Bosch has launched a range of compact orbital sanders which includes what is said to be the world’s first cordless 18 V orbital sander.
Intended for small preparatory sanding work, the range comprises the GSS 18 V-10 Professional and three corded tools: The GSS 140-1 A Professional, the GSS 160-1 A Professional and the GSS 160 Multi Professional.
These orbital sanders offer flexibility thanks to three different exchangeable base plates which make it easy to switch between a square, rectangular or triangular sanding plate to suit the task at hand. Each sanding sheet is fixed using the established “Easy Fit” clamping system or by using a micro-fastener (Velcro), depending on the base plate. Weighing between 1.1 and 1.5 kilograms, the tools also are considerably lighter than their predecessors and, thanks to the ergonomic knob with soft grip, can be easily moved into different positions and operated using only one hand.
Versatile orbital sanders for different applications
The GSS 18 V-10 Professional cordless orbital sander, now makes working overhead and in difficult to reach places easier . The benefit of cordless is that there are no cables to damage the surface of sensitive materials. The cordless orbital sander is available with a square sanding plate or with all three sanding plates .
The GSS 140-1 A Professional comes with a square base plate and is suitable for sanding small, even surfaces. The new metal base plate makes the tool even more robust than previous models. Users can work with both a standard sanding sheet or a sanding sheet that they have cut to size themselves, as it is attached using either a Velcro fastener or the “Easy Fit” clamping system.
The GSS 160-1 A Professional comes with a rectangular sanding plate as standard and is particularly suited to machining sharp edges, such as those on dining tables. In comparison to the square base plate, the narrower base plate minimizes the risk of the orbital sander slipping over the edge while sanding, thereby rounding it. The sanding sheet is fixed by means of a Velcro fastener, which makes it easy to replace. In addition to the square and rectangular base plate, the GSS 160 Multi Professional offers a triangular sanding plate for simple machining of corners, window frames, doors on furniture and panels of all kinds.
Effective dust extraction
All four models feature an efficient dust extraction system. Dust is either absorbed by the micro-filter in the supplied dust box or is directly extracted by a connected vacuum cleaner.
The corded orbital sanders are now available from specialist retailers, with the cordless tool following in the autumn. The models are offered in a cardboard box or L-Boxx with a different range of accessories included and start from £68.00.