Bosch GST18VLiB 18V Jigsaw (2x 5Ah)
The Bosch GST 18 V-Li B cordless 18v jigsaw is a NEW bow-handle model which features substantial improvements over its predecessor. This version includes 2 x 5.0Ah Lithium-ion CoolPack batteries for an extended runtime and longer overall lifetime.
What are the key features of the Bosch GST 18 V-Li B jigsaw?
- Faster, more stable and more versatile than the previous model - see below for details
- NEW auto-stop brake offers improved safety and workpiece protection
- 2 x 5.0Ah CoolPack batteries for a longer runtime and overall lifetime
- One-handed SDS blade changes are fast and easy to perform, even when the blade is hot or broken
- 4-stage pendulum cutting allows you to choose between fast cuts and clean cuts, or a happy medium between the two
- Speed pre-selection lets you tailor the speed to the task and material at hand
- Electronic Motor Protection helps protect the motor against overheating and overload
- LED light and blower function ensures that you always have a clear view of the cutting line
What improvements have been made to this 18v cordless jigsaw?
Thanks to the newly-optimised gearing and pendulum mechanism, the GST 18 V-Li B jigsaw can cut up to 30% faster than its predecessor. It also has the capacity to cut wood and composites up to 120mm in thickness - up to 30% deeper than the previous model.
The base plate has also been improved and is the same as the one included on the popular GST 160 jigsaw. It is a metal footplate with a plastic cover, which provides you with more control when cutting small and/or slim pieces.
Another new feature is the auto-stop brake which stops the stroke immediately when the trigger is moved into the off position; offering better control and protecting both you and the workpiece.
What are Bosch CoolPack batteries?
The cells inside CoolPack batteries are wrapped in a protective coating (the red, ridged material visible on the bottom) which conducts heat away from the cells and out into the air.
This makes the bottom of the battery feel warm, but keeps the cells nice and cool; providing a battery that is more efficient with a greatly extended lifetime.
- Cutting depth: 120mm in wood/composites
- Stroke rate at no load: 0 - 2.700 spm
- Stroke height: 23mm
- Mitre cuts: 0-45°
- Weight (incl. battery): 2.4kg
- 2 x 5.0Ah CoolPack batteries
- 1 x saw blade (T144DP - Precision for Wood)
- 1 x saw blade (T244D - Speed for Wood)
- 1 x saw blade T 308 B (2 609 991 830)
- Anti-splinter guard
- L-Boxx case and inlay