Grinder has handle that cuts vibration up to 60%.

Press Release Summary:

Small angle grinders in 1700 series incorporate vibration-dampening side-assist handle and tool-free guard. Models include 4½ in. 1700 and 1710 units; 5 in. 1701, 1711, and 1703EVS units; and 6 in. 1706E unit. Grinders in 1700 series with no lock-on paddle switches include 4½ in. 1710D and 5 in. 1711D units that also include above-listed features. All units feature epoxy-coated field windings, sealed switches, and controlled airflow housings.

Original Press Release:

New Bosch Grinder Handle Cuts Vibration by 60-Percent

Professional-friendly Features Establish Tool's Place As Market Leader

Mt. Prospect, Ill. May 12, 2004 - Today, Bosch Power Tools and Accessories, a division of the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, announced its popular 1700-series small angle grinders are getting a facelift with the addition of a vibration-dampening side-assist handle and new tool-free guard. The new models are the 4-1/2-inch 1700 and 1710 units, 5-inch 1701, 1711 and 1703EVS units and the 6-inch 1706E unit. At the same time, Bosch is also launching two new "no lock-on" paddle switch grinders, the 4-1/2-inch 1710D and 5-inch 1711D units that also include the above additional features.

Understanding that grinding for long periods of time can be fatiguing, Bosch developed a brand new vibration-dampening side-assist handle that cuts vibration by 60-percent. For professionals such as metal workers, fabricators, or anyone else that grinds extensively on the job, this type of ergonomic improvement makes Bosch grinders a welcome addition to any jobsite. While providing physical relief for the individual user, companies will also appreciate how the comfort of the new grinders leads to higher productivity on the job.

Another new addition to the line includes an improved tool-free adjustable guard. For professionals wearing gloves, this new feature saves time by making the clamping mechanism more accessible for simple adjustments in the midst of a project.

Bosch is also launching two new 1700 series grinders with "no lock-on" paddle switches - the 4-1/2-inch 1710D and 5-inch 1711D units. These tools are application engineered for those users and companies who prefer a no lock-on solution.

Like all the Bosch 1700 series grinders, epoxy-coated field windings and sealed switches are standard for long life, even in the dustiest environments. Controlled airflow housings divert airflow to aid in reducing overall tool dust contamination. These durable and long-lasting tools exceed the expectations of the user by being more than just a simple throwaway tool. And if physical toughness wasn't enough, Service MinderÔ brushes shut the tool off to avoid damage when preventative maintenance is required.

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 manufacturer in the world, Robert Bosch GmbH. Bosch provides a diverse line of corded and cordless power tools and accessories that withstand the tough rigors of 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

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