Bosch debuts 18V multi-X oscillating tool

01 September 2013

BOSCH Power Tools continues its innovation in the oscillating category with the debut of the 18-volt MXH180, the first oscillating tool with an EC brushless motor design. As part of the Bosch Core offering, the tool delivers up to three times longer life, 30 per cent more power, 65 per cent longer run time and integrated electronics for superior control and motor life. On sale from August, the tool is engineered to provide corded power without the cord.

Tool users told Bosch they wanted longer run time and more power from cordless oscillating tools, which is exactly what the MXH180 delivers. Thanks to the tool’s EC brushless motor, the MXH180 boasts best-in-class run time. Users can also benefit from lighter weight, reduced vibration, minimal maintenance and extended motor life. Weighing just 4.35 pounds (with an 18-volt 4.0 amp-hour Fat Pack battery) at a length of 12-5/8 inches, the tool delivers on its promise of high efficiency in a compact size.

The MXH180 is compatible with all generations of Bosch lithium-ion Fat and Slim Pack 18-volt batteries, and users can expect even more runtime with new BAT612 2.0 amp-hour and BAT620 4.0 amp-hour batteries. With a variable speed ranging from 8,000 to 20,000 oscillations per minute (OMP), the tool can easily perform a wide range of applications, including cutting, sanding, grinding and scraping. The Bosch Constant Response Circuitry allows the tool to maintain constant speed under a heavy load in more challenging applications.

In addition, the MXH180 includes the convenient Bosch toolless oscillating accessory change lever, making it easier and faster than ever to attach or reposition the wide array of Bosch Oscillating Interface System (OIS) accessories. Unlike some competitor toolless accessory-change systems, the Bosch system does not require that any parts be removed and re-attached in the process. With the right accessory, users can get to work without worrying about misplacing or keeping track of small parts. 

User comfort is also important. Reinforced gear housing helps cut down on tool vibration. In conjunction with the tool’s soft grip areas and small grip circumference, these features offer users better productivity with enhanced comfort. 

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