Cordless Sanders Tout Ergonomic Design
Bosch Power Tools has expanded its line of woodworking and woodcutting solutions with the introduction of 12-volt and 18-volt cordless sanders.
Part of its Orbit line of products, the sanders feature brushless motors to deliver a high material removal rate for faster, more efficient sanding, as well as an ergonomic palm-grip design, which is centred on top of the sander and allows the user’s hand to be close to the work material to avoid tilting when applying pressure. The company says this provides optimal balance and convenience, enabling professionals working in exterior or interior finishing, carpentry, installation and remodelling to tackle hard-to-work areas.
The GEX12V-5 and GEX18V-5 models offer a speed selector and vibration-dampening element to help minimize user fatigue. The five-inch, eight-hole sanding pad is ideal for both flat and concave/convex surfaces. Both sanders have the option of mobile dust collection with a choice of attaching a dust bag or vacuum hose for easy cleanup. 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.