Press Release Summary:
Created with patented tip geometry, P2+R2 Combination Bits work with both Phillips(TM) and Robertson(TM) screws. Units are constructed from high-grade S2M steel, are available as insert bits, and also come in 1Â½ and 2 in. power bit sizes suited for use with ultra-compact cordless power tools. Bits target variety of professional users, including remodelers, electrical contractors, cabinet carpenters, and HVAC installers.
Original Press Release:
New Bosch Combination Bit Eases Common Jobsite Headache
Patented P2+R2 Combination Bit Works with Phillips(TM) and Robertson(TM) Screws
Mount Prospect, Ill., June 10, 2009 - Anyone who has ever experienced the frustration that comes from tackling projects that use both Phillips and Robertson (square-drive) screws will appreciate the latest innovation from Bosch Power Tool Accessories. Thanks to Bosch's innovative P2+R2 Combination Bit, a variety of users - remodelers, electrical contractors, cabinet carpenters, HVAC installers and others - can quit fishing around in their tool pouches for a new driver bit every time they switch to a different type of screw.
Phillips or crosshead screws are the most common screw types used in countless fastening applications and various materials. A lesser known but more reliable screw is the Robertson or square drive. With the introduction of the P2+R2 Combination Bit, Bosch has created a patented tip geometry that allows one bit to work with both Phillips (P2) and Robertson (R2) screws,.The result is an increase in productivity and a significant decrease in aggravation on the jobsite.
The bits are constructed from extra strong, high grade S2M steel for maximum durability and longer bit life. Bits are available as insert bits, and also come in 1-1/2" and 2" power bit sizes that are ideally suited for use with ultra-compact cordless power tools.
The bits target professional users working in applications where both Phillips and Robertson screws are commonly in use. In North America, the Robertson screw is gaining favor in cabinetry, electrical, HVAC and woodworking applications because of the square head's resistance to stripping or "camming out" in high-torque use. In addition, many electrical wiring items such as receptacles and switch boxes now require the use both types of screws.
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About Bosch Power Tools and Accessories:
Bosch Power Tools and Accessories is one of the divisions within the $1 billion, 4,000 employee strong Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, which is the North American branch of Robert Bosch GmbH, the largest power tool and accessory manufacturer in the world. Bosch provides a complete line of corded and cordless power tools and accessories engineered to survive any jobsite and allow professionals to take control of their work. For more information, call toll free 877-BOSCH-99 (877-267-2499) or visit www.boschtools.com.
About Bosch North America:
In North America, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets power tools and accessories, automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial automation and mobile products, security technology, thermo-technology, packaging equipment and household appliances. Bosch employs 24,750 associates in more than 80 primary and 20 associated facilities throughout the region with reported sales of $8.8 billion in 2006. For more information on the company, visit www.bosch.us.