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created by nagornyyd on 17.08.2018, 14:54 o’clock
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...  

flexvolt may sound good - and they are , until they give up  !! most unreliable battery I have come across in a long time and dewalt are very hard work to get problems sorted
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Hi seangler
I didn't know the Flexvolt batteries could be unreliable.
One thing that's worth noting though is that with Flexvolt, the 9ah will only be 9ah at 18 volts. Once used on equipment demanding 54 volts, the ah drops accordingly - down to 3 ah.
Bosch have gone for an 18 volt platform with high amps. So their ah ratings won't fluctuate like the Dewalt Flexvolts. 
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A lot of threads on here seem to have some mention of Bosch falling behind and seemingly spending time and r&d money on gimicky connected tools rather than expanding their range. A couple of years ago I was looking at buying a cordless circular saw, jigsaw, hammer drill and angle grinder. At the time I was considering Bosch, DeWalt and festool. I now wish I had gone for DeWalt instead of Bosch, their product range is exceptional and everything of theirs that I have used or late has been fantastic. The 18v finish nailer is a brilliant bit of kit and the flexvolt table saw is exceptional! As above I think Bosch really should be looking at both corded and cordless GDL style mitre saws with smaller blades. For me as a joiner some key products that Bosch are missing at the moment are an 18v plunge saw, 18v palm router, 18v mitre saw (preferably a small package 10" blade mitre saw) and 18v first and second fix nailers! I know I'm not going to be investing in any more Bosch tools or batteries until I see some evidence of an expanding and relevant product range! I even think the DeWalt tstak boxes are superior to the Lboxx, not as brittle but still very very strong
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I'm with you there Rob.
I mean, my experience with Bosch tools has been great. It is quite literally the only brand with which I've not experienced a failure. That's why I have a fair bit of their kit. I mean, I only got rid of my 7 year old GSB 18 V-li and GSB 18VE 2 LI drills recently. Not because they weren't working but I thought the new flexiclick drill package was more versitile (very impressed with that btw). 
But other manufacturers seem to have really embraced cordless where Bosch seem to be dragging their feet. When we do get glimpses of whats to come, I find myself a little underwhelmed. The 18v mitre saw someone linked in this thread is a good example. Great, finally an 18V mitre saw from Bosch but it looks to be just a GCM 8 SJL with a battery. Good saw. I have one. But why didn't they make it a 10", duel bevel GDL? They do a 10" GDL in the US they could use as the jump off. Talking of which, why isn't the 10" GDL available here in the UK and Europe? Crazy!
I sometimes wonder whether it's because Bosch is so bloody big. Car parts, household good, e-bikes, tool accessories, DIY tools, entry level and premium pro tools, and so on and so on. Companies like Festool are far more focussed by being less bloated. It shows in their joined up thinking between their tools, accessories and storage. They're successful because of it, even though some of their tools are far from best in class - their drills for example. 
The Bosch Professional brand could do with a more focussed system approach. It could also do with some fresh blood on the design team to make best use of their excellent new ProCore batteries too. 
Talk to people in the trades Bosch! Reach out a bit further than facebook! The little survey that pops up on this site won't tell you much as it forces you to pick one option when quite often, several answers apply.  Hell, put me on the payroll. My Bisch Basch Bosch channel on YouTube is full of ways I make your kit work better!

This post was edited by bailey on 13.04.2019, 18:53 o’clock
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I thought I had seen what looked to be a 10" GDL on Pinterest! I agree with everything you've said really, Bosch are terrible when it comes to communicating with the people using their tools and when they do it's very much a numbers game rather than listening to exactly what people have to say. Festool are a great example of a company with people employed in active social media roles creating discussion, passing on feedback and answering questions. My best guess at the thinking behind the connected range of tools is for HAVS registers and the such but in truth the end user really doesn't care about that and doesn't want to pay a premium for a function they don't care about. If there's not some new Bosch tools out soon that I feel are relevant and covering the things in looking at in the next year then I think it may be on eBay for my stuff and I may be turning black and yellow! I e seen some of the videos on YouTube and have to say you have some good ideas. Maybe Bosch should look to get someone such as yourself on their design consultation team! I also think a couple of Bosch professional stores would be a good idea, even if only one in London, Birmingham and Manchester or something, I find it difficult to go and have a play with any Bosch tools before I look to buy them! The flexclick drill does look mightily impressive. Just a copy of the festool really but we can forgive them that....