Bosch has launched two new 18V cordless drywall tools – a new rotary cutout tool, and a screwgun.
Both of the new tools appeared on Lowe’s website in September (thank you Ken for the tip!), and are now finally available for purchase.
Following is a quick look at both tools.
Bosch 18V Drywall Cutout Tool
The new Bosch 18V rotary cutout tool, model GCU18V-30N, is designed for cutting into drywall and plaster.
Tools like this are typically used for installing electrical fixtures, such as recessed lights, switches, and receptacles, and other such applications. It’s commonly used for interior finishing tasks.
Bosch says that it can cut up to 330 linear feet of 1/2″ thick drywall with a 1/8″ bit when powered with a fully charged 4Ah battery.
Features include a dust hood for attaching to a vacuum or dust collector, dust-resistant power switch, LED worklight, and motor brake.
- Brushless motor
- 30,000 RPM
- Includes 1/8″, 5/32″, 1/4″ collets
- IP5X dust resistant-switch
- Electric brake
- Soft-start motor
- Adjustable footplate
- Dust hood for vacuum attachment
- LED light
- Belt clip
Price: $129 (tool-only)
Bosch 18V Drywall Screwgun
Bosch’s second new cordless drywall tool is a screwgun, model GTB18V-45N.
The new Bosch cordless screwgun features a brushless motor and is designed to drive drywall screws into sheet rock, gypsum board, and metal or wood studs.
An Xtend Drive feature is described as an intelligent lock-on mode that activates the motor only when the bit senses pressure, providing for increasing runtime and reduced noise.
It also has a reversible depth gauge, so that users don’t have to remove the cone in order to reverse out a screw.
- 4,500 RPM max
- Variable speed
- LED light
- Lock-on switch
- Ergonomic grip
- Belt clip
Price: $159 (tool-only)
Lowe’s Free Starter Kit Deal
It looks like Lowe’s has an exclusive introductory deal.
Buy either tool and you get a FREE Bosch 18V Profactor starter kit, which comes with a charger and 4Ah battery. Or, buy both and get a free starter kit with each of them.
The starter kit, valued at $149, is automatically added to your cart at checkout.
That seems like a fantastic deal – $129 out-the-door (plus tax) for what is essentially a brushless drywall cutout tool, and $159 for what is essentially a brushless drywall screwgun.