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Extension of the ‘18V Power for All System‘: Four new Bosch cordless drill/drivers for home and garden

The right tool for every application

  • New in the entry-level segment: EasyDrill 18V-40 and EasyImpact 18V-40
  • Powerful and durable: UniversalDrill 18V-60 and UniversalImpact 18V-60
  • One battery for many applications: Save space, save money, protect the environment

Stefanie Schaefer >

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Reliable partners when screwdriving and drilling ‒ Bosch is extending the ‘18V Power for All System‘ with four new cordless drill/drivers: The EasyDrill 18V-40 and the EasyImpact 18V-40, the first drill/drivers in the entry-level segment, as well as the powerful all-rounders UniversalDrill 18V-60 and UniversalImpact 18V-60. Bosch will therefore offer a complete range of 18 Volt drill/drivers in the three application categories Easy, Universal and Advanced. DIYers can thus precisely select the drill/driver which matches their requirements. The ’18V Power for All System’ covers all representative tools in each segment and currently comprises around 40 DIY, garden, and home appliances – and even extends beyond the Bosch range with additional partners in the cross-brand ‘Power for All Alliance’. All tools – from rotary hammer to lawn mower and even vacuum cleaner – can be operated with the same 18V lithiumion battery and only one charger. This saves DIYers space and money and protects the environment.

New in the entry-level segment: EasyDrill 18V-40 and EasyImpact 18V-40

The EasyDrill 18V-40 and EasyImpact 18V-40 are reliable tools for beginners and DIYers who occasionally perform screwdriving and drilling tasks. The Drill model is suitable for processing wood, metal, tiles, and plastic while the Impact model also features an impact function and drills in masonry. The maximum screw diameters are 8 mm while the maximum drilling diameters are 13 mm in steel or masonry and 30 mm in wood. The drills and screwdriver bits can be changed quickly and easily thanks to 13-mm keyless chucks. Typical applications include simple assembly work such as putting together small items of furniture or hanging shelves, curtain rails or trellises for flowers, either on a balcony or in a garden. Both cordless drill/drivers are shorter and therefore more compact than current competitor models and fit well in the hand thanks to a low weight and a soft grip. They each offer 20 torque settings and a two-speed gearbox which always provides maximum performance and speed for every application. The workpiece is also illuminated by a LED light, which ensures good visibility even during unfavorable light conditions.

Powerful and durable: UniversalDrill 18V-60 and UniversalImpact 18V-60

The UniversalDrill 18V-60 and UniversalImpact 18V-60 are compact and robust all-rounders for a wide range of different tasks. Whether screwdriving or drilling in wood, metal, tiles, or plastic, and in masonry with the Impact model: They offer a maximum torque of 60 Nm and, for the first time, both a metal drill chuck and a brushless motor which makes the tools especially durable and maintenance-free. In addition, this cordless drill and impact drill are faster and more powerful than other models. The basis for this is an optimum coordination of key components such as the motor and gearbox combined with an intelligent electronic control system called the ‘Syneon Technology’. Only Bosch offers this interaction between motor electronics and battery. As a result, the cordless drill/drivers always deliver the optimum power and maximum endurance for each project. They also retain their full power until the battery is empty. DIYers can therefore drill and screwdrive powerfully right up to the end. Thanks to a three-step display on the tool, they can always see the current charge level of the battery. The UniversalDrill 18V-60 and UniversalImpact 18V-60 are also shorter and therefore more compact than current competitor models. In combination with their low weight, this ensures optimal handling in every project.

The EasyDrill 18V-40 and EasyImpact 18V-40 are available as of now, the UniversalDrill 18V-60 and UniversalImpact 18V-60 will be available from March 2022 onwards. All stated prices are recommended retail prices including VAT.

Tool specifications EasyDrill 18V-40EasyImpact 18V-40
Battery voltage/capacity18 V/2.0 Ah18 V/2.0 Ah
Number of gears22
No-load speed
(1st gear/2nd gear)
0 ‒ 430/1,630 min-10 ‒ 430/1,630 min-1
Max. impact rate24,450 min-1
Max. torque40 Nm36 Nm
Max. torque soft/hard screwdriving applications23/32 Nm23/32 Nm
Torque settings20 20
ChuckKeyless chuck 13 mmKeyless chuck 13 mm
Max. screw diameter8 mm8 mm
Max. drilling diameter in steel/wood/masonry13 mm/30/‒ mm13/30/13 mm
Dimensions (Length x height)180 x 214 mm195 x 216 mm
Weight with 2.0 Ah battery 1.3 kg1.4 kg
Scope of delivery/recommended retail price including VAT
  • Tool in a carton including a screwdriver bit: €59.99
  • Tool in a case including a 2.0 Ah battery, an AL 18V-20 charging unit and a screwdriver bit: €99.99
  • Tool in a case including 2 x 2.0 Ah batteries, an AL 18V-20 charging unit and a screwdriver bit: €119.99
  • Tool in a carton including a screwdriver bit: €69.99
  • Tool in a case including a 2.0 Ah battery, an AL 18V-20 charging unit and a screwdriver bit: €109.99
  • Tool in a case including 2 x 2.0 Ah batteries, an AL 18V-20 charging unit and a screwdriver bit: €129.99

Tool specifications UniversalDrill 18V-60UniversalImpact 18V-60
Battery voltage/capacity18 V/2.0 Ah18 V/2.0 Ah
MotorBrushlessBrushless
Number of gears22
No-load speed
(1st gear/2nd gear)
0 ‒ 500/1,900 min-10 ‒ 500/1,900 min-1
Max. impact rate28,500 min-1
Max. torque60 Nm60 Nm
Max. torque soft/hard screwdriving applications24/47 Nm24/42 Nm
Torque settings20 20
Chuck Metal drill chuck 13 mmMetal drill chuck 13 mm
Max. screw diameter10 mm10 mm
Max. drilling diameter in steel/wood/masonry13/35/‒ mm13/35/13 mm
Dimensions (Length x height)165 x 232 mm177 x 232 mm
Weight with 2.0 Ah battery 1.3 kg1.3 kg
Scope of delivery/recommended retail price including VAT
  • Tool in a carton including a screwdriver bit: €79.99
  • Tool in a case including a 2.0 Ah battery, an AL 18V-20 charging unit and a screwdriver bit: €139.99
  • Tool in a case including 2 x 2.0 Ah batteries, an AL 18V-20 charging unit and a screwdriver bit: €159.99
  • Tool in a carton including a screwdriver bit: €89.99
  • Tool in a case including a 2.0 Ah battery, an AL 18V-20 charging unit and a screwdriver bit: €149.99
  • Tool in a case including 2 x 2.0 Ah batteries, an AL 18V-20 charging unit and a screwdriver bit: €169.99

Subject to change.

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Contact person for press inquiries:

Stefanie Schaefer

Phone: +49 711 758-1488

Email: Stefanie.Schaefer@de.bosch.com

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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