Over the past year Bosch has made some serious strides to increase their place as one of the top tool manufactures by expanding their tool and accessory lines. When you think about it, your accessories can make a huge difference in the productiveness of your tools. By improving different specialty blades and bits in the line you can really get the most out of your old tools with a relatively small investment. Of course when you are happy with these accessories you will be much more likely to buy the Bosch Tools in the future and the good people at Bosch may be aware of this fact.
Additionally the company has made serious advances in the overall marketing of the Bosch Tool line. Just look at the tool & accessory displays they have added to our showroom. It has a built in 27” HD TV which is suppose to run Bosch promos all day but we put on ESPN for “Mike & Mike in the Morning” and maybe a little Sports Center. Of course we stand behind their products 100% for use by diy users, contractors and professionals of all kinds. It doesn’t matter how fancy the displays we will only put products in our store and on our website if they can live up to abuse our customers expect.
Four of the recent additions to the Bosch accessories line:
Fiber Cement Blades – The 7 ¼” hard body blade features six carbide teeth brazed with C4 ultra-fine carbide that lasts longer than standard carbide. Bosch is one of only two blade manufacturers who produce their own carbide.
The thin kerf design removes less material, which results in a cleaner, faster cut. The new blade, part # CB706FC, is equipped with deep gullets engineered to minimize dust when cutting. Regular carbide blades will pulverize the material, whereas the Bosch blade chips away the material in larger chunks reducing the amount of dust generated.
Developed for working with cement fiber board, backer board and Masonite, the Bosch
Carbide Tipped Fiber Cement Circular Saw Blade has a 5/8” arbor to fit any standard circular saw and it also features a 13/16” diamond knock-out for worm drive saws.
Carbide Glass and Tile Bits – Starting at 1/8” up to 1” in diameter, the industry’s largest bit size, they are equipped with a 3-flat shank to reduce slippage that leads to more accurate cutting.
These tungsten carbide bits are diamond ground to a precision point that eliminates walking and its reinforced head prevents the carbide from cracking.
The new Glass and Tile bits are best suited for working with glass, ceramic walls, and ceramic floors making it the best solution for cutting glass, bathroom installations, drilling and fastening mirrors or even setting screws in glass furniture.
Carbide Hole Saws – The diamond-ground carbide teeth are extraordinarily durable and extremely powerful, for fast removal of materials. The drop-shaped chip clearance slots allow for greater chip and dust removal, resulting in uninterrupted cutting.
“Feedback from our customers was overwhelming for the need for a single hole saw that could cut through multiple materials and quickly remove the plug,” states James Mogle, Product Manager, Bosch Power Tools and Accessories. “The new carbide hole saw easily cuts some of the hardest materials and can still make precision cuts in fragile materials such as tile. And users can quickly change hole saw sizes with the quick change mandrel.”
The carbide line has 19 cups ranging from 1” to 4-1/8”. For multiple cutting applications, Bosch has two sets available. Each set contains two carbide tipped pilot bits and the quick change mandrel (1-3/8”). The eight-piece set includes five carbide cups ranging from 1-3/16” to 2-1/4” and the five-piece set has two cups: 3-1/4” and 4-1/8”.
Cement and Masonry Anchor Installation – The 9-piece kit comes in Bosch’s Brute Tough case that is made to withstand even the most demanding worksite conditions. The kit includes a Masonry Screw Drill Bit Holder and Allen wrench, Drill Bit Sleeve, both the 5/32” and 3/16” carbide drill bits that feature a flat shank to reduce slippage, two magnetic nutsetters, and two Phillips Head bits, everything professionals need for drilling and driving concrete screws. Bosch is the only manufacturer to offer the entire line in one package.
The magnetic nutsetters eliminate dropped screws when setting and also reduces damage done to the sleeve, unlike other products that require use of the sleeve when setting screws, which will cause undue wear and fatigue.
The Screw Drill Bit Sleeve allows for a quick and easy change from drilling to driving by working with both 5/32” and 3/16” bits, thus eliminating the need for two drills.
Visit the Bosch home page on Ohio Power Tool to see all of our Bosch tools and accessories. Not all accessories have made it to the website, if you have a specific accessory you would like and can’t find it on the site please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-242-4424.