Impact Wrenches deliver 500 lb-ft of max torque.

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Weighing 6.7 lb with 10 in. head length, 18 V Model IWTH180-01 features ½ in. friction ring for socket changes, while Model HTH181-01 has ½ in. detent-pin for positive accessory retention, and Model HTH182-01 includes 7/16 in. Quick Change for tool-less accessory removal. All-metal gear train drives each motor at 1,900 rpm with 2,100 imp for full range of fastening applications. For optimal visibility, wrenches are equipped with LED flashlight function that activates when trigger is depressed.



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Bosch Introduces New Line of Heavy-Duty 18V High-Torque Impact Wrenches



IWTH180-01, HTH181-01 and HTH182-01 Offer Power and Speed with Maximum Efficiency

Mount Prospect, Ill., - Professional users have asked for a lightweight tool that performs heavy-duty applications, and Bosch has answered. Today Bosch Power Tools and Accessories announces a new line of heavy-duty 18V high-torque impact wrenches designed to give users the power and durability they require, yet are the most lightweight in the category. At just 6.7 lb. with 10" head length, the IWTH180-01, HTH181-01 and HTH182-01 offer 500 ft. lb. of max torque - the highest available in 18V - for heavy-duty fastening applications where power and speed are most important.

All three models feature a true flat-anvil design to provide easy installation and removal of sockets over the life of the tool. Additional highlights include:

o IWTH180-01 with 1/2" Friction Ring for quick and easy socket changes.

o HTH181-01 with 1/2" Detent-Pin for positive accessory retention.

o HTH182-01 with 7/16" Quick Change for tool-less accessory removal. The versatile chuck works with common 7/16" hex shank accessories.

When working in tough environments, these tools are up to the challenge thanks to an impact hammer and anvil system, and a magnesium front end that protects the tool from jobsite abuse. For increased comfort, a spring-load hammer and anvil allow for high amounts of torque with little torque reaction, and soft-grip-wrapped housing further prevents user fatigue and slippage.

An all-metal gear train drives each motor at 1,900 RPM with 2,100 IMP for a full range of fastening applications, including anchoring pipes into concrete, setting large diameter Tapcons®, fastening I beams and supports, driving lag screws, mounting power lines and guide wires, performing framework assembly and repair, and installing or removing wheels, exhaust, brakes, engine mounts and more.

New for the high-torque impact wrench category, the wrenches also feature an LED flashlight function that activates when the trigger is slightly depressed. This improved visibility makes these the go-to tools for roadside or utility companies often working in dark areas.

To protect the tools from overheating, an optimized motor provides 50 percent more air flow, and Electronic Cell Protection (ECP) ensures operation at safe temperatures. Additionally, heat conduction housing helps prevent heat buildup during use and while charging. ECP also prevents deep discharge by keeping the battery voltage at a safe level, while protecting the tools from overload damage from a high current discharge.

Additionally, the IWTH180-01, HTH181-01 and HTH182-01 are equipped with the Flexible Power System, making them compatible with both SlimPacks and FatPacks. Each tool comes with two 18V Lithium-Ion FatPacks, a 30-minute charger and a hard carrying case with socket storage. All three wrenches will be available through authorized retailers nationwide this fall. To find out more or to locate a dealer, users may visit www.boschtools.com or call 877-BOSCH-99.

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About Bosch

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 275,000 associates generated sales of $53 billion (38.2 billion euros) in fiscal 2009. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is repre¬sented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for growth. Each year, Bosch spends more than $5 billion (3.5 billion euros) for research and development, and applies for some 3,800 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.

About Bosch in North America

In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, solar energy and healthcare products. Having established a regional presence in 1906, Bosch employs over 20,000 associates in more than 70 locations, with reported sales of $7.3 billion in fiscal 2009.

About Robert Bosch Tool Corporation

Robert Bosch Tool Corporation in North America, was formed in January 2003 when Robert Bosch GmbH combined its North American power tool, accessory and lawn and garden divisions into one organization. As a manufacturing pioneer with more than a century's worth of experience, the Bosch name has become synonymous with engineering excellence. The Robert Bosch Tool Corporation is a world leader in the design, manufacture and sale of power tools, rotary and oscillating tools, accessories, laser and optical leveling and range finding tools, and garden and watering equipment.

For more information about Bosch Power Tools & Accessories, call toll free 877-BOSCH-99 (877-267-2499) or visit www.boschtools.com

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