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Random-Orbit Sander 1295D

Bosch - Random-Orbit Sander 1295D

This random orbit sander from Bosch features a pleated microfilter and variable speed controls.

$72 (As of 4/1/2002)

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Editor's Review:

by Rex Alexander

review date: April 1, 2002

Bosch’s sander, model 1295DVS, reminds me of a midsized car that’s well built but doesn’t quite have all the power you want. I thought it sanded less aggressively than my older Bosch random-orbit sander that has virtually the same amperage. Still, however, the 2.2-amp motor did an adequate job sanding mill marks out of oak and cleaning up veneer plywood.

The 1295DVS is a variable-speed sander that operates from 7,000 to 12,000 rpm. Model 1295D is identical, except it runs at a single speed: 12,000 rpm. The sander can reach into the corners of cabinets and other tight places. And because it’s lightweight, there’s less fatigue on the user.

This model comes equipped with a new and unique pleated microfilter. When the filter was clean, the 1295DVS did a great job of collecting dust. But once the surface of the filter became saturated with dust, the dust-collection effectiveness of the sander was quickly reduced.

The manual suggests cleaning this filter often, but I found the process to be annoying, especially when faced with sanding a lot of wood as I often do. If you’re really concerned about dust, consider the vacuum-hose accessory.

Editor Test Results:

Dust Collection Effectiveness N/A
Location of Controls N/A
Vibration Rating N/A

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Bosch
Manufacturer's Web Site
Manufacturer's Phone Number 877-267-2499
Tilt N/A
Dust Collection N/A
Horsepower N/A
Amps 2.0 amps
Volts 120v
Speed 12,000 rpm
Stroke N/A
Abrassive Component Size 5 in. disc
Maximum Capacity N/A

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