Toolstop Podcast #73 - A Fresh Bouquet of Bosch plus ToolGuyd's Ultimate Power Tool List

Mark and Neil run through another selection of brand new power tools from the Bosch stable.


First up we have the Bosch GRL300 HV G rotational laser that comes with a green laser for greater visibility, particularly outdoors.

Then we have the Bosch GRL400 HV, no green laser this time, but a greater range when used with the receiver.

Bosch GOS10.8v Li-ion Professional Inspection Camera, which would have made it onto our inspection camera case study, had it been available then! However, it wasn't, but that doesn't mean that the GOS 10.8v Li shouldn't merit your consideration, particularly when considering the price point and the features it offers.

It's also part of the Bosch 10.8v lithium-ion range of tools, so if you're already packing a couple of those batteries in your kit, the naked version of the GOS10.8v Li will suit you to a tee.

After that we look at Bosch's new "sabre" saws, or recip saws as we like to call them. First off the GSA 1100E and GSA1300 PCE. Bosch claim "class leading low-vibration", particularly on the GSA1300 PCE with its anti-vibration handle.

Both are packing lots of power and features, including LED job likes, ergo-handles, SDS blades and a "counter-balance" feature on the GSA1300 PCE whichoptimisesthe size of the machine versus its power.

Staying with saws, we move onto a very affordable jigsaw offering from Bosch GST90BE. Bosch are pitching it at tradespeople who aren't going to be using a jigsaw all day, every day, but will regularly need a jigsaw to help them get the job done.

The spec is professional, as you'd expect from a Bosch blue product, including quick-change SDS blade change, variable speed trigger with the 650w motor and a 4-speed orbital action.

In other news, we'd posted a challenge to the Toolstop fans on Facebook for you guys to list your ultimate power tool kit. Stuart from Toolguyd responded with his list. Listen to find out what makes his ultimate power tool kit!

And for those who are wondering, this is what Neil is dressed like for his holiday in England.

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