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Bosch X-Lock System Will Change Grinders Forever

Bosch X-Lock Wheels

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 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 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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Bosch 12V Laser Levels with Bluetooth GLL3-330

So, you’re on the job scrolling through Facebook, your foreman walks by and says, “get off your phone and get some work done.” You then quickly pull up the app and operate your Bosch 360 Three-Plan Leveling and Alignment laser and say “I am getting work done, you didn’t know about this?” This is one of those feel good moments that we’re going to prepare you for!

Starting March 1st, 2018 three models will be available to purchase:

  • GLL3-330C ($499, Green Beam)
  • GLL3-330C ($399, Red Beam)
  • GLL3-300 (Red Beam), without Bluetooth Connectivity.

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Red vs Green Line Lasers, You Have A Choice

Red vs Green Laser

The battle of Red Laser Vs Green Laser rages on, clearly Green is easier to see with the human eye than Red but there are other factors that need to be considered, mainly cost and runtime. Good news is the cost on green lasers has come down dramatically so it is easier to build lasers such as the Bosch GLL 100 G ($229), the other good news is that Red Line Lasers continue to fall as well with some cheaper options even below $40 like the Bosch GLL 2. This certainly doesn’t make the decisions easier but good news is pretty much anyone can afford a laser level. Runtime is the other important consideration while Bosch does not give their specs, PLS does provide estimates of 35+ hours with PLS180 RED ($282) but only 2-6 hours with PLS180 GREEN ($479) which is probably very similar ratios across other brands.

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Bosch Colt Router 1.25 HP Variable Speed GKF125

Bosch Colt GKF125

The Bosch Colt Palm Router for the longest time was really the only trim router you would see out there, people loved it so much we started seeing all sorts of customer adaptations, mini router tables and other accessories people hand built or from 3rd party manufacturer’s. A few years back Makita and Dewalt jumped into game with palm routers with plunge bases and now we even have a 18V cordless versions from Ridgid and Makita XTR01 palm router. Not to be out-done Bosch has now revamped their classic Colt with the new GKF125CE ($129) adding more power with 1.25 HP motor (up from 1.0 HP) but also more control with Soft Start and Constant Response circuitry.

There is also a Kit version GKF125CEK ($139) which adds a straight guide and a case. For more info on the new Colt check out the full Bosch Press Release below. These units should be shipping early November and should be in high demand this Christmas season. Check out all the corded Bosch Routers unfortunately no word yet on an 18V cordless router unit… fingers crossed it will happen at some point. (more…)

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Bosch 18V Brushless Recip Saw GSA18V-125

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Bosch has increased their cordless reciprocating saw range substantially over the last couple of years. From just a single (mediocre) 18V standard model, to compact, one-handed models in both 12V and 18V, and now the premium brushless GSA18V-125N.

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Bosch 18V LED Floodlight 1900 Lumens GLI18V

Bosch 18V LED Lighting

It looks like 2017 will be the year Bosch 18V Cordless jumps back aggressively into the game. We recently saw the launch of new brushless compact and brute tough drills, coming soon new CORE high capacity batteries, new brushless recip saw and now a pair of LED flood lights are coming as GLI18V-1900N ($99) and GLI18V-1900C ($119, few months later) will offer Bluetooth connectivity to control multiple lights at once. (more…)

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SawStop Wins Lawsuit with Bosch Reaxx Saw

Sawstop Wins Lawsuit

A few months back there was a bit of a premature back and forth between Bosch and SawStop however it looks as though SawStop was accurate in their early celebration. As the January 27th ruling is that Bosch must “Cease and Desist from conducting any of the following activities in the United States: importing, selling, marketing, advertising, distributing, transferring (except for exportation), and soliciting United States agents or distributors for imported [Reaxx] table saws.” (more…)

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