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Universal tool for wall preparation: The PWR 180 CE from Bosch for do-it-yourselfers Efficient solution with integrated fine dust extraction

  • System for removing wall coverings through to sanding wood
  • Interchangeable accessories such as perforator, sanding plate and brushes
  • Low dust levels thanks to “EasyClean System” with fine dust extraction
  • Constant Electronic for a continuously high material removal rate
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  • March 19, 2014
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In future anyone who wants to quickly and easily remove old coverings such as wallpaper, flaking plaster or paint residues from walls and other surfaces can use the PWR 180 CE from Bosch. This DIY tool works with application-specific interchangeable accessories. These include a perforator which replaces the classical spike roller, a sanding plate which can be used to sand filled joints on plasterboards or to remove plaster, and various brushes for cleaning or bringing out textures. The PWR 180 CE covers a very wide range of applications, making it a universal tool for conversion, repair and renovation work.

Work with minimal dust and high power, then easily store the tool
The PWR 180 CE is a hand-held removal tool with rotating 180-millimeter disc. It is connected to a mobile dust box by a 2.5 meter long hose. The PWR 180 CE is therefore clean to work with: the dust produced is extracted by means of an integrated high-performance turbine and fed directly into the connected dust box. It has a three liters capacity and features a high-quality membrane filter, which efficiently absorbs fine dust such as concrete and plaster dust. The filter is cleaned manually. To do so, it does not have to be taken out of the tool. Instead you simply turn the gray “EasyClean” insert in the lid of the dust box. The PWR 180 CE also has Constant Electronic which ensures a continuously high material removal rate even under load. The speed is continuously variable from 450 to 1,650 revolutions per minute, enabling it to be adapted to different applications. For example, you select a low speed if you want to roughen wallpaper. Higher speeds are recommended for efficiently removing plaster.

If you want to work close to edges, you can detach the front piece of the protective guard on the tool. As a result, the inserted accessory gets closer to edges and the adjacent surfaces can be worked more precisely. The PWR 180 CE can be guided in a comfortable and controlled manner: it sits comfortably in the hand thanks to its small grip circumference and has an ergonomically shaped, adjustable auxiliary handle. This enables the do-it-yourselfer to always take up the work position which is most comfortable. The PWR 180 CE may be conveniently stored after use: simply put the hand-held piece on the dust box, wrap the hose around the body and use the integrated wheels to easily push the tool to where you want to store it. Done.

The PWR 180 CE will be available at retail outlets from October 2014 onwards in the following versions:
  • as a basic version without dust box but including hose, vacuum cleaner adapter, sanding plate and three sheets of sanding paper for 249.99 euros,
  • as a complete version with dust box, sanding plate including three sheets of sanding paper, a perforator and plastic brush for fine material removal to bring out textures on wooden surfaces for 399.99 euros.
All prices are recommended retail prices including VAT. More interchangeable accessories such as carbide grinding heads, brushes, polishing disc and matching polishing sponges are available in the Bosch accessory range.

 Specifications PWR 180 CE
 Power 1,100 W
 No-load speed 450 – 1,650 rpm
 Disc diameter 180 mm
 Volume of dust box 3 l
 Dust collection during use up to 90 %
 Dimensions
 (length x width x height)
 415 x 220 x 188 mm (tool)
 275 x 240 x 365 mm (dust box)
 Weight
 
 3.5 kg (tool)
 2 kg (dust box)

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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