BOSCH

Only if you come from the planet Zog will  you not have heard of Bosch and even that isn’t certain because they have plenty of products in outer space. They also have products in most cars and mobile phones. Much of this expertise (maybe too much?) filters through into their power tool business. At the moment they are concentrating on connectivity between smart phones and power tools. Geeks will love it and it gives building workers a legitimate reason to be playing with their apps.

There are two strands of Bosch power tools; the green Bosch power tools are DIY and the blue Bosch power tools are for the trade. Some cynical people have even suggested that the major difference is in the colour and the price rather than what goes on inside. It is feasible that that they may use the same motor, we don’t know but there is certainly a difference with their batteries where the trade Coolpack batteries gives over twice the service life.

Bosch excels in its hammer drills and breakers and also does a nifty line of laser measuring tools.

 

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The rise of the well connected builder

power tools smartphone

Roger Bisby charts the emergence of Bluetooth Connectivity in power tools and wonders how we find the line between work and play. There are now whole generations of tradespeople coming along behind me who have grown up with the mobile phone and will find the ability to control their power tools via Bluetooth as instinctive as breathing. For me it …

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Bosch launches active integrated dust extractor

integrated dust extractor

‘Look after your health – it’s your greatest asset,’ is the message to trade professionals from Bosch as it launches the GDE 18V-76 Professional Dust Extractor. Designed as an active integrated attachment for all Bosch GBH 18V-26 (F) Professional Rotary Hammer Drills, its development ls part of a continuing drive by the manufacturer to minimise dust-related illness. While asbestos is …

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Bosch GCL 2-15 review

Bosch GCL 2-15 review

Roger Bisby looks at the latest Green Beam laser from Bosch. It seems that manufacturers spent years getting people to buy red beam laser levels and no sooner had everyone got one than they introduced green beam lasers, brighter clearer, four times the visibility and ten times the price. The price has started to drop  to the point where jobbing …

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Bosch angle grinder recall

bosch angle grinder recall

Bosch Power Tools is undertaking a voluntary safety measure for a limited number of angle grinders. The measure covers models of the GWS 20, GWS 22, GWS 24, PWS 20, PWS 1900 and PWS 2000 series which were manufactured between June and August 2016 as well as model GWS 24-230 JVX Professional with brake from the production period February to …

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Bosch launches two new 18v rotary hammers

18v rotary hammers

The GBH 18V-26 Professional and GBH 18V-26 F Professional are the latest additions to the Bosch range of 18v rotary hammers with EC motors. Both generate an impact energy of 2.6 joules – 50 percent more than the current strongest 18 volt rotary hammer. This makes them comparable with corded tools such as the GBH 2-26 Professional. This is where …

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Bosch Drill Competition – Winner announcement

Skill Builder recently teamed up with Bosch to give you the chance to win a Bosch 18V-EC Kit and the winner has now been drawn. Keep an eye on the Skill Builder website and YouTube channel for more power tool giveaways coming soon.

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Win a Bosch brushless combi drill

Win a Bosch GSB 18V-EC Kit

Skill Builder has teamed up with Bosch to give you the chance to win a Bosch 18V-EC Kit. To be in with a chance of winning just answer the following two questions (clue: the answers can be found in the video). ___________________________________________________________________   Terms and conditions By entering a competition on the Skill Builder web site you are agreeing to us …

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Wanted – Bosch tool testers

bosch tool testers

Would you like an opportunity to test the latest Bosch tools – and then keep them, free of charge? Bosch is looking for professional tradespeople to take part in its #builtwithBosch campaign. Each successful applicant will be given two new power tools to test over a 5 week period. In return, Bosch will ask them to post short film clips …

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Klauke and Bosch tools get same battery

Klauke and Bosch tools

Bosch is joining forces with Klauke to deliver high-performance 18 V batteries for all of Klauke’s Next Generation battery-operated hydraulic pressing and cutting tools. These batteries will have a running time of 2.0 or 5.0 Ah depending on the model. They are part of the Bosch Flexible Power System and are compatible with all of Bosch’s professional cordless tools and …

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Bosch introduces first cordless 18v orbital sander

cordless 18v orbital sander

Bosch has launched a range of compact orbital sanders which includes what is said to be the world’s first cordless 18 V orbital sander. Intended for small preparatory sanding work, the range comprises the GSS 18 V-10 Professional and three corded tools: The GSS 140-1 A Professional, the GSS 160-1 A Professional and the GSS 160 Multi Professional. These orbital …

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