Safety products: The rotary hammer is the workhorse of any construction site, providing the power and torque to drill and chisel in materials that range from concrete to steel. But the real differentiator among these power tools is putting all of that performance in a package that delivers great power at low weight – and that’s the story of the Bosch GBH18V-26 1" SDS-plus® EC Brushless Rotary Hammer.
The Bosch GBH18V-26 rotary hammer delivers 1.9 Ft.-Lbs. of torque in a tool that weighs only 7.7 lbs. The ergonomic L-shape design offers great horizontal power transmission. Combined with a Bosch 6.0 Ah Lithium-ion battery, this is a power tool that will drill longer and hit harder than bigger tools with more weight.
The advantages of 2x motor life and less maintenance comes with the tool’s lighter weight and the reduced-size Bosch EC brushless motor. Bosch electronic precision control ensures soft-start (70 percent) to help avoid walking or skating. Dust extraction is seamless with the optional on-tool dust extraction adapter (available 2017).
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The Bosch GBH18V-26 1" SDS-plus® EC Brushless Rotary Hammer features proprietary KickBack Control, an integrated acceleration sensor that virtually stops the drill’s rotation during bit bind-up situations. It’s designed to reduce potential arm and wrist injuries. In addition, the tool includes industry-leading Bosch vibration control for added user safety and ease of use.
“The Bosch GBH18V-26 rotary hammer is the result of extensive research on the jobsite combined with user feedback,” said Mike Iezzi, product manager, concrete products, Robert Bosch Tool Corporation. “Users demand a tool that brings the power every day, every job, but one that comes in an easy-to-handle package. We continue to deliver tools with the combination of power and advanced design that get the job done with respect for precision and user safety.”
The Bosch Flexible Power System is one of the most versatile Lithium-ion battery platforms available. The system offers complete compatibility by allowing 18V FatPack and SlimPack batteries to be used with any tool. And Bosch 18V 2.0 Ah and larger batteries feature CoolPack technology, which offers a heat conductive housing to keep batteries cooler for superior runtime and up to 2X longer life. All Bosch batteries provide cold weather performance to -4°F. Each battery includes a fuel gauge.
Bosch Electronic Cell Protection protects the battery against overload, overheating and depth discharge for longer runtime. Likewise, Bosch Electronic Motor Protection protects the motor against overload with integrated temperature management.
Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs some 31,000 associates in more than 100 locations, as of December 31, 2015. In 2015, Bosch generated consolidated sales of $14 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of $78.3 billion (70.6 billion euros) in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at roughly 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”