Bosch 1/2-Sheet Orbital Sander #OS50VC

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Bosch
Model:
OS50VC
Price:
$380

Description

Bosch-exclusive Vibration Control™suspension system minimizes vibration for superior handling and maximum comfort
SheetLoc™ Supreme Sandpaper Attachment System - Pulls regular sandpaper flat and tight
Also accepts "stick-on" paper
The high-performance Soft Microcellular Backing Pad conforms to many contours
Rugged die-cast aluminum gear housing – long-life design eliminates wobble and vibration
Two dust collection systems - Microfilter Dust Canister with integrated paper filter and screw-off cap or vacuum hose connection with airflow control
Trigger switch with lock-on button
Flush sanding ability - Sands close to vertical surfaces on three sides
Amperage 3.4
Case Type No Case Included
Certifications cULus
Cord Length 13
Height 8
Length 17
No Load OPM 11,000
Orbit Diameter 3/32” (2.4 mm)
Pad Size 4-1/2" x 9" (1/2 Sheet)
Paper Size 4-1/2" x 11" (1/2 sheet)
Rating 120V AC
Sales Pack Quantity 1
Tool Level 1 - Corded – variable speed high
Voltage 120V
Warranty Limited 1-Year Warranty
Weight 6 lb
Weight (lbs.) 6
Width 4.5
Working Length 9˝
Includes
2 605 411 234 Microfliter Dust Canister
VAC024 Vac Hose Adapter
2 602 026 177 Auxiliary Handle
2 600 009 026 Sanding Pad
2 608 190 030 Punch Plate
Sanding Sheet

WOOD magazine review

Half-sheet orbiter cuts sanding time

Review Summary

With about one-third more pad-surface area than a 6" random-orbit sander, Bosch’s OS50VC half-sheet orbital sander earned a spot in my shop for handling big jobs. Its surprising aggressiveness makes the often-tedious task of sanding go quickly without sacrificing surface quality. I sanded multiple samples from the same red oak and pine boards with this sander and a top-performing random-orbit sander using identical abrasives, and then stained the boards.
The OS50VC smoothed the test samples nicely and left a scratch- and swirl-free, furniture-quality finish equal to that of the ROS. Impressive. Plus, its 9-1/2"-long pad helps ensure flat panels compared to smaller-pad sanders. It’s easy to install sanding sheets tightly with the clever spring-loaded clamps (inset). And the included punch plate pokes holes in fresh sheets so the sander can suck up dust. This sander wowed me with its excellent dust collection, both with the included canister filter and when attached to a shop vacuum. I also like the noticeably lower vibration on this sander compared to other half-sheet models I’ve used. —Tested by Bob Hunter, Tools Editor

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

3

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