Bosch GEX12V-5N and GEX18V-5N sanders

Two New Cordless Sanders from Bosch

The GEX12V-5N is a 12-volt brushless 5” random orbit sander that has a well-balanced and ergonomic palm grip that allows a hand to be close to the work and avoid tilting and pressing down. There’s an intuitive, easy-to-reach power switch, and a speed selector to deliver the best results with different materials. The sander has an 8-hole hook and loop sanding pad for optimal dust collection, and it can be attached to a vacuum (with an adapter, not included) or a dust bag. The included dust bag allows mobile dust collection, while the tool has an interface for vacuum hose attachment. The medium density pad is ideal for both flat and concave/convex surfaces. The tool has soft-start technology and reliable, constant speed under load. The no-load orbits per minute (OPM) are 6,000 to 10,000 and the orbit diameter is 3/32”. The tool (without a battery) weighs just 1.8 lbs. Bosch offers numerous backing pads for this sander, plus polishing bonnets and discs.

The new GEX18V-5N is an 18-volt version with essentially the same specs as the 12-volt one, except that it weighs a little bit more at 2.4 lbs.