Bosch 12V tools are dependable and more powerful than you may think. With today’s advanced technology, Bosch 12V tools are enhanced to handle much of the work that alternative voltage models can. They come with many advantages too. The 12V family is suitable for simple projects requiring less power. Lighter, a smaller footprint and they’re simple to use.
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The 12V family is lightweight and reliable, ranging from combi drills and sabre saw to multi-tools and planers. The tools are compact and easy to carry around, so they are ideal for working in tighter areas. Easy on the arm and the budget!
We are the Bosch 12V Family
Bosch GSB 12V-15 Combi Drill 12V (2 X 2.0AH)
The professional Combi Drill that packs a punch. Compact and lightweight with plenty of power, it’s no wonder it’s the home and on-site choice. The GSB 12V-15 drills wood and metal, as well as masonry hammer drilling up to 10mm. It also features a two-speed gearbox with trigger controlled variable speed. Overall, a very effective combi drill.
Bosch GSR 12V-15 FC FlexiClick Drill Driver Set 12V (2.0AH)
The FlexiClick Drill Driver Set is sure to have the solution for any trick! With its four interchangeable chuck options and easy one click change, you can efficiently perform complex tasks in awkward spots. The 12V drill driver comes with 2 x 2.0Ah batteries, a charger and L-BOXX 136 carry case. It also includes a GFA 10mm capacity 3-jaw chuck, a GHX hex bit holder, a GEA off-centre hex bit holder and a GWA right angle adaptor. The Bosch FlexiClick Drill Driver adaptors are easy and quick to fix on the tool body. What’s more, you can rotate the adaptors to give the best possible working position. Tight spaces, close to solid edges, cupboard interiors? The answer is only one click away.
Bosch GKS 12V-26 Cordless Circular Saw Li-Ion 10.8V/12V (Body Only)
The Bosch GKS 12V-26 Cordless Circular Saw is compact and powerful, giving you the freedom to cut almost anywhere. It is perfect for cutting laminate flooring and similar. This firm circular saw gives an impressive cut in wood up to a maximum depth of 26.5mm at 90° and 17mm at 45. The thin kerf TCT blade draws less power and offers an adjustable depth of cut. The result? Quick progress and less material waste.
Bosch GST 12V-70 Cordless Jigsaw 10.8V/12V (Body Only)
A valued member of the Bosch 12V family, this extremely compact and lightweight (1.5kg) jigsaw is fit for various cutting and profiling tasks. Features include optimum handling, grip positioning close to the workpiece for precision and a powerful motor facilitating cutting depth of up to 70mm. With variable speed for sawing different materials and pendulum action for total cut control, this versatile and robust jigsaw performs just how you need it to.
The Bosch GST 12V-70 Cordless Jigsaw 10.8V/12V and Bosch GKS 12V-26 Cordless Circular Saw are part of the Bosch 10.8V/12V professional Li-Ion family of tools. These are supplied as a body only so that you can utilise batteries from the other tools in the family. Bosch Li-Ion battery technology is premium quality and provides the longest possible battery life and runtime. Not sure which Bosch battery is for you? Check out our blog below to learn more about choosing the right Bosch battery to suit your requirements.
Bosch GBA 12V 2.0AH Li-Ion Battery
Plenty of power and long lasting. Everything you would expect from a battery, right? You’ll be pleasantly surprised how long this 12V battery lasts. The high performance battery packs from the Bosch Li-Ion technology range ensure the unique lifetime and runtime of each pack. In addition, Electronic Cell Protection (ECP) is built in to protect the battery against overload, overheating and total discharge for intelligent power management.
Bosch GLI 12V-80 LED Torch 10.8V/12V (Body Only)
Don’t be fooled by the smaller voltage. This LED torch gives a powerful beam and has a noticeably long-lasting run time. A quality essential for use with all Bosch 10.8V or 12V Batteries.
Bosch GAX18V-30 Dual Charging Bay 10.8-18V 1
Instead of a single station for your backup battery, how about two docking stations? This solution allows you to charge two batteries sequentially and fast. In addition, it features a USB port with which you can charge your phone, tablet or other devices at the same time. The GAX 18 V-30 is a multi-functional charger taking Bosch 10.8V, 12V and 18V batteries.
To recap, smaller voltage, plenty of advantages. 12V tools undoubtedly hold an advantage with their lighter weight. If you often find yourself in crawl spaces, attics, working overhead or with your arms extended, 12V tools have the advantage. Many seasoned and beginner woodworkers and DIYers choose 12V because:
- Ideal for lighter tasks
- Smaller capacity means shorter runtime
- Rapid charging
- Compact and lightweight
- Less power needed = smaller footprint
*All Bosch Professional 12V tools are 100% compatible with all current (10.8V) Bosch Professional power tools, batteries and chargers. All 10.8V and 12V tools can be used within the same voltage class system.
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