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Versatile tool for office, hobby and household: The PTK 3,6 LI Office Set from Bosch The first cordless tacker that also staples paper

  • Two new accessories for stapling paper and brochures
  • Easy, self-explanatory operation for versatile applications
  • Cordless tacker for maximum freedom of movement and quick, precise use
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  • March 19, 2014
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Simply staple more: the PTK 3,6 LI in the new Office Set from Bosch is the first cordless tacker that can also staple paper. Bosch is therefore now offering do-it-yourselfers a versatile tool for use in the office, household or hobby. The PTK 3,6 LI Office Set includes two accessories which are designed for stapling paper or binding brochures. This handy tool also completes classical tacker applications such as fastening thin materials onto wood, upholstering furniture or attaching decorations for different occasions, making the PTK 3,6 LI the most versatile tacker on the market.

One cordless tacker – many projects
The PTK 3,6 LI is quickly ready to use as a paper stapler: the corresponding accessory is simply clicked onto the tool and then you can join together up to 60 pages of paper. The cordless tacker can be conveniently parked on the paper stapler accessory when not in use. It also protects delicate surfaces such as glass plates or wood veneers due to is rubber feet. The brochure stapler is designed for binding brochures, photobooks, invitations or menus consisting of up to 30 pages. It is suitable for formats of up to DIN A4 and is ready to use in only a few moves: the two individual parts are simply plugged together to form a rail. You can then insert the paper you want to bind. Following this, the two wings of the rail are folded together over the paper and closed. Two windows and two marks on the edge of the wings ensure exact positioning of the subsequent binding point. In order to achieve the desired result, these should be precisely on the center line of the pages you want to bind. When aligned, you can start stapling: the tacker nose of the PTK 3,6 LI fits precisely in the windows on the rail. Drive one staple per window – and the brochure is bound.

Standard type 53 fine wire staples are used for stapling. They are 11.4 millimeters wide and available in four different lengths: four, six, eight or ten millimeter long, depending on how many pages you want to staple.

The PTK 3,6 LI: small, handy and always ready to use
This handy tacker is only about 15 x 16 x 5 centimeters in size, weighs just less than 800 grams and you can take it anywhere with you. Its lithium-ion battery has hardly any self-discharge and is therefore ready to use at all times – even when not used for a lengthy period of time between individual applications. The battery also has no memory effect, so it can be recharged at any time without the user having to accept a deterioration in battery performance. When the battery is fully charged, it has enough power to drive at least 400 staples into softwood. The charging state of the battery is indicated by LED. The features of the PTK 3,6 LI are completed by softgrip coverings which make the cordless tacker sit securely and comfortably in the hand, and a reload indicator which shows do-it-yourselfers at all times how full the staple magazine is.

The PTK 3,6 LI Office Set will be available at retail outlets from April 2014 onwards for 79.99 euros including VAT. It comes complete with the two accessories, plus a five-hour charger including charging plug and 1 000 type 53 fine wire staples per length of six, eight and ten millimeters. Both accessories can also be purchased separately: the paper stapler for 9.99 euros, the brochure stapler for 12.99 euros. All prices are recommended retail prices including VAT.

 Specifications PTK 3,6 LI
 Battery voltage/type 3.6 V/integrated lithium-ion battery
 Battery capacity 1.3 Ah
 Charge time 3 – 5 h
 Impact rate 30 bpm
 Staple type/width/length 53/11.4 mm/4 – 10 mm
 Staple magazine capacity 100
 Dimensions
 (length x height x width)
 146 x 156 x 50 mm
 Weight 0.8 kg
 Recommended
 staple length
 Maximum number of
 pages* paper stapler
 Maximum number of
 pages* brochure stapler
 4 mm 2 – 10 pages 2 – 10 pages
 6 mm 2 – 20 pages 2 – 20 pages
 8 mm 10 – 40 pages 10 – 30 pages
 10 mm 20 – 60 pages 20 – 30 pages
*at a paper quality of 80 g/m2

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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