as you work up to 240 or 320. The cannister filter that came with it worked very well. With the optional 16 ft dust collection hooked up to my Rigid Shop Vacuum with the HEPA filter installed, it is practically dustless.

I have been so happy with this purchase, i picked up a 5" one hand version to replace my Dewalt. I have a friend
whose husband is just getting into woodworking who will be glad to have it. Perhaps, I will review it once I have used it a bit more.

My only complaint is that it requires six-hole hook and loop paper. Other than the Bosch brand, most papers, including the Mirka gold that I favor, have eight holes. The only reason I didn't drop this to four stars is that the dust collection seems to work just as well with the eight-hole paper as it does with the six.

This is the first Bosch tool that I have owned. My experience with this sander will definitely cause me to consider them in the future.