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Efficient, ergonomic, better for the body: Three Bosch innovations for drywall professionals

Easier screwdriving, safer sawing, effortless sanding

  • ’Professional 18V System’ expansion to include cordless drywall screwdriver and cut-out tool
  • First cordless drywall screwdriver with a retractable depth stop for easy screw removal
  • First 18V cordless cut-out tool from Bosch for professionals for an even wider application range
  • Ergonomic and dust-minimizing drywall sander with a high reach

Stefanie Schaefer >

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Bosch is expanding its portfolio with three new efficient, ergonomic, and dust-minimizing tools for drywall professionals: Plasterboards can be fixed and loosened more easily and more conveniently with the GTB 18V-45 Professional cordless drywall screwdriver. Recesses can be produced quickly and more safely using the GCU 18V-30 Professional cordless cut-out tool. And with the GTR 55-225 Professional drywall sander, users can sand walls and ceilings ergonomically while watching out for their physical well-being. The cordless drywall screwdriver and cut-out tool enrich the ‘Professional 18V System’, which covers all other significant 18V applications that, thanks to cross-manufacturer compatibility, go even beyond Bosch. Many brands, many tools, one battery system: All tools ‒ from compact drill drivers to miter saws with up to 2,000 W of equivalent corded power ‒ can be operated with the same 18V lithium-ion battery and a single charger. Tradespeople therefore save time, space, and money.

Easier screwdriving: GTB 18V-45 Professional cordless drywall screwdriver

The brushless GTB 18V-45 Professional is the first cordless drywall screwdriver with a retractable depth stop on the market, making it possible to loosen screws without needing to remove the depth stop. Instead, the depth stop can be retracted in just one simple movement and then locked just as easily again into the right position – without having to reset the screw-in depth. This saves valuable time. The ‘PowerSave’ mode provides further advantages: In this mode, the motor only starts when the screw touches the wall and pressure is applied to the drywall screwdriver. This reduces the noise level during operation and extends the battery runtime. The GTB 18V-45 Professional is also easy to handle thanks to its slim design and a low weight of just 950 grams. Tradespeople can carry out serial applications even more efficiently using the optionally available magazine attachments: Both the existing MA 55 Professional magazine attachment as well as its successor GMA 55 Professional, planned for 2023, are compatible with the GTB 18V-45 Professional. These magazine attachments are mounted without the need for additional tools and can accommodate all standard screw belts with a screw length between 25 and 55 mm and a screw head diameter of 5 mm. This makes it even easier to perform serial applications.

Safer sawing: GCU 18V-30 Professional cordless cut-out tool

Small saw, great power: The brushless GCU 18V-30 Professional is the first cordless cut-out tool from Bosch for professionals. Drywall builders achieve quick and precise results when sawing recesses for power sockets, light switches, as well as power and water connections. They are also perfect for flush cutting around window and door openings. The rubber seal on the on/off switch complies with the IP5X protection level. During dust-intensive work, this seal prevents dust from getting into the switch and extends tool lifetime. This is currently unique on the market. By connecting a vacuum to the tool using the detachable adaptor, the user enjoys a cleaner work environment that also watches out for the user’s physical well-being. The motor brake and Restart Protection also help to make work safer. In addition, the cut-out tool is easy to operate thanks to its low weight of just 910 grams. Tradespeople can accurately set the cutting depth and begin work more safely due to the Soft Start function.

Effortless sanding: GTR 55-225 Professional drywall sander

With the 550-W GTR 55-225 Professional drywall sander, professionals can sand walls and ceilings in preparation for wallpapering and painting work ‒ without straining their neck or back. Since the sander has an ultra-flexible head, the sanding disc is always flat on the surface and ensures a high removal rate. The extension with the quick-change system offers high flexibility in this respect: If the centerpiece is not required, it can be removed completely to reduce the weight. A second extension is available as an optional extra for a maximum reach of 2.30 m. The T-shaped handle provides an ergonomic work position ‒ especially during overhead applications. All the operating elements are located within reach and the user always has the tool well under control. Other advantages of the drywall sander include the removable brush and the dust extractor adaptor: Sanding can be carried out very close to corners without the brush. The extractor enables the user to work at very low dust levels and offers a good view of the surface to be sanded.

The GTR 55-225 Professional cordless drywall sander will be available from July onwards, the GCU 18V-30 Professional cordless cut-out tool from October onwards and the GTB 18V-45 Professional drywall screwdriver from September onwards. The associated GMA 55 Professional magazine attachment is scheduled for early 2023.

You can find the tool specifications table in the PDF, see “download”.

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 2021, its roughly 21,000 associates generated sales of 5.8 billion euros, about 80 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 2022, 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 402,600 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2021). The company generated sales of 78.7 billion euros in 2021. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, 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 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 128 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 76,100 associates in research and development, of which more than 38,000 are software engineers.

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPress.

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