Bosch AVI 93 G Delta Sanding Plate 93mm
Expensive, Short Life
This is an expensive plate made by Bosch, so you expect to get a good product that will last a while. Unfortunately I managed to get about 30mins of constant use before I had issues with the Velcro pads staying in place. After only a few minutes of sanding down skirting boards the edges of the pad starting to where down and the Velcro hooks becoming damaged even though the sanding pad was about 2mm larger all around. Avoid this product purely of the price alone.
3 Jun 2014
Bosch quality problem
I bought a couple of these about 3 months ago in preparation of a job I needed to do at home which I have just had chance to do.
Previously these, although expensive, have been very good quality and lasted a reasonable length of time.
Within 30 seconds the first sanding sheet fell off the sanding plate and was reluctant to re-attach, this became a regular feature and at first I thought it may be because I was using the cheaper Norton sanding sheets. I then tried some Bosch sanding sheets (I buy them in boxes of 50) but the same thing occured. I then changed to the second new sanding plate and after using 10 Bosch delta sheets, with exactly the same result, I gave up.
I will order one more to see if it was just a bad batch, but if this also fails then I will return it for refund and purchase erbaur which are marginally better quality in that they do last slightly longer, BUT, cost a great deal less.
If the new sanding plate is not any better quality I think I will investigate purchasing a 1/4 sheet sander with sheet clamping, rather than hook and loop, which will probably not be made by Bosch.
Come on Bosch, sort this out, it doesn't take much to fall from being one of the best products to one of the worst and reputation and recommendation are everything.
2 Jun 2014
This is rubbish!
I bought this today and was quite surprised at how expensive it was. I was even more surprised when I used it and found that it lasted less than about half an hour. The sanding sheet very soon started moving around on the pad and then the velcro hooks on the pad wore away and the sheet didn't stick at all! It is absolute rubbish and Bosch need to drastically improve the quality.
3 May 2014