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New jigsaw generation for professionals: The GST 160 CE/BCE Professional from Bosch Full control for clean cuts

  • Compact, lightweight and low-vibration jigsaws
  • “Precision Control” saw blade guide for exact cuts
  • Powerful 800 watt motor with Constant Electronic
  • SDS clamping system for tool-free, single-handed saw blade changes
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  • August 15, 2013
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The GST 160 CE/BCE Professional jigsaws from Bosch offer woodworking trades such as joiners and carpenters high precision and controlled tool guidance. This is made possible by the combination of low weight, compact design, small grip circumference and “Precision Control” saw blade guide. The optimized double roller guide minimizes saw blade bending, prevents the saw blade from straying, and therefore enables exceptionally precise cuts especially in wood and wood-based materials. This makes the tools suitable above all for adjustment work, for example in interior fitting or kitchen and exhibition stand construction. However, the machines also reliably cut thick materials such as insulation, sandwich panels or wooden beams, especially in combination with the extra-long saw blades in the “Precision” series from Bosch.

The GST 160 CE/BCE Professional is available in two versions: barrel grip (CE) or bow-handle (BCE). The two models weigh only 2.2 and 2.3 kilograms respectively, work with a powerful 800 watt motor with Constant Electronic and have a robust base plate made of die-cast magnesium. The Constant Electronic ensures a continuous work rate even when making deep cuts in hard materials, and the base plate glides with particularly low friction over the workpiece thanks to its plastic sole. This prevents damage to delicate surfaces. The LED light, that can be switched on and off, improves visibility of the cutting area. This all results in clean cuts in every work situation.

Tool-free adjustable base plate with exact 90-degree positioning
To perform miter cuts, the base plate of the GST 160 CE/BCE Professional can be adjusted up to an angle of 90 degrees without the need for additional tools. An additional cam bar ensures especially strong form-fitted and force-fitted angle positioning: when the clamp lever is operated, the base plate is pulled into position and then fixed.

Saw blades can be changed with one hand and without the need for addi-tional tools thanks to the improved SDS system: press the clamp lever and the saw blade is automatically ejected, preventing burns from the hot blade. The new blade is then simply inserted and clicks into place.

The features of the GST 160 CE/BCE Professional are completed by a dust blowing function that ensures professional tradespeople always have a good view of the cutting line; electronic speed pre-selection enables the sawing speed to be adjusted to suit the material being worked on; restart protection prevents uncontrolled start-up after a power cut; and a rota¬table suction tube gives the user freedom of movement when using a dust extraction system. Bosch’s range includes different wet/dry dust extractors as part of the “Click & Clean System”. All of them are compatible with the two new tools.

The GST 160 CE/BCE Professional jigsaws will be available at specialist retail outlets at the end of September 2013 for 250 euros plus VAT. They are supplied in the L-Boxx with three saw blades, an anti-splinter guard and a dust extraction set. Comprehensive accessories, such as the “Precision for Wood” jigsaw blades for especially clean cuts, are available in the Bosch range of accessories.

 Specifications GST 160 CE Professional
 (replaces GST 140 CE Professional)
 GST 160 BCE Professional
 (replaces GST 140 BCE Professional)
 Handle design Barrel grip Bow-shaped
 Rated power input 800 watts 800 watts
 No-load stroke rate 800 to 3,000 spm 800 to 3,000 spm
 Stroke height 26 mm 26 mm
 Cutting depth in wood
 (90 degrees)
 160 mm 160 mm
 Weight 2.2 kg 2.3 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.

PI8242 - August 15, 2013

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