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New barrel grip and improved bow handle version: The Bosch 18 volt cordless jigsaws for professionals Compact and powerful in every work position

  • Barrel grip version for optimized guiding of the saw from underneath
  • Optimized bow handle version with more cutting performance and cutting depth
  • Compact design with slim grip circumference for optimum tool control
  • Powerful even when making cuts in thicker and harder materials
Bosch is now offering professionals two new cordless jigsaws for cordless work and more flexibility in the workshop and on the jobsite: the GST 18 V-LI S Professional is the first cordless 18 volt jigsaw from Bosch with a barrel grip, and the GST 18 V-LI B Professional is an optimized bow handle jigsaw.

The GST 18 V-LI S Professional with barrel grip
The GST 18 V-LI S barrel grip version has been optimized for sawing from underneath and is suitable, for example, for making cutouts in worktops with minimal tearing. It ensures comfortable handling during work because at a length of only 282 millimeters and a weight of 2.4 kilograms the GST 18 V-LI S Professional is the most compact cordless jigsaw in the 18 volt class. A handle recess on the barrel grip enables the user to work especially close to the workpiece. This cordless tool sits better in the hand and can be guided more precisely, which is also facilitated by the slim grip circumference. This enables tradespeople such as cabinet makers, carpenters, kitchen builders and exhibition stand builders to very comfortably make clean, precise cuts, for example when performing adjustment work. An LED light which can be switched on and off ensures a good view of the cutting line during work. The saw blade stops instantly when the tool is switched off thanks to the auto-stop function. This reliably protects the workpiece from being damaged by unwanted run-on.

Improved bow handle jigsaw: GST 18 V-LI B Professional
Bosch is replacing the previous saws in the 14.4 and 18 volt class with the GST 18 V-LI B Professional bow handle version. As with the barrel grip version, it is exceptionally compact and at 2.4 kilograms very light. Thanks to its optimized gear ratio, this saw achieves an up to 30 percent faster cutting speed than the previous model. The capacity of the cutting depth has also been optimized compared to the predecessors: at 120 millimeters it is also 30 percent higher.

Both saws use a 4.0 Ah battery from the 18 volt cordless system to provide a fast sawing rate combined with long runtime – independently of the power mains. Cuts are made effortlessly even in thicker or harder materials such as solid wood or metal. Thanks to their CoolPack technology, the batteries can fully exploit their capacity without overheating, even in intensive applications. Moreover, the Electronic Motor Protection (EMP) and Electronic Cell Protection (ECP) protect the machine and battery against overload to give them a longer lifetime. The battery charge level indicator can be used at any time to find out how much energy is left.

Easy, convenient handling from the cut to the saw blade change
To enable the saws to be adapted perfectly to the workpiece material, they are equipped with a four-stage pendulum action and easy-to-adjust stroke rate control. Curved or free-hand cuts and clean plunge cuts are therefore easy to perform in various materials such as wood, plasterboard or metal. Steady tool control is ensured by the die-cast aluminum base plate which is reinforced with a steel insert. The plate has a plastic shoe to protect delicate surfaces from becoming damaged. A mass balance system also reduces the amount of vibration generated and ensures very smooth running. The saw blade is changed with only one hand and without the need for additional tools thanks to the SDS system. All conventional jigsaw blades with a T-shank can be used.

The GST 18 V-LI S Professional and GST 18 V-LI B Professional cordless jigsaws are available from Oktober 2014 onwards at specialist retail outlets in the following versions:
  • in a carton with L-Boxx inlay for 249 euros,
  • as “Clic & Go” version solo in the L-Boxx for 199.99 euros,
  • in the L-Boxx including charger and two 4.0 Ah batteries for 429 euros.
All prices are recommended retail prices excluding VAT.

Comprehensive accessories, such as the “Precision for Wood” jigsaw blades for especially clean cuts in wood, are available in the Bosch range of accessories.

 GST 18 V-LI S Professional
 GST 18 V-LI B Professional
 (replaces GST 18 V-LI Professional)
 Battery voltage  18 V  18 V
 Battery capacity 4.0 Ah 4.0 Ah
 Stroke rate 0 – 2,700 spm 0 – 2,700 spm
 Cutting depth in wood 120 mm 120 mm
 Cutting depth in metal 8 mm 8 mm
 Weight 2.4 kg 2.4 kg

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  • September 01, 2014
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For quick in-between cleaning: The Bosch PAS 18 LI cordless vacuum cleaner New to the “Power4All” system for do-it-yourselfers

  • Powerful, versatile tool with an interchangeable 18 volt battery
  • Can be used as a floor vacuum cleaner thanks to extension tube
  • With extra-long crevice nozzle for use in hard-to-reach areas
  • Easy to operate, empty, and clean
Bosch is expanding its 18 volt “Power4All” cordless system to now include a powerful hand-held vacuum cleaner with extension tube, the PAS 18 LI. It is suitable for quick in-between cleaning and is exceptionally versatile. Thanks to its extension tube and floor nozzle, the PAS 18 LI can not only clean work surfaces and furniture, but can also be used to conveniently clean surfaces such as carpets and floors. This transforms it from a standard hand-held vacuum into a practical multifunctional vacuum cleaner.

Versatile tool for cordless cleaning
This practical tool offers other accessories in addition to the extension tube and floor nozzle for flexible use without the hassle of a power cord. An extra-long crevice nozzle enables users to clean hard-to-reach areas such as the gaps between car seats. The ergonomic design with softgrip helps to make work effortless in nearly any position. The brush nozzle of the PAS 18 LI is used to clean upholstery or delicate surfaces such as glass plates or wood veneers – or it can also be used to clean the vacuum's filter. To do so, the dust container is simply released from the vacuum at the press of a button and cleaned using the nozzle – making the tool ready for its next job.

Cordless freedom and long battery runtime
The PAS 18 LI is equipped with a powerful 2.0 Ah, lithium-ion battery. As a result, it can vacuum for up to 16 minutes per battery charge – up to 50 percent longer than comparable competitive models. Lithium-ion batteries have hardly any self-discharge, which means the PAS 18 LI is always ready to use. They also have no memory effect, so they can be recharged at any time without a deterioration in battery performance.

Combining with a system: “Power4All” from Bosch
The PAS 18 LI is part of the “Power4All” cordless system for DIY and garden tools. With this system, Bosch offers a powerful, flexible solution for common applications in the house and garden. The same 18 volt lithium-ion battery can be used to operate a current total of twelve power tools – from a cordless grass trimmer to a cordless jigsaw, and from a cordless drill/driver through to the new PAS 18 LI hand-held vacuum cleaner. The “Power4All” cordless system enables do-it-yourselfers to do without a collection of incompatible batteries and chargers. A “Power4All” logo on the packaging indicates which tools belong to the system.

The PAS 18 LI cordless hand-held vacuum cleaner will be available at retail outlets from September 2014 onwards in two versions:
  • with 2.0 Ah battery and charger for 139.99 euros,
  • without battery and charger for 59.99 euros.
All prices are recommended retail prices including VAT. Regardless of with or without battery, the kit comes complete with an extension tube, floor nozzle, crevice nozzle, brush nozzle, and fastening rings for storing the accessories on the tool.

 Specifications PAS 18 LI
 Battery voltage/capacity 18 V/2.0 Ah
 Container volume 0.65 l
 Max. air flow 1,4 m³/min
 Max. vacuum pressure 4.2 kPa
 Runtime per battery charge 16 mins
 Weight without/including battery 0.9/1.3 kg

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  • August 28, 2014
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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
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

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