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Default Random orbit sanders - green Bosch PEX400 vs blue Bosch GEX 125?

The well-liked green PEX400 seems to be getting expensive - Screwfix
has gone from 58 to 70 just this week, and I can't find a price for
it better than about 62 (I'll probably go for 66 from the local high
street)

So is this still the best sander to get? Or should I go for an only
slightly more expensive blue Bosch GEX125? (75) Less powerful, but I
wouldn't mind paying a bit more for a longer working life.

GEX150 (130) or the Metabo seem significantly more expensive.
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On 2008-01-10 13:08:57 +0000, Andy Dingley said:

The well-liked green PEX400 seems to be getting expensive - Screwfix
has gone from 58 to 70 just this week, and I can't find a price for
it better than about 62 (I'll probably go for 66 from the local high
street)

So is this still the best sander to get? Or should I go for an only
slightly more expensive blue Bosch GEX125? (75) Less powerful, but I
wouldn't mind paying a bit more for a longer working life.

GEX150 (130) or the Metabo seem significantly more expensive.



I have the Metabo. It's a lot nicer in terms of (lack of) vibration
to the hands as compared with an earlier Bosch that I had.


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Andy Dingley wrote:
The well-liked green PEX400 seems to be getting expensive - Screwfix
has gone from 58 to 70 just this week, and I can't find a price for
it better than about 62 (I'll probably go for 66 from the local high
street)

So is this still the best sander to get? Or should I go for an only
slightly more expensive blue Bosch GEX125? (75) Less powerful, but I
wouldn't mind paying a bit more for a longer working life.

GEX150 (130) or the Metabo seem significantly more expensive.


Theres the Makita BO5012 @ 75ish. Probably outlast a green Bosch.


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On Jan 10, 1:08*pm, Andy Dingley wrote:
The well-liked green PEX400 seems to be getting expensive - Screwfix
has gone from 58 to 70 just this week, and I can't find a price for
it better than about 62 (I'll probably go for 66 from the local high
street)

So is this still the best sander to get? Or should I go for an only
slightly more expensive blue Bosch GEX125? (75) *Less powerful, but I
wouldn't mind paying a bit more for a longer working life.

GEX150 (130) or the Metabo seem significantly more expensive.


Here's a Metabo for 75:

http://www.qwikfast.co.uk/catalogue/.../cPath/86_125/
products_id/253

Or a Wickes/Kress with a 3yr g'tee which is very reasonably priced:

http://www.wickes.co.uk/invt/167246

If it's to be used a lot a 3yr g'tee is worth having, also check price/
availability of backing pad - I *think* some are generic.

cheers,
Pete.
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On 10 Jan, 20:49, "The Medway Handyman"
Theres the Makita BO5012 @ 75ish. Probably outlast a green Bosch.


I've just bought a BO5010 (fixed speed) because it was the last thing
in the shop.

Can't say I'm desperately impressed on opening it up, as they've
abandoned the re-usable cloth dustbag in favour of some crappy paper
thing. So now I've got to make a proper bag for the thing too. I also
paid too much for it.

Like most of the US-made Makita stuff I've seen it's also competently
made, but crudely designed. The handgrip is too high for good control
and there's just no sense of "finesse" about it. It'll probably last
forever, and I'll always be waiting for it to break so I have an
excuse to go and buy something better.

Serves me right for trying to support a local toolshop. A mistake I
think, should have gone mail order. 8-(
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