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The most versatile tool on the market: GDX cordless impact driver from Bosch with combined hexagon/square toolholder

  • Universal tool with combined toolholder
  • Enables comfortable work without kick-back
  • Offers high torque and high speed
  • Available as 18 volt tool in the “dynamicseries”
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  • August 07, 2012
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The GDX 18 V-LI Professional in the “dynamicseries” from Bosch is the first impact driver with a combined hexagon/square toolholder. Both screw­driver bits and nutsetters can be used with this toolholder. This therefore provides professionals with an universal tool for all the required connec­tions in installation, metal and wood construction. Whereas you previously had to fiddle about with an adapter or switch from one tool to another, now all you have to do is simply change the accessory. This enables elec­tricians, for example, to complete all work, from laying large cable trays through to installing plug sockets, with only one tool. When doing so, nut­setters for large screw connections can be replaced in seconds with tor­sion bits for smaller screw connections.

Quick, comfortable work without kick-back
The impact driver works without recoil. When the ½" external square is used, the GDX 18 V-LI Professional offers a maximum torque of 180 new­ton meters. This enables screws up to 16 millimeters in diameter to be quickly and powerfully tightened or loosened. The values are slightly lower for the ¼" internal hexagon. The tool is only 166 millimeters long, weighs 1.6 kilograms with 1.3 Ah battery, 1.8 kilograms with 3.0 Ah battery and is suitable for working overhead and in tight spaces. This impact driver also sits comfortably in your hand during work thanks to its integrated softgrip inserts. If work needs to be interrupted, the professional can simply attach the tool to his belt using the clip.

The GDX 18 V-LI Professional is part of Bosch's “dynamicseries”, which features high performance capability combined with compact design. It is powered by an 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, for example when driving rows of screws, and the smaller, lighter “Compact” battery with 1.3 ampere hours.

Bosch also 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 GDX 18 V-LI Professional will be available at retail outlets from Sep­tember 2012 onwards.

 Specifications
 
 
 GDX 18 V-LI
 Professional/
 Compact battery
 GDX 18 V-LI
 Professional/
 Premium battery
 Battery capacity 1.3 Ah 3.0 Ah
 No-load speed 0 - 2800 rpm 0 - 2800 rpm
 Rated impact rate 0 - 3200 bpm 0 - 3200 bpm
 Toolholder ¼"-internal hexagon and
 ½"-external square
 ¼"-internal hexagon and
 ½"-external square
 Max. torque
 (hard screwdriving applications)
 ¼"-internal hexagon
 ½"-external square
  
 
 160 Nm
 180 Nm
  
 
 160 Nm
 180 Nm
 Screw diameter
 ¼"-internal hexagon
 ½"-external square
  
 M6 - M14
 M6 - M16
  
 M6 - M14
 M6 - M16
 Weight
 including battery
 1.6 kg 1.8 kg
 Comes complete with
 
 
 
 Price (excluding VAT)
 L-Boxx
 2 x 1.3 Ah batteries
 45-minute charger
 
 419 euros
 L-Boxx
 2 x 3.0 Ah batteries
 30-minute charger
 
 489 euros


 Specifications GDX 18 V-LI Professional
 Comes complete with
 
 Price (excluding VAT)
 Carton, without battery and charger
 
 295 euros


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.

PI7838 - August 07, 2012

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