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First Look Photos – Bosch GSB 16 RE Impact Drill

As it was another fantastic day weather-wise at the Toolstop office we were delighted to shoot a First Look video of the new Bosch GSB 16 RE Impact Drill.

It’s a great looking piece of kit and it made short work drilling into our block of concrete.

We particularly liked the innovative auxiliary handle. This is a handle that actually locks in every 30 degrees and simply won’t move no matter how much muscle you’re putting into the drilling.

Bosch state that it drills up to 33% faster than the competitors when drilling into concrete. We certainly found it drilled like a dream into our block of concrete.

We sell the drill with charger, depth stop, carry case, auxiliary handle and auto lock keyless chuck.

Bosch GSB 16 RE Impact Drive
Bosch GSB 16 RE Impact Drive

Our YouTube video will be online soon, but in the meantime you can have a look at our photos of the Bosch GSB 16 RE Impact Drill over on our Flickr Power Tool Geekery page*.

*you’re more than welcome to upload your own power tool snaps.

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First Look Video – Bosch GSC 10.8V Li Professional Metal Shear

As promised, here is our first look at the Bosch GSC 10.8V Li Professional Metal Shear.

We’ve also got exclusive photos over on our Flickr Power Tools Geekery group.

Exclusive First Look – Bosch GSC 10,8 V-LI Professional Metal Shear

It’s always exciting on a Friday when a crate of brand new Bosch power tools arrives in the Toolstop office.

We couldn’t wait to put them through their paces and let you know what we think of them, so starting with the Bosch GSC 10,8 V-LI Professional Metal Shear, here are some photos, which will be followed by a video of the product in use (cutting a pretty serious piece of metal) once we’ve finished editing it.
Bosch GSC 10,8 V-LI Professional Metal Shear
Bosch GSC 10,8 V-LI Professional Metal Shear
Bosch GSC 10,8 V-LI Professional Metal Shear

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Toolstop Toolbags Hit The Mark

Toolstop have recently launched their new heavy duty toolbags.Toolstop Toolbag

After surveying existing Toolstop customers who had purchased power tools it was clear that there was not a bag on the market which was robust, functional or good value for money.  Toolstop offer their customers unique power tool packages which means that the tools often outgrow the bags and cases supplied.  The users wanted to store all their tools and accessories in one place rather than in multiple cases and bags.

So, the people at Toolstop got their heads together and designed 3 bags which had all the best features of other bags on the market.  They came up with a multi pocket, heavy duty, robust, durable, functional and versatile set of toolbags.

The Extra Large Model is 30″ in length, the Large one is 26″ and the medium bag is 20″.  The Extra large bag has wheels and a telescopic pull handle because of the weight you will be pulling.  All bags have carry handles as well as detachable shoulder straps.  They all have a detachable mobile phone pouch which has a handy belt loop.  Each bag has a long side pocket which is ideal for holding a saw.  They all have straps on top of the bag which are perfect for holding longer items such as levels or saws.  The multiple interior and exterior pockets will hold everything from bitsets to tape measures.  There are specifically designed compartments inside the bag for holding batteries and battery chargers for cordless tools.  There is even a document pouch inside the bag which is capable of holding A4 size notepads.

All in all, these bags are just what the trade has been waiting for.

Click on the link if you want to see more details of the Toolbags.

See the video below for a more in depth look at the new Toolstop Toolbags.

Toolstop “Extra Discount Deals” Has Landed

Issue 1 of the Toolstop Extra Discount Deals Catalogue has been landing on doorsteps and falling through letterboxes over the last few days.

The catalogue is designed to offer further savings on already best price products.

With around 120 products with savings of between £5 for a toolbag up to £100 for an access tower there are great bargains to be had.

Go to the Toolstop homepage to sign up for the next catalogue.

Here are a few examples of deals online right now.

Dewalt DW625EK Variable Speed Plunge Router – enter voucher code 1020 at the checkout for a £20 discount.

Bosch DLE40 Laser Rangefinder – enter voucher code 1010 at checkout for £10 discount

Draper 10 Piece Set Of Fully Insulated Pliers And Screwdrivers – Enter code 1010 at checkout for £10 discount

Toolstop Extra Discount Deals

Toolstop Extra Discount Deals

Issue 2 will be available in November

See the press release here

The Gadget Show Does Power Tools

I’ve dug out a couple of old scenes from Channel 5’s “The Gadget Show”.

The first one shows a mixture of DIY and Industrial tools such as:

  • Black & Decker BDL500M laser level with built in tape measure – a handy wee DIY tool at a very affordable price
  • Dewalt D25840K 7kg SDS-max demolition hammer which has some serious breaking power
  • Bosch IXO, a tiny electric screwdriver which fits in any pocket

The second one has 5 DIY power tools such as:

The Power8 Workshop is one of the best selling DIY tools in the Toolstop range. It is a great gift because there are so many different tasks it can perform. It is a multipurpose addition to your set.

What tools would you recommend as being an all-rounder?

Bosch Solar Powered Tools?

Bosch have continued with their recent acquisition program by launching a Voluntary Public Takeover Offer to the shareholders of Aleo Solar Aktiengesellschaft

Aleo Solar are one of the largest manufacturers of solar modules in Europe.

So, are Bosch looking at inventing solar power drills, saws and screwdrivers?

Toolstop has seen a big improvement in the innovation from Bosch over the last couple of years which has helped catapult them to gain ground on the main competition and hold a 22% share of the European power tools market.

It can’t be long before sunlight is driving your drill, can it – what do you think?

Bosch Power Tools Increase Market Share

Last Year Bosch Power Tools grew it’s European business and increased their market share from 20 to 22%

At Toolstop, our customers tell us they are impressed by the innovation Bosch have shown with their new or improved tools. For example the Rotak 43li lawnmower is a cordless, high powered machine and is value for money. The Uneo is multifunctional cordless DIY tool which has hammering, drilling and screwdriving all in one tool. The Professional DLE70 rangefinder is a cost effective laser measurer with tons of features.

Do you think Bosch can continue this growth or will Dewalt, Makita or someone else bite back?

Bosch GDS18V-LI 18 Volt Cordless Impact Wrench

This new cordless impact wrench from Bosch has recently come onto the market and boasts :

  • Compactness – 7% shorter and 11% lighter than their predecessor
  • Powerful – 11% more powerful
  • Flexible – Choose from compact 1.3ah or full size 3ah batteries as well as body only. The batteries used are the same as those used in all Bosch 18V lithium ion tools.

This is a 1/2″ square drive impact driver and has a maximum torque of 170nM, 2,800RPM speed, 3200 impacts per minute and M6-M16 bolting capacity.

The machine weighs 1.4kg with the compact battery or 1.6kg with the full size battery.

The GDS18V-LI also has features such as a bright LED job light for use in dark spaces, electronic cell protection to avoid overloading and overheating and a belt clip for convenience.

We’ve tested this new impact wrench and it certainly comes out way ahead of its ni-cad predecessor. It also fairs pretty well against the competition.

The GDS18V-LI is part of a range of 18 volt lithium ion tools from Bosch which includes a combi drill, drill driver, circular saw, reciprocating saw and impact driver.