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Bosch has comfort in mind with new sanders


Bosch Power Tools recently added two 5” random orbit sanders to its cordless lineup, models GEX12V-5N and GEX18V-5N. They feature brushless motors and are designed for optimal balance and convenience, according to the company.

“We wanted to deliver a cordless sander with a compact, ergonomic feel without compromising on power for professionals working in exterior or interior finishing, carpentry, installation, and remodeling,” says product manager Corey Hinkle. “These new sanders are paving the way for other tools in this category with their well-balanced palm-grip design, which is centered on top of the sander and allows the user’s hand to be close to the work material to avoid tilting when applying pressure.

Bosch GEX12V-5N

Bosch GEX12V-5N

“They also feature an easy-to-reach on/off switch and a vibration-dampening element to help minimize user fatigue. The 5” eight-hole sanding pad is ideal for both flat and concave/convex surfaces, and the brushless motor delivers a high material removal rate for faster, more efficient sanding.”

Both tools offer a no-load speed range of 6,000-10,000 rpm, a lock-on switch, and soft-start technology, according to the company.

As a bare tool, the GEX12V-5N sells for $99, while GEX18V-5N goes for $129. Pricing varies by retailer.

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This article was originally published in the January 2022 issue.

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