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Even more compact, lightweight and powerful: New PSB 14,4 LI-2 and PSB 18 LI-2 cordless combi drill generation from Bosch

  • 15 percent shorter and 13 percent lighter than the predecessor models
  • Higher torque for powerful drilling and screwdriving
  • 13-millimeter Autolock keyless chuck for convenient accessory changes
  • Equipped with powerful lithium-ion changeable batteries
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  • October 15, 2012
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Bosch has made its PSB 14,4 LI-2 and PSB 18 LI-2 cordless combi drills for do-it-yourselfers 15 percent shorter and 13 percent lighter: the tools are only 223 millimeters long and both weigh about 1.5 kilograms. They are therefore easy and comfortable to handle, even when working overhead. Moreover, do-it-yourselfers can now drill even more powerfully in wood, steel and masonry with higher torque and a larger chuck of 13 instead of the previous ten millimeters. The maximum drilling diameters are 30 and 35 millimeters respectively in wood, 14 and 15 millimeters respectively in masonry, and 13 millimeters in steel.

Powerful tools with lithium-ion changeable battery
With torques of 50 and 54 newton meters respectively, the PSB 14,4 LI-2 and PSB 18 LI-2 offer even more power in first gear for screwdriving and even higher speed in second gear for drilling with and without impact. The required power is provided by the latest generation of 14.4 and 18 volt lithium-ion changeable batteries. Lithium-ion batteries have hardly any self-discharge, so they are immediately ready to use even if they have not been used for lengthy periods of time. There is also no memory effect: lithium-ion batteries can be recharged at any time without the user having to accept a deterioration in battery performance. The batteries are fully recharged after one hour thanks to the quick charger. LED indicators on the tool always inform the user about the charging state of the battery. The “Electronic Cell Protection”, ECP for short, ensures long battery life. It reliably prevents overload, overheating and deep discharge of the battery in all Bosch cordless tools.

The PSB 14,4 LI-2 and PSB 18 LI-2 cordless combi drills sit comfortably in the hand thanks to their softgrip. Their Autolock keyless chuck also makes them convenient to use: it allows for easy changing of screwdriver and drill bits. The impact function is switched on using a separate control ring. Green LEDs show the do-it-yourselfer whether forward or reverse rotation has been selected. Another LED – the “PowerLight” that is integrated into the screwdriver head – reliably lights up dark areas during work.

The PSB 14,4 LI-2 and PSB 18 LI-2 cordless combi drills are available now at retail outlets at the recommended retail prices of 169.99 and 199.99 euros respectively. They are supplied in a plastic carrying case with a battery, a quick charger and a double-ended screwdriver bit.

The PSB 18 LI-2 is a member of the “Power4All” 18 volt cordless family for the house and garden. For this reason, it is also available for 119.99 euros without a battery and charger. All prices are including VAT.

 Specifications PSB 14,4 LI-2
 (replaces previous
 PSB 14,4 LI-2)
 PSB 18 LI-2
 (replaces previous
 PSB 18 LI-2)
 Battery voltage/capacity 14.4 V Lithium-ion/1.5 Ah 18 V Lithium-ion/1.5 Ah
 No-load speed
 in 1st gear/2nd gear
 0 – 440/1,650 rpm 0 – 440/1,650 rpm
 Max. impact rate 22,500 bpm 22,500 bpm
 Torque settings 20+2 20+2
 Max. torque
 (soft/hard screwdriving applications)
 20/50 Nm 22/54 Nm
 Max. screw diameter 8 mm 10 mm
 Max. drilling diameter
 in wood/masonry/steel
 30/14/13 mm 35/15/13 mm
 Weight including battery approx. 1.5 kg approx. 1.5 kg

Robert Bosch GmbH
Phone: 0711 400 40 480
Fax: 0711 400 40 481
E-mail: kundenberatung.ew@de.bosch.com
Postfach 10 01 56
D-70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen

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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