Bosch Power Tools Introduces 12V and 18V Cordless Orbit Sanders
Featuring one of the best user-driven ergonomic designs on the market, Bosch’s orbit sanders go cordless

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (September 21, 2021) – Today, Bosch Power Tools, a global leader for power tools and power tool accessories, expands its comprehensive line of woodworking and wood cutting solutions with the introduction of its 12V and 18V cordless sanders, the GEX12V-5 Brushless 5 In. Random Orbit Sander and GEX18V-5 Brushless 5 In. Random Orbit Sander. Delivering one of the best user experiences on the market, the new cordless sanders feature brushless motors and are designed for optimal balance and convenience. Thus, allowing users to tackle hard-to-reach work areas with power, control, and precision.

“On the contrary to existing cordless sanders on the market, Bosch’s new cordless orbit sanders were designed with the utmost comfort and control in mind for the user,” said Corey Hinkel, Product Manager for Bosch Power Tools. “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. 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.”

In addition to the ergonomic palm-grip design, each of the cordless sander models offer a compact body with close-to-the-workpiece design for control, an easy-to-reach on/off switch for intuitive operation, and a vibration-dampening element to help minimize user fatigue. The 5 In. 8-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. The sanders also feature a speed selector, which allows users to achieve maximum results during usage with different materials and applications. Both models have the option of mobile dust collection with a choice of attaching a dust bag or vacuum hose for easy clean up and further delivering a quality of life solution for the user. They also come equipped with soft-start technology to reduce torque, constant speed to provide smooth operation, and a hook-and-loop backing pad that conforms to many contours.

The GEX12V-5 Brushless 5 In. Random Orbit Sander specifications include:

  • 12V Max rated power
  • 5” pad size
  • 6,000-10,000 opm no-load speed
  • Lock on switch
  • 0.1” orbit diameter
  • Size: 4.3” x 7.6”
  • Bare weight: 1.8 lbs

The GEX18V-5 Brushless 5 In. Random Orbit Sander specifications include:

  • 18V rated power
  • 5” pad size
  • 6,000-10,000 opm no-load speed
  • Lock on switch
  • 0.1” orbit diameter
  • Size: 4.3” x 8.8”
  • Bare weight: 2.4 lbs

For more information on the new cordless orbit sanders and other Bosch products, visit our new Press Room at or connect with Bosch Power Tools on Facebook and Instagram.


About Robert Bosch Tool Corporation

Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, the Power Tools Division of North America, was formed in January 2003 when Robert Bosch GmbH combined its North American diverse power tool and accessories businesses into one organization. As a manufacturing pioneer with more than a century’s worth of experience, the Bosch name has become synonymous with engineering excellence. Located throughout North America as part of the global power tools division, Bosch associates maintain a legacy of world-class design, manufacture and sale for power tools, rotary and oscillating tools, accessories and measuring tools. For more information, call toll-free 877-BOSCH-99 (877-267-2499) or visit

About Bosch

Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs 34,700 associates in more than 100 locations, as of December 31, 2020. According to preliminary figures, Bosch generated consolidated sales of $13.1 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit and

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 394,500 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2020). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of $87.1 billion in 2020. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 126 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 73,000 associates in research and development, as well as roughly 30,000 software engineers.

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