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Efficient working ‒ virtually dustless drilling: New dust extraction systems from Bosch for pros

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  • First cordless dust extraction with its own power supply for Bosch hammers
  • Flexible and convenient use with a short set-up time
  • Efficient system for virtually dustless drilling confirmed by an independent test institute
  • Even better wet/dry extractor due to user feedback
  • A suitable battery for every application thanks to the Professional 18V System

Added value thanks to high protection for users and their health – Bosch offers tradespeople an extensive system for efficient and healthy working. The prod-uct range for virtually dustless drilling is now being extended for the first time by a cordless dust extraction with its own power supply: the GDE 18V-26 D Pro-fessional. It fits onto the five most common Bosch hammers in the 2-kilogram class and provides reliable protection for tradespeople against dust when they are drilling on scaffolding and lifting platforms or in places that are difficult to access. The dust extraction is also highly suitable for professionals who often move from one construction site to another: These professionals do not need an additional dust extractor anymore. Four dust eyes are also supplied for dif-ferent applications: Two for smaller drilling diameters from 4 to 16 millimeters and two for larger drilling diameters up to 26 millimeters, each time for tools with a fixed chuck or a quick change chuck. If required, an extension can also be attached so that drills up to 265 millimeters in length can be used. The GDE 18V-26 D Professional therefore covers the widest range of applications in terms of drilling diameter, drilling depth and drilling length compared to current competitor models.

Short set-up time ‒ simply proceed as follows

Rotary hammers such as the best-selling GBH 2-26 F Professional with a pistol grip handle can be tooled up quickly and easily: Place the dust extraction on a suitable surface, insert the supplied stabilizing bracket into the intended openings and then push in the rotary hammer like a battery into the guide rails of the dust extraction until it engages. You need only now tighten the auxiliary handle – and the GDE 18V-26 D Professional is ready to use. The dust extraction is started by pressing the on/off switch and can remain on the tool for further use. It can easily be detached at the push of a button. Tradespeople can always see the tool status in a 5-stage charge status display and an inspection window in the dust box. The box collects drilling dust from up to 20 holes with a diameter of 12 millimeters and a depth of 50 millimeters, and is emptied in just a few simple steps. The HEPA filter is simply tapped out for cleaning.

Efficiency confirmed by an independent test institute

Bosch provides versatile solutions for healthier work. Tradespeople can, for example, rest assured that the dust pollution remains below the permissible limit values when they are using the GBH 18V-26 Professional rotary hammer in combination with the GDE 16 Plus Professional dust extraction and the GAS 18V-10 L Professional cordless extractor during continuous drilling in concrete. This was confirmed by the Institute for Occupational Health and Safety of the German Statutory Accident Insurance Organization (IFA) in independent tests. Drilling dust and debris are extracted where they arise. The result is health¬ier, more tool-friendly and more efficient work ‒ aspects which are increasingly important for tradespeople, safety engineers and associations.

Even better wet/dry extractor due to user feedback

In addition to dust extractors for drilling and chiseling, the system also includes extraction guards for angle grinders and a large number of wet/dry extractors. Based on user feedback Bosch makes tools like the popular GAS 18V-10 L Professional even better: Thanks to the shoulder strap and replaceable rollers, the 18-volt extractor can be used even more conveniently and flexibly. It can also be connected to tools even faster and easier with the new adapter.

Both tools, the GDE 18V-26 D Professional dust extraction as well as the GAS 18V-10 L Professional extractor, are powered by high-performance 18-volt batteries. No matter which battery you use: With the Professional 18 Volt System, Bosch ensures compatibility with new and existing power tools and chargers in this voltage class. Bosch recommends the compact, light, high-performance ProCore18V battery with 4.0 Ah for the GDE 18V-26 D Professional and the ProCore18V with 8.0 Ah for the GAS 18V-10 L Professional.

The optimized GAS 18V-10 L Professional cordless extractor is available right now, the GDE 18V-26 Professional cordless dust extraction from May 2020 onwards. The prices are recommended retail prices excluding VAT.


Tool specificationsGDE 18V-26 D Professional
Battery voltage18 V
Max. drilling diameter and depth/drilling length26/100/265 mm
Dimensions with stabilization bracket (length x width x height) 470 x 88 x 244 mm
Weight without battery/with ProCore18V 4.0Ah battery1.7/2.2 kg
Tool compatibility
  • GBH 2-26 Professional
  • GBH 2-26 F Professional
  • GBH 2-28 Professional
  • GBH 2-28 F Professional
  • GBH 18V-26 D Professional
Scope of delivery/Recommended retail price excluding VATExtractor in a cardboard box, including four dust eyes and a stabilization bracket (excluding
battery and charger): €119


Tool specificationsGAS 18V-10 L Professional
(New tool variant)
Battery voltage18 V
Container volume, gross/net 10/6 l
Max. vacuum pressure 90 mbar
Max. air flow24 l/s
Dust classL
FilterHEPA
Hose length1.6 m
Dimensions (length x height x width)442 x 430 x 334 mm
Operating life with ProCore18V at 8.0 Ahup to 30 mins
Weight without battery4.7 kg
Scope of delivery/Recommended retail price excluding VATTool as before plus shoulder strap, four replaceable rollers, new tool adapter and optimized floor nozzle (excluding battery and charger): €159

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, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2019, its roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.8 billion euros, about 85 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 2020, Bosch Power Tools will again launch more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 400,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2019). The company generated sales of 77.7 billion euros in 2019. 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 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. Bosch employs some 72,600 associates in research and development at 126 locations across the globe, as well as roughly 30,000 software engineers.

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