Press release #Power Tools

As powerful as the corded equivalent: New 18 volt rotary hammer from Bosch for professionals

18 volt rotary hammer GBH 18V-26 D professional

Unique user protection for control whilst working

  • High user protection: world’s first D-handle cordless model with “KickBack Control”
  • High efficiency: cordless tool with the impact force of the equivalent corded version
  • High flexibility: part of the interchangeable battery system with ProCore18V
  • High user comfort: optimized design for vertical drilling and chiseling
Manuel Roj

Manuel Roj


More efficient drilling, hammer drilling and chiseling: Bosch is extending its 18-volt product range and is launching the GBH 18V-26 D Professional – the first especially powerful cordless rotary hammer with D-handle. The tool has an impact energy of 2.5 joules with a high impact rate of 4,350 beats per minute and can therefore drill just as fast as the proven corded GBH 2-26 Professional. The efficiency of the cordless rotary hammer is attributed to its brushless motor with a high level efficiency and which is even maintenance-free. When combined with a 5.0 Ah battery, the GBH 18V-26 D Professional can drill around 110 holes (8 x 40 millimeters) in concrete. For particularly demanding drilling and chiseling applications, tradespeople can use the high-performance ProCore18V battery. Regardless of which battery you use, the Bosch Professional 18 V system guarantees compatibility with new and existing power tools and chargers in this voltage class. The GBH 18V-26 D Professional also stands out due to its high level of user protection: It is the world’s first cordless rotary hammer with D-handle, which offers tradespeople “KickBack Control”. In the event of sudden and unpredictable rotation of the rotary hammer around the drilling axis ‒ which can occur if the drill becomes blocked in reinforced concrete ‒ the integrated sensor shuts off the motor in a fraction of a second. This prevents unexpected kickback and can therefore reduce the risk of injury.

High user comfort: Vertical drilling and chiseling with less fatigue

The GBH 18V-26 D Professional is optimized for vertical applications: Thanks to the D-handle, tradespeople can carry out drilling and chiseling tasks overhead or in the ground with less fatigue. The slimline design and low weight of just 2.6 kg allow them to save their energy. Furthermore, the D-shaped grip provides space for a large switch. Tradespeople can therefore work comfortably in various positions, whether to remove stubborn tiles or make wall openings in narrow spaces. The GBH 18V-26 D Professional is particularly suitable for installers who perform tasks in various materials such as concrete, reinforced concrete, masonry, brickwork, wood and metal. Using the available SDS-plus adapter, you can also clamp round-shank drill bits or bit holders, so that you can drill in wood and masonry and drive in screws. An LED on the housing continuously lights up the working area – for even more comfort.

The GBH 18V-26 D Professional cordless rotary hammer is available now. These are the recommended retail prices excluding VAT.

SpecificationsGBH 18 V-26 Professional
Battery voltage18 V
Impact energy2.5 J
Impact rate at rated speed4,350 bpm
Rated speed890 rpm
Max. drilling diameter in masonry
with core cutting/concrete/wood/metal
68/26/30/13 mm
Vibration emission value
for drilling/hammer drilling/chiseling
13/15.5/10 m/s²
Tool holder SDS plus
Dimensions (length x height x width)442 x 224 x 102 mm
Weight without battery2.6 kg
Scope of delivery/Recommended
retail price excluding VAT
Standalone tool with depth stop and auxiliary handle in a carrying case for tradespeople: €299

Subject to change.

The Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH, a division of the Bosch Group, is one of the world’s leading providers for power tools, garden tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2023, its roughly 19,500 associates generated sales of 5.6 billion euros, about 90 percent of which outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch and Dremel, the division stands for customer focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and pace of innovation. In 2024, Bosch Power Tools will again launch more than 100 new products onto the market in its four business segments power tools, outdoor and garden tools, accessories and measuring tools.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 429,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2023). The company generated sales of 91.6 billion euros in 2023. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. With its business activities, the company aims to use technology to help shape universal trends such as automation, electrification, digitalization, connectivity, and an orientation to sustainability. In this context, Bosch’s broad diversification across regions and industries strengthens its innovativeness and robustness. Bosch uses its proven expertise in sensor technology, software, and services to offer customers cross-domain solutions from a single source. It also applies its expertise in connectivity and artificial intelligence in order to develop and manufacture user-friendly, sustainable products. With technology that is “Invented for life,” Bosch wants to help improve quality of life and conserve natural resources. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 470 subsidiary and regional companies in over 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. Bosch’s innovative strength is key to the company’s further development. At 136 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 90,000 associates in research and development, of which nearly 48,000 are software engineers.

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