Press release #Power Tools

Powerful addition to the ‘18V Power for All System’: First 18V cordless tacker from Bosch for DIYers

Attach various materials to softwoods or hardwoods

  • Impact force selection for material-specific work
  • Convenient push-and-release system speeds the job along
  • Separate attachment available for unlocking additional applications
  • One battery for many applications: save space and money, protect the environment

Verena Kurr


Cordless tackers are popular multipurpose devices that DIYers can use to attach various materials quickly and reliably without the need for additional tools. With the new UniversalTacker 18V-14, Bosch makes it possible for users to work cordlessly with staples of up to 14 mm long. The UniversalTacker 18V-14 is the latest addition to the ‘18V Power for All System’, which also covers all representative tools in each segment, currently comprises about 60 DIY tools, gardening tools, and home appliances, and even extends beyond the Bosch range thanks to 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 lithium-ion battery and only one charger. This saves users space and money and protects the environment.

Powerful cordless tacker also works on hardwood

The UniversalTacker 18V-14 unlocks a wide range of convenient work options. DIYers can use it to attach thin, soft materials such as roofing felt, film and foil, paper, insulation, leather, fabric, and upholstery to soft and hardwoods with fine wire staples or small nails. The impact force can be adjusted according to the hardness of the wood and the desired impact rate via the rotatable impact force selection wheel. Regardless of the battery charge status, the UniversalTacker 18V-14 delivers consistent power and maximum endurance. This is enabled via the optimum coordination of key components such as the motor and gearbox, combined with an intelligent electronic control system called ‘Syneon Technology’.

Only Bosch offers this interaction between motor, electronics, and battery. Lining raised garden beds, reupholstering furniture, and sealing roofs with roofing felt can all be done easily and with consistent performance. Being cordless, the tacker can also be used in places where there is no power connection, giving users full flexibility.

Two-step push-and-release system for precise, safer work

A two-step push-and-release system keeps things under control throughout the job: To prevent any unintentional shots, the staple or nail is not driven until the nose of the tacker is pressed against the material and the activation switch is pushed. The contact actuation for quick work can be activated by holding the switch. Then the next staple is driven each time the nose of the tacker is pressed against the working surface, at a pace of up to 30 strokes per minute. Fill level indicators along the bottom edge of the tacker show when staples need to be refilled.

Dual-function accessory

A handy accessory can be attached to the click-in recesses to add two more practical features to the UniversalTacker 18V-14. The attachment is available separately to convert the tacker into a paper stapler that can manage up to 80 sheets. The attachment also acts as a distance guide, ensuring that the staples stay evenly spaced from the edge of the working material. The margin, which ranges from 1 to 11 cm, is set depending on the opening used. This combination of paper stapler and distance guide is currently found nowhere else on the market. Further accessories such as Type 53 fine wire staples in sizes ranging from 6 to 14 mm and Type 48 nails are also available in the Bosch accessory range.

The UniversalTacker 18V-14 cordless tacker is available now. All stated prices are recommended retail prices including VAT.

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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 2023, its roughly 19,500 associates generated sales of 5.6 billion euros, about 90 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 2024, Bosch Power Tools will again launch more than 100 new products onto the market in its four business segments power tools, outdoor and garden tools, accessories and measuring tools.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 429,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2023). The company generated sales of 91.6 billion euros in 2023. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. With its business activities, the company aims to use technology to help shape universal trends such as automation, electrification, digitalization, connectivity, and an orientation to sustainability. In this context, Bosch’s broad diversification across regions and industries strengthens its innovativeness and robustness. Bosch uses its proven expertise in sensor technology, software, and services to offer customers cross-domain solutions from a single source. It also applies its expertise in connectivity and artificial intelligence in order to develop and manufacture user-friendly, sustainable products. With technology that is “Invented for life,” Bosch wants to help improve quality of life and conserve natural resources. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 470 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. Bosch’s innovative strength is key to the company’s further development. At 136 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 90,000 associates in research and development, of which nearly 48,000 are software engineers.

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