Atlanta, August 22, 2012 – Bosch Power Tools is launching a new line of 18-volt, ¼-inch hex standard duty impact drivers, the IDS181 Impactor line, delivering best-in-class application control and featuring an ultra-compact design. Plumbers, electricians, carpenters, HVAC professionals and other tradesmen can take advantage of the tools’ optimized performance for great results, fast.
Tools in the new IDS181 Impactor line feature a compact head length of just 5.4 inches and a lightweight design of just 2.9 pounds to deliver the best balance and control for 18-Volt small- to medium-duty applications. The tools’ compact size also facilitates work in hard-to-reach spaces.
Optimized impact performance provides the best runtime and control, and optimized torque limits stripping and cam out of screws and shearing off of screw heads. In fact, the IDS181 line delivers 42 percent more runtime compared to similar in-class competitors, along with 15 percent less torque and 10 percent more speed for the best application control.
A Bosch patented, three-LED white light system provides shadow-free illumination for the best visibility in low-lighting applications.
Superior ergonomics are provided via slim soft grip in key areas for maximum comfort and control during fastening applications. A compact grip design of just 2.3 inches from the tools’ trigger to the back of the handle relieves hand fatigue over extended use.
The tools’ Bosch-built hammer and anvil system provides maximum impact endurance, increasing tool life and performance. The new impact drivers also feature an intelligent electronic protection system, including electronic motor protection, which increases motor life by protecting the motor in overload and stall situations, and electronic cell protection, which doubles battery life. A durable belt clip offers users quick tool storage between applications.
The tools’ Flexible Power System is compatible with every 18-volt Lithium-ion Bosch battery – both FatPacks and SlimPacks.
The new impactor line is available now through authorized dealers nationwide. Kits range from a suggested price of $169 for the IDS181-102 with one SlimPack battery, $210 for the IDS181-02 with two SlimPack batteries and $259 for the IDS181-01 with two FatPack batteries. 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. According to preliminary figures, more than 300,000 associates generated sales of $71.5 billion in the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology in fiscal year 2011. 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 more than $5.5 billion for research and development in 2011, and applied for over 4,100 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com.
About Bosch in North America
In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, solar energy, healthcare telemedicine and software innovations. Having established a regional presence in 1906, Bosch employs over 22,500 associates in more than 100 locations, with sales of $9.8 billion in fiscal year 2011, per preliminary figures. For more information, visit www.boschusa.com.
About Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
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 world wide 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.
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