Press release #Power Tools

18 volt random orbit sander with ergonomic design: AdvancedOrbit 18 from Bosch for do-it-yourselfers

Convenient sanding and polishing

  • Comfortable working thanks to ergonomic design with additional front handle
  • Speed pre-selection for various materials and delicate surfaces
  • Optimum power and maximum runtime thanks to the “Syneon Chip”
  • Expansion of the “Power for All” battery system
Manuel Roj

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Sand and polish effortlessly in any position, even for large projects: With the AdvancedOrbit 18, Bosch is expanding its 18 volt system for do-it-yourselfers with the addition of an especially handy cordless random orbit sander. Thanks to its design, which features a well balanced elongated handle and is similar to that of current corded tools, it stands apart from comparable battery-powered competitor models, which have the common tower-shaped design. The AdvancedOrbit 18 is additionally equipped with a softgrip covering, as well as an adjustable and removable front handle. This enables the do-it-yourselfer to comfortably hold and maneuver it from any direction with both hands – both overhead and close to the ground – for example, when sanding doors. With its variable speed setting, the AdvancedOrbit 18 is well suited to a variety of applications: from sanding wood and chipboard to polishing plastic and varnished surfaces.

Optimum power and maximum runtime for large projects

The new cordless random orbit sander enables even large surfaces to be sanded and polished, achieving rapid work progress. Compared to similar competitor models with an equivalent battery and the same ampere hours, the AdvancedOrbit 18 allows users to sand an area up to one and a half times larger in size. The basis for this superior performance is the optimum coordination of key components such as the motor and the gearbox, combined with an intelligent electronic system called the “Syneon Chip”. This gives do-it-yourselfers optimum power and maximum endurance at all times for every project. It provides nearly comparable working progress as the corded PEX 300 AE tool. What’s more, the Advanced Orbit 18 runs on full power until the battery is empty – right up to the last second of sanding. Three integrated LEDs keep the user informed of the battery charge status at all times.

A smart combination: “Power for All” from Bosch

The AdvancedOrbit 18 is part of the “Power for All” battery system which comprises DIY and garden tools. Twenty different power tools, from grass trimmers to rotary hammers, can currently be operated using the same 18 volt lithium-ion battery. This eliminates redundant batteries and chargers and saves DIYers money, too. A “Power for All” logo on the packaging indicates which tools belong to the system.

The AdvancedOrbit 18 cordless random orbit sander is available now. It comes with an integrated dust extraction system with a micro-filter and a transparent dust box which allows the user to see how full it is at any time. Do-it-yourselfers can choose from a wide range of accessories for a variety of projects. Subject to change.

SpecificationsAdvancedOrbit 18
Battery voltage18 V
No-load speed3,000 ‒ 12,000 rpm
Sanding pad diameter125 mm
Dimensions (length x height x width)285 x 150 x 125 mm
Weight without battery1.4 kg
Scope of delivery/recommended retail
price including VAT
Tool without battery and charger:

The Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH, a division of the Bosch Group, is one of the world’s leading providers for power tools, garden tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2021, its roughly 21,000 associates generated sales of 5.8 billion euros, about 80 percent of which outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch and Dremel, the division stands for customer focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and pace of innovation. In 2022, Bosch Power Tools will again launch more than 100 new products onto the market in its four business segments power tools, garden tools, accessories and measuring tools.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 420,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2022). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 88.4 billion euros in 2022. 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 some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 128 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 85,000 associates in research and development, of which nearly 44,000 are software engineers.

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