Press release #Power Tools

Strong addition to the "18V Power for All System": Versatile cordless rotary hammer from Bosch for DIYers

Powerful drilling, hammering, chiseling, and screwdriving

  • Universal SDS plus drill chuck for tool-free accessory changing
  • High impact energy thanks to a pneumatic hammer mechanism – without cable
  • Safer and less tiring work due to lower vibration and overload clutch
  • One battery for many applications: Save space and money, protect the environment

Verena Baumann >


Bosch is supplementing the "18V Power for All System" with the UniversalHammer 18V, a strong partner for any renovation project. The UniversalHammer 18V is the first cordless rotary hammer to feature a chiseling function from Bosch for DIYers and combines four applications in one tool: Hammer drilling, chiseling, drilling, and screwdriving. The "18V Power for All System" also covers all representative tools in each segment, currently comprises more than 40 DIY tools, gardening tools and household appliances, and even extends beyond the Bosch range with additional partners in 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.

Easy accessory changing between four applications

Drilling in concrete is possible with the UniversalHammer 18V, as is chiseling of cable ducts when kitchens or bathrooms have to be renovated. The cordless rotary hammer also makes it easy to remove plastering or tiles on walls or ceilings. Anyone who switches between different applications and therefore needs different drills or chisels will benefit from tool-free accessory changing: Thanks to the universal SDS plus chuck, this can be performed quickly and easily without the need for an additional tool.

High impact energy meets low vibrations

In addition to the different applications, the UniversalHammer 18V impresses with its high impact energy of 2.0 Joules. Its performance is therefore comparable to corded tools. The pneumatic hammer mechanism ensures rapid work progress and enables drilling in concrete with a drilling diameter of up to 16 millimeters. With the two-finger switch, users can adjust the speed to the current application and can always see the exact charge level thanks to the integrated battery status display. A LED light ensures clear vision at the work site even in poor visibility conditions. Thanks to its low weight, the tool lies comfortably in the hand during all activities. The decoupled handle reduces vibrations, thus enabling controlled and fatigue-free work. The integrated overload clutch protects both the user and the tool, for example if the drill gets jammed in reinforced concrete – by loosening the clutch and reducing the torque.

The UniversalHammer 18V is available now. All prices are recommended retail prices including VAT.

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