Random-Orbit Sander 1295DVS - Fine Woodworking Tool Review
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Random-Orbit Sander 1295DVS

Bosch - Random-Orbit Sander 1295DVS

Bosch offers a comparable sander as model No. 1250DEVS.

$100 (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 midsize 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, which has virtually the same amperage. Nevertheless, 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 unusual 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 Average
Location of Controls N/A
Vibration Rating N/A

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Bosch
Manufacturer's Web Site www.boschtools.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 877-267-2499
Tilt N/A
Dust Collection Pleated Microfilter
Horsepower N/A
Amps 2.2 amp
Volts N/A
Speed Variable Speed: 7,000 rpm to 12,000 rpm
Stroke N/A
Abrasive Component Size 6-in. disc
Maximum Capacity N/A

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