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Hey, looking through the Bosch catalogue it looks smaller than many of the other manufacturers like Makita and Milwaukee. Is there anything new coming here? I'm thinking iex. tools for cutting pipes, caulking, lubricating, 3/4" impact driver etc.
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:):):) i just had a very similar rant in another section on the DAB radios....    i would be definetely looking elsewhere these days....  may be lots of others are happy to "mix and match",  surely the future should be a lot leaner, compact, interchangable and inter-compatible.   systems and manufacturers who provide a simple base system with multitude of options are winning....  yellow...green...red  can not think of blue at the moment! :) 
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Does seem like Bosch are slipping in terms of innovation compared to their competitors in the pro power tool market - particularly in the cordless line up.
On a lot of large sites now in the UK, site managers don't want 110V power cables all over the place so most are going cordless where possible. 
There was a bit of excitement/anticipation when they released the ProCore batteries capable of delivering 90amps. But we still only have the 7 amp hour one. The 4ah, 8ah and 12ah are still nowhere to be seen though release is said to be later this year (Sept/Oct). The larger of thse batteries would have no problem running an 18V table saw, mitre saw, plunge saw, large angle grinder and other power hungry tools but, although we've had suggestions that these were coming last year (I posted a Bosch pamphlet indicating these tools were coming) there's been not a trickle, or teaser or anything. 
Bosch's new angle grinder, the GWS 18V 125 SC and the new SDS, the GBH 18v 26F are fantastic tools, especially when paired with the big Eneracer or 7ah ProCore battery but they won't save it. I'm about the only person that is a predominantly Bosch user around my way these days. It's a rarity to see anyone with anything Bosch at all on site these days tbh. 
I like the brand and used it for many years, an experience that's been largely positive, but it's becoming harder to justify when you see the innovations and power of other companies tools.
I see nagornyyd mentioned the pointlessness of some of the "connected" tools and I have to agree. I don't need have a connected angle grinder to log hours of use and how long the lights stay on!! Just needs to be powerful and reliable. 
To instances where being connected really works is with the laser measures and the motorised laser mount. Great applications and very useful. For pretty much all other tools, completely pointless. If the tools are to be connected it should serve a genuine use. I've said it here before but for me personally, that means having cordless tools (sanders, saws, planers etc) be able to communicate with the vac to auto-start when the trigger is pulled - as it is with corded tools. Not long after I mentioned that feature here Festool released their new batteries that via bluetooth with their vacs to perform just this function. 
When my tools come up for renewal, other manufacturers will be getting considered for sure. 
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bailey, very much agree....   a lot of my tools are bosch though all "wired" ones (track saw, sander, mitre saw, etc) were picked on the "best in class for the price" principle so have festool, makita, etc as well...   

next time the changeover comes up it will most definetely be someone else unless miracles happen....  but have to say i will keep my L-boxx's as they are great.....  but hold on.... they are not "bosch"  but Sortimo!

wake up bob - 12ah batteries? battery nailers? DAB radio?    are the administrators for this business arm of Bosch around the corner? 
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Hey, a quick update. Here, in Norway, there is now a new campaign out lasting until October. Not much new until October, but it is official that 8 and 12 ah batteries will be released this fall with a better charger. 4 ah is already out. Also a new GDX 18V-EC which is slightly more slim with 200 nm. Othwise there is little new.
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Thank you, osmunds1, does not sound like great change coming out....  i personally happy even with my 4ah battaries for most tasks. with a few of them and fast charges it never bothered me to have a bigger one. so whilst they might be useful, are they really a "game changer"?!  

i have recently looked in greater detail at both dewalt and milwaukee  what an amaizing selection of tools in the battery platform! bosch is great for me to date, but with the whole industry going wireless and tool selection expanding for most big manufacturers expanentially it is a very tough market.....  but obviously great for consumers...   
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I agree Bosch seem to be slipping behind in terms of tool innovation as compared to DeWalt, Milwaukee etc. Not really sure why they seem to be wanting all this connectivity stuff as trades people needs are for good tools to do a job.

I understand Bosch now launch new product January, April and September in line with Germany, I guess we will have we will have to wait until them unless of course “Bob” can give out some advance news....
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and on the battery front....   not sure how we can be "excited" about 8 & 12 AH being released in the autumn when dewalt had the 9 ah one for a while already with the flexvolt...  
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Hey, here's an update:

New circ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8iA2zjhhAQ

New bulldog impact hammer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLJEsLtz8JI

Other tools: new mitre, big size impact hammers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaH3wSBx9hs&t=5s

 
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Nice one osmunds1.
The circular saw looks excellent. Like the one handed depth adjustment.
The big hammer drll also looks a good'n.
The mitre saw is dissappointing. It's essentially a cordless GCM 8 SJL. Don't get me wrong, I have a GCM 8 SJL among my saws and it's been a great saw - very reliable. However, the move to cordless presented Bosch an opportunity to move on. They could have incorporated a scale down glide mechanism rather than the old rails plus, they could have made it duel bevel. This is what the competition is up to.