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  • March 03, 2016
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Exceptionally ergonomic: New Bosch saber saws for professionals Functional equipment for a wide range of applications

  • Convenient: New tool ergonomics for a comfortable grip in any position
  • Gentle: Lowest vibrations in their class for minimal fatigue when working
  • Powerful: Two high-performance models for demanding applications
The new professional saber saws from Bosch the cordless GSA 18V-32 Professional and the corded GSA 16-32 Professional are exceptionally high-performance saber saws with unique tool ergonomics. Both models are more compact than the tried-and-tested Bosch saber saws and are equipped with a new handle. Unlike the conventional spade handle, this handle enables the tools to be held and used comfortably in a variety of positions, even in difficult working positions and over long periods. The extended switch also contributes to high ease of use: It is easy to press, even when the tool is held in extreme positions. In addition, these tools are the first Bosch saber saws to feature active vibration damping: A counterweight positioned in the gearbox constantly counteracts the inertia. This means that these saber saws offer the lowest vibrations in their class. The result: Minimal fatigue when working.

Low vibrations, compact and with high performance, whether cordless or corded
The GSA 18V-32 Professional cordless saber saw is equipped with a 6.0 Ah battery as standard and offers the best power-to-weight ratio in its class. It provides a high-performance alternative to corded tools and can be used for overhead work, such as shortening installation pipes or ventilation shafts in the building services or demolition sector, easily and without using a cable. The GSA 16-32 Professional is the most powerful cabled professional saber saw offered by Bosch: With its 1600 watt motor, it covers a wide range of applications and can be used to carry out even extremely demanding work quickly and efficiently.

Functional equipment for quick, easy and precise work
Both saber saws feature a pendulum stroke that can be engaged to provide rapid progress when sawing. The stroke speed is variable as well, and can be set to match the requirements of the material. The other equipment for the saber saws includes a soft start function, enabling each cut to be started with precision. In addition, the tools feature a special transmission that enables saw blades to be changed easily using gloves, without any additional tools: Turning the large ring on the saw shaft will open the SDS holder, immediately loosening the saw blade. The saws can also easily be hung from a ladder or a frame between work steps using a metal hook. This saves time and unnecessary walking.

The new GSA 18V-32 Professional and GSA 16-32 Professional saber saws are available from specialist retailers from September 2016 at a recommended retail price of 449 euros or 319 euros respectively. Both devices are supplied in a carrying case. The GSA 18V-32 Professional includes two saw blades, two 6.0 Ah batteries and one charger. The GSA 16-32 Professional includes two saw blades. All specified prices are recommended retail prices excluding VAT. Subject to change without notice.

 Specifications* GSA 18V-32 Professional GSA 16-32 Professional
 Battery voltage/capacity 18 V/6.0 Ah -
 Rated power input - 1600 W
 Max. cutting depth in wood 300 mm 300 mm
 Cutting depth in metal 20 mm 20 mm
 Saw, stroke length 32 mm 32 mm
 No-load stroke rate 0 - 2500 rpm 0 - 2800 rpm
 Vibration values
 (sawing wood)
 11.6 m/2 12.5 m/s2
 Dimensions
 (length x width x height)
 482 x 101 x 218 mm (incl. battery) 501 x 101 x 183 mm
 Weight 4.1 kg (incl. 6.0 Ah battery) 4.6 kg
*All figures are provisional and based on internal measurements

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Phone: +49 711 758-3132
E-mail: Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com
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Easy-to-use, efficient, durable: The new generation of Bosch cordless screwdrivers for professionals Eight powerful models for increased flexibility in trade work

  • New and unique precision coupling for reduced wear and tear
  • LED display alerts you when the tool switches off due to overheating or blockage
  • Full control for screwing and drilling applications with the 'KickBack Control'
  • Long service life and compact design thanks to brushless motor technology
Bosch is bringing to the market a new generation of 14.4 V and 18 V cordless screwdrivers. Part of the 'dynamicseries' and 'robustseries', they are comfortable to use and are more durable and efficient than models from previous series. The GSR 14.4 V-EC Professional and GSR 18 V-EC Professional cordless screwdrivers and GSB 14.4 V-EC Professional and GSB 18 V-EC Professional cordless combi drills are new additions to the 'dynamicseries' range of tools, which combine compact design with high performance. The GSR 14.4 VE-EV Professional and GSR 18 VE-EC Professional and GSB 14.4 VE-EC Professional and GSB 18 VE-EC Professional models have been added to the 'robustseries', which is a series of particularly durable, high-performance tools. These are the first Bosch cordless screwdrivers or combi drills of this class to have brushless motor technology. All eight models have new functions which offer a higher level of comfort for professionals working in the woodworking industry, electricians, plumbers and heating installers.

Increased comfort, reduced wear-and-tear
Our cordless screwdrivers and combi drills have a newly designed precision coupling which is unique in the market. An electronic control system detects when this coupling is overloaded and stops the motor in order to avoid over-tightening when fastening screws. This prevents the loud noise caused by over-tightening, minimizes vibrations, and causes less wear to the material and coupling. This, in turn, results in less wear-and-tear and a longer service life for the tool and accessories. All screwdrivers also come equipped with a robust 13 mm solid metal drill chuck.

Full control when screwdriving and drilling
Two LEDs alert tradesmen when the tool stops: A white LED to show that the tool has a blockage and a red LED when the tool is overheating. This way, tradesmen are always kept informed of the condition of their tool. Increased comfort has been achieved thanks to the tools' improved ergonomics: The Softgrip handle has a grooved structure, meaning that it is easier to hold, especially when working overhead or in tight, hard-to-reach spaces. The proven 'KickBack Control' function (previously known as Electronic Rotation Control), an exclusive feature of the 'dynamicseries', gives users full control, even for the toughest screwdriving and drilling jobs. The integrated sensor detects sudden tool blockages such as foreign objects in the metal, wood or brickwork and shuts down the motor within a fraction of a second. This prevents unexpected kickback of the tool and, therefore, can reduce the risk of injury.

The perfect tool for every job
All models are fitted with a brushless EC motor and are maintenance-free with a high degree of accuracy. The EC technology also makes the tool's compact design possible: The head length of the 'dynamicseries' screwdriver matches that of the cordless screwdriver and combi drill from the 10.8 V class. The tools are therefore particularly well-suited for series applications and enable ongoing work, for example by electricians, installers and carpenters, to be carried out quickly and easily. The 'robustseries' models are particularly powerful with a maximum torque of up to 75 newton meters and are suitable for the toughest jobs. The additional hand grip gives users optimum control with clever reinforcement: The corrugated edge of the tool is firmly interlocked with the clasp on the handle. This ensures a secure hold on the additional hand grip, even when dealing with great forces from heavy screwdriving, drilling and impact drilling. Thanks to the new locking mechanism, it is also quickly and easy to assemble and dismantle, and it can be secured into 23 single positions, making the cordless tools in the 'robustseries' easier to control.

The 'dynamicseries' screwdrivers are now available to buy from specialist retailers. The 'robustseries' screwdrivers will be available from May 2016. All tools will be delivered in the L-Boxx with two 4.0 or 5.0 Ah batteries and a quick charger.

The new 'dynamicseries' screwdrivers:

 Specifications
 
 
 
 GSR 14.4 V-EC
 Professional
 (replaces previous
 model of same
 name)
 GSR 18 V-EC
 Professional
 (replaces previous
 model of same
 name)
 GSR 14.4 V-EC
 Professional
 (replaces previous
 model of same
 name)
 GSR 18 V-EC
 Professional
 (replaces previous
 model of same
 name)
 Battery
 voltage/capacity
 14.4 V/4.0 Ah 18 V/5.0 Ah 14.4 V/4.0 Ah 18 V/4.0 Ah
 Dimensions
 (Length x height)
 173 x 248 mm 173 x 248 mm 184 x 248 mm 184 x 248 mm
 No-load speed
 (1st gear/2nd gear)
 0-600/1900 rpm-1
 
 0-600/1900 rpm-1
 
 0-600/1900 rpm-1
 
 0-600/1900 rpm-1
 
 Max. torque
 (soft/hard
 screwdriving
 applications)
 56/28 Nm
 
 60/31 Nm
 
 56/28 Nm
 
 60/31 Nm
 
 Auto-lock drill chuck 13 mm 13 mm 13 mm 13 mm
 Max. drilling
 diameter
 Wood/steel
 35/13 mm 38/13 mm 35/13 mm 38/13 mm
 Max.
 screw diameter
 8 mm 10 mm 8 mm 10 mm
 Weight including
 battery
 1.63 kg 1.74 kg 1.68 kg 1.79 kg
 These are the
 recommended
 retail prices
 excluding VAT
 349
 
 
 419
 
 
 369
 
 
 419
 
 
The new 'robustseries' screwdrivers:

 Specifications GSR 14.4
 VE-EC
 Professional
 GSR 18 VE-EC
 Professional
 GSB 14.4
 VE-EC
 Professional
 GSB 18 VE-EC
 Professional
 Battery voltage/capacity 14.4 V/4.0 Ah 18 V/5.0 Ah 14.4 V/4.0 Ah 18 V/4.0 Ah
 Dimensions
 (Length x height)
 198 x 255 mm 198 x 255 mm 204 x 255 mm 204 x 255 mm
 No-load speed
 (1st gear/2nd gear)
 0-420/1900 rpm-1 0-480/2100 rpm-1 0-420/1900 rpm-1 0-480/2100 rpm-1
 Max. torque (soft/hard
 screwdriving applications)
 70/40 Nm
 
 75/47 Nm
 
 70/40 Nm
 
 75/47 Nm
 
 Auto-lock drill chuck 13 mm 13 mm 13 mm 13 mm
 Max. drilling diameter
 Wood/steell
 68/13 mm
 
 82/13 mm
 
 68/13 mm
 
 82/13 mm
 
 Max. screw diameter 10 mm 12 mm 10 mm 12 mm
 Weight including battery 2.1 kg 2.2 kg 2.2 kg 2.3 kg
 These are the
 recommended retail
 prices excluding VAT
 399
 
 479
 
 419
 
 499
 

Contact person for press inquiries:
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E-mail: Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com
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Customizable by app: Bosch networks power tools Additional new "Connectivity" products for professionals

  • Networking of power tool and smartphone by Bluetooth
  • Customized configuration of tool settings by app
  • Access by Bosch Toolbox App
  • Integrable Bluetooth module compatible with "TrackMyTools"
Bosch is continuing to build its expertise in networked power tools for professionals: professionals will in future be able to custom configure their tools by app with the aid of an integrable Bluetooth module. For the first time, this technology is being brought to market in combination with the new cordless drill/drivers and combi drills. The long-term goal is to network all professional power tools by Bosch and, thus, to offer users an even higher level of convenience and transparency and to increase their productivity.

This is how it works
After the Bluetooth module has been inserted into the tool and activated, the module automatically connects to the tool. Professionals can then couple their smartphone using the "MyConnectedTools" function of the extended Bosch Toolbox App, and access their tool settings. (For detailed information about the "Bosch Toolbox app", see PI 8381).

All the advantages at a glance
Thanks to the integrable Bluetooth module, the professional can decide whether and when to network his tool and utilize the additional Connectivity functions. To use the networking function, the tool first has to be created using "MyConnectedTools". The professional can then access all available tool information and see the status of the tool using the smartphone. Furthermore, it is possible to customize a number of tool settings, such as the initiation point of "KickBack Control". The user also receives important information for problem recognition and hints for troubleshooting, e.g. in case of overheating of a motor, electronics or battery pack.

The user's settings are stored and are again available after reconnecting the tool with the smartphone. Bosch thus offers professionals a user-friendly "Connectivity" solution for controlling, customizing and networking their power tools. The Bluetooth module is also compatible with "TrackMyTools", the cloud-based Bosch system for managing and localizing workshop equipment. (For detailed information about "TrackMyTools", see PI 9040).

The first tools with integrable Bluetooth module will be available at Bosch stockists from the fall of 2016. These are cordless drill/drivers and combi drills as well as a cordless 18 volt lamp. The free "MyConnectedTools" add-on to the Bosch Toolbox App is available in both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store for smartphones running Android or iOS.

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