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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!
Here is another nice example of a Milwaukee M12 cordless tool really aimed at the professional tradesmen. With only a ½” capacity this rotary hammer drill is ideal for installing tappers and other small concrete fasteners. A single M12 XC battery is good for about 60 holes per charge (we should see that jump to about 80+ with RedLithium 4.0). That being said, in our opinion, the 2412-22XC ($249, Ohio Power Tool) is really a very narrowly focused tool for pros as most do-it-yourselfers, myself included, will make do with a typical cordless hammer drill for small fastening jobs. For this tool to make sense you really need to do a lot of repetitive small hole drilling. In that case, however, this tool is going to make a lot of sense, and will speed up production significantly. (more…)