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For precise work on the jobsite: Bosch cordless planers with 14.4 and 18 volts are the lightest tools in their class

  • 2.5 and 2.6 kilograms light (14.4 and 18 volt tool)
  • “Woodrazor” blade system for constant and precise work
  • Special handle ergonomics for a high level of comfort during work
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  • March 15, 2012
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Bosch is expanding its range of lithium-ion cordless tools to include two powerful and compact planers: the GHO 14,4 V-LI Professional and the GHO 18 V-LI Professional. They weigh only 2.5 and 2.6 kilograms respec­tively, making them the lightest planers in the 14.4 and 18 volt class. It is therefore easy for professional tradesmen to use them flexibly on the jobsite, for example to perform classical adjustment work such as planing down door leaves. These tools sit comfortably in your hand even in vertical applications thanks to their optimized handle ergonomics, and they achieve precise results. Their easily reachable lock-off switch ensures improved safety and comfort.

Functional features for precise work
Both cordless planers work with an easy-to-change and long-life “Wood­razor” reversible blade, which is extremely sharp and wear-resistant thanks to its carbide cutting edges. A robust aluminum base plate ensures high precision. It is 82 millimeters wide and has three V-grooves for easy and flexible chamfering. In addition to this, both tools have a precise and easy-to-read scale that can be used to continuously adjust the depth of cut to up to 1.6 millimeters. The chip clearance direction can be set to either the right or left, depending on the requirements of the work situation.

The cordless planers are powered by high-performance lithium-ion batteries in the 14.4 or 18 volt class. These batteries have a capacity of three ampere hours and a charge level indicator which can be used at any time to see how much energy is left. If the battery needs charging, it can be recharged to 70 percent in only 15 minutes and fully recharged in 30 minutes thanks to the quick charger.

Bosch Premium batteries with “Electronic Cell Protection”
The long lifetime of the lithium-ion batteries is thanks to the “Electronic Cell Protection” (ECP). It protects the battery against overload, over­heating and deep discharge. There is no memory effect and the batteries are even ready for use if they have not been used for a long time.

The GHO 14,4 V-LI Professional and GHO 18 V-LI Professional cordless planers will be available at specialist retail outlets from May 2012 onwards in the L-Boxx. They come complete with two 3 Ah batteries and a quick charger. The recommended retail prices are 469 euros for the 14.4 volt version and 499 euros for the tool with 18 volts. The prices are excluding VAT.

 Specifications GHO 14,4 V-LI Professional GHO 18 V-LI Professional
 Battery voltage 14.4 V 18 V
 Battery capacity 3 Ah 3 Ah
 No-load speed 0 – 14,000 rpm 0 – 14,000 rpm
 Planing width 82 mm 82 mm
 Adjustable depth of cut 0 – 1.6 mm 0 – 1.6 mm
 Weight 2.5 kg 2.6 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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