Las Vegas, Nev., February 2, 2016 – Carpenters, remodelers and contractors rely on absolute precision when working on the jobsite, where the adage “measure twice, cut once“ is the law. And that’s why Bosch has completely redesigned its line of digital angle finders. The Bosch GAM 220 MF and GAM 270 MFL represent the company’s most advanced digital angle finders, highlighted by an easy-to-read illuminated display, IP 54 protected housing and updated user interfaces.
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These angle finders can be used to measure angles for roof joints, stairways and sloped windows, plus creation of trim work, crown molding and making calculations for fast miter saw adjustments. The Bosch GAM 270 MFL combines the angle finder function with a digital inclinometer.
The Bosch GAM 220 MF Digital Angle Finder is four tools in one: an angle finder, a cut calculator, a protractor and a level. It’s ideal for use with a miter saw. The user interface is intuitive and the flip display is easy to read.
The hold function allows the user to save and reuse saved measurements and the unit’s mechanical lock makes transferring angles simple and quick. It features a 16-inch leg extension for hard-to-reach angles and offers a measuring range from 0°–220° with accuracy of 0.1°.
The Bosch GAM 270 MFL Digital Angle Finder and Inclinometer has the capabilities of the Bosch GAM 220 MF, plus an Inclinometer. So the tool is five tools in one: an angle finder, a simple miter cut calculator, a compound miter cut calculator, a level – plus the inclinometer. The unit offers dual displays for the inclinometer and miter functions; the inclinometer offers precise measurements in degrees and can be used to assess plumb for various installations, including ADA ramps. The angle finder provides accurate angle targets. The tool also is equipped with an integrated laser, which allows the user to transfer inclination measurements up to 100 ft. Angle range is 0º–270° with accuracy of 0.1° and the tool includes a 24-inch leg extension. The hold function allows the user to save measurements and the mechanical lock provides simple transfer of angles.
Both angle finders deliver results in percentages, plus metric or imperial measurements. The manual lock function allows users to quickly and accurately lock the legs of the tool to transfer positions comfortably.
“The overall functionality of the digital angle finders has dramatically increased,” said Stepahnie Dahl, product manager, measuring tools, BOSCH POWER TOOLS. “For example, the GAM 270 MFL allows users to measure angles, calculate miter cuts and measure inclination all with one tool. Plus users can store and recall specific angles from around the jobsite for consistency and increased productivity.”
Both the GAM 220 MF and GAM 270 MFL feature a rotating, illuminated flip display, making measurments and angles easier to read, even in dimly lit spaces. And the digital angle finders are now encased in IP 54 protected housing, making these some of the most durable and reliable Bosch angle finders available. IP 54 protection limits exposure to the dust, dirt and moisture found in the most rugged work environments. This keeps the tools working hard for up to 100 operational hours running on four standard AA batteries; each unit comes with a protective carrying case.
To learn more about the Bosch GAM 220 MF Angle Finder and GAM 270 MFL Digital Angle Finder and Inclinometer or to find a local dealer, visit www.boschtools.com or call 877-BOSCH-99. Check out www.bethepro.com for additional tips and videos.
Bosch GAM 220 MF Angle Finder and GAM 270 MFL Digital Angle Finder and Inclinometer Fact Box
About Bosch Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs some 28,700 associates in more than 100 locations, as of April 1, 2015. In 2014, Bosch generated consolidated sales of $11.3 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit www.boschusa.com, www.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 360,000 associates worldwide (as per April 1, 2015). The company generated sales of $65 billion (49 billion euros) in 2014.* Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including its sales and service partners, Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2014, Bosch applied for some 4,600 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”
*The sales figure disclosed for 2014 does not include the former joint ventures BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH (now BSH Hausgeräte GmbH) and ZF Lenksysteme GmbH (now Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH), which have since been fully acquired.
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, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. For more information, please visit www.boschusa.com, www.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca.www.boschusa.com.
About Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, the Power Tools Division of North America, was formed in January 2003 when Robert Bosch GmbH combined its North American diverse power tool and accessories businesses 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. Located throughout North America as part of the global power tools division, Bosch associates maintain a legacy of world-class design, manufacture and sale for power tools, rotary and oscillating tools, accessories and measuring tools. For more information, call toll-free 877-BOSCH-99 (877-267-2499) or visit www.robertboschtoolcorporation.com.
For further information: Steve Wilcox
BOSCH POWER TOOLS
Manager, Media Relations