Product Comparison: Bosch ROS65VC vs Festool RO 90 DX

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General Specifications
RO 90 DX
About the Product
The Bosch ROS65VC-6 Random Orbit Sander/Polisher is a strong tool that produces a smooth finish with a fast removal rate. The tool has a Vibration Control™ suspension system, which minimizes the amount of vibration that reaches the hands. The powerful 3.3-amp motor has a variable-speed dial to allow the speed to be matched the task and the material.
Item# 571823 Festool RO 90 DX Multi-mode Sander The latest addition to the Rotex family, the RO 90 DX takes sanding versatility to a new levels, giving you four machines in one compact unit. Prepare to be blown away! The RO90 DX could easily become the most versatile tool in your shop. If you could only own one sander, the Festool Rotex multi-mode sander should be the one! Why? Because the Rotex is capable of operating in several modes, making it arguably the most versatile sander on the planet. The newest addition to the Rotex line up, the RO 90 DX
Size & Weight
6.9 in.
6 in.
14.25 in.
11.5 in.
5.5 in.
3.5 in.
5.3 lbs.
3.3 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Bosch ROS65VC Random Orbit Sander/Polisher
  • On the heavy side, but I count this as an advantage because it denotes superior build and helps with work.
  • It has a very long power cord and is fairly light in weight.
  • The balance of the sander is very good as well, with the majority of the weight at the bottom near the pad.
  • While this is bigger than a palm-type sander, it isn't a huge, bulky, heavy sander and it feels light during use.
  • It is a little heavy to use vertically.
Festool RO 90 DX Rotex Multi-Mode Sander
  • This much smaller machine does things as well as the larger machine but in a much smaller size allowing for high production with less fatigue.
  • The RO 90 is well made, and the controls seem upgraded to the RO150 but I because it so heavy and bulky for the head size, I'd prefer to use a ETS 125.
  • This is prob. the baddest sander of its size on the market.
  • I do like the small size, that is essential for me.
  • I debated for a long time before buying this. I thought the small size would make it less useful. Wrong.
Palm grip orbital
Palm grip orbital
Sanding Speed
5500-12000 OPM
3500 - 7000 RPM
3.3 A
3.6 A
6" sanding/polishing pad
3.5 in.
Vacuum Attachment
Dust Bag
Rubber-Coated Handle
Vibration control, Two dust-collection systems, Sanding versatility - for fast stock removal and/or a smooth, well-blended finish, Integral pad-dampening system – helps prevent swirl marks for consistent fine finish, Rugged die-cast aluminum gear housing with exclusive dual-bearing pad mount, Microfilter dust canister with integrated paper filter, Multiple ergonomic grip positions prevent fatigue - front handle removes easily for sanding in tight spots, Trigger with lock-on button — for extended periods of use
Edge protectors keep tools and adjacent work pieces safe, Dust extraction for cleaner air, higher quality finishes and long lasting pads and abrasives, Switch from sanding with a round pad to a delta-shaped pad in seconds, no tools required, Aggressive sanding mode is gear-driven and allows quick removal of material or stubborn finishes
What customers say about "Features"
Bosch ROS65VC Random Orbit Sander/Polisher
  • Runs well, performs well. Vibration control works and works well.
  • Comes with vacuum adapter, hex wrench and you can take it from a six inch to a five inch disc.
  • Sturdy and comfortable grip and handle, significantly decreased vibration and it’s much quieter than my Porter Cable 5”.
  • The built-in dust collection filter seems adequate enough and (though I haven’t measured) when connected to a dust extractor, I seem to have a smaller layer of new dust on surrounding tools.
  • Powerful motor for fast stock removal; greatly reduced vibration, especially at high speed; improved grip between the pad and disks; well designed dust collection port.
  • A little on the dusty side (again though I think this is more due to my choice of discs with the added pad as the disc alone should allow more dust to be collected versus less.
  • Uncontrollable. At higher speeds it doesn’t just want to walk across the workpiece, it wants to run; at lower speeds it trudges with a force that’s hard to combat.
  • The workpiece itself needs to be forcibly immobilized with wedges or clamps (a non-slip sanding mat won’t do) and an uncomfortable amount of pressure needs to be applied (as in, ‘oh no, I’m leaving a rut’).
Festool RO 90 DX Rotex Multi-Mode Sander
  • I love this Rotex sander, it makes me wonder why I did not buy one of these earlier. I can handle the rough sanding features I need in a belt sander or fine sanding.
  • The joy of sanding. Seriously. Never thought I would look forward to sanding, but with my Festool RO DX, I feel a little zen. The tool is compact and powerful.
  • Unbieleveable power in a small package, this thing will eat through walnut,oak, or whatever you throw at it.
  • It is very powerful and fast. I often find myself turning down the speed adjustment so I don't eat away too much wood.
  • The speed control is another option this is great, you cand dial in just where you need to be. More festoon products will be in my future.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
3 year(s)
Other Information
460.00 $

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