Bosch recently announced their first 18V cordless rivet tool in Europe, model GRG 18V-16 C.
The new Bosch cordless riveter is designed for setting blind rivets from 3.0mm (~1/8″) to 6.4mm (~1/4″).
From the product images, Bosch intends for their new riveter to be used for all manners of fabrication and repair applications.
Bosch says that the riveter can be used on thick and thin metal sheets for HVAC, structural façade, auto repair, and vehicle construction tasks, among others.
The Bosch rivet tool has automatic and manual riveting modes.
In automatic mode, a brief press of the on/off button (presumably the trigger switrch) activates automatic riveting. In manual mode, users have full control of the rivet-setting process.
It also features built-in Bluetooth connectivity for tracking purposes and maintenance scheduling. The app will inform users when it’s time to clean or change out the jaws. The maintenance cycle can be set to intervals of 500 rivets.
Key Features & Specs
- Works with 3 to 6.4mm blind rivets
- On-board nosepiece and wrench storage
- Up to 16,000 N pulling force (~3600 lbf)
- Mandrel waste canister
- Weighs 1.6 kg (~3.5 lbs) without battery
- 0 – 25mm stroke length
- Brushless motor
- LED worklight
Bosch says that their 18V cordless rivet tool can work with common blind rivets made of aluminum, steel, and stainless steel.
ETA: May 2022 in Europe
Price: €845 for tool-only, €876 for tool-only in L-Boxx, €1,079 for 2x ProCore18V battery kit
The tool comes with 4 nosepiece sizes, a wrench, mandrel collection container, a set of spare jaws, and a removable belt clip.
Note: Bosch has announced the new cordless riveter in Europe. No USA announcements have been made.
Although pricey, it’s good to see Bosch expanding their 18V cordless platform.
Unfortunately, there’s no news from Bosch USA about whether any of their recent expansions are coming here.
I checked – what’s the latest from Bosch USA? Their FREAK impact tool is “easier than your 2-in-1 shampoo.”