Bosch have introduced a well designed 125mm random orbit sander with many features. Compact, lightweight and very comfortable to hold with a soft grip that also minimises vibration. Having variable speed so that it can be used for various sanding applications as well as polishing, the pad is made of a white foam which has high flexibility and a long service life. The dust is collected in the transparent micro-filter dust box that is very effective as well as easy to empty. The anti-spill back device means sanding in any position without the worry of dust coming out. Supplied complete with carry case.
|Corded or Cordless||Corded|
|Dust Collection||Filter Box Supplied|
|Dust Extraction||Outlet / Filter Box|
|Model||GEX 125-1 AE|
|Motor Power||250 W|
|Nett Weight||1.3 kg|
|Orbit Diameter||2.5 mm|
|Pad Size||125 mm|
|Sound Power Level [Uncertainty K]||88 dB(A) [2.8 dB]|
|Sound Pressure Level [Uncertainty K]||77 dB(A) [2.8 dB]|
|Speed||4,500 - 12,000 rpm|
|Vibration Sanding [Uncertainty K]||5.0 m/s² [1.5 m/s²]|
Alfredo M Claussen
10 October 2018
Not enough power for serious work. Should have twice the power!I have an older model with almost exactly the same specs (PEX-12AE, Variable speed, 125 mm diam disc.) After using my sander for many years, I've concluded that the power needed by a Random Orbit sander should be AT LEAST ABOVE 500 Watts in order to have a really useful sander of this type. Even when my Bosch PEX-12AE has 340 watts, and was made in Switzerland (so quality is tops)... It is still too weak. I find it underpowered, being very similar in sanding speed to my smaller DeWalt 1/4 sheet orbital palm sander, which is even less powerful (200 watts)!
14 March 2017
Excellent little sanderOwned this a few years now and apart from one issue that was my fault it's been outstanding. Experienced the same as Tatu after a couple of years, going through discs in no time. Problem was due to accidentally sanding without a pad in place. Bought a replacement backing pad (http://www.axminster.co.uk/bosch-backing-pad-for-gex-125-1-ae-sander-501888) and good as new. Great little piece of kit and my go to sander for everything from flattening old plaster walls to final sanding hardwood prior to finish
22 July 2015
Best sander in this classIt's a great tool for part time wood work.
7 January 2015
excellent productThis is the first random orbital sander I have owned and it knocks spots off the standard sanders for both speed and quality of finish it produces. It is robust, easy to use and vibration and noise are comfortable for intermittent use. I agree with the other reviewer that the vacuum connector should be part of the package. Such penny pinching does not enhance a reputation and in the same vein neither does providing a single sanding sheet!! That said is is a good quality product and sits well alongside other Bosch products in my workshop. I am an amateur woodworker and woodcarver but I do like to work with good quality tools. The service provided ny Axminster cannot be faulted.
26 December 2014
The best on market by farThese Bosch sanders are a gem, We use them daily in our workshop along with its bigger brother the GEX 150 and have been using them with years we would not change to another brand for anyone