Do I want this sander? Your thoughts pls
I just need something to smooth out my 100yr old fir floors prior to putting on a new finish - does not require a drum sander. After considering some rental options, I thought - hey, for the same price I could just BUY a new sander. So I read about the Bosch 1250DEVS on Amazon, and it sounds great.. But first could you tell me -is this something I can operate on the floor, on my hands and knees. Looks like it requires two hands unlike my old 5 inch palm sander, and in the turbo mode IÃ¢ÂÂd want to have good control so it doesnÃ¢ÂÂt jump around. If it kills my back, thatÃ¢ÂÂs OK- itÃ¢ÂÂs only about 400 square feet and I can take my time since it's my house. I just want to be sure it can be done and what other thoughts yÃ¢ÂÂall might have about this particular sander.
I would love to have this for other projects as I like to find old wood furniture and vintage wood trim and stuff in the trash to refinish and re-purpose. However, my main purpose right at the moment is to do the sanding on my floor. TIA for any and all responses.