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Safety for professionals when cutting and grinding: Angle grinders from Bosch with “Protection Switch” High level of user protection thanks to deadman switch

  • Designed for applications with high safety requirements
  • “Protection Switch” can be operated in various gripping positions
  • Powerful machines with up to 1500 watts of power
  • The right model for every application
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  • March 13, 2013
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In future, small angle grinders from Bosch will also be available with a deadman switch called the “Protection Switch”. The tools only operate as long as the switch is being pressed. If the switch is released, the machines immediately shut down. Bosch is therefore launching angle grinders onto the market that make it easy for safety engineers in the industrial sector to meet the increasingly high requirements of work safety. This applies especially to applications in refineries, on oil platforms and in crane, ship, tank and container construction, i.e. sectors in which high safety standards apply.

Full control in every working position
The “Protection Switch” offers a major advantage compared to conventional deadman switches: it is designed so that the switch can be operated over the entire length of the handle – regardless of whether the angle grinder is held at the front, back or in the middle. As a result, users always have full control over the tool even in difficult working positions.

The angle grinders offer power ratings of 1 100 to 1 500 watts. They enable fast work progress, have a tool-free adjustable protective guard, an ergonomic design and a large spindle lock button for quick and easy accessory changes. Like the angle grinders without “Protection Switch”, they continue to offer a long tool lifetime and carbon brush lifetime.

The right model for every application
The GWS 11-125 P Professional can be used universally in different trades. Using the appropriate accessories, it is possible to perform applications such as cutting steel pipes and profiles to length, removing welded seams, deburring molded parts, and cutting stone and tiles.

The GWS 12-125 CIP Professional and GWS 15-125 CIP Professional models stand for consistent performance even in the toughest applications; for example in ship building, on major construction sites or in steel construction. In addition to the new “Protection Switch”, they are equipped with an extensive range of protection features: Vibration Control, Kick-Back Stop, soft start and restart protection.

The small angle grinders with “Protection Switch” will be available at retail outlets from May 2013 onwards. The prices range from 135 euros for the GWS 11-125 P Professional and 199 euros for the GWS 15-125 CIP Professional. All prices are excluding VAT. Bosch also offers an extensive range of accessories for small angle grinders. This includes cutting, flap, diamond and grinding discs, brushes, and dust extraction guards.

 Tool Rated power
 Weight Disc
 Price in euros
 (excluding VAT)
 GWS 11-125 P
 1100 W 11,500 2.3 kg 125 mm 135.00
 Tools with Constant Electronic, Vibration Control, Kick-Back Stop,
 soft start and restart protection
 GWS 12-125 CIP
 1200 W 11,500 2.2 kg 125 mm 159.00
 GWS 15-125 CIP
 1 500 W 11,500 2.5 kg 125 mm 199.00

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.

PI8057 - March 13, 2013

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