Bosch 1250DEVS Random Orbit Sander Review
Bosch has a few different random orbit sanders to choose from (and a few that have made our list). This sander, like all of their models, is designed for low vibration and minimal noise with the help of a counterbalance mechanism and a dual bearing pad mount system.
This is the most powerful of the Bosch models (though only a hair larger than the ROS65VC), but it comes with plenty of rubberized grips and an ergonomic design to make for a comfortable operating experience.
What sets this model apart is that it comes with the option of varying between two orbit modes so you can tackle a wider variety of tasks. The random orbit mode works for normal stock removal and fine finishing, while the “Turbo” mode operates at five times the regular random orbit rate so you can sand down rougher stock that regular sanders might not be able to handle. Switching between the two modes is easy too with a sanding mode selector. It’s like having two different sanders in one!
And within the two modes, there is plenty of further variation to be had. The 1250DEVS offers a powerful 6.5 amp motor and the ability to vary speeds between 3,100 and 6,650 orbits per minute. This is possibly the most tricked out of the Bosch entries and includes a number of exciting and helpful features to maximize your sander’s performance. Just like the ROS20VC, this random orbit machine includes a soft start function and a pad dampening system to help minimize swirls and scuffs. It also comes equipped with a passive dust tube system that can be attached to a vacuum to keep your work station clean and safe.
This tool is perfect for the woodworker who was impressed with our top pick Bosch, but who might be looking at sanders with a little more power and longevity to them.