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Compact and flexible for mobile use: The first Bosch cordless random orbit sanders for pros

More ergonomic than common models on the market

  • Compact 12V companion: GEX 12V-125 Professional
  • 18V expert in processing of larger surfaces: GEX 18V-125 Professional
  • Ergonomic tool control thanks to a handy palm rest and a slim grip
  • Brushless motors for fast work progress and a long lifetime

Stefanie Schaefer >

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The first cordless random orbit sanders from Bosch for professionals give surfaces the right finish – and make mobile use particularly easy. The GEX 12V-125 Professional is a reliable companion for anyone who mainly works vertically or overhead. It is the only 12V cordless random orbit sander in the professional segment and joins a whole range of very compact tools for woodworking such as jigsaws, edge routers and FlexiClick screwdrivers in the Professional 12V System. The GEX 18V-125 Professional from the Professional 18V System is ideal for larger and horizontal surfaces. High-performance brushless motors make both tools extremely efficient. Their design combines the best features of previous pneumatic tools: A handy palm rest at the front and a slim grip close to the workpiece − and thus clearly differs from the bulky tower shape of comparable cordless models of competitors. The GEX 12V-125 Professional and GEX 18V-125 Professional can be easily operated with just one hand or both hands while their proximity to the workpiece offers optimum tool control. This makes the orbit sanders much more ergonomic than common models on the market.

Flexible in use from coarse sanding to finishing

Professionals can use the random orbit sanders for tasks ranging from coarse sanding through to a perfect finish. The tools are suitable for traditional wood applications as well as for sanding during dry construction or when painting. Automotive paint repairs can also easily be performed. The required speed can be set intuitively by means of an adjustment wheel. Depending on the material and surface there are also different sanding pads, e.g. soft for sanding concave or convex surfaces. The scope of delivery also includes a medium sanding pad for practically every application. A hard sanding pad is recommended for efficient sanding of large flat wooden surfaces. The Bosch range of accessories also includes suitable sanding sheets, e.g. C470 Best for Wood and Paint for a high removal rate. No matter what you are sanding: The dust bag, which can be connected to the dust adapter, enables low dust working. Thanks to the Click & Clean function, the tool can also be connected to a dust extraction device, e.g. the GAS 18V-10 L Professional wet/dry extractor, which is also cordless.

The random orbit sanders can be operated with all batteries from the respective 12V or 18V system: Bosch ensures compatibility with new and existing power tools and chargers within the respective voltage class. To ensure an efficient work process, Bosch recommends the ProCore18V with 4.0 Ah for the GEX 18V-125 Professional, which gives the powerful random orbit sander a runtime of around one hour. Professionals can see how much power is still available at any time from the battery status indicator. For the compact 12V GEX 12V-125 Professional, Bosch recommends a 3.0 Ah battery. The charge level indicator is located on the tool.

The GEX 12V-125 Professional and GEX 18V-125 Professional random orbit sanders are available from May. The prices are recommended retail prices excluding VAT.

Tool SpecificationsGEX 12V-125 ProfessionalGEX 18V-125 Professional
MotorBrushlessBrushless
Battery voltage12 V18 V
Sanding pad diameter125 mm125 mm
No-load speed6,000 − 10,000 min⁻¹6,000 − 10,000 min⁻¹
Orbital stroke rate12,000 − 20,000 min⁻¹12,000 − 20,000 min⁻¹
Orbit diameter2.5 mm2.5 mm
Eccentricity1.25 mm1.25 mm
Vibration values 2.2 m/s²1.9 m/s²
Dimensions
(length x height x width)
194 x 108 x 153 mm224 x 108 x 153 mm
Weight (without battery)0.95 kg1.05 kg
Scope of delivery/recom-mended retail price excluding VAT• Tool in a carton box, medium sanding pad, sanding sheets (C430, P120), dust bag: € 125
• Tool in an L-Boxx, medium sanding pad, sanding sheets (C430, P120), dust bag: € 152
• Tool in a carton box, medium sanding pad, sanding sheets (C430, P120), dust bag: € 167
• Tool in an L-Boxx, medium sanding pad, sanding sheets (C430, P120), dust bag: € 194


Subject to change.

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 2020, its roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 5.1 billion euros, about 85 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 2021, 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 395,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2020). The company generated sales of 71.5 billion euros 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 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 129 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 73,000 associates in research and development, of which nearly 34,000 are software engineers.

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPresse.

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