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Bosch 1297D 1/4-Sheet Orbital Finish Sander

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Bosch revolutionized their technology with the 1297D 1/4 in. Sheet Orbital Finish Sander by making it quick and easy to load sandpaper on the deck. By Integrating their Sheetlock sandpaper attachment system, the user can pen the front and rear rubberized paper clamps, insert the edge of the paper in the front, wrap and clamp. What sets the 1297D apart from any other technology out there is that as the rear clamp closes, it pulls the sandpaper taut and flat against the bed. This vital development prevents wrinkles, creases and tears which increases the life of sandpaper without having to pay double the cost for stick on paper.
  • 2.0 amp motor, 12,000 OPM ensures fast, smooth results on all surfaces
  • Rubberized paper clamps for firm no-slip grip
  • Accepts stick-on paper
  • Bosch microfiler dust canister with integrated paper filter for optimal filtering system of fine dust by capturing particles as small as a 1/2-micron
  • 3-point counterbalance for low vibration for maximum comfort
  • Ergonomic soft grip top for comfort and control
  • Flush sanding ability sands close to vertical surfaces on three sides
  • Dust sealed rocker switch keeps dust out and provides easy on/off actuation
  • All ball bearing construction offers long life and smooth operation
  • 1/4 in. Sheet Orbital Finish Sander - 1297D
  • Punchplate - 2 610 920 650
  • Sandpaper Sheet
  • Microfilter Dust Canister - RS024


Length: 10 in.
Amperage: 2
Voltage: 120V


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Can't use adhesive back paper

By Gary99

from Colorado

Comments about Bosch 1/4-Sheet Orbital Finish Sander:

Sander is advertised as able to use adhesive back sandpaper. It can't. When trying to remove sandpaper, it sticks to rubber backing and tears the rubber. Engineer sent me a different pad and it is just as bad.


done with bosch

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from Undisclosed

Comments about Bosch 1/4-Sheet Orbital Finish Sander:

I run a wood shop at a major educational university and bought 3 of these a year ago. The tool worked fine until the rubber bumper that holds the sand paper down wore out. I bought a dozen replacement bumpers thinking i'd be set for a long time but the replacement bumpers wear out in 2-4 weeks. I had the distributer contact their bosch rep about the matter and was told they would do nothing to remedy the issue. I've run into this problem with every bosch tool in our shop. Works fine until a small part wears out and the replace parts are junk. I've been replacing all the bosch tools in the shop with anything other than bosch. very disappointed in the quality control. I make it a point to steer people in the direction of other companies.


Wonderful sander. Light. Easy to handle.

By HandCraftedCuttingBoards

from Niceville, FL, United States

Comments about Bosch 1/4-Sheet Orbital Finish Sander:

I have had this sander since April 2012. I have made almost 200 cutting boards, a rocking chair, a side cabinet, a murphy bed with two side cabinets, a Franklin Chair, and numerous other crafts. Finally, the front rubber clamp cover won't stay on. Just went on Bosch site, found it ordered it for a reasonable price and shipping price. Good dust collection; easy to change paper.


My First Bosch Product

By Imakethingswithwood

from Oklahoma City, OK, United States

Comments about Bosch 1/4-Sheet Orbital Finish Sander:

Purchased this sander as a recommendation from a fellow woodworker as i was unfamiliar with Bosch power tools i took a chance. I have used the sander for a while now on projects from sanding and refinishing an old cedar chest to finishing Corian counter tops. So far so good and this has led me to purchase multiple other Bosch power tools based on the quality of this little sander. I have had the sander for several years now and have yet to experience any of the previous issues with the baseplate,not sure if it has changed in design since i purchased mine. In my experience it has been a solid purchase and for the money if it broke today i would buy it again.


Works very well, compact.

By MAP40

from Country Club Hills, IL.

Comments about Bosch 1/4-Sheet Orbital Finish Sander:

I bought this sander to use on a childs bench I refinished for a grandchild.

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    Can this sanders be hooked to a shop vacuum?
    Asked on 12/8/2013 by Lloyd from Chambersburg, PA

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      No, you must use the RS024, micro-filter dust canister with this sander.

      Answered on 1/7/2014 by Ken from Atlanta, GA
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