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GWS 10,8-76 V-EC Professional from Bosch: World's first 10.8 volt angle grinder for professionals Minimum size, maximum power

  • New compact design optimized for cutting applications
  • Small, lightweight, handy and yet highly powerful thanks to EC motor
  • Wide range of applications for a variety of materials
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  • December 04, 2015
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Bosch presents the world's first 10.8 volt cordless angle grinder for professionals – the GWS 10,8-76 V-EC Professional. This very easy-to-use tool excels thanks to its high power and its design, which is optimized for cutting. The 10.8 volt angle grinder is compact, lightweight and yet highly powerful. This makes it the ideal mobile helper for making quick, short cuts in different materials. With its 76-millimeter disc and a maximum cutting depth of 16 millimeters, it reliably cuts cable ducts, threaded rods and edge strips for tiles, as well as tiles and tile grouts, pipes, hollow profiles and even perforated bricks and parquet flooring. It provides electricians, installers and tilers, but also roofing contractors, drywall constructors and interior designers with a handy helper for all cutting applications.

Low weight, special ergonomics and high-performance EC motor
Weighing only 900 grams, the GWS 10.8-76 V-EC Professional is very light and shaped to fit naturally in the hand during use. This small powerhouse is designed specially for cutting work and can be used anywhere, even in tight spaces and hard-to-reach areas. Unlike conventional angle grinders, the disc is not attached horizontally, but rather vertically. Thanks to this ergonomic advantage, it can be guided very easily and in a controlled way, replacing other tools such as the handsaw. A powerful, brushless EC motor delivers high performance, making the compact, lightweight design possible and allowing the user to make quick progress. The EC motor does not require any maintenance and ensures the long life of the tool. Other features of the GWS 10.8-76 V-EC Professional include a protective hood, which can be set easily and comfortably without the need for a wrench. When the angle grinder is switched off, the disc stops moving in less than a second.

Extensive range of accessories for different requirements
To enable tradespeople to respond flexibly to task demands, Bosch offers an extensive range of accessories: Choose from a metal cutting disc, a multimaterial cutting disc and a diamond cutting disc. To allow users to change these discs quickly and conveniently, the GWS 10.8-76 V-EC Professional features a new type of spindle lock: The spindle lock no longer has to be pressed down continuously, as is the case with conventional angle grinders, but rather is briefly released before changing discs and then reengaged.

The new cordless angle grinder GWS 10.8-76 V-EC Professional is part of the extensive 10.8 volt system by Bosch for professionals and will be available from February 2016 onwards for 239 euros at specialist retail outlets. The cordless angle grinder will be supplied in the L-Boxx including two 2.5 Ah batteries, an AL 1130 CV Professional express charger, two metal cutting discs and one multimaterial cutting disc. The tool is also part of the “Clic & Go” sales system for 10.8 volt cordless tools by Bosch.

 Specifications GWS 10,8-76 V-EC Professional
 Battery voltage/capacity 10.8 V / 2.5 Ah
 No-load speed 19,500 rpm
 Disc diameter 76 mm
 Spindle diameter M 5
 Disc hole diameter 10 mm
 Cutting depth 16 mm
 Grip circumference 160 mm
 Weight including 2.5 Ah battery 900 g
All specified prices are recommended retail prices excluding VAT.

Contact person for press inquiries:
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.

PI9140 - December 04, 2015

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