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Powerful electric tacker for staples and nails: The PTK 14 EDT from Bosch for do-it-yourselfers Very versatile thanks to unique “DuoTac” function

  • Drives nails and up to two staples at a time
  • Precise due to “Push+Release” system and impact force control
  • Suitable for applications in both softwood and hardwood
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  • May 21, 2015
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Bosch is offering its tried-and-tested electric tacker for do-it-yourselfers in a new design: the PTK 14 EDT sits even better in the hand thanks to its ergonomic softgrip. It takes over from its predecessor as the only electric tacker on the market that can drive either one fine wire staple or two fine wire staples at a time. This “DuoTac” function can be controlled conveniently using a switch on the front of the tool. Slide the switch down and only one staple is driven. Alternatively, you can also drive nails with the tool in this setting. Slide the switch up and two staples are driven at the same time. The PTK 14 EDT can therefore also be used to quickly and easily fix materials that are sensitive to tearing, such as films ? for example vapor barriers when insulating a roof. You neither have to use flat wire staples, nor convert the tool in order to do so. The ability to drive nails makes this tool the most versatile in its class. In addition to classical tacker applications such as upholstering furniture or fastening different materials such as leather, cardboard or films on wood, it is also possible to easily nail objects such as slats or cabinet back panels.

Precise impact triggering and easy operation
To drive staples and nails, you simply press the PTK 14 EDT against the workpiece, which pushes the tacking nose downwards, and then you squeeze the trigger to fire the fastener. This two-stage “Push+Release” system enables the fastener to be positioned precisely, and it prevents unintentional triggering. Do-it-yourselfers therefore always have complete control over the tool.

The powerful PTK 14 EDT electric tacker is suitable for applications in both softwood and hardwood. Its six-stage impact force control can be used to adapt it to the material and to the type of fixing. The setting wheel can be set to a lower impact force when working in softwood or using shorter staples. A higher impact force is recommended for working with hardwood, longer staples or the DuoTac function.

The reload indicator at the foot of the tool shows you at all times how full the magazine is. It is easy to refill from below. The markings on the tool show the
do-it-yourselfer at a glance which staple or nail type is suitable. Standard type 53 fine wire staples with a length of six to 14 millimeters and type 48 nails with a length of 14 millimeters can be used.

Bosch tackers: Versatile tools for DIY, home and office
In addition to its powerful electric tacker, Bosch also offers do-it-yourselfers a handy cordless tacker, the PTK 3,6 LI, which is the smallest lithium-ion tacker in its class and is also available as an “Office Set”. The set includes two accessories which make the PTK 3,6 LI the only cordless tacker on the market able to staple paper and bind brochures.

The PTK 14 EDT is available now at retail outlets at the recommended retail price of 99.99 euros including VAT. It is supplied in a handy carton with carrying handle including 1,000 type 53 fine wire staples with a length of ten millimeters. Bosch offers more fine wire staples and nails in its accessory range.

 Specifications PTK 14 EDT (replaces PTK 14 E)
 Impact rate 30 bpm
 Staple type/width/length 53/11.4 mm/6 – 14 mm
 Nail type/width/length 48/1.8 mm/ 14 mm
 Magazine capacity (staples/nails) 100
 Dimensions (length x height x width) 243 x 179 x 62 mm
 Weight 1.1 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.

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