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High surface quality and minimal vibration: The anti-vibration orbital sanders from Bosch with unique paper clamping system

  • Suitable for continuous use thanks to vibration levels of maximum 2.5 m/s2
  • Innovative paper clamping system for excellent fitting of abrasives
  • Minimizes dust levels with the help of a dust box or dust extractor
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  • July 04, 2012
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With the GSS 230 AVE Professional and the GSS 280 AVE Professional, Bosch is extending its range of orbital sanders for professionals to include two anti-vibration tools. Both sanders achieve vibration levels of maximum 2.5 m/s2, and therefore are among the first orbital sanders with full vibra­tion damping on the market. This is made possible by decoupling the drive and housing units. As a result, the vibration is not transferred to the user but is absorbed, similar to the effect of a shock absorber. This means that professional tradesmen can perform everyday sanding work without any time limit.

The GSS 230 AVE Professional and the GSS 280 AVE Professional are used whenever first-class quality of finish is required. This may be typical carpentry work, dry construction work, or painting and decorating work. By decoupling the recessed handle, the sanding pad maintains complete contact with the surface of the workpiece even when the feed pressure is not distributed evenly on the tool's grip-surfaces. As a result, more material is consistently removed and the work gets done faster. A 350-watt motor in the GSS 280 AVE Professional and a 300-watt motor in the GSS 230 AVE Professional supply the power required. The sander can be adapted for any sanding application by preselecting the pad’s speed.

Newly developed paper clamping system
Another special feature of the new generation of AVE orbital sanders is their unique paper clamping system. As before, the user secures the paper on both sides by using a clamping gap. A new feature is the clamping bar on one side, which when actuated draws the abrasive paper taut across the base of the tool. The new clamping system ensures that the abrasive paper always lies absolutely flat and correctly on the surface of the abrasive. Abrasives from a roll are therefore just as easy to use in com­bination with the GSS 230 AVE Professional and the GSS 280 AVE Profes­sional as abrasives with a Velcro fastening. The larger vibration plate of the GSS 280 AVE is designed for the use of abrasive paper with a length of 280 millimeters, while that of the GSS 230 AVE is designed for paper 230 mil­limeters in length. Particularly good results are achieved when sanding lacquers, paints and fillers using the abrasive paper “best for Paint”. This product is available from the Bosch accessories range.

Transparent microfilter box for dust-free working
Both orbital sanders come equipped with a transparent microfilter dust box. The dust box is designed for dust-free working without an extraction unit, and is easy to remove and empty. Thanks to its transparent design, the user can see the fill level at all times. In addition, an industrial dust ex­tractor, for example the Bosch GAS 50 M Professional, can be attached to the standardized suction port on the sander at any time.

The orbital sanders GSS 230 AVE Professional and GSS 280 AVE Profes­sional will be available at specialist retail outlets in the following versions from September 2012 onwards:
· In a carton with microfilter dust box, auxiliary handle, a sheet of abrasive paper for clamping and a sheet of abrasive paper for Velcro fastening for 285 euros (GSS 230 AVE) respectively 335 euros (GSS 280 AVE).
· In the L-Boxx with the same scope of delivery, plus a sheet of abrasive paper for clamping and a sheet of abrasive paper for Velcro fastening for 315 euros (GSS 230 AVE) respectively 365 euros(GSS 280 AVE).

 Specifications GSS 230 AVE Professional GSS 280 AVE Professional
 Rated power input 300 W 350 W
 No-load oscillation rate 16,000 – 22,000 rpm 16,000 – 22.000 rpm
 Orbit diameter 2.4 mm 2.4 mm
 Abrasive paper size 92 x 182 mm 114 x 226 mm
 Sanding sheet attachment Clamping and Velcro fastening system Clamping and Velcro fastening system
 Weight 2.5 kg 2.8 kg


The Power Tools Division of the Bosch Group is one of the world’s leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2015, its roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.5 billion euros, about 85 percent of which outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch, Skil and Dremel, the division stands for customer focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and pace of innovation. The division generated about one third of its sales in 2015 with products that have been on the market for less than two years. In 2016, Bosch Power Tools will again launch more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. 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.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

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