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  • Impressions of Ridgid's 6 inch ROS - the good and the bad.

    I have a PC 333VS but bought the new Ridgid ROS because I wanted a more aggressive orbital sander. Well, with the Ridgid set in the 1/4 inch orbital mode I have it. This thing really takes off material fast with power left over. It is heavy, though, and one handed operation for any length of time is out of the question. It takes a few minutes to get used to it as does every new toy. But the biggest negative is the rinky dink dust bag design. It is really a poor design and appears to have been something that Moe, Larry and Curly would have come up with. It sticks way out from the back of the body of the sander and will no doubt be a PITA in manuvering the sander in certain situations and is a prime candidate to get broken off in the day to day handling of the sander. That aside, I am impressed with the quality of the sander and the job it does.