Highest cutting performance in their class
New cordless handheld circular saws and cordless saber saws for professionals with 18-volt lithium-ion battery
The mobility that professionals need
· Premium lithium-ion battery delivers energy for the highest sawing performance
· Long lifetime due to Electronic Motor Protection (EMP) and Electronic Cell Protection (ECP) from Bosch
The new, compact Cordless Handheld Circular Saws GKS 18 V-LI Professional and Cordless Saber Saws GSA 18 V-LI Professional from Bosch offer maximum performance and mobility. The fully charged 18-volt Premium lithium-ion battery with 2.6 ampere hours provides sufficient energy to cut up to 50 chipboards (900 x19 millimeters) to length with the handheld circular saw, or to cut up to 100 spruce beams (100 x 100 millimeters) to length with the saber saw. Bosch has also designed both saws for long lifetime: the unique Electronic Motor Protection (EMP) from Bosch automatically shuts down the motor if it stalls, therefore preventing it from burning out.
The Handheld Circular Saw GKS 18 V-LI Professional with a 165-millimeter saw blade and a cutting depth of 52 millimeters is specially designed for the hard demands of skilled construction site workers such as carpenters, bricklayers or roofers, but also for exhibition fitters. It provides a clear view of the saw blade and score line. Precise cuts and good handling are ensured by the robust base plate, the softgrip coverings on both handles, the ergonomic design and the weight of only 4.1 kilograms.
The Saber Saw GSA 18 V-LI Professional offers two stroke speeds: 2,400 strokes per minute for metal and 2,700 strokes per minute for wood. With a maximum cutting length of 250 millimeters, it is ideal for electricians, gas fitters, plumbers, window fitters, carpenters and other skilled construction site workers. The ergonomic handle with softgrip and the weight of only 3.4 kilograms ensure easy working. The gear housing made of die-cast aluminum also makes the saber saw robust. The accelerator switch permits careful pilot sawing. Thanks to the SDS saw blade holder, the saw blades can be quickly replaced in just one movement.
Bosch Premium lithium-ion technology
The innovative Premium lithium-ion technology from Bosch with its unbeatable battery runtime and 400 percent longer lifetime is vastly superior to other battery technologies. The long lifetime is thanks to the Electronic Cell Protection (ECP) from Bosch. It reliably protects the battery against overload, overheating and total discharge. Moreover, the battery pack is so robust that it can withstand being dropped from a height of two meters onto concrete and remain fully functional. Another advantage of the Premium lithium-ion technology is the unbeatable battery runtime provided by the Bosch high-performance battery cells and the intelligent power management. The special cells with very low internal resistance and the high current capable design of the battery pack ensure low energy losses during charging and during operation. This results in extremely resilient battery packs with high performance capability. Moreover, the perfect coordination of the Bosch Hightech electronics with the motor and gearbox ensures high efficiency of the drive and optimum utilization of the power in the cells. There is also no memory effect and the batteries are fully ready for use, even if they have not been used for months.
Bosch was the first to introduce lithium-ion technology in professional cordless tools, thereby redefining the power tools market. The Premium lithium-ion technology is more than just lithium-ion technology. It is the result of continual further development, geared towards the day-to-day requirements of professional tradesmen: long battery runtime and long lifetime. The Premium lithium-ion technology is available in all voltage classes from 3.6 to 36 volts for professionals from professionals. Bosch therefore offers an optimized power tool for every application performed by professional tradesmen.
Bosch supplies the new cordless saws as standard in a carrying case with a one-hour charger and two batteries. Both tools are available at retail outlets, each at the recommended retail price of 349 euros plus VAT.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 271,000 associates generated sales of 46.3 billion euros in fiscal 2007. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 subsidiaries and regional companies in roughly 50 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Each year, Bosch spends more than 3 billion euros for research and development, and applies for over 3,000 patents worldwide. The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.”
The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.
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