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UniversalMulti 18V-32 joins ‘18V Power for All System’: New cordless multifunction tool from Bosch for DIYers

Versatile, compact, and easy-to-use

  • Depth stop for millimeter precision when sawing
  • Versatility thanks to ‘Starlock’ accessory interface
  • One battery for many applications: save space and money, protect the environment

Verena Baumann >


Sawing, cutting, sanding, and much more – Bosch is expanding its range of cordless multifunction tools for DIYers with the multifaceted UniversalMulti 18V-32. The cordless oscillating multifunction tool is one of the lightest and most compact models in this product category on the market. Not only that, the UniversalMulti 18V-32 is also part of the ‘18V Power for All System.’ The system covers all representative tools in each segment and currently comprises about 70 DIY tools, gardening tools, and home 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.

Lightweight design with powerful technology for countless applications

The cordless multifunctional tool is ideal for completing a variety of DIY projects. Thanks to the sawing function, cutting through materials such as door frames and laminate flooring is simple – and accurate too, with the included depth stop. Enclosed is a segment saw blade which is ideal for tricky jobs, like making precision cuts to deck lumber when installing recessed decking lights. With the supplied sanding attachment, small areas can also be sanded down smoothly and with ease. The electronic speed pre-selection with six different steps ensures that the multifunctional tool is set up properly to work with any materials.

The UniversalMulti 18V-32 with its 2.5 Ah battery weighs just 1.2 kilograms and turns working overhead – such as flush-cutting a cornice or sanding off an edge – into low fatigue tasks. The multifunctional tool may be lightweight, but DIYers can still draw on an impressive amount of power from the motor. This is thanks to the optimum coordination of all 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.

Accessories for every application

With over 40 attachments available in the ‘Starlock’ range, cutting and sanding are only the beginning. The ‘Starlock’ accessory interface ensures that force is optimally transmitted from the machine to the accessory, thereby guaranteeing higher power, faster progress while working and more precise results. Separately available accessories, including the scraper for removing excess adhesive or the last scraps of wallpaper, can be fitted quickly and with ease. Color markings shows which material a particular accessory is suited to – gray for wood, blue for metal, for instance. All that is required to change attachments is the hex key stored in the tool itself. Thanks to ‘MagnetHold’ technology, the attachment doesn’t even need to be held in place while being fitted to the tool. In case that there are still some raw edges or other areas that need to be sanded down, the segment saw blade can easily be swapped for a triangular sanding blade. An anti-vibration handle, which is available separately, can also be attached to both sides of the tool to make tougher jobs easier to handle.

The UniversalMulti 18V-32 cordless multifunction tool will be available from April 2024. All prices are recommended retail prices including VAT.

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

Tags: Power Tools

Contact person for press inquiries:
Verena Baumann
Phone: +49 711 758-4151

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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