Bosch has launched a new generation of 18 V cordless screwdrivers; the new ‘dynamicseries’ and a ‘robustseries’ which are now available from specialist retailers from £236 to £405. All four models have new functions which Bosch says offer a higher level of comfort for professionals such as carpenters, electricians, plumbers and heating installers.
The compact ‘dynamicseries’ range of tools combines covers the GSR 18 V-EC Professional cordless screwdrivers and GSB 18 V-EC Professional cordless combi drills.
Meanwhile the ‘robustseries’ consists of durable, high-performance tools, and features the GSR 18 VE-EC Professional and GSB 18 VE-EC Professional models.
These are the first Bosch cordless screwdrivers or combi drills of this class to have brushless motor technology.
Increased comfort, reduced wear-and-tear
The cordless screwdrivers and combi drills have a newly designed precision coupling which Bosch claims is unique in the market. An electronic control system detects when this coupling is overloaded and stops the motor in order to avoid over-tightening when fastening screws. This prevents the loud noise caused by over-tightening, minimizes vibrations, and causes less wear to the material and coupling. This, in turn, results in reduced wear-and-tear and a longer service life for the tool and accessories. All screwdrivers also come equipped with a robust 13 mm solid metal drill chuck.
The Softgrip handle has a grooved structure, meaning that it is easier to hold, especially when working overhead or in tight, hard-to-reach spaces. Two LEDs alert tradesmen when the tool stops: A white LED to show that the tool has a blockage and a red LED when the tool is overheating. The proven ‘KickBack Control’ function (previously known as Electronic Rotation Control), an exclusive feature of the ‘dynamicseries’, gives users full control, even for the toughest screwdriving and drilling jobs. The integrated sensor detects sudden tool blockages such as foreign objects in the metal, wood or brickwork and shuts down the motor within a fraction of a second.
This prevents unexpected kickback of the tool and, therefore, can reduce the risk of injury.
All models are fitted with a brushless EC motor and are maintenance-free. EC technology enables compact design – the head length of the ‘dynamicseries’ screwdriver matches that of the cordless screwdriver and combi drill from the 10.8 V class, which makes it well-suited for most applications.
The ‘robustseries’ models have a maximum torque of up to 75 newton meters. The additional hand grip gives users optimum control even when dealing with great forces from heavy screwdriving, drilling and impact drilling. Thanks to the new locking mechanism, it is also quick and easy to affix.
All tools are delivered in the L-Boxx with 4.0 or 5.0 Ah batteries and a quick charger.