Press release #Power Tools

Screwdrivers, pliers, knives, and more: Bosch VDE hand tools for professionals

Safer work at up to 1,000 V

  • Insulated hand tools with VDE certification for electrical installers
  • Protection at up to 1,000 V of AC voltage
  • Power tools, accessories, and hand tools from a single source

Stefanie Schaefer


Guided by its mission to make work easier and safer for professionals, Bosch is continuously expanding its portfolio for users in industry and the skilled trades. Because roughly one-third of all tools that tradespeople use daily are hand tools, Bosch already offers a comprehensive range of power tools, accessories, and hand tools from a single source. The range is now being expanded to include insulated hand tools, certified by the German Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies, or VDE. Such equipment provides electricians and other professionals with protection against AC voltage of up to 1,000 V while working with current-transmitting parts. The VDE-certified portfolio in the red-and-yellow color scheme that is customary in the market for tools designed for working with current-transmitting parts includes screwdrivers and socket wrenches, open-end spanners, cable and dismantling knives, a set of cable shears, and a variety of pliers. All of them have a soft grip and optimized design to prevent slipping while working. The tools are certified according to the DIN EN/IEC 60900 (VDE 0682-201) standard, with the transparent single pole phase tester (also available) being certified in accordance with DIN VDE 0680-6.

Screwdrivers, socket wrenches, phase tester, and open-end spanners

The range includes 20 screwdrivers in a variety of sizes and lengths, as well as six profiles: slotted, Phillips, Torx, Pozidriv, Plus/Minus, and slotted Pozidriv. The screwdrivers feature a slim shaft and durable high-precision tip. For external hex screws, Bosch offers a six-piece socket wrench set. The sizes and profiles are conveniently stated on the handle, while the handle’s form reliably prevents tools from rolling away during breaks. The same goes for the single pole phase tester for a detection range of 120 to 250 V.

Available in four sizes, the open-end spanners, with a jaw position of 15 degrees, are ideally suited for hard-to-reach areas.

Pliers, shears, and knives

The pliers range includes combination pliers, straight and bent long-nose pliers, diagonal side cutters, a wire stripper, a water pump pliers, and a crimping pliers. Particularly ergonomic is the high-leverage diagonal side cutter with activatable opening spring, which makes repetitive tasks much easier. Thanks to the optimized design with powerful high-leverage effect, users need up to 30% less force when cutting than with standard pliers. The cable shears, which feature a dual blade, are also optimized for powerful leverage. They can cut aluminum and copper, plus their twin-blade technology makes them suitable for both stripping and cutting. The VDE product range is rounded out by two knives: a cable knife with a straight blade, and a dismantling knife with a sickle shaped blade. The handles of both knives feature an integrated thumb rest on the top and a finger hook below for comfort and greater safety on the job.

The VDE-certified hand tools are scheduled to hit shelves in May as individual tools or in various sets, most of them with L-Boxx-compatible half or full inlays. All prices are recommended retail prices and do not include VAT.

You can find the tool specifications table in the PDF, see "download".
Subject to change.

Tags: Power Tools

Contact person for press inquiries:
Stefanie Schaefer
Phone: +49 711 758-1488

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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