Bosch launches new generation of 18 V rotary hammers

From Robert Bosch Power Tools.

The latest additions to the Bosch range of rotary hammers with EC motors generate impact energy of 2.6 joules, which is 50% more than the current strongest 18 V rotary hammer

The latest additions to the Bosch range of rotary hammers with EC motors generate impact energy of 2.6 joules, which is 50% more than the current strongest 18 V rotary hammer.

Highly efficient

High performance makes the GBH 18V-26 comparable with corded tools like the GBH 2-26 Professional. The EC motor is highly efficient and completely maintenance-free. The user can choose between model with fixed chuck and model with changeable chuck, which is also supplied with a keyless chuck for round shank drill bits.

Reduced risk of injury

GBH 18V-26 Professional and GBH 18V-26F Professional is equipped with KickBack Control.

If the rotary hammers turns suddenly on its drill axis the integrated sensor shuts off the motor in a fraction of a second. Kickback is prevented, reducing risk of injury.

Precise results achieved

The integrated Electronic Precision Control (EPC) feature supports tradespeople when drilling into delicate materials like tiles. If EPC function is activated, the maximum power of the rotary hammer is limited to 70%, with slower run-up. This enables professional tradespeople to work in impact mode from the start of their task, omitting one work step. The bit is prevented from slipping off when the user starts to drill and precise results can be achieved quickly and easily.

Ergonomic work

Bosch redesigned the shape of the new generation of 18 V rotary hammers and optimised them for ergonomic work. The handle is now in line with the drill axis on both tools. The ‘L’ shape reduced effort and fatigue involved during while working. In addition, both rotary hammers feature efficient vibration damping. A damping element uncouples the main handle from the hammer drive, reducing vibrations actively.

Active integrated dust extractor

To enable tradespeople to work in a dust-free environment, Bosch now offers the new 18 V rotary hammers with an active integrated dust extractor. The GDE 18 V-16 Professional can be attached to the rotary hammer when required. It has its own motor, also supplied with power by the rotary hammer battery. To allow drilling to be carried out easily and cleanly using dust extraction, the dust extractor has an automatic power on/off. It starts at the automatically with the rotary hammer but continues to function for two seconds after drilling to ensure optimal dust extraction.

Additional features

-  Integrated HEPA filter for reliable dust protection

-  LED light on housing

-  6.0 Ah battery

-  GAL 1880 CV Professional quick charger

The new GBH 18V-26 is now available from Bosch selected dealers.

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