New cordless 18v Saws
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Hi

spotted this on the German Forum.... some interesting new cordless saws using the new 12ah battery 

https://www.instagram.com/p/Brj_fjFgkv4/
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Looks interesting
PLEASE BOSCH, BRING OUT A 220V TO 18V ADAPTOR, fo r saving the batteries when you can use power. At least they are sticking to 18v and not changing to 22v or something silly ( I recently purchased a lot of 18v tools, would have been a real let down)
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Nice one Alistair. 
First thing I'd say is the pics are from someone at Bosch Korea. As such, the items shown might be quite different for the European market. The GAS 18V-1 being a good example. Bosch Korea released the little dust-buster style vac first but the European model is a different animal all together (I've used both). 
Taking the pictures at face value though, if they're an indication of what's to come, it's a bit of a let down tbh. 
The circular saw - the GKS 18V-57 GSC - looks more of a substantial lump than the current GKS 18V-57 G and I like the addition of the front handle but, considering Bosch claim 1600w+ corded equivolent from the 8ah ProCore (the battery it's shown with), would have been nice to see it with a 65mm cut depth. 
The mitre saw - the GCM 18V 216 - looks not only to be an 8" (216mm) saw but single bevel too. Makita and Milwaukee have dual bevel, 10" cordless models. Again, the picture shows the GCM 18V 216 with the 12ah ProCore said to be capable delivering 1900w+ corded equivolent. Surely a 10" saw is possible? Of course, the picture only shows the head of the saw so I'm left wondering if it'll have the old (and fast becoming obsolete) style sliding rails that hand out the back, or whether it'll have a compact "glide" system. 
The cordless plunge saw - the GKT 18V 52 - looks OK athough looking at the number "52", it looks like the cordless GKT has lost some depth of cut. Again, I can't see why if it's to run off the 8ah ProCore it's shown with? I'm curious as to what the plastic bits are on the front, motor side of the baseplate are though. Just a new adjuster for snug guide rail fit?

For quite some time now people have been bemoaning Bosch for not attempting to inovate anywhere near the rate of it's competitors, particularly with cordless tool releases. I was harbouring some hope that this was because they were biding their time, getting it right and inovating before committing to release. The images Alistair kindly posted pretty much dash those hopes. They look like little more than cordless for the sake of it rather than use the new battery platform to inovate and redesign the range. We'll have to wait and see I suppose but right now I'm feeling pretty "meh" about he new tools. 
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I agree another slow start from Bosch Europe.... a couple of cordless die grinders released in Germany.
on the German web site there is reference to a trade show in Germany between the 14-19 January perhaps they might show some new gear for release later this year... ever hopeful