Press release #Power Tools

Cordless screwdrivers with intuitive operating concept: AdvancedDrill 18 and AdvancedImpact 18 from Bosch

Interchangeable adapters offer maximum flexibility

  • Increased convenience thanks to intuitive user interface and new rotation switch
  • Simple adjustment thanks to self-explanatory symbols and speed scale
  • High flexibility thanks to tried-and-tested QuickSnap adapters
  • Compact, long-lasting and maintenance-free thanks to brushless motor
Manuel Roj

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With the AdvancedDrill 18 and the AdvancedImpact 18 from Bosch, DIY enthusiasts are now able to screw and drill powerfully, while operating the tool easily and intuitively. The powerful 18-volt cordless drill/driver and combi drill feature a new operating concept: with just one click DIY enthusiasts can now electronically change their screwdriver’s rotation direction – both on the right and left-hand side of the tool. The selected setting can simply be viewed from green LED arrows on the back of the tool. The forward arrow indicates right rotation, the backward arrow left rotation. If the tool goes unused for a prolonged period, it automatically switches back to right rotation direction and thus to the main application. In addition, both tools use self-explanatory symbols to display the correct mode − screwdriving, drilling and also impact drilling in the case of the AdvancedImpact 18. Pre-selecting the speed is also easier: It can be continuously adjusted via a minimum-to-maximum scale. This minimizes application errors and makes work easier. With a weight of only around one kilogram and an ergonomic handle, both screwdrivers fit comfortably in your hand. This compact design is made possible by the brushless motor, which also makes the tools longer-lasting and maintenance-free.

Interchangeable adapters and a new screw holder offer maximum flexibility

The range of applications extends from conventional screwdriving to drilling in wood and metal as well as for the AdvancedImpact 18 to impact drilling into masonry. Both screwdrivers additionally offer maximum flexibility thanks to the tried-and-tested QuickSnap adapters: DIY enthusiasts can use the tools in conjunction with a drill chuck, an eccentric or an angle screw adapter, allowing them to work with precision even in hard-to-reach areas. This includes, for example, loosening screws and screwing close to edges of cabinets or drilling in tight spaces. A new feature is the magnetic screw holder, which can be attached to the QuickSnap interface instead of the interchangeable adapters: This makes inserting and turning in screws more simple.

The drill chuck can now hold round-shank drill bits up to 13 millimeters in diameter and can also be used in conjunction with the angle screw adapter for any application that does not require the use of an impact drill, such as drilling into wood or metal. This allows you to drive screws and drill holes around corners, and can be locked in any one of eight different positions. When using the eccentric adapter, DIY enthusiasts can screw precisely as close as 10 millimeters from the edge. This adapter can also be locked in eight different positions and like the angle screw adapter, it has a hex socket and a magnetic bit holder. The equipment for both tools is rounded off by a bit garage on the base of the tool: This keeps the required bit ready to hand at all times.

A system for combining tools: “Power for All” from Bosch

The AdvancedDrill 18 and AdvancedImpact 18 are part of the “Power for All” battery system, which covers DIY and garden tools. The same 18 volt lithium-ion battery can be used to operate more than 20 different power tools, from grass trimmers to rotary hammers. This enables do-it-yourselfers to do without batteries and chargers that they do not need, and they can save money at the same time.

The “Power for All” logo on the packaging shows which tools are part of the system.

The AdvancedDrill 18 and AdvancedImpact 18 will be available from November 2018. All prices are recommended retail prices including VAT. Subject to change.

Specifications*AdvancedDrill 18AdvancedImpact 18
Battery voltage/capacity18 V/2.5 Ah18 V/2.5 Ah
Dimensions without adapter (length x height x width)144.6 x 224.7 x 59.8 mm 158.6 x 224.7 x 59.8 mm
Max. torque (soft/hard)25/32 Nm25/32 Nm
No-load speed 0 – 430/1400 rpm 0 – 500/1600 rpm
Max. impact rate 24,000 rpm
Tool holderHex socketHex socket
Max. drilling diameter in
35/13/− mm35/13/11 mm
Max. screw diameter 10 mm10 mm
Weight including battery 1 kg including screw holder1 kg including screw holder
QuickSnap adapters• Drill chuck adapter
• Angle screw adapter
• Eccentric adapter
• Drill chuck adapter
• Angle screw adapter
• Eccentric adapter
Scope of delivery/recommended retail price including VAT• As a solo version in box incl. screw holder, drill chuck adapter and screwdriver bit: €109.99• As a solo version in box incl. screw holder, drill chuck adapter and screwdriver bit: €129.99
 In tool case incl. screw holder, drill chuck adapter, screwdriver bit and
• 1 x 2.5 Ah battery and charger: €189.99
• 2 x 2.5 Ah battery and charger: €219.99
In tool case incl. screw holder, drill chuck adapter, screwdriver bit and
• 1 x 2.5 Ah battery and charger: €209.99
• 2 x 2.5 Ah battery and charger: €239.99
 In tool case incl. screw holder, drill chuck adapter, angle screw adapter, eccentric adapter, screwdriver bit and
• 1 x 2.5 Ah battery and charger: €229.99
• 2 x 2.5 Ah battery and charger: €259.99
In tool case incl. screw holder, drill chuck adapter, angle screw adapter, eccentric adapter, screwdriver bit and
• 1 x 2.5 Ah battery and charger: €249.99
• 2 x 2.5 Ah battery and charger: €279.99

*All information is provisional and based on internal measurements

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 2022, its roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 5.9 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 2023, Bosch Power Tools will again launch more than 100 new products onto the market in its four business segments power tools, garden tools, accessories and measuring tools.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 421,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2022). The company generated sales of 88.2 billion euros in 2022. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. 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.” 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. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 136 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 85,500 associates in research and development, of which nearly 44,000 are software engineers.

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