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Bosch recently launched a new 12V Max cordless die grinder on Amazon, model GWG12V-20S, their first new compact cordless power tool in quite some time.
The new Bosch cordless die grinder features a variable speed trigger, “innovative user interface and speed buttons,” and a compact design.
It features a brushless motor and spindle lock for quick accessory changes.
Bosch says that the tool’s constant electronics provide for uniform performance even at the highest speed levels.
- 1/4″ collet
- “Deadman” paddle switch
- 5 speed settings
- 4.5″ width x 7.5″ length x 2″ height
- Weighs 1.2 lbs (tool-only)
The USA version of the kit comes with (2) compact 3Ah batteries, a compact charger, and soft tool case.
Price: $229 for the kit (GWG12V-20SB23), $169 for the tool-only (GWG12V-20SN)
ETA: February 2024
Images from overseas product listings show plus and minus buttons on the back of the tool for speed changes. I wouldn’t hail this as innovative, but the controls look straightforward and user-friendly.
Bosch has not disclosed the tool’s RPM specs, but 5 settings plus a variable speed trigger should give users fine control over the tool’s performance and material removal rate.
This is Bosch USA’s first 12V Max cordless power tool launch in what I would consider a long time, and from the looks of it, it’s only following the international release by a couple of months.
In recent years, Bosch USA launched a 12V Max cordless angle grinder, following its overseas release by more than 6 years.
The grinder looks well designed with no glaring “gotchas.”
It’s puzzling why Amazon is breaking the news about the new cordless die grinder, but this is definitely a welcome expansion to Bosch’s 12V Max cordless power tool line.
I would say the Milwaukee M12 Fuel right angle die grinder is Bosch’s biggest competitor, featuring 4 electronic speed control settings and pneumatic-style variable speed lever-style throttle switch.