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Power ChangeÂ® Hole Saw System Adapters can convert any standard hole saw ranging in size from 9/16-3 in. to work with Bosch Power Change mandrel. Adapters screw onto cup and snap into universal mandrel. Hex drive design ensures that hole saw locks positively into place. Quarter-inch hex shank Pilot Bit eliminates need for set screws, Allen wrenches, and screwdrivers. Instead of unscrewing cup from tool, users pull back on mandrel for quick release.
Original Press Release:
Bosch Hole Saw Adapter - Have Your Cake & Eat It Too!
New Bosch Hole Saw Adapters Convert Standard Cups to Innovative Power Change® System Mount Prospect, Ill., December 4, 2006 - The new specially designed Power Change® Hole Saw System Adapter, from Bosch Power Tools and Accessories, converts all major brand standard hole saw cups for use with the time-saving and efficient Bosch Power Change Hole Saw System. The only system on the market with a one-size-fits-all quick-change mandrel, the innovative Power Change System offers optimal sawing performance combined with quick and easy cup and plug removal. For any professional, keeping track of all the different hole saws and mandrel components collected over the years from manufacturers is challenging. But with the new Bosch Power Change Adapter, professionals can throw out all the extra components and simplify their life and toolbox. The new adapter set includes six adapters to convert any standard hole saw ranging in size from 9/16-inch up to 3-inches to work with the Bosch Power Change mandrel. The adapter quickly screws onto the cup and then snaps into the universal Power Change mandrel, which accepts all the adapters, thus eliminating the need for multiple mandrels and simplifying the system. The heavy-duty hex drive design ensures that hole saws quickly lock positively into place, unlike conventional threaded systems, which can seize up and force parts to stick together. The patent pending drive system offers tighter tolerances for less wobble/vibration and better hole quality. And instead of unscrewing the cup from the tool, users simply pull back on the mandrel for a quick release, which also conveniently removes the newly cut plug from the cup. The new adapter can stay on the cup permanently. The system features a 1/4-inch hex shank Pilot Bit, which eliminates the need for set screws, Allen wrenches, and screwdrivers. Any 1/4-inch hex shank accessory needed on the job - screwdriver bits, spade bits, nut drivers, etc. - is compatible with the Power Change Mandrel. Professionals looking to transition to the Bosch Power Change Hole Saw System will find 53 hole saw sizes (from 9/16-inch to 6-inch), three mandrel sizes (3/8-inch, 1/2-inch, or SDS-Plus shank) and popular Master, Plumbing, Electrical, and Lock Installation kits. All components can be purchase separately wherever find Bosch accessories are sold. Each kit includes the following: Master Kit - Mandrel with pilot bit - Spare Pilot Bit - 3/4-hole saw - 7/8-inch hole saw - 1-inch hole saw - 1-1/8-inch hole saw - 1-3/8-inch hole saw - 1-1/2-inch hole saw - 1-3/4-inch hole saw - 2-inch hole saw - 2-1/8-inch hole saw - 2-1/2-inch hole saw - 3-inch hole saw - Manual and RPM chart - Storage case Plumbers Kit - Mandrel with pilot bit - Spare pilot bit - 3/4-inch hole saw - 7/8-inch hole saw - 1-1/8-inch hole saw - 1-1/2-inch hole saw - 1-3/4-inch hole saw - 2-1/4-inch hole saw - Manual and RPM chart - Storage case Electricians Kit - Mandrel with pilot bit - Spare pilot bit - 7/8-inch hole saw - 1-1/8-inch hole saw - 1-3/8-inch hole saw - 1-3/4-inch hole saw - 2-inch hole saw - 2-1/2-inch hole saw - Manual and RPM chart - Storage case Lock Installation Kit - Mandrel with pilot bit - Spare pilot bit - 1-inch hole saw - (2) 2-1/8-inch hole saws - 7/8-inch spade bit - Manual and RPM chart - Storage case 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 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 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 22,700 associates in more than 80 primary and 20 associated facilities throughout the region with reported sales of $8.4 billion in 2005. This year marks Bosch's 100th year of operating in the U.S. For more information on the company and the Centennial, visit www.bosch.us.