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A first from Bosch for professionals: GKM 18 V LI Professional cordless metal circular saw Cuts metal with speed, precision and virtually no sparks

  • Precise results and a safe work environment thanks to virtually spark-free cutting
  • Less reworking thanks to minimal discoloration and burr formation
  • Compact design and lightweight for low-fatigue work
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  • July 14, 2015
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Cut metals with speed, precision and virtually no sparks – professionals can get immediate results using the first cordless metal circular saw from Bosch. The GKM 18 V LI Professional is equipped with a "Standard for Steel" saw blade specifically developed for machining steel. It uses a cut that is non-abrasive, unlike rip saws and angle grinders. The cut is more precise as a result, since the amount of flying sparks impairing the view of the cutting line is considerably smaller with a metal circular saw. The otherwise customary, somewhat complex rework necessitated by discoloration and burr formation has also been minimized. This saves professional tradespeople time when cutting pipes, profiles, installation rails, threaded rods or corrugated sheet metal. The reduction in flying sparks also creates a safer work environment. Moreover, for steel erectors, metal workers, installers and roofers, the GKM 18 V LI Professional has a long service life thanks to its optimized motor cooling system with two fans.

Comfortable work with quick sawing
In order to work comfortably and with low-fatigue, both in the workshop and at the construction site, the GKM 18 V LI Professional features a compact design and low weight of just 2.7 kg. At the same time, the powerful 18 volt lithium-ion battery with 4.0 Ah ensures quick sawing over long run-times. This feature is made possible by CoolPack technology: The battery uses its full capacity without overheating, even in intensive applications. This equates, for example, to more than 300 cuts in steel pipes with a diameter of 20 mm in just one battery charge. In addition, the Electronic Motor Protection (EMP) and the Electronic Cell Protection (ECP) reliably protect the machine and battery from overloading; another factor contributing to the long service life. A charge level indicator on the battery shows at all times how much energy is still left in the battery.

Additional equipment for the cordless metal circular saw includes an LED and a viewing window in the foot plate, to ensure a good view of the cutting line and therefore guarantee high precision sawing. Furthermore, an infinitely adjustable cutting depth, an ergonomic grip and a hook, which can be used to hang the GKM 18 V LI Professional up on ladders, scaffolding or a workbench for example, all make the saw extremely convenient to use.

“Flexible Power System”: Complete compatibility with the 18 volt range
Thanks to the "Flexible Power System", Bosch guarantees that the 18 volt battery with 4.0 Ah for the GKM 18 V LI Professional included in the delivery, as with all system devices, is completely compatible with all cordless tools and chargers of the same volt class. The 18 volt range currently comprises 40 devices plus batteries with 1.5 Ah, 2.0 Ah, 3.0 Ah, 4.0 Ah, 5.0 Ah and 6.0 Ah.

The GKM 18 V LI Professional metal circular saw is available in specialist stores at the recommended retail price of 499 euros. The saw is supplied in the L-Boxx along with a quick charger, two 4.0 Ah CoolPack batteries, a parallel fence and a "Standard for Steel" 30-tooth saw blade. Additional accessories, such as the "Standard for Multi Material" circular saw blade, are available from the Bosch range of accessories.

 Specifications GKM 18 V-LI Professional
 Battery voltage 18 V
 Battery capacity 4.0 Ah
 No-load speed 4,250 rpm
 Max. cutting depth in wood (90°) 50 mm
 Saw blade diameter 136 mm
 Saw blade bore diameter 20 mm
 Weight including 4.0 Ah battery 2.7 kg

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Robert Bosch GmbH
Martin Steinlehner
Phone: +49 711 758-3132
E-mail: Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com

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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