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Available in the DIY range for the first time: PAM 220 digital angle measurer from Bosch Quick and easy measuring at the press of a button

  • Reliable measuring results with an accuracy of ± 0.2 degrees
  • Integrated calculation function for simple and compound miters
  • Can also be used in tight spaces thanks to leg extension
  • Illuminated display for ease of use
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  • August 28, 2014
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The PAM 220 is the first digital angle measurer from Bosch for do-it-yourselfers. All you have to do is press a button to quickly and easily measure and calculate angles – primarily to then transfer them to miter saws in order to cut skirting boards or crown moldings to size. This makes the PAM 220 a versatile, reliable instrument for construction, renovation and maintenance. With its measuring range of 0 to 220 degrees and measuring accuracy of ± 0.2 degrees, this tool eliminates misinterpretations and ensures precise results. This enables do-it-yourselfers to concentrate fully on their actual project and on correctly setting the saw.

Four functions for fast, precise results
By measuring existing angles and calculating required angles, the PAM 220 especially makes it easier to cut wood and wood-based materials to size, but is in principle also suitable for adjusting all common materials including metal or plastic profiles. With a total of four functions, it leads you to the required result quickly and accurately. The simple miter is required for adjusting skirting boards. Once you have placed the angle measurer against the corresponding corner of the room, the miter angle is calculated by pressing the MTR button and is then transferred to the miter saw.

If you want to cut workpieces with a compound miter, such as crown moulding on the ceiling, you have to make two measurements. The first step is to measure the spring angle of the workpiece. Then you press the COM button to save the reading. The second step is to place the legs of the angle measurer flat against the wall to measure the corner angle. This reading is also saved by pressing the COM button. Press it again and the illuminated display will first show the mitre angle required for setting the miter saw, then the automatically calculated bevel angle. After transferring these to the saw, the resulting workpieces will fit together perfectly.

Do-it-yourselfers can also measure angles in tight spaces quickly and conveniently. With the help of the leg extension that comes complete with the tool and the 180-degree function, the PAM 220 automatically calculates supplementary angles to the decimal place accurately at the press of a button: 180 degrees minus the measured angle results in the required value.

The PAM 220 also has a fourth function for saving current readings: the Hold button. Press this button and the result will be retained even if the fold-out leg and base leg are moved. Pressing the button again puts the tool back into measuring mode. The results of the 180-degree and MTR functions, on the other hand, are displayed only whilst the button is being pressed. The features of the PAM 220 are completed by softgrip and two bubble vials which enable the tool to also be used as a spirit level. The low weight of only 860 grams makes it easier to handle in all applications.

The PAM 220 digital angle measurer will be available at retail outlets from September 2014 onwards at the recommended retail price of 99.99 euros. It is supplied in a carton box including leg extension, batteries and protective case.

 Specifications PAM 220
 Measuring range 0 – 220°
 Measuring accuracy, angles 0.2°
 Measuring accuracy, bubble vials 1,5 mm/m
 Accuracy of angle calculation 0,1°
 Power supply 2 x 1.5 V LR6 (AA) batteries
 Automatic shutdown After approx. 5 min
 Leg length 40 cm
 Weight 860 g

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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