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First 10.8 volt combi drill for do-it-yourselfers: The versatile PSB 10,8 LI-2 from Bosch Compact, lightweight tool with high power

  • ecially flexible to use thanks to impact function
  • Small and lightweight: weighs only one kilogram
  • Powerful when screw driving, fast when drilling with and without impact
  • New 1.5 Ah battery generation offers up to 15 percent more runtime
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  • February 01, 2013
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Bosch is launching the PSB 10,8 LI-2 onto the market. It is the world’s first combi drill in the 10.8 volt class for do-it-yourselfers. It is also the first 10.8 volt DIY tool from Bosch to be equipped with the new 1.5 Ah battery generation, which offers up to 15 percent more runtime than the previous 1.3 Ah batteries. Up to 250 screws can be driven with one battery charge. The maximum screw diameter is six millimeters.

The PSB 10,8 LI-2 is designed for smaller to medium screw driving, drilling and impact drilling applications. Classical applications such as hanging up light fixtures, fitting coat rails or assembling wall units and kitchen furniture are done quickly and easily with this handy combi drill.

Lightweight and powerful at the same time
The tool weighs only one kilogram including battery, which means it is even lighter than comparable cordless screwdrivers without an impact function. Two gears and 20 torque settings plus a drill and impact drill setting ensure convenient screw driving and drilling in wood, steel and masonry. With a maximum torque of 30 newton meters, the PSB 10,8 LI-2 offers high power for screw driving in first gear and high speed of 1,300 revolutions per minute in second gear for drilling with and without impact. The impact function can be switched on using a control ring. The maximum drilling diameters are 20 millimeters in wood, eight millimeters in steel and six millimeters in masonry.

Another advantage is the Autolock keyless chuck. It enables screwdriver and drill bits to be changed quickly and easily. Green LEDs show the do-it-yourselfer whether forward or reverse rotation has been selected. Another LED, called the “PowerLight”, reliably lights up dark areas during work.

Replaceable lithium-ion battery offers high flexibility
The 10.8 volt battery with 1.5 Ah is compatible with all Bosch DIY and garden tools in this voltage class. It can therefore also be used in the PSM 10,8 LI multi-sander, the PMF 10,8 LI multifunction tool, the PSR 10,8 LI-2 cordless drill/driver, and the AHS 35-15 LI and AHS 45-15 LI cordless hedgecutters.

Lithium-ion batteries have hardly any self-discharge, so the new combi drill is ready to use even after lengthy breaks. The batteries also have no memory effect, so they can be recharged at any time without suffering a deterioration in battery performance – and they are charged very quickly thanks to the one-hour charger that is supplied as standard. An LED display on the tool informs the user at all times about the charging state. 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 10,8 LI-2 cordless combi drill will be available at retail outlets from March 2013 onwards in three versions:

  • in a plastic carrying case with two batteries, a quick charger and a double-ended screwdriver bit at the recommended retail price of 169.99 euros,
  • in a plastic carrying case with one battery, a quick charger and a double-ended screwdriver bit at the recommended retail price of 139.99 euros,
  • in a carton with a double-ended screwdriver bit, but without battery and charger, at the recommended retail price of 99.99 euros.

All prices are including VAT.

 Specifications PSB 10,8 LI-2
 Battery voltage/capacity 10.8 V lithium-ion/1.5 Ah
 No-load speed
 in 1st gear/2nd gear
 0 - 400/0 - 1,300 rpm
 Max. impact rate 19,500 bpm
 Max. screw diameter 6 mm
 Max. torque
 (soft/hard screwdriving applications)
 15/30 Nm
 Torque settings 20+2
 Max. drilling diameter
 in in steel/wood/masonry
 8/20/6 mm
 Keyless chuck 10 mm
 Charge time 1 h
 Weight with battery 1 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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