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Compact all-rounder with exchangeable base plates: New series of Bosch orbital sanders for professionals Also available in a cordless version for the first time

  • Flexible thanks to base plates which can be exchanged in next to no time
  • Lightweight, compact and can be operated conveniently using only one hand
  • Dust extraction system for protecting your health and the tool while you work
Extremely handy and flexible these are the hallmarks of the new Bosch one-hand orbital sanders for professionals. The range, which is designed for small, preparatory sanding work, comprises three corded tools: The GSS 140-1 A Professional, the GSS 160-1 A Professional and the GSS 160 Multi Professional. With the launch of the GSS 18 V-10 Professional, Bosch is also now bringing the first 18 V cordless orbital sander onto the market. The tools offer professional tradespeople from the woodworking trades, as well as painters and varnishers, increased flexibility when sanding in comparison with comparable models from our competitors. The basis for this is three different base plates which professionals can use to convert their orbital sanders quickly and easily to the task at hand: A square sanding plate, a rectangular sanding plate and a triangular sanding plate. The sanding sheet is fixed using the established "Easy Fit" clamping system or using a micro-fastener (Velcro), depending on the base plate. Weighing between 1.1 and 1.5 kilograms, the tools also are considerably lighter than their predecessors and, thanks to the ergonomic knob with soft grip, can be easily moved into different positions and operated using only one hand.

Versatile orbital sanders for different applications
Bosch offers the perfect tool for every application: The GSS 140-1 A Professional comes with a square base plate and is suitable for sanding small, even surfaces. The new metal base plate makes the tool even more robust than previous models. Users can work with both a standard sanding sheet or a sanding sheet that they have cut to size themselves, as it is either attached using a Velcro fastener or the "Easy Fit" clamping system.

The GSS 160-1 A Professional comes with a rectangular sanding plate as standard and is particularly suited to machining sharp edges, such as those on dining tables. In comparison to the square base plate, the narrower base plate minimizes the risk of the orbital sander slipping over the edge while sanding, thereby rounding it. The sanding sheet is fixed by means of a Velcro fastener, which makes it particularly easy to replace.
In addition to the square and rectangular base plate, the GSS 160 Multi Professional offers a triangular sanding plate for simple machining of corners, window frames, doors on furniture and panels of all kinds.
With the GSS 18 V-10 Professional cordless orbital sander, working overhead and in difficult to reach places is now easier for professional tradespeople. It also makes the task of sanding sensitive materials easier, as there are no cables which could damage the finished surface. The cordless orbital sander is available with a square sanding plate or with all three sanding plates.

All four models feature an efficient dust extraction system for protecting your health and the tool while you work. Dust is either absorbed by the micro-filter in the supplied dust box or is directly extracted by a connected vacuum cleaner.

The corded orbital sanders are now available from specialist retailers, with the cordless tool following in autumn. The models are offered in a cardboard box or L-Boxx with a different range of items included. Subject to change.

 Specifications
 
 
 GSS 140-1 A
 Professional

 (replaces the
 GSS 140-1
 Professional)
 GSS 160-1 A
 Professional
 
 
 GSS 160 Multi
 Professional
 
 
 GSS 18 V-10
 Professional
 
 
 Performance 180 W 180 W 180 W 18 V
 No-load speed 24,000 rpm 24,000 rpm 24,000 rpm 22,000 rpm
 Size
 (length x height x
 width)
 250 x 143 x 115
 mm
 
 250 x 143 x 80
 mm
 
 250 x 143 x 80
 bzw. 115/100 mm
 200 x 140 x 115
 mm
 
 Weight
 
 1.2 kg
 
 1.2 kg
 
 1.2 kg
 
 1.5 kg
 (incl. 5.0 Ah battery)
 Square base
 plate
 (115 x 107 mm)
 x  x x
 Rectangular base
 plate
 (80 x 133 mm)
  x x X (L-Boxx)
 Triangular base
 plate
 (100 x 155 mm)
   x X (L-Boxx)
 Packaging/design
 
 Cardboard box
 
 Cardboard box
 
 L-Boxx
 
 Cardboard box
 and L-Boxx
 Price in euros*
 
 109
 
 109
 
 159
 
 Price to be
 specified on
 market launch
*All specified prices are recommended retail prices excluding VAT. Subject to change.

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Phone: +49 711 758-3132
E-mail: Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com
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Now even more user-friendly: Bosch GCL 2-15 Professional Combi Laser for professionals New functions for even easier alignment

  • Compact and versatile for all short-distance leveling applications
  • Easy alignment of laser lines around the centered plumb points
  • Wide range of applications thanks to rotating multifunctional mount
  • Complete a wide range of tasks in a single operation with just one tool
The compact and versatile GCL 2-15 Professional Combi Laser from Bosch is now available for use in all leveling applications at distances of up to 15 m. Tradespeople can use the tool to project both a horizontal and a vertical laser line as well as two centered plumb points for transfer applications on the floor and ceiling. The highly visible laser lines can be easily and precisely aligned in a 360 circumference around the fixed plumb points without having to reposition the tool. This is made possible by the RM 1 Professional rotating multifunctional mount, which enables users to secure the tool in a wide variety of places on the floor, wall or ceiling. The mount consists of an angle bracket with feet containing strong magnets, enabling the tool to be secured to iron girders or other magnetic structural elements. The GCL 2-15 Professional fits easily and securely into this mount. If the combi laser is placed on the floor within this mount, the plumb point projected downwards is always easily visible thanks to the elevated position of the tool. Furthermore, the RM 1 Professional can also be quickly and easily secured to existing profile sections or components using a clamp, for example to align air ducts or suspended ceilings during construction.

Precision support for all trades
The GCL 2-15 Professional simplifies precision work for tradespeople such as carpenters, electricians, installers and drywallers. For example, the individually operable laser lines enable installations and furniture to be fitted precisely and drywalling to be installed more easily. Moreover, the plumb points can be used to transfer the desired position of fire alarms, lights, or even entire lighting grids precisely from the floor to the ceiling. The combi laser enables you to complete all these tasks with just one tool each in a single operation. This allows users to save time and complete their work quickly and efficiently.

A truly universal tool thanks to its combination of new and proven functions
The combination of new and proven functions makes the GCL 2-15 Professional a truly universal tool on the construction site. The leveling function also ensures that even diagonal alignment such as when installing banisters can be achieved with precision. When projecting horizontal and vertical lines, the self-leveling function guarantees exact results with an accuracy of 0.3 mm/m all in under four seconds. If the combi laser cannot automatically level the laser lines due to surface irregularities of more than four degrees, the laser lines will flash. This "Out of Level" function always guarantees faultless alignment. All functions of the GCL 2-15 Professional can be adjusted easily via the intuitive user interface. The pendulum lock ensures safe transport. The combi laser can also be mounted on standard tripods with a 1/4" or 5/8" thread.

The GCL 2-15 Professional is available from specialist retail outlets in the following variants:
  • In cardboard packaging with L-Boxx inlay including the RM 1 Professional multifunctional mount, laser target plate and protective bag for 139,
  • In cardboard packaging with the RM 1 Professional multifunctional mount, laser target plate and protective bag plus the BT 150 Professional tripod for 169,
  • In a carry case with L-Boxx inlay including the RM 1 Professional multifunctional mount, BM 3 Professional clamp and laser target plate for 189.
Accessories such as clamps and tripods are available in the Bosch range of accessories. All prices are recommended retail prices excluding VAT. Subject to change.

 Specifications GCL 2-15 Professional
 (replaces the GLL 2-15 Professional)
 Laser line/plumb point working range 15 m/10 m, depending on ambient brightness
 Laser line/plumb point leveling accuracy 0.3 mm/m / 0.7 mm/m
 Leveling time <4 s
 Self-leveling range 4
 Laser diode / Laser class 630-650 nm, <1 mW/class 2
 Dust and splash protection IP54
 Power supply 1.5 V LR6 (AA) battery
 Operating time 6-22 hours, depending on the operating mode
 Dimensions (length x width x height) 130 x 83 x 162 mm
 Weight 490 g

Contact person for press inquiries:
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Phone: +49 711 758-3132
E-mail: Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com

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Handy, compact, practical: The PLR 25 laser measure from Bosch Measures distances of up to 25 meters within seconds

  • Easy-to-read display
  • Intuitive to use
  • Calculator function for making accurate calculations quickly
Convenience at the press of a button: The PLR 25 from Bosch enables DIYers to measure distances up to 25 meters quickly and accurately at the touch of a button. The laser measure can also carry out simple calculations to allow the users themselves to work out areas and volumes or add and subtract measurements. The device saves the last ten measurements taken automatically. This means that they can be called up again at any time, thus eliminating the possibility of making errors when entering values manually. The PLR 25 boasts a continuous measurements function including a min./max. function, whereby the value is continuously updated on the display to allow distances from a target object to be calculated in no time at all. The device registers the minimum and maximum measurements automatically every time a continuous measurement is taken. This is useful when trying to fit a cupboard or shelving between a wall and a door frame, for example, especially in old buildings which rarely exhibit perfect right angles. The min. function lets users know immediately where the narrowest point is and therefore how wide the cupboard can be. The max. function shows the point at which the gap between the wall and the door frame is largest, allowing users to make optimal use of the space in which they want to place an object.

The perfect partner for home DIY
The PLR 25 opens up a wealth of possibilities to DIY enthusiasts. When renovating or refurnishing your home, for example, they can measure the space they have in order to calculate exactly what quantities of materials they will need in advance. And when trying to position new pieces of furniture, users can use the laser measure to accurately work out whether they have enough space available for the item in question. It's even possible to plan light sources and heating installations in relation to the size of the room they are going to be fitted in. With a measuring accuracy of 2 millimeters, the PLR 25 proves a helpful tool when creating or revising floor plans with precision. What's more, the device makes it considerably easier to take measurements in furnished rooms than laboriously going around the space with a meter stick.

Intuitive to operate
The PLR 25's plainly laid out keypad and clearly marked keys make it especially easy to use. Each measuring function has been specifically assigned to a differrent key. Pressing the menu key switches the device on and starts length measuring mode straight away. The mode selection key enables users to choose between the length, area, volume or continuous measurement modes, while another key allows them to select whether they want to use the front or the rear edge as the reference edge from which measurements are started. The plus and minus keys can be used to add measurements together or subtract one from another. This allows the surface areas of multiple walls to be added up easily and accurately, for example, in order to calculate how much paint will be needed to cover an entire room. The 1.4-inch color display makes it possible for DIYers to view the results of measurements quickly and easily. The compact design of the PLR 25 means that the laser measure can fit into any trouser pocket, while its soft-grip covering ensures that the device is easy to handle.

The PLR 25 is available at the recommended retail price of 79.99 including VAT.

 Specifications PLR 25
 Measuring range 0.05 25 m
 Typical measuring accuracy 2 mm
 Functions
 
 Length, area, volume, continuous measurement
 incl. min./max., plus/minus, memory
 Size (length x height x width) 42 x 100 x 22.5 mm
 Power supply 2 x 1.5 V AAA batteries
 Reference edge Choice of front edge or rear edge

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