Check it out, Bosch has come out with a new 6-inch sander, model GET75-6N. It’s a rare – but welcome – occasion that we spot a new corded power tool.
The new Bosch GET75-6N sander has a dual-mode design, and can be switched from a random orbit mode and a turbo direct-drive eccentric-orbit mode for more aggressive material removal.
Bosch says that the turbo mode features direct-drive rotation for 3x stock removal compared to the random orbit mode, giving users an alternative to a belt sander.
It features a multi-hole pad system that can work with a wide variety of abrasive disc styles, and a built-in dust port with adapter (VAC024) that works with 35mm, 1-1/4″, and 1-1/2″ vacuum hoses.
The sander has a slim-grip design for greater user comfort, and a two-position auxiliary handle for greater control. There’s also a removable pad guard, which prevents the sanding pad from touching – and marring – surfaces near your workpiece.
Additional features include a soft hook and loop backing pad, die-cast aluminum gear housing, dual-bearing pad mount, and an integral pad-dampening braking system.
- 6″ disc size
- 273-635 RPM
- 3100-7200 OPM (no-load)
- 4.5 mm (0.18″) orbit radius
- Separate on/off and speed controls (according to the spec sheet)
- 7.5A power draw
- 15″ long
- 5.5″ tall
- 6.3″ width
- Weighs 5.7 lbs
If I’m understanding this new Bosch sander correctly, it has a random orbit mode for “standard” use, and a turbo mode for faster material removal, allowing it to be used for some of the same applications as you would a belt sander. Bosch says the random orbit mode is for normal stock removal and ultra-smooth fine finishing.
It’s designed with dust collection efficiency in mind, featuring an extended dust collection port, and it also comes with a vacuum hose adapter. The dust port looks like it might be removable, but all of the product imagery shows it securely attached to the sander.
I believe that Bosch knows how to make a good sander, and am inclined to trust that this one is a good as could or should be expected from a ~$300 tool.
Personally, I do far more finish sanding than refinishing, and so the dual-mode functionality might be lost on me. However, the inclusion of a more aggressive “turbo” mode seems like a good idea, and similar functionality has appeared on Bosch 6″ sanders before.
The new Bosch GET75-6N definitely looks different compared to the older 1250DEVS, with the dust collection tube, slim handle, and extended length being the biggest standouts.
The sander’s spec sheet says it has a variable speed range and with a separate on/off switch, although this isn’t apparent in the product photos. The oscillation angle of 4.5 mm should allow for higher material removal rates, and can still be used for finish work, although I personally prefer a smaller oscillation or stroke length for finer finishes.
I find myself wondering – how could this new Bosch sander be any better-featured? I also find myself wondering if we’ll see a cordless Bosch 18V version. Festool has come out with hybrid-powered corded/cordless sanders, but none of which are meant to be used for fast material removal.
Would you choose this as your primary sander? How about indoors in place of a belt sander?
It’s rare for brands to come out with new handheld corded power tools. What are your thoughts about this new sander?