A lot of the time 12V tools are left in the shadows of their bigger-voltage siblings. But Bosch has just released the world’s first 12V professional edge router and 12V planer that offer not only low weight and an innovative shape, but also a brilliant balancing point, with the tool being optimised for comfort and ergonomic handling.
Packing a brushless motor, this 12V cordless system allows for maximum manoeuvrability, convenience and freedom. Without the battery the router weighs in at a compact 1.1kg and produces a no-load rotation of 13,000rpm. It’s been optimised for edge routing and laminate trimming.
The other 12V addition is the GHO 12V-20, the first professional 12-volt planer, and it brings a new level of tool control. Again the key message with this tool is all about ergonomics, comfort and handling. The GHO 12V-20 weighs in at only 1.5kg without the battery and boasts a no-load rotation of 14,500rpm, with a maximum optimal planing depth of 2mm and maximum width of 56mm.