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Powerful tools with long lifetime: Professional double-wheeled bench grinders from Bosch

  • Robust, compact, low in noise and low in vibration
  • Long life-time due to maintenance-free induction motor
  • Tool-free adjustable work-piece rests and large spark guards
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  • December 03, 2012
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The GBG 6 Professional and GBG 8 Professional are the new double-wheeled bench grinders from Bosch, two robust and compact tools for grinding and sharpening blades, chisels and drill bits, for de-burring metal profiles, and for removing rust from metal parts. These double-wheeled bench grinders are designed for professional use, and take up very little space in the workshop. Moreover, they are very low in noise and vibration thanks to their maintenance-free induction motor. Enclosed ball bearings and dust protection for switches and motor ensure a long lifetime.

Work quickly, safely and precisely
The two new models differ in power and grinding wheel diameter: the GBG 6 Professional offers 350 watts and 150-millimeter grinding wheels, while the GBG 8 Professional is even more powerful with 600 watts and offers 200-millimeter grinding wheels. Both tools have a robust die-cast aluminum housing; and rubber feet add stability and reduce vibration. The machines can also be permanently fixed to a workbench with four screws. Large spark guards, which can be individually adjusted, are effective at protecting the professional tradesperson against flying sparks during grinding. Two tool-free adjustable work-piece rests fitted in front of the grinding wheels help the user to work precisely.

The double-wheeled bench grinders will be available at specialist retail outlets from January 2012 onwards for 139 and 219 euros plus VAT. Each grinder is supplied in a carton with a 24 grit grinding wheel and a 60 grit grinding wheel.

 Specifications GBG 6 Professional
 (replaces
 GSM 175 Professional)
 GBG 8 Professional
 (replaces
 GSM 200 Professional)
 Power 350 w 600 w
 No-load speed 2,900 rpm 2,900 rpm
 Grinding wheel diameter 150 mm 200 mm
 Bore diameter of grinding wheel 20 mm 22 mm
 Wheel grit 24 + 60 24 + 60
 Weight 10.3 kg 16.4 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.

PI7954 - December 03, 2012

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