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I have been using a Bosch 3725DVES sander for over a year now it seems great. I used it on my kitchen remodel and it has done a great job sanding varnish without gumming up. I am using the 3M purple sand paper which probably helps.

I have been thinking about venturing out using different pads. Has anybody done this?

Oh CPO has them refurbished for $99.
 

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huh?
 

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They make a bunch of different sanding pads and polishing pads. Are they worth getting?

Does this help?
 

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Looks like Bosch has the RS030, RS031, and RS032 pads. How do you really know what pad to use?
 

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I'm a bit fuzzy here or we are just not on the same page...

sponge pads are applicators...
short nap for polishing compounds on plastic...
longer naps for wax...
longest nap for pumice polishing finishes...
 

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That helps stick. I probably drank too much wine last night. Wine and internet does not mix real well.

I was reading up on the different pads for the sander and I can't quite figure out when I want to use the Bosch RS030 pad verses the RS031 verses the RS032 pads with my sander.
 

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I don't have any experience with the Bosch sander, but I do have the pads for my Festool sander. They have a hard, medium and soft pad available. I use the hard for large flat surfaces, medium for general all purpose sanding and the soft for working on areas that have contours. They also sell a "super soft" interface pad that I like to use on round edges. I like being able to change the pads based on the sanding need.
 

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That helps stick. I probably drank too much wine last night. Wine and internet does not mix real well.

I was reading up on the different pads for the sander and I can't quite figure out when I want to use the Bosch RS030 pad verses the RS031 verses the RS032 pads with my sander.
could you link me to those pads...
 
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I was extremely stunned at however swish the operation is and also the quantity of wood you'll be able to hog out with this smoother.
You can bear down thereon and it will not the bathroom, it's lots of power.
The only drawback I actually have is that the velcro pad does not hold the discs terribly tightly, even new out of the box.
I have a disciple that uses them for production sanding and in regarding four months has gone via fifteen or additional new angel pads on the two 3725's he uses daily, the discs simply begin flying across the area.
I still have my previous 3283 VSRO model and also the pads thereon grip the discs lots higher.
This is a drag that Bosch must address so the sender can actually be a 5-star model.
 
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