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Bosch MegaWatt Crew, New 18V Tools 2019

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At World of Concrete 2019 last week Bosch 18V Tools went from a distant horse in the cordless tool race to one of the potential contender again with a large expansion of exciting 18V tools. They’re getting a little cute and naming all the tools which we have mixed emotions on, we’ve all loved calling the SDS-Plus hammer the Bulldog for years, it’s a great trade name, have they gone too far some of the other names, The Goon, The Surgeon, a little bit of a stretch but we’re talking about new amazingly powerful 18V tools so we’re on board. The new Bosch 8.0Ah batteries with 21700 cells and 1600 watts output are really the hidden hero here that allow these 18V tools to compete with other 36V and 54V (60V max) tools. Here is a rundown of what’s coming!

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Bosch Bulldog SDS-Plus Hammer Now 18V Cordless

Today at the World of Concrete our friends from Bosch Tools have announced that the world’s most popular SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer will be going cordless. The first ever Cordless Bosch Bulldog GBH18V-26DK24 $449 will be very similar to the corded 11255VSR with a 1” capacity at 1.9 Ft. Lbs. but reports that it’ll outperform its corded counterpart. Additionally a new 18V HEPA dust collection unit GDE18V-26DN that’ll work with this Bulldog or really any SDS-Plus rotary hammer with similar handle setup. Will this cordless D-Handle unit find similar success to the 20+ years the Bosch Bulldog corded models have, that really depends on 2 big questions which still remain unanswered?

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Bosch X-Lock System Will Change Grinders Forever

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Typically when we see a new “system” for tool accessories we immediately disregard as this will never catch on. These are often driven to give the brand that creates the system an advantage so nobody adopts it and as expected ends up in the good ideas, that never happened bin. Bosch Tools has done an excellent job over the years however of working with other manufacturers and sharing their technology to actually change all tools for the better and for this we are very grateful! SDS-MAX, STARLOCK, JIGSAWS (the actual tool and standard shanks) and the list goes on.

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Bosch 300 CFM Wet/Dry Dust Extractor HEPA Vac GAS20-17AH

Bosch GAS20-17AH

With a continued focus on user safety Bosch has announced a larger addition to their growing lineup of vacuums & dust extractor accessories. As companies have become compliant with the OSHA silica standards the Bosch VAC090 and VAC140 have been extremely popular. Both feature auto-cleaning, tool power management and 150 CFM which means they meet requirements up to 6” cutting & grinding tools. For professionals however there continues to be a big demand for a dust collection solution for use with larger equipment 7”, 9”, 12” and larger (cutting/grinding). The GAS20-17AH ($1500) is a heavy duty monster that’ll collect dust at a rate of 300 CFM so more than enough to use with larger grinders and cutters all the way up to 12” under Table 1 (possibly even on 14” or higher but would require testing). (more…)

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Bosch Launches A FREAK’N Contest!

Bosch is announcing the biggest contest in Bosch history. Starting August 21st (today), they plan on giving away 2,000 of their 18V Socket-Ready Impact Drivers (IDH182) coupled with a CORE18V 6.3 Ah battery. This is their latest battery platform – more powerful than ever, and backwards compatible on all their 18V lithium ion tools. “The Freak,” is the new name for this unique ½ socket and ½ driver – a two-in-one impactor that can do it all!

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Bosch BLAZE Outdoor GLM400C & GLM400CL Laser Measure | A Visible Approach To Measuring

When measuring/laying out a job site, how often do you wish for a cloudy day? Sometimes, you don’t hope for anything and just measure early in the morning or later in the evening. Either way, we can agree that the sun, laser measuring and our eyes don’t get along as well as we need them to. Introducing the Bosch BLAZE Outdoor GLM400C w/ Viewfinder & GLM400CL w/ Camera(more…)

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Bosch GHO12V-08N 12V Max Planer | Great Design w/ Impressive Speed

Following the just recently announced Palm Edge Router, Bosch announces the 12V Max Planer GHO12V-08N to the US. This light weight Planer fully intends to replace your hand planer. The brushless motor clocking in at 14,500 RPM and battery providing up to 33 ft. of 1 in. wide hardwood per amp hour, this Planer would make a fine replacement.  (more…)

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Bosch GKF12V-25 12V Max Palm Edge Router | Professional Edging At Your Finger Tips

Germany and UK had a turn, it’s time for the U.S to get their palms on it. Introducing the Bosch 12V Max Palm Edge Router GKF12V-25 ($159)! This lightweight, ergonomic router offers 13,000 RPM, great run time and consistent performance.

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Bosch 18V Brushless Angle Grinders GWS18V-45 vs Corded

We had a great time playing with different Bosch Angle Grinders in the metal working room at the Idea Foundry! We took some time to discuss the new GWS18V-45C/PSC Brushless Angle Grinder to see how it matches up to their corded models, such as the 1375A and GWS10-45PD. Also looked at the new Bluetooth connectivity options available with these new grinders. (more…)

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Dust Extractor Testing – Tool Box Buzz, Pro Tool Reviews, Coptool

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Towards the end of last year when the OSHA silica rules were going into effect we were getting lots of questions about dust extractors specific to Silica, how they are each viewed under OSHA’s Table 1 standards and of course how each performed head to head. At the time there were no head-to-heads out there on these vacs so the Coptool Team got on the case to put together a basic Vacuum Head-to-Head to help users gain more information.

Since our video first aired several manufacturers have made updates to their products with lower prices and/or included HEPA filters which is awesome news for everyone! Also two of our tool reviewing hero’s Pro Tool Reviews and Tool Box Buzz jumped on the case to do their own vacuum comparisons, with some great testing rigs and pointed out some additional information that we might have glossed over. We really think both of these groups do top notch tool test, Clint’s team at Pro Tool Review is always very detailed and Rob’s Crew are mostly professional contractors with some great insights.  (more…)

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