Fastening Drivers operate at 2,800 rpm to deliver 3,200 bpm.

Press Release Summary:

Available in 9.6, 12, and 14.4 V models, Cordless IMPACTOR(TM) Models 23609, 23612, and 23614 provide 950, 1,050, and 1,150 lb-in. torque, respectively. Each has ¼ in. hex quick-change chuck for instant bit changes from driver to drill bits. Since hammer and anvil will not kickback and twist user's arm or wrist, tools help minimize fatigue. Additional features include variable-speed trigger and multi-position LED work light with manual off function.

Original Press Release:

Bosch IMPACTOR(TM) Fastening Driver Series Provides Maximum Results With Minimum Effort

Highest performing tools offer category-best speed, performance, and comfort.

Mount Prospect, Ill., September 30, 2004 - Today, Bosch Power Tools and Accessories, a division of the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, introduced the IMPACTOR(TM) Fastening Driver Cordless Series, the three highest performing, most comfortable and versatile tools in the category. With the appropriate accessory, these 9.6, 12 and 14.4 -volt fastening drivers offer maximum results with minimum effort for a broad range of professional and serious tool users in any application.

Steel framers, installers, mechanics, HVAC contractors, plumbers, electricians, carpenters, woodworkers, general contractors and more will find that the Bosch IMPACTOR series provides all the speed, power and comfort for any fastening or light drilling project. From installing garage doors to setting cabinetry, the IMPACTOR can do it all.

The Bosch IMPACTOR line meets and far exceeds competitors in RPM, BPM and torque across the board. All three units boast the most speed and power within their class - 2,800 RPM and 3,200 BPM. The 14.4-volt unit offers 1,150 in/lbs. of torque, enough to turn the most stubborn fastener or drill bit. Additionally, both the 12 and 9.6 -volt units turn 1,050 in/lbs and 950 in/lbs, respectively, the highest in each voltage category.

While larger and heavier drill/drivers can cause undo stress on wrists and arms, the IMPACTOR is only 6-1/2-inches in length, less than four pounds, but delivers twice the torque. Combine the IMPACTOR's size with the fact that the super powerful hammer and anvil system won't kickback, twisting the users arm or wrist, users are guaranteed significantly less fatigue. Furthermore, features like soft grip, superior balance and ergonomic design provide users with maximum comfort, while a reversible tool hook makes stowing and carrying the tool easy.

Each IMPACTOR has a 1/4-inch hex quick-change chuck for instant bit changes from driver to drill bits. By utilizing the entire system, tools and accessories together, users can accomplish any fastening or driving task with ease. A sensitive variable-speed trigger gives serious users optimal control in different materials. Dim work environments cause no problem as each fastening/driver also features a bright multi-position trigger-activated LED work light with a manual off function.

Also look for the complete line of Bosch IMPACTOR fastening/driver accessories, including Insert/ Power Bits (phillips, square drive, torx, posidrive, tri wing, torq, security) and and Nutsetters. All other manufacturer's 1/4-inch hex power grove accessories are compatible with the Bosch IMPACTOR series.

Each Bosch IMPACTOR Fastening/Driver - 23614 14.4-volt, 23612, 12-volt, and 23609 9.6-volt - comes complete with two Bosch NiCad rechargeable batteries, one-hour charger and carrying case.

About Bosch Power Tools and Accessories:
Bosch Power Tools and Accessories is one of the divisions within the $1 billion, 5,000 employee strong Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, which is the North American branch of the largest power tool and accessory manufacturer in the world, Robert Bosch GmbH. 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

About Bosch North America:
In addition to power tools and accessories, in North America the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial automation and mobile products, security technology, packaging equipment and household appliances. Overall, Bosch employs more than 23,300 associates in more than 80 facilities throughout North America and reported sales of $6.6 billion in 2003. For more information, visit

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