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The first sander with “Power Automatic”: PSM 10,8 LI multi-sander from Bosch automatically increases its power when increased pressure is applied

  • Very compact and lightweight at only 700 grams
  • Cordless for maximum freedom of movement in the house and garden
  • Exceptionally handy due to large, ergonomic grip zone
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  • February 02, 2012
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Bosch is launching the PSM 10,8 LI onto the market: a powerful, exceptionally lightweight and handy cordless multi-sander that is the successor to the “Prio”. This tool weighs only 700 grams and is only about 24 x 12 x 10 centimeters in size. Its special feature is its “Power Automatic”. The user normally applies increased pressure in areas where the surface is particularly rough. When this happens, the PSM 10,8 LI automatically increases its power and therefore the material removal rate. When the amount of pressure is reduced, the power drops again and you can carry on working gently. This results in evenly sanded surfaces and rapid work progress.

For use anywhere thanks to lithium-ion battery
The multi-sander is especially mobile and versatile due to its changeable 10.8 volt lithium-ion battery that is compatible with all Bosch DIY tools in this voltage class. Lithium-ion batteries have hardly any self-discharge, so the multi-sander is ready to use even after lengthy breaks. The batteries also have no memory effect, so they can be recharged at any time without suffering a deterioration in battery performance. They are charged very quickly thanks to the one-hour charger that is supplied as standard.

The PSM 10,8 LI multi-sander is suitable for smaller to medium applications such as sanding down garden benches, window and door frames, banisters, shelves and smaller pieces of furniture like chests of drawers or bedside cabinets. Anybody wishing to perform larger projects while remaining mobile should use the PSM 18 LI cordless multi-sander, which has been part of Bosch's range since 2010.

Tried-and-tested product features of the predecessor, such as the special shape of the sanding plate, its division into two parts and the micro Velcro-type system for fastening the sanding paper, have been kept in the PSM 10,8 LI. Moreover, this multi-sander has an especially large grip zone, so that it can also be comfortably operated with two hands. Softgrip coverings enable it to be guided in a controlled manner. The low vibration and the compact, ergonomic design also contribute to the controlled handling of the tool. A conventional vacuum cleaner can be connected to the tool using the supplied adapter, in order to extract dust.

The PSM 10,8 LI cordless multi-sander will be available at retail outlets in two versions from March 2012 onwards:
  • in a carrying case including a vacuum cleaner adapter and one sheet each of 80, 120 and 180 grit sanding paper, plus a battery and one-hour charger at the recommended retail price of 99.99 euros,
  • in a carton with the same scope of delivery, but without a battery and charger at the recommended retail price of 59.99 euros.
All prices are including VAT.

 Specifications PSM 10,8 LI cordless multi-sander
 (replaces "Prio" cordless multi-sander)
 Battery voltage 10.8 V
 Battery capacity 1.3 Ah
 Charge time 1 h
 Orbital stroke rate 22,000 opm
 Orbit diameter 1.2 cm
 Sanding surface 104 cm2
 Dimensions (length x height x width) 244 x 120 x 101 mm
 Weight including battery 700 g


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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