Carl says: “I read your review of the PC palm sander. I especially like the snap off cap idea — having conducted a few laborious tear-downs of my PC random orbit sander. I’m wondering if you’ve had occasion to try the Bosch 1297DK with the new and improved sandpaper hold-down mechanism. It’s a really good idea, in my opinion, and deserves more attention. I’d buy one myself if I didn’t already own two palm sanders…”
Note: Carl writes for Rockler’s blog, and Rockler does sell the Bosch 1297DK. That said, Carl put together a great writeup of the new SheetLoc mechanism for Rockler — link below.
New Bosch 1/4 Sheet Sander Solved the Paper Change Problem [Rockler Woodworking Blog]