A couple of months ago, Bosch rebranded their 18V hybrid impact driver-wrench as the Freak. Now, there’s a whole gang of new tools, called the MegaWatt Crew.
Coming to Earth from a meteor explosion, the otherworldly Mega Watt Crew has made it its mission to get the job done with high power. The crew members all have jobs to do, and they can handle anything thrown their way.
The new Bosch product family is centered around a commonality – they’re all high-powered tools designed to take full advantage of Core18V increased capacity.
In other words, these new Bosch 18V cordless power tools are really to be considered next-gen tools, similar in nature as Milwaukee M18 High Output tools, Dewalt FlexVolt, Hitachi/Metabo HPT MultiVolt, and Makita 18V X2. Or at least that’s at the level I would be comparing them to.
Bosch Freak Impact Driver/Wrench
He is crazy. He has a split personality. You never know who you’re going to get. The quarter? The half? Ultimate Jekyll and Hyde; great driver AND tough wrench. Either job, he brings the firepower so that any job gets done.
The new pack of MegaWatt Crew tools is led by The Freak.
Bosch Strong Arm Circular Saw
This guy’s hook will tear you to shreds. He swings fast and slices through so-called “studs” without breaking a sweat. Fast and dependable, he cuts any job down to size. Doesn’t need to redo work; he handles it right the first time.
The Strong Arm is the new brushless 7-1/4″ circular saw. I’ll post about the new saw separately, but what I like about its real-world image is that it’s shown with an integrated dust port. Attaching a vacuum is going to be optional, but it’s a rare breed of non-plunging circular saws where dust control was more thoughtful than adding a screw-on adapter to a traditional side chute.
Bosch Surgeon Cordless Miter Saw
Tall and accurate, he can deliver precise results over and over. Durable, dependable, he makes the right cut anywhere.
The new Bosch Surgeon is an 18V 8-1/2″ single bevel sliding miter saw.
Bosch Misfit Cordless Reciprocating Saw
With an angle on demolition, she can cut you to the quick and do real damage. She doesn’t look like the other recips, and she’s not: much faster, more powerful and yet a smoother operator.
The Misfit looks to be a rebranding of their ergonomic brushless reciprocating saw. I have tested one of these, and it is indeed incredibly powerful.
Interestingly, the Misfit is described as being a she. The Misfit, Bulldog, and Hell-Ion are all females, while the other tools are males.
Bosch Spitfire Cordless Angle Grinder
Heavy metal thunder, ready for the grind. He can cut the toughest opponents with ease, plus he can smooth out any rough spots. This guy is fast on the cut. Seriously, watch out. He cuts you from any angle. And sparks fly when he does it.
The new Bosch 6″ brushless grinder is the “Spitfire.” Pretty clever.
Bosch Bulldog Cordless SDS Plus Rotary Hammer
Don’t let her small size fool you. Tenacious and tough, she doesn’t give up, even on the toughest jobs. Can handle tight spots and difficult situations with ease. She’s the alpha dog of the Megawatt Crew for a reason.
The Bulldog is a brushless 1″ SDS Plus rotary hammer.
Bosch Goon Cordless SDS Max Rotary Hammer
When you have a big job, he comes in and handles it. Not afraid to deliver the hammer when needed, this meathead will knock you seven ways from Sunday. If you didn’t think it could get worse, just wait until you meet him. He will destroy you.
The Goon? A heavier-hitting 1-3/8″ SDS Max rotary hammer. It’s the first time a rotary hammer is described as a destroying meathead.
Bosch Hitman Cordless SDS Max Rotary Hammer
All business; all power. When there’s a big job to do, call in the muscle, and he GETS IT DONE… with maximum impact.
And then there’s the Bosch Hitman, a 1-3/4″ SDS Max rotary hammer that delivers maximum impact
Bosch Hell-Ion Charger
The johnny-on-the-spot backbone of the Megawatt Crew. She keeps them going with a fresh supply of electrons at any time. Pedal to the metal. When the crew is running low on energy, she brings the juice. The best power boost in the business.
The Hell-Ion is a new 16-amp max charger. Does that mean it’ll recharge an 8Ah battery pack in half an hour??
Bosch needs to make this into a comic book.
More on the new tools as details become available.