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Expansion of 12V and 18V cordless systems: Two new cordless orbital sanders from Bosch for pros

Highly versatile and with ergonomic tool control

  • Lightweight and compact for all sanding positions: GSS 12V-13 Professional
  • Faster work progress on larger surfaces: GSS 18V-13 Professional
  • Ergonomic tool control thanks to comfortable palm rest and slim grip
  • Versatile and easy application thanks to interchangeable sanding plates
  • Interchangeable batteries for different tools or even brands

Stefanie Schaefer >


Bosch is launching two cordless orbital sanders with the GSS 12V-13 Professional and the GSS 18V-13 Professional. These tools enable professionals to work on edges and corners with ease and convenience. The lighter and more compact GSS 12V-13 Professional is the first orbital sander in the Professional 12V System, which is used to its best advantage when it comes to performing vertical or overhead work. The GSS 18V-13 Professional from the Professional 18V System is recommended for larger surfaces and a long application period. The 18V system even goes beyond the Bosch portfolio, thanks to the multi-brand AmpShare battery alliance. Many brands, many tools, one battery system: All tools, from compact drill drivers to miter saws with up to 2,000W of equivalent corded power, can be operated with the same 18V lithium-ion battery and just one charger – saving tradespeople time, space, and money.

Maximum flexibility and an ideally coordinated system

With these two orbital sanders, Bosch is extending the range of cordless sanders and offering professionals everything they need to produce even surfaces. Sanding stairs, window shutters, door and wall paneling, and much more: The GSS 12V-13 Professional and GSS 18V-13 Professional make work easier on any project, no matter if it is a new construction or renovation/restoration work. The tools offer woodworkers, painters, and varnishers greater versatility on sanding work than comparable competitor models. Thanks to three sanding plates of different shapes – square, rectangular, and triangular – professionals can quickly and easily adapt their orbital sanders to the application. These plates can be simply changed and reach even corners in hard to access areas. In combination with the already available cordless random orbit sanders GEX-12V-125 Professional and GEX 18V-125 Professional for the sanding of larger surfaces, the orbital sanders provide tradespeople with an optimal system.

Efficient, lightweight and easy to handle for maximum tool control

Both cordless orbital sanders are especially efficient due to their high-performance brushless motors. Their shape is identical to the existing random orbit sanders and combines a comfortable palm rest at the front and a slim grip close to the workpiece ‒ thus differing significantly from the bulky tower shape of comparable battery-powered competitor models. The tools are also very light, weighing only 0.975 and 1.615 kilograms with the recommended 3.0 Ah battery and ProCore18V 4.0 Ah battery respectively. The GSS 12V-13 Professional and GSS 18V-13 Professional can therefore be easily guided with one hand or two hands. Due to the proximity to the workpiece, they provide maximum tool control and are much more ergonomic than current cordless models on the market. To ensure optimal tool balance and an efficient work process, Bosch recommends a 3.0 Ah battery for the 12V tool and a ProCore18V battery with 4.0 Ah for the 18V tool. No matter what material is being sanded, the connectable dust bag ensures low dust levels on the job. Thanks to the Click & Clean function, the tool can also be connected to a dust extractor, e.g. the GAS 18V-10 L Professional wet/dry extractor, which is also cordless.

The GSS 12V-13 Professional and GSS 18V-13 Professional will be available from January 2023. Suitable sanding paper, e.g., Expert C470, is available from the Bosch range of accessories. The prices are recommended retail prices excluding VAT.

You can find the tool specifications table in the PDF, see “download”.
Subject to change.

Tags: Power Tools

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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