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Compact, powerful tool for do-it-yourselfers: PBH 2100 “Universal” rotary hammer from Bosch offers a high level of convenience when hammering, drilling and chiseling

  • 550 watts of power and single impact energy of 1.7 joules
  • Smaller and more powerful than the predecessor model
  • For medium-difficulty to demanding hammering, drilling and chiseling work
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  • January 23, 2012
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The Bosch “Compact Generation” is expanding: the latest members of this especially handy and compact line of tools are the PBH 2100 RE and PBH 2100 SRE rotary hammers. The new models are ten percent smaller than their predecessor models, are part of the “Universal” class and are designed for medium-difficulty to demanding hammering, drilling and chiseling work. These tools have different chucks and therefore offer diffe­rent degrees of versatility. Although both are equipped with SDS-plus for tool-free drill bit and chisel changes, the SRE version comes complete with an additional keyed adapter which enables you to also use straight shank drill bits – the most commonly used accessories for drilling in wood and metal – and screwdriver bits.

These rotary hammers weigh only 2.2 kilograms, have pneumatic hammer mechanisms, offer 550 watts of power and a single impact energy of 1.7 joules, which is 15 percent more impact force than the predecessor models. A no-load speed of up to 2,300 rpm and an impact rate of up to 5,800 bpm ensure fast work progress. These values make the tools twice as fast as the best competitor model.

The tools are suitable for all common applications such as drilling holes in concrete and masonry, and with the keyed adapter they are also suitable for drilling in wood and metal and for inserting and removing screws. The maximum drilling diameters are 20 millimeters in concrete, 30 millimeters in wood and 13 millimeters in steel. A rotary switch is used to select whether the tool drills with or without impact. The chisel function is also selected in the same way. This function is used, for example, to knock old tiles off bathroom and kitchen walls or to cut cable ducts.

Functional equipment for a high level of versatility
Drill bits and chisels are quickly changed using the SDS-plus chuck with “Vario-Lock-System”, which enables you to adjust the chisel to one of 36 positions, so that you can adapt it precisely to the specific work situation. Further advantages are the accelerator switch for a soft drilling start, for example in delicate materials like tiles, the slimline design and the softgrip coverings that make the tool sit securely and comfortably in your hand.

The PBH 2100 RE and PBH 2100 SRE rotary hammers are available at the recommended retail prices of 99.99 euros and 139.99 euros including VAT. They come complete with SDS-plus chuck, auxiliary handle, depth stop and carrying case. The SRE version also has a keyed adapter. Drill bit and chisel sets are also available in Bosch's range of accessories.

 Specifications PBH 2100 RE
 (replaces PBH 2000 RE)
 PBH 2100 SRE
 (replaces PBH 2000 SRE)
 Power input 550 W 550 W
 No-load speed 0 – 2,300 rpm 0 – 2,300 rpm
 Impact rate 0 – 5,800 bpm 0 – 5,800 bpm
 Single impact energy
 according to new EPTA guideline
 1.7 J 1.7 J
 Max. drilling diameter
 in concrete
 20 mm 20 mm
 Max. drilling diameter
 in wood
 30 mm (with adapter) 30 mm
 Max. drilling diameter in steel 13 mm (with adapter) 13 mm
 Weight 2.2 kg 2.2 kg
 Price in carrying case
 (including VAT)
 99.99 euros 139.99 euros
 including keyed adapter


The Power Tools Division of the Bosch Group is one of the world’s leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2015, its roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.5 billion euros, about 85 percent of which outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch, Skil and Dremel, the division stands for customer focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and pace of innovation. The division generated about one third of its sales in 2015 with products that have been on the market for less than two years. In 2016, Bosch Power Tools will again launch more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. 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.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

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