Press release #Power Tools

New to the 18 volt garden range: Bosch pole hedgecutter and pole pruner

Telescopic tools for effortless work without a ladder

  • UniversalHedgePole 18 for trimming young shoots from tall hedges
  • UniversalChainPole 18 for hard-to-reach branches of up to 150 millimeters in diameter
  • Optimum power and maximum endurance thanks to “Syneon Chip”
  • Constant expansion of the “Power for All” battery system
Manuel Roj

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Trim tall hedges and prune hard-to-reach branches effortlessly without a ladder using the new 18 volt garden tools from Bosch. With the UniversalHedgePole 18 hedgecutter and the UniversalChainPole 18 pruner, users can work efficiently and comfortably at heights of three to four meters thanks to the adjustable telescopic pole and pivoting head. The 18 volt tools’ lithium-ion battery technology guarantees continuous cutting performance. For both tools, the good balance and light weight of 3.6 kilograms including the battery provide great ease of use, ensuring that your arms and back are well taken care of, even when the tools are used for a long time. Furthermore, the ergonomically designed handle with Softgrip plus a secondary handle allows comfortable use.

UniversalHedgePole 18 hedgecutter

With the Bosch UniversalHedgePole 18, users can quickly and accurately cut young shoots and small to medium branches on tall hedges such as conifers, privets, beeches or yews. The hedgecutter has a 43-centimeters blade, its length is adjustable and the tool measures 2.0 to 2.6 meters from the tip protector to the handle. Its head can be pivoted around 135 degrees offering even more

flexibility. The Bosch anti-blocking system guarantees a continuous cutting performance even for thicker branches: If the tool fails to cut through a branch at the first attempt, micro-electronics in the motor adjust the running direction of the blades so that they are applied to the same point until the branch has been cut through. Bosch is the only company on the market offering such technology.

UniversalChainPole 18 pruner

The UniversalChainPole 18 prunes hard-to-reach branches up to 150 millimeters in diameter. Its head can be pivoted around by up to 120 degrees. Its length is adjustable and the tool measures 2.0 to 2.6 meters from the tip protector to the handle. This means that users can slim down treetops or cut branches at different heights without damaging the tree. With a chain speed of four meters per second and a chain length of 20 centimeters, the pruner offers a powerful and continuous cutting performance. The tip protector ensures safe and comfortable guidance of the tool when undercutting. The automatic chain provides for easy maintenance while using the tool, whereas the transparent oil tank allows you to quickly check the oil level when needed.

Optimum power and maximum run time thanks to the “Syneon Chip”

The UniversalHedgePole 18 hedgecutter is designed for trimming young shoots from hedges, and the UniversalChainPole18 pruner for cutting branches with a diameter of up to 150 millimeters. Both tools are extremely efficient in doing so. The basis is the optimum coordination of key components such as the motor and the gearbox, combined with an intelligent electronic system called the “Syneon Chip”. This gives customers optimum power and maximum runtime at all times for all cutting jobs. Furthermore, the tools remain powerful right up to the last second of cutting – they run on the full power until the battery is empty.

A smart combination: “Power for All” from Bosch

The UniversalHedgePole 18 and UniversalChainPole 18 are part of the “Power for All” battery system which comprises DIY and garden tools. 21 different power tools, from grass trimmers to rotary hammers, can currently be operated using the same 18 volt lithium-ion battery. This enables do-it-yourselfers to do without batteries and chargers that they do not need, and they can save money at the same time. The “Power for All” logo on the packaging shows which tools are part of the system.

The cordless UniversalHedgePole 18 and the cordless UniversalChainPole 18 will be available from January 2018 onwards. The prices listed are recommended retail prices including VAT. Subject to change.

Specifications*UniversalHedgePole 18
Battery voltage/capacity18 V/2.5 Ah
Charge time1 h
Blade length43 cm
Tooth opening16 mm
No-load stroke rate2,200 spm
Telescopic height adjustment2.0 − 2.6 m
Swivel head135°, 10 positions
Weight3.6 kg
Scope of delivery/recommended retail price including VAT
  • Tool including 2.5 Ah battery and AL 1830 CV quick charger: €199.99
  • Tool without battery and charger: €129.99

Specifications*UniversalChainPole 18
Battery voltage/capacity18 V/2.5 Ah
Charge time1 h
Blade length20 cm
Chain3/8“ – 90 PX or 90PX033E
Chain speed4 m/s
Telescopic height adjustment2.0 − 2.6 m
Swivel head120°, 9 positions
Weight3.6 kg
Scope of delivery/recommended retail price including VAT
  • Tool including 2.5 Ah battery and AL 1830 CV quick charger: €199.99
  • Tool without battery and charger: €129.99

*All figures are provisional and based on internal measurements.

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.

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