Bosch Power Tools Updates Beloved Freak Impact Driver; Expanding to Three Predefined Modes for Increased Flexibility and Control
The GDX18V-1860C offers three predefined driving mode technologies that help the user better control the impact driver and prevent fastener or work piece damage

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (Sept. 14, 2021) Bosch Power Tools, a global leader for power tools and power tool accessories, today announced a new version of its GDX18V-1800C Freak Impact Driver, the GDX18V-1860C 18V Connected-Ready Freak Two-in-One 1/4 In. and 1/2 In. Impact Driver The new model features increased torque, upgraded from 1800 in. lbs. to 1860 in. lbs., providing even more power to get the job done.

The GDX18V-1860C offers three predefined driving mode technologies that help the user better control the impact driver and prevent fastener or work piece damage, including Self-tapping Screw Mode, Wood Screw Mode, and Metal Bolt Mode. A fourth option, Custom Mode, provides the user the freedom to choose what works best for their project.

Both Self-tapping Screw and Wood Screw Modes are accessible via the on-tool user interface, which is larger on this model to provide ease when changing modes. In order to access Metal Bolt Mode and Custom Mode, the user can connect the tool to the free Bosch Toolbox app using a connectivity module (sold separately). By connecting to the app on a connected mobile device, the user can exchange or adapt the modes on the tool. For each mode, the user also has the ability to choose between different reactions like Auto Shut-Off, Auto Slow-Down, and Shut-Off After Time, providing the ultimate flexibility.

For more information on the new GDX18V-1860C 18V Connected-Ready Freak Impact Driver and other Bosch products, visit our new Press Room at or connect with Bosch Power Tools on Facebook and Instagram.


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

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, and

About Bosch

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, and

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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