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Bosch's Electronic Angle Detection Explained

Posted by Katy | Toolstop on 19th Jul 2022

Electronic Angle Detection is a new innovation from Bosch that allows users to set exact angles when driving screws and drilling into an inclined surface.

Bosch's Electronic Angle Detection Explained
Bosch's Electronic Angle Detection Explained

Bosch introduces 'Electronic Angle Detection'

Electronic Angle Detection is a new innovation from Bosch that allows users to set exact angles when driving screws and drilling into an inclined surface.

Bosch is the only power tool manufacturer on the market to have innovation like this.

But why is this beneficial?

Well, put simply, it helps achieve the desired angle when drilling or screwdriving. Drilling at specific angles is necessary in many applications, including when fixing the likes of a roof pitch, framing, installing and more.

EAD is currently available on some BITURBO models though we expect it to be rolled out on a lot more of Bosch's future arrivals.

Bosch Electronic Angle Detection

The world's first electronic angle detection

Electronic Angle Detection supports the user to screw and drill into inclined surfaces in a specific angle. The user can choose between the 45 and 60 degree preset angles, or enter a specific angle via the Bosch Toolbox App.

An LED light at the top of the tool shows green when the tool reaches the set angle.

Bosch angle detection

The Bosch Toolbox App allows selection of any angle.

The Toolbox App connects to your machine via Bluetooth to allow you to personalise tool settings, track and calculate project time, project journeys, tasks and materials used and to create memos with the report sheet.

Here's how it works:

  1. Activate the tool by a quick squeeze of the trigger
  2. On the drill, there is an angle icon button (circled). Press this to select the required angle (either by using the 45 or 60 degree presets on the tool or via the Bosch Toolbox App)
  3. Once the angle has been selected, rest the tool onto the inclined surface
  4. The LED light at the top of the tool will flash - this is the angle being measured. Once it turns green, the angle has been calculated
  5. Lift the drill up into position and try to find the angle. The light will turn amber when the angle has nearly been reached, and then green once the angle is reached
  6. You can then drill into the material at the precise angle
  7. Whilst drilling, the light will tell you whether or not you're still accurately drilling at the desired angle
Bosch Angle Detection

See it in action:

Bosch's GSB 18V-150 C Combi Drill with Electronic Angle Detection

The GSB 18V-150 C combi drill features Electronic Angle Detection.

It also features the Bosch Brushless Motor with BITURBO technology, offering a maximum torque of 150 Nm and not to mention that it is the world's strongest 18V dril driver. Electronic Angle Detection on this model always ensures the right angle of long screws and its switchable KickBack Control for working with hole saws reduces the risk of sudden rotational torque reaction in a bind-up scenario.

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