Oct 15, 2012– Stuttgart, Germany (Techreleased) –Bosch has made its PSB 14,4 LI-2 and PSB 18 LI-2 cordless combi drills for do-it-yourselfers 15 percent shorter and 13 percent lighter: the tools are only 223 millimeters long and both weigh about 1.5 kilograms. They are therefore easy and comfortable to handle, even when working overhead. Moreover, do-it-yourselfers can now drill even more powerfully in wood, steel and masonry with higher torque and a larger chuck of 13 instead of the previous ten millimeters. The maximum drilling diameters are 30 and 35 millimeters respectively in wood, 14 and 15 millimeters respectively in masonry, and 13 millimeters in steel.
Powerful tools with lithium-ion changeable battery
With torques of 50 and 54 newton meters respectively, the PSB 14,4 LI-2 and PSB 18 LI-2 offer even more power in first gear for screwdriving and even higher speed in second gear for drilling with and without impact. The required power is provided by the latest generation of 14.4 and 18 volt lithium-ion changeable batteries. Lithium-ion batteries have hardly any self-discharge, so they are immediately ready to use even if they have not been used for lengthy periods of time. There is also no memory effect: lithium-ion batteries can be recharged at any time without the user having to accept a deterioration in battery performance. The batteries are fully recharged after one hour thanks to the quick charger. LED indicators on the tool always inform the user about the charging state of the battery. The “Electronic Cell Protection”, ECP for short, ensures long battery life. It reliably prevents overload, overheating and deep discharge of the battery in all Bosch cordless tools.
The PSB 14,4 LI-2 and PSB 18 LI-2 cordless combi drills sit comfortably in the hand thanks to their softgrip. Their Autolock keyless chuck also makes them convenient to use: it allows for easy changing of screwdriver and drill bits. The impact function is switched on using a separate control ring. Green LEDs show the do-it-yourselfer whether forward or reverse rotation has been selected. Another LED – the “PowerLight” that is integrated into the screwdriver head – reliably lights up dark areas during work.
The PSB 14,4 LI-2 and PSB 18 LI-2 cordless combi drills are available now at retail outlets at the recommended retail prices of 169.99 and 199.99 euros respectively. They are supplied in a plastic carrying case with a battery, a quick charger and a double-ended screwdriver bit.
The PSB 18 LI-2 is a member of the “Power4All” 18 volt cordless family for the house and garden. For this reason, it is also available for 119.99 euros without a battery and charger. All prices are including VAT.
|Specifications|| PSB 14,4 LI-2
PSB 14,4 LI-2)
| PSB 18 LI-2
PSB 18 LI-2)
|Battery voltage/capacity||14.4 V Lithium-ion/1.5 Ah||18 V Lithium-ion/1.5 Ah|
| No-load speed
in 1st gear/2nd gear
|0 – 440/1,650 rpm||0 – 440/1,650 rpm|
|Max. impact rate||22,500 bpm||22,500 bpm|
| Max. torque
(soft/hard screwdriving applications)
|20/50 Nm||22/54 Nm|
|Max. screw diameter||8 mm||10 mm|
| Max. drilling diameter
|30/14/13 mm||35/15/13 mm|
|Weight including battery||approx. 1.5 kg||approx. 1.5 kg|