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Press release #Power Tools

Higher efficiency in the entry-level segment: New 18 V cordless screwdrivers from Bosch for pros

GSR 18v 50

Powerful and long-lasting thanks to brushless motor

  • High performance: Two tool versions with a torque of 55 newton meters
  • Long-lasting: EC motor and metal drill chuck, unique in the entry-level segment
  • Flexible: Part of the Bosch Professional 18 V system with interchangeable batteries
Manuel Roj

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A new generation for more efficiency: With its cordless drill/driver GSR 18V-55 Professional and the cordless combi drill GSB 18V-55 Professional Bosch offers professionals brushless motors in the entry-level segment for the first time. They have a high level efficiency, are more durable than DC motors commonly used in this class and are maintenance-free at the same time. Carpenters, electrical, sanitary and air-conditioning installers, performing screwdriving applications and drilling in wood, metal and masonry on a daily basis, can thus use two particularly powerful entry models. With a maximum torque of 55 newton meters and up to 1,800 revolutions per minute, both tools ensure a fast work progress. They are suitable for mid-range applications or screw diameters of up to eight millimeters, drill diameters up to 35 millimeters in wood and 13 millimeters in metal. Furthermore, the GSB 18V-55 Professional reliably drills up to 10 millimeters in masonry. The cordless screwdrivers are also more robust than comparable competitor models: They are the only cordless drill/drivers and combi drills in the entry-level segment with metal drill chuck ensuring the best possible torque transfer. The two-speed gearbox is made of metal too and contributes to the robustness of the tools. The equipment is rounded off by an integrated worklight and a belt clip.

Full compatibility in the Bosch Professional 18 V system

The new screwdriver generation is operated by powerful 18 V batteries, which are part of the Bosch Professional 18 V system. Tradespeople can use different batteries – from 2.0 to 5.0 Ah. For particularly power-intensive applications and an even longer runtime, the high-performance batteries ProCore18V with 4.0, 8.0 and 12.0 Ah are available. The Bosch Professional 18 V system guarantees compatibility with new and existing power tools and chargers in this voltage class and thus offers tradespeople planning and cost security.

The cordless drill/driver GSR 18V-55 Professional and the cordless combi drill GSB 18V-55 Professional are available from September 2019. These are the recommended retail prices excluding VAT.

SpecificationsGSR 18V-55 Professional
(replaces GSR 18V-28 Professional)
GSB 18V-55 Professional
(replaces GSB 18V-28 Professional)
Battery voltage18V18V
Battery capacity 2.0 / 4.0 Ah2.0 / 4.0 Ah
No-load speed
in 1st gear/2nd gear
0 ‒ 450/1,800 rpm0 ‒ 450/1,800 rpm
Max. torque(hard/soft screwdriving applications)55/2855/28
Torque settings20 + 120 + 1
Chuck13 mm, metal13 mm, metal
Max. screw diameter 8 mm8 mm
Max. drill diameter in
wood/metal/masonry
35/13/‒ mm35/13/10 mm
Head length 179 mm189 mm
Weight without battery1.0 kg1.1 kg
Scope of delivery / Recommended retail price excluding VAT
  • Tool in L-Boxx including
    2 x 2.0 Ah batteries and charger: 245 €
  • Tool in L-Boxx including
    2 x ProCore18V 4.0 Ah batteries and charger: 312 €
  • Solo version available in the “Cordless Concept” (formerly Click & Go)
  • Tool in L-Boxx including
    2 x 2.0 Ah batteries and charger: 255 €
  • Tool in L-Boxx including
    2 x ProCore18V 4.0 Ah batteries and charger: 322 €
  • Solo version available in the “Cordless Concept” (formerly Click & Go)

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 2020, its roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 5.1 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 2021, 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 395,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2020). The company generated sales of 71.5 billion euros in 2020. 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 129 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 73,000 associates in research and development, of which nearly 34,000 are software engineers.

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

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