Bosch Expands Diamond Blade Lineup with Custom Solutions 

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Company relies on combination of user feedback along with metal powder/diamond formulation expertise to develop new offerings

Mt. Prospect, Ill., February 5, 2013 - Power tools users know what they want - particularly construction professionals who demand quality and performance in the cutting blades they use on the jobsite every day. And that's why Bosch talked to those users in developing an expansion to its line of diamond cutting blades.

With extensive user feedback and advanced expertise in combining metal powders with diamond formulations, Bosch created its new Standard Line diamond blades that deliver great performance and speed in applications that include cutting hard concrete, green concrete, tile and general purpose masonry. This is an expansive collection of blades (from 4 inches to 14 inches) includes segmented rim, turbo rim and continuous rim products for large and small angle grinders plus high-speed saws. The new line incorporates 27 skus.

"These new blades offer a great price-to-performance ratio for a variety of construction jobs," said Matt Van, product manager, diamond blades and bonded abrasives, Bosch. "This group of blades is built to meet the needs of general contractors looking for solid performance in specific materials. Standard Line blades are built to perform well in tough stop-and-go cutting found on every jobsite."

Bosch Standard Line diamond blades start with a formulation that emphasizes consistent diamond content and even distribution. A hardened and tensioned steel core provides rigidity and stability during cutting; cooling holes are designed to extend the life of the blade and enhance user comfort. Bosch engineers have developed this custom combination of metals and industrial-grade diamonds to produce blades for specific concrete and masonry cutting applications.

The Bosch diamond blade lineup includes the existing premium line, which offers three times the life versus traditional diamond blades.

Bosch brings rigorous testing, both in laboratories and in the field, to its new product introductions. In addition to hands-on customer research, Bosch facilities are required to be ISO certified, the quality standard for manufacturing excellence. The company is the acknowledged leader in tools and accessories built specifically for the concrete market.

New Bosch diamond blades are available now at distributors and home centers. To learn more or to find a local dealer, visit www.boschtools.com or call 877-BOSCH-99. Check out www.bethepro.com for additional tips and videos.

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About Bosch

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

The Bosch Group's products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is "Invented for life." Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com.

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 solutions. 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. For more information, please visit www.boschusa.com, www.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca.

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 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, and www.lrnelson.com.