Earlier today, Bosch USA announced a new line of Profactor cordless power tools, which seems to be higher powered 18V tools.
All Bosch has said so far is that preorders for the “first wave” of tools will start in January 2021, and that press and media details won’t be available until February 2021.
So, we started doing a little digging.
One of the tools that will be included in the Bosch Profactor cordless power tool lineup will be the “Hitman,” which Bosch USA announced nearly 2 years ago.
And, from product videos we found, it looks like Bosch is sticking with the “Hitman” branding for their SDS Max rotary hammer.
Bosch has not provided any details about why tools first announced in January 2019 are being [re]announced in February 2021. Bosch USA has not provided any timeline for their Profactor tool rollout.
And here I was, thinking that hitmen were supposed to be punctual.
There is no word as to whether Bosch’s smaller “Goon” rotary hammer will also be a part of the new Profactor lineup.
Here’s what it looks like, the Bosch GBH18V-45C Profactor Hitman Biturbo SDS-Max rotary hammer.
A UK supplier listing has the GBH18V-45C priced at £1,013.28 excl. VAT for the kit, and Bosch EU says the recommended retail price is 1,110 EUR, excluding VAT. That converts to ~$1349 to $1362 USD.
For context, the Milwaukee M18 SDS Max rotary hammer is $679 for the 1-battery kit.
The Dewalt FlexVolt SDS-Max rotary hammer is $715 via Amazon for the 2-battery kit.
Bosch USA has not yet shared any further details about their new Profactor Biturbo Hitman rotary hammer.
Here’s an intro video from Bosch, showing the Hitman being used to chip concrete:
Update: Here’s a video of the Hitman used for core drilling.
Update: Bosch has, for unknown reasons, removed their STAFDA 2020 videos on all Profactor tools.