First-to-market CORE EC brushless 18-volt lithium-ion model delivers corded power without the cord
Mt. Prospect, Ill., June 17, 2013 – Bosch Power Tools continues its innovation in the oscillating category with the debut of the 18-volt MXH180, the first oscillating tool with an EC brushless motor design. As part of the Bosch CORE offering, the tool delivers up to three times longer life, 30 percent more power, 65 percent longer run time and integrated electronics for superior control and motor life. Available for purchase in August, the tool is engineered to provide corded power without the cord.
Tool users told Bosch they wanted longer run time and more power from cordless oscillating tools, which is exactly what the MXH180 delivers. Thanks to the tool’s EC brushless motor, the MXH180 boasts best-in-class run time. Users can also benefit from lighter weight, reduced vibration, minimal maintenance and extended motor life. Weighing just 4.35 pounds (with an 18-volt 4.0 amp-hour Fat Pack battery) at a length of 12-5/8 inches, the tool delivers on its promise of high efficiency in a compact size.
The MXH180 is compatible with all generations of Bosch lithium-ion Fat and Slim Pack 18-volt batteries, and users can expect even more runtime with new BAT612 2.0 amp-hour and BAT620 4.0 amp-hour batteries. With a variable speed ranging from 8,000 to 20,000 oscillations per minute (OMP), the tool can easily perform a wide range of applications, including cutting, sanding, grinding and scraping. The Bosch Constant Response™ Circuitry allows the tool to maintain constant speed under a heavy load in more challenging applications.
In addition, the MXH180 includes the convenient Bosch toolless oscillating accessory change lever, making it easier and faster than ever to attach or reposition the wide array of Bosch Oscillating Interface System (OIS) accessories. Unlike some competitor toolless accessory-change systems, the Bosch system does not require that any parts be removed and re-attached in the process. With the right accessory, users can get to work without worrying about misplacing or keeping track of small parts.
User comfort is also important. Reinforced gear housing helps cut down on tool vibration. In conjunction with the tool’s soft grip areas and small grip circumference, these features offer users better productivity with enhanced comfort.
The MXH180 will be available in August at authorized dealers nationwide as part of the MXH180BL kit. The kit comes complete with an L-Boxx storage case, Exact-Fit Tool Insert Tray and one accessory blade for a suggested retail price of $229. Users can add their choice of batteries and chargers, which are sold separately and are interchangeable with all existing Bosch 18-volt cordless tools. The SKC181-101 starter kit includes a charger and BAT620 4.0 amp-hour 18-volt lithium-ion battery for a suggested retail price of $99. To find out more or to locate a dealer, visit www.boschtools.com or call 877-BOSCH-99.
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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services, active in the fields of automotive technology, energy and building technology, industrial technology, and consumer goods. According to preliminary figures, more than 306,000 associates generated sales of 52.3 billion euros ($67.2 billion) in 2012. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent some 4.5 billion euros ($5.8 billion) for research and development in 2012, and applied for over 4,700 patents worldwide.
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Robert Bosch Tool Corporation in North America, was formed in January 2003 when Robert Bosch GmbH combined its North American power tool, accessory and lawn and garden divisions into one organization. As a manufacturing pioneer with more than a century’s worth of experience, the Bosch name has become synonymous with engineering excellence. With 18,000 employees worldwide and 3,500 in North America, the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation is a world leader in the design, manufacture and sale of power tools, rotary and oscillating tools, accessories, laser and optical leveling and range finding tools, and garden and watering equipment. For more information, call toll free 877-BOSCH-99 (877-267-2499) or visit www.boschtools.com, www.dremel.com, www.skiltools.com, www.rotozip.com, www.cstberger.com, www.vermontamerican.com, www.gilmour.com, www.lrnelson.com.