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Small, lightweight, powerful: Impact drivers in the 14.4 and 18 volt class from Bosch are the shortest tools in their class

  • Weigh only 1.3 kilograms with “Compact” battery
  • Offer high torque and high speed
  • Part of the “lightseries” from Bosch
  • Available in a set with cordless drill/driver
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  • March 15, 2012
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The GDR 14,4-LI Professional and GDR 18-LI Professional cordless impact drivers from Bosch stand for high performance with the shortest design in their class. They are only 138 millimeters long, weigh only 1.3 kilograms with “Compact” battery (1.3 Ah) and therefore make it easy to work over­head or in confined spaces. They are designed for maximum screw diame­ters of twelve millimeters, and they tighten or loosen these screws quickly and powerfully thanks to their torques of 120 and 130 newton meters re­spectively. The high speed of 2,600 revolutions per minute ensures fast work progress. These tools therefore help professionals in the installation and fitting trades, such as electricians, joiners, or heating and air condi­tioning fitters.

Tool and accessories from a single source
The lockable ¼" hex toolholder enables quick and easy clamping of drill bits and screwdriver bits. Bosch offers matching accessories: the “Diamond Impact” range comprises Torx, PH, PZ and Hex screwdriver bits, each with lengths of 25 and 50 millimeters, and an “Anti-shock” bit holder. The “Impact Control” range includes different nutsetters and nutsetter sockets. Both have been specially developed for use with impact drivers.

The GDR 14,4-LI Professional and GDR 18-LI Professional have an inte­grated luminous ring with three LEDs for good illumination of the work area, a motor brake that ensures quality when driving rows of screws, and an accelerator switch for a soft drilling start. Both impact drivers are part of the “lightseries” from Bosch, which features lightweight and versatile tools. They are powered by 14.4 or 18 volt lithium-ion batteries. The “Flexible Power System” offers two battery versions per voltage class: the “Premium” battery with 3.0 ampere hours for exceptionally long battery runtime and the smaller, lighter “Compact” battery with 1.3 ampere hours. Their long life is thanks to the Electronic Cell Protection (ECP). It reliably protects the battery against overload, overheating and deep discharge.

Available in different sets
The GDR 14,4-LI Professional and GDR 18-LI Professional impact drivers will be available from May 2012 onwards in four different sets ? each including a cordless drill/driver in the “lightseries” or the “dynamicseries” from Bosch. The prices per set are between 299 and 479 euros plus VAT.

 Supply versions
 in a set with GSR
 cordless drill/driver
 GDR 14,4-LI
 Professional/
 Compact battery
 GDR 14,4-LI
 Professional/
 Premium battery
 GDR 18-LI
 Professional/
 Compact battery
 GDR 18-LI
 Professional/
 Premium battery
 Comes complete with
 
 
 
 
 Price (excluding VAT)
 L-Boxx
 2 x 1.3 Ah batteries
 45-minute charger
 + GSR 14,4-2-LI
 “lightseries”
 
 299 euros
 L-Boxx
 2 x 3,0 Ah batteries
 30-minute charger
 + GSR 14,4 V LI
 “dynamicseries”
 
 429 euros
 L-Boxx
 2 x 1.3 Ah batteries
 45-minute charger
 + GSR 18-2-LI
 “lightseries”
 
 319 euros
 L-Boxx
 2 x 3.0 Ah batteries
 30-minute charger
 + GSR 18 V-LI
 “dynamicseries”
 
 479 euros


 Specifications GDR 14,4-LI
 Professional/
 Compact battery
 GDR 14,4-LI
 Professional/
 Premium battery
 GDR 18-LI
 Professional/
 Compact battery
 GDR 18-LI
 Professional/
 Premium battery
 Battery capacity 1.3 Ah 3.0 Ah 1.3 Ah 3.0 Ah
 No-load speed 0 – 2,600 rpm 0 – 2,600 rpm 0 – 2,600 rpm 0 – 2,600 rpm
 Rated impact rate 0 – 3,000 bpm 0 – 3,000 bpm 0 – 3,000 bpm 0 – 3,000 bpm
 Toolholder ¼" internal hexagon ¼" internal hexagon ¼" internal hexagon ¼" internal hexagon
 Max. torque (hard
 screwdriving applications)
 120 Nm 120 Nm 130 Nm 130 Nm
 Max. screw diameter M4 – M12 M4 – M12 M4 – M12 M4 – M12
 Weight including battery 1.3 kg 1.5 kg 1.3 kg 1.6 kg


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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