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Four new cordless tools for home and garden: Bosch expands 18 volt system for DIY enthusiasts

Greater flexibility thanks to “Power for All” battery system

  • Making screwing and drilling easier: UniversalDrill 18 and UniversalImpact 18
  • Easier sawing thanks to lower vibrations: AdvancedRecip 18
  • More convenient and efficient extraction: UniversalVac 18
UniversalDrill-18

A wider range of applications, even more flexible to combine – Bosch is expanding the 18 volt system for DIY enthusiasts with four new tools: The UniversalDrill 18 cordless drill/driver, the UniversalImpact 18 cordless combi drill, the AdvancedRecip 18 cordless reciprocating saw and the UniversalVac 18 cordless handheld vacuum cleaner. All tools are part of the “Power for All” battery system, which comprises more than 25 different power tools for home and garden. The system’s advantage: Do-it-yourselfers can do without unnecessary batteries and chargers, because all tools, from rotary hammers to grass trimmers, can be operated using the same 18 volt lithium-ion battery. All that is needed is a single charger per voltage class. This saves DIY enthusiasts both space and money. All four tools are very powerful and feature a new design in Bosch Pale Green and Black with a high-quality surface.

Easier screwing and drilling: UniversalDrill 18 and UniversalImpact 18

Easy-to-use universal tools for screwing and drilling ‒ that perfectly describes the UniversalDrill 18 cordless drill/driver and the UniversalImpact 18 cordless combi drill. By combining a low weight of just 1.2 and 1.3 kilograms respectively with a narrow softgrip handle, they are the most ergonomic tools in their price range ‒ and comfortable to hold in any position. Both tools are fitted with a round-shank drill chuck, which allows for quick drill and bit changes. Turning in screws, drilling in wood, metal or with the UniversalImpact 18 in masonry – the application is simply selected on the setting dial. The required torque is just as easy to set: It can be adjusted via a minimum-to-maximum scale. Both tools are equipped with a two-speed gearbox operated with a sliding switch on the back of the tool.

Easier sawing thanks to lower vibrations: AdvancedRecip 18

Easy handling and more control through lower vibrations – that is what the AdvancedRecip 18 reciprocating saw stands for. It offers DIY enthusiasts 40 percent less vibration than previous models – and as much as 60 percent less than comparable competitor models. Effective vibration damping is achieved through the special design with an integrated counterweight to compensate for vibrations. DIY enthusiasts can saw materials in the home and garden with a particularly high degree of control and without fatigue: Cutting thick beams to size, shortening pipes or trimming firewood and branches ‒ the AdvancedRecip 18 can do all that and more. The reciprocating saw is fitted with a powerful 2.5 Ah 18 volt battery and features an SDS tool holder, which make it possible to change the saw blade especially quickly and without the need for additional tools. DIY enthusiasts can always keep an eye on the remaining runtime thanks to the battery level display with three LEDs integrated in the handle.

More convenient and efficient extraction: UniversalVac 18

Convenient, powerful and versatile – the UniversalVac 18 cordless handheld vacuum cleaner has it all. Compared to previous and competitor models, it stands out thanks to an improved filter system with pre-filter: It is particularly efficient and easy to clean due to the flexible frame. The UniversalVac 18 is also fitted with an optimized fan motor, now offering around 50 percent more power than its predecessor – all while working more quietly. Thanks to its compact size, balanced design and low weight, the UniversalVac 18 is particularly convenient and versatile: The range of accessories includes a crevice and brush nozzle as well as two extension tubes and a floor nozzle, quickly converting the handheld vacuum into a floor vacuum cleaner. That makes the UniversalVac 18 perfect for use in DIY workshops, at home or in cars.

The UniversalDrill 18 cordless drill/driver, AdvancedRecip 18 cordless reciprocating saw and UniversalVac 18 cordless handheld vacuum cleaner are available now, the UniversalImpact 18 cordless combi drill is available from April 2019. All prices are recommended retail prices including VAT.

Specifications UniversalDrill 18UniversalImpact 18
Battery voltage/capacity18 V/1.5 Ah18 V/1.5 Ah
No-load speed in 1st/2nd gear 0 ‒ 440/1450 min-10 ‒ 440/1450 min-1
Chuck10 mm round shank10 mm round shank
Torque settings 2020
Max. torque (soft/hard)18/30 Nm18/30 Nm
Max. screw diameter8 mm8 mm
Max. drilling diameter
in wood/steel/masonry
30/10/‒ mm30/10/10 mm
Dimensions
(length x width x height)
173 x 54 x 212 mm191 x 54 x 212 mm
Weight including battery1.2 kg1.3 kg
Scope of delivery/recommended retail price including VAT
  • Tool in cardboard box including 1.5 Ah battery, charger and bit: €129.99
  • Tool in cardboard box including two 1.5 Ah batteries, charger and bit: €149.99
  • Tool in cardboard box including 1.5 Ah battery, charger and bit: €139.99
  • Tool in cardboard box including two 1.5 Ah batteries, charger and bit: €159.99

Specifications AdvancedRecip 18
(replaces PSA 18 LI)
Battery voltage/capacity18 V/2.5 Ah
No-load stroke rate0–3100 min-1
Cutting depth in wood/steel100/20 mm
Dimensions with battery (length x width x height)407 x 80 x 202 mm
Weight including 2.5 Ah battery2.5 kg
Scope of delivery/recommended retail price
including VAT
  • Standalone tool with saw blade: €109.99
  • Tool including 2.5 Ah battery, charger and saw blade: €199.99

Specifications UniversalVac 18
(replaces PAS 18 LI)
Battery voltage/capacity18 V/2.5 Ah
Max. vacuum pressure (motor)88 mbar
Max. flow rate (motor)1.7 m³/min
Container volume500 ml
Dimensions with battery
(length x width x height)
335 x 100 x 175 mm
Runtime per battery charge 20 minutes
Weight including 2.5 Ah battery1.3 kg
Scope of delivery/recommended retail price including VAT
  • Standalone tool including two extension tubes, floor nozzle, crevice nozzle and brush nozzle as well as accessory holder: €69.99
  • Tool including 2.5 Ah battery, charger, two extension tubes, floor nozzle, crevice nozzle and brush nozzle as well as accessory holder: €149.99

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 2018, its roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.6 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 2019, 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 410,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2018). The company generated sales of 78.5 billion euros in 2018. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. 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 deliver innovations for a connected life. 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 460 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 nearly 130 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 68,700 associates in research and development.

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