...The ultimate accessory-change system for grinders
Revolutionary convenience and performance
One click is all you need. Bosch Professional has introduced a revolution in convenience for angle grinder users with X-LOCK – the fastest, simplest, most trouble-free accessory-change system ever. Launched at the same time as this game-changer are 6 small but powerful X-LOCK angle grinders, whose innovative features will improve productivity, ergonomics and safety.
Conventional accessory attachment involves a nut, a flange and a spanner, any of which can easily be lost – leading to downtime and frustration. X-LOCK, by contrast, is a genuinely tool-less alternative. Simply bring the accessory and grinder connecting surfaces into contact and press. A reassuring ‘click’ sound tells you they are firmly locked.
To remove a disc, just flick a lever on the grinder. Changeovers can be completed in 5 seconds – which is five times faster than normal. You can even do it while wearing gloves. There’s no attachment nut to seize up on a jammed disc – or to get in your way when working at flat angles, or damage material surfaces. What’s more, X-LOCK indicates the right accessory mounting direction and won’t allow direction-specific accessories such as diamond cutting discs to be mounted incorrectly.
A comprehensive new range of more than 130 X-LOCK accessories covers everything from metalwork and stonework to plumbing, tiling and other cutting and grinding tasks. Almost all of these can also be used on your older, non-X-LOCK angle grinders with conventional clamping systems. (The exceptions are diamond dry core drills and cup/round brushes.) Discs vary in diameter between 115 and 125 mm. The collection includes:
The six small X-LOCK angle grinders comprise one corded model and five 18 V battery-powered cordless products. The cordless machines provide equivalent power to a 1000 W corded grinder. Compared to predecessors, they are up to 35% more powerful and give up to 100% longer runtime. Their ergonomic features include an intuitive user interface – showing tool status and enabling speed selection – and an inbuilt LED working light. They can also be fitted with a Bosch connectivity module which connects to your mobile device via Bluetooth for advanced functionality.
Automatic safety systems on the new X-LOCK angle grinders include KickBack Control, which immediately shuts down power to the motor if the disc is suddenly jammed. Drop Control does the same as soon as a dropped tool hits the floor. In models with a PROtection Switch, power is instantly cut if the user lets go, while the X-Brake brings discs to a complete halt within one second of the tool stopping.
Optional aids include Soft Start, allowing progressive build-up of speed to avoid initial kickbacks, and Restart Protection, preventing an unexpected start-up after a power cut or battery change. Auxiliary handles with vibration damping can also be specified.
Bosch Professional angle grinders with the X-LOCK system, as well as an extensive range of accessories, will be available from May 2019 with additional models following in future.
|Model – corded angle grinders 900 – 1 900 watts||Comes with||RRP Ex VAT|
|GWX 9-115 S Professional||Anti-Vibration Handle||£137.78|
|Model – cordless angle grinders 18V||Comes with||RRP Ex VAT|
|GWX 18V-10 C Professional||Anti-Vibration Handle, L-BOXX (no batteries or charger)||£343.33|
|GWX 18V-10 SC Professional||Anti-Vibration Handle, L-BOXX (no batteries or charger)||£383.33|
|GWX 18V-10 PC Professional||Anti-Vibration Handle, L-BOXX (no batteries or charger)||£343.33|
|GWX 18V-10 PSC Professional||Anti-Vibration Handle, L-BOXX (no batteries or charger)||£383.33|
|GWX 18 V-15 SC Professional||Anti-Vibration Handle, L-BOXX (no batteries or charger)||£422.22|
|X-LOCK ACCESSORY – Metalwork||RRP Ex VAT|
|X-Lock Expert for Metal & Inox Cutting Disc, diameter 125 x 1 x 22.23 mm||£2.10|
|X-Lock Expert for Metal Roughing Disc, diameter 125 x 6 mm x 22.23 mm||£3.99|
|X-Lock Expert for Metal Fiber Disc, diameter 125 mm, G 60, R444||£0.75|
|X-Lock Best for Metal Flap Disc, diameter 125 x 22.23 mm, G 40, X571||£4.28|
|X-Lock Cup Brush, knotted, diameter 75 mm, steel, 0.5 mm||£22.50|
|X-LOCK ACCESSORY – Stonework, concrete, tiles etc.||RRP Ex VAT|
|X-Lock Standard for Universal Diamond Cutting Disc, diameter 125 x 1.6 x 10 x 22.23 mm||£21.48|
|X-Lock Best for Ceramic Extraclean Turbo Diamond Cutting Disc, diameter 125 x 1.4 x 7 x 22.23 mm||£38.53|
|X-Lock Dry Speed Diamond Dry Core Drill, diameter 68 mm||£189.20|
|X-Lock Diamond Burr, diameter 20 mm||£97.95|
|X-LOCK ACCESSORY – Wheel accessories||RRP Ex VAT|
|X-Lock Carbide Multi Wheel, diameter 125 x 1 x 22.23 mm||£30.00|
|X-Lock Multi Material Cutting Wheel, diameter 125 x 1 x 22.23 mm||£2.94|
To find out more, see the Bosch Professional website
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