What is the difference between Bosch Blue and Bosch Green power tools? This Toolstop Blog expalins the main differences between Bosch Professional and Bosch DIY tools.
What is the difference between Bosch Blue and Bosch Green?
Bosch is a leading supplier of quality power tools and accessories. They have two ranges aimed at completely different individuals and purposes. Bosch Blue and Bosch Green tools differ significantly from each other. The Bosch Blue (or Bosch Professional) range is aimed at the professional tradesman for more heavy-duty site work whereas the Bosch Green (or Bosch DIY) range is aimed more towards home and garden use for the home DIYer taking part in smaller jobs and less often.
In this Toolstop Guide, we will cover:
- What is Bosch DIY
- What is Bosch Professional
- Comparing Bosch Green & Blue / Which one is best suited to you
Everything you need to know about the Bosch Green (DIY) Range
The Bosch Green range is built to be more compact and more user friendly for easier use so that almost anyone can pick up a Bosch Green tool and jump straight into some DIY. The Bosch Green range also offers accessories such as laser guides and light attachments, this is to help DIYers to be more accurate for a great finish with little experience. Although the Bosch Green range contains smaller batteries (up to 2.5Ah) designed for quick jobs like putting up décor, putting together furniture, small craft projects and any other small scale DIY projects. For the likes of all-day jobs and bigger projects, you may want to lean more towards Bosch Blue.
Everything you need to know about the Bosch Blue (Professional) Range
The Bosch Blue range is designed and built with heavy-duty and professional jobs in mind. Bosch Blue tools often have a brushless motor, which ensures a long life for the tool with overload and overheating protection making them very heavy duty are durable pieces of equipment. The Bosch Blue range is equipped with batteries that have amperages of up to 5.0Ah to last throughout large-scale jobs without having to stop and recharge so often. Bosch Blue is perfect for large-scale construction, renovation, handcrafting furniture and many more projects that require a more skilled and experienced worker.
Comparing Bosch Professional and Bosch DIY
You will need to make a call on which range of tools is best suited to you and the applications you will be carrying out. Frequent heavy-duty site use or occasional DIY? See our comparison between the two below.
Bosch Blue (Professional)
- Heavy duty and professional use
- Extremely robust and durable
- Much more powerful than the Bosch DIY range
- More expensive, though this shows with its power
Bosch Green (DIY)
- Light duty occasional use
- Ideal for use around the home and garden
- Powerful enough to tackle DIY jobs but not powerful enough for heavy duty site use
- Cheaper than the Bosch Professional range
When it comes down to health and safety, the difference between Bosch Blue and Bosch Green is a key factor. Bosch Blue includes a variety of safety features on their range as risk levels can be high on worksites. Bosch Blue drills are built with electronic sensors which will detect any kind of dangerous spinning movement and will cut off power to the motor, stopping it almost instantly. Bosch Blue angle grinders are made similarly and their blades will stop spinning if they detect that the angle grinder has been dropped. These safety features are great and could potentially be lifesaving. If you are taking part in quick and simple DIY tasks risk levels are a lot lower, so although Bosch Green doesn’t have all of the fancy safety features it may still be a reliable and trust worth tool for the job.
Bosch Professional Vs Bosch DIY Combi Drill
Below we have compared two similar sized drills from the Bosch Professional and Bosch DIY range. Both are 18V combi drills from Bosch with similar drilling capacities, though you can see that the professional model has a higher RPM and much higher torque.
- No-load speed (1st gear / 2nd gear): 0 – 460 / 0 – 1,800 rpm
- Max torque: 55Nm
- Torque settings: 20+2
- Max. drilling diameter in wood: 35mm
- Max. drilling diameter in steel: 13mm
- Max. drilling diameter in masonry: 13mm
Check out this video from Bosch to see what the Bosch AdvancedImpact 18 combi drill is capable of. You can see that it is the ideal tool for DIY applications around the home.
To conclude, if you are a professional tradesman working daily and carrying out heavy duty tasks, you need Bosch Blue. Bosch Green will simply not suffice. But if you just carry out occasional DIY work around the home and garden, Bosch Green is the ideal solution for you. Bosch has the tools for you!