This palm sander will deliver an excellent surface finish to a flat wooden surface. Due to the frequent, small-amplitude orbital motion, it's capable of removing the tiniest wooden particles, without damaging the surface. Additionally, this tool is perfect for sanding right angle corners.
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Pro Great for surface finishing
This flat sheet sander is an excellent tool when you need to get a perfect surface finish on a flat workpiece. Due to the fast, low amplitude motion, this tool can remove even the tiniest bits of material, without damaging the surface, thus leaving a near-perfect result. When it comes to surface finish quality, this sanding technology is by far more superior than random orbit sanding.
Pro Perfect for corners
This palm sander can work on three perpendicular surfaces simultaneously, making it an ideal tool for sanding right angle corners.
Pro Large work area
While the majority of sheet sanders can work only with ¼ sheet sandpaper, this tool is twice as big and accepts ½ sheet sandpaper. Due to the low material removal speed, the increased working area is a huge advantage as it enables you to work faster.
Pro Feels sturdy and solid
As the body of this palm sander is made from sturdy, high-quality rubber, metal, and plastic, the tool does not feel cheap.
Pro Works with cheap sandpaper
The clamping mechanism of this palm sander is compatible with the regular sanding paper that you can buy at your local DIY store. You can use the provided punch-plate to make any sheet sanding paper suitable for this tool. This will significantly reduce your expenses as the regular sanding sheets are cheaper than the pre-punched sanding sheets.
Pro Vibrations are reduced
This palm sander has a dedicated suspension system, which isolates the handle from the parts that are prone to vibrating (just like a car's suspension damps the vibrations caused by road bumps).
Pro Comes with a dust bag
This palm sander comes with a portable dust container. Having an integrated paper filter, it will keep the level of dust in the air to a minimum. Contrarily to the simple paper bags offered by competitors, Bosch's container is made from high-quality plastic.
Con Suffers from dust and moisture
The body of this tool is made from multiple small elements. Thus the moisture and dust protection is significantly reduced. You will need to occasionally clean this palm sander to ensure its long and productive lifespan.
Con Not designed for heavy-duty applications
This palm sander is not powerful enough to be suitable for rapid and aggressive material removal applications. Random orbit sanders and full-rotational sanders perform much better in such applications.