Bosch’s ROS20VSC 5″ random orbit sander is on sale now at Amazon for $49, which is the same price Lowe’s is advertising it for their Black Friday 2019 sales flyer. It’s typically $69.
I have had good experiences with my Bosch 1/4 sheet sander, and I would have bought this 5″ random orbit sander (or its predecessor) at the same time too, but that’s a long story about how I built up my woodworking tool collection with credit card reward gift cards.
All you really need to know is that this is a well-regarded random orbit sander that’s known to be a good performer. Bosch’s sanders, routers, and jigsaws are usually good buys. I own a couple of Bosch woodworking tools and they’ve been absolutely fabulous to work with so far.
The sander features a 2.5A motor, standard hook and loop sanding pad, and variable speed dial, and comes with a vacuum hose adapter and microfilter dust box. It comes with a soft backing pad that you can change out if you prefer an optional softer or harder pad instead. There’s also an optional soft backing pad for PSA (self-adhesive) sanding discs.
- 5″ pad size
- 2.5A motor
- 7,500 – 12,000 OPM
- 8 hole dust collection pattern
- Weighs 3.5 lbs
- Separate on/off switch from variable speed control
- 3/32″ (2.5 mm) orbit diameter
Sale Price: $49
There was a similar deal last year, but this deal is even better. At the time of this posting, the sander is also eligible for a concurrent $20 off $100+ select Bosch tools promo.
So let’s say you want to buy this sander and Bosch’s GSS20-40 1/4 sheet finish sander, which is currently $55 at Amazon and also eligible for the $20 off $100+ promo offer. The order total comes out to $104 minus $20, which is $84 plus tax. That’s a fantastic value considering that this 5″ random orbit sander typically sells for $69 by itself. I love this time of year.