Advanced interface makes accessory change up to five times faster
Mt. Prospect, Ill. (Oct. 16, 2019) – Known as the leader in developing professional power tools systems, Bosch is making yet another ground-breaking technology available today with the official release of its X-LOCK interface for angle grinders. X-LOCK sets the bar high for industry standards by making accessory changes simpler and more cost effective than ever before.
Now available for purchase across North American markets, X-LOCK joins a collection of technically advanced tool interfaces including SDS-plus and SDS-max systems and Starlock oscillating technology. The first-of-its-kind interface alleviates complexity by offering a tool-free grinder wheel change that eliminates the need for spanner wrenches or flange nuts. There’s an audible snap when mounting an X-LOCK wheel on an X-LOCK grinder confirming a secure, proper connection. The wheel is released from the grinder with the pull of a lever - a process that is up to five times faster than that of conventional interfaces.
“X-LOCK is not just a tool or accessory. It is a solution born from Bosch’s concrete heritage and leadership developing professional interface systems for power tools,” said Mitch Burdick, product manager. “We have been highly anticipating this X-LOCK release because of the increased level of performance and ease it offers trade professionals who rely on grinders each day. It is also an interface that supports safe and consistent usage of the tool allowing the user to avoid having to track down missing parts such as spanner wrenches or flange nuts. Paired with our durable grinders, X-LOCK is the complete solution for greater functionality in a go-to jobsite tool.”
Bosch is also releasing a focused assortment of X-LOCK accessories to cover core applications in metalworking and concrete cutting including, but not limited to: bonded wheels, diamond wheels, flaps discs, wire wheels and cups, backing pads, and fiber discs. With the exception of wire wheels and wire cups, most accessories are backward compatible with standard 7/8-inch mounts. Bosch is partnering with various manufacturers to bring widespread access to the interface as it relates to accessories.
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.boschtools.com.
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.
Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs 35,400 associates in more than 100 locations, as of December 31, 2018. In 2018 Bosch generated consolidated sales of $14.5 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit twitter.com/boschusa, twitter.com/boschmexico and www.bosch.ca.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 410,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2018). The company generated sales of 78.5 billion euros ($92.7 billion) in 2018. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. 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 Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 460 subsidiary and regional companies in over 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At nearly 130 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 68,700 associates in research and development.
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