Bosch OSC314K Industrial Sealant Knife

Bosch OSC314K Sealant Knife Tools of the Tradies

Bosch Industrial Sealant Knife Offers Combination of Durability and Speed for Removal of Tough Caulk

Best materials and advanced design make this multi-tool blade faster and more versatile than comparable hand tools

Mount Prospect, Ill., February 18, 2014 – Caulk and sealant removal in tough masonry and industrial applications can be a difficult and time-consuming job. The Bosch Industrial Sealant Knife is designed to speed those demanding projects by using the versatility and power of the multi-tool for what has traditionally been a hand-tool task.

The industrial sealant knife uses a one-piece design and industrial-grade steel honed to a continuous cutting edge for maximum precision. This material and design combination gives the blade greater durability, even in harsh silicone and urethane removal jobs. The extra-thick blade design increases rigidity; blade can be resharpened for even longer life.

“The Bosch Industrial Sealant Knife is designed for the worker who needs to remove caulk and sealants quickly, but precisely,” said Luca Pugina, group product manager for oscillating tool blades, Bosch-North America, accessories.  “We have engineered this blade from the perspective of the user, thinking about their requirements and the nature of their job.  So the one-piece design, the greater blade length, the sharpness of the blade edge and the best-fit OIS interface work together to deliver a superior sealant-removal tool versus hand tools.”

The Bosch Industrial Sealant Knife provides a longer blade surface (3-in. versus 2-in. for a conventional multi-tool blade) to maximize the cutting power of the blade.  The sharpness of the blade and the additional cutting length means the user is cutting material with each movement of the blade.  And less wasted motion means a faster job.

But precision is not sacrificed with the industrial sealant knife.  The blade can be used to plunge into the work area from varied angles and remove material with accuracy.  Additionally, the design allows easier access to tight spaces and corners. 

And the blade relies not only on sharpness, but the strong blade/tool connection provided by the industry-leading Bosch OIS interface system.  The twelve-pin design locks the blade into place securely for maximum power transmission and torque.  The Bosch design also accommodates most professional multi-tool interfaces. 

In addition, Bosch offers the Industrial Sealant Knife with an OIS Max interface for maximum power and fit.  OIS Max is a direct fit for the Fein® SuperCUT tool.

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Bosch Introduces New Dust Extraction System for Improved Jobsite Dust Collection

January 13, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Bosch Introduces New Dust Extraction System for Improved Jobsite Dust Collection

Dirt and dust don’t stand a chance against customizable nine- and 14-gallon portable vacuums


Mount Prospect, Ill., January 13, 2014 -As the benchmark for jobsite dust and dirt collection standards continue to grow, Bosch introduces a portable solution with a new lineup of nine- and 14-gallon vacuums. The VAC090S and VAC090A nine-gallon vacuums and VAC140S and VAC140A 14-gallon vacuums not only increase dust extraction performance with a best-in-class cubic feet of air per minute (CFM) rate and suction power, but they also decrease the loss of suction by offering two options of on-board filter cleaning; semi-automatic and automatic. These features are especially important in applications that require premium dust extraction such as tuckpointing, concrete surfacing, concrete drilling, cutting and chipping concrete, and collecting a diversity of dust particles in stationary workshops.

An unclogged filter is critical for optimal vacuum performance and dust extraction efficiency, and Bosch’s offering of integrated automatic and semi-automatic filter cleaning systems makes it easier for users to ensure their devices are working effectively. These features also increase jobsite productivity by eliminating the need for filters to be tediously cleaned by hand. Outfitted with an automatic filter cleaning mechanism, the VAC090A and VAC140A self clean the flat pleated filter through a reverse airflow every 15 seconds during operation without compromising suction or performance. The VAC090S and VAC140S use a similar airflow cleaning process and include a module on the hose that allows the user to cut of suction and activate the filter cleaning with the push of a button. Filter cleaning, however, is not recommended when using a HEPA filter as these are delicate and must be handled carefully. Instead, users should use a fleeced or paper bag as a pre-filter to prevent the HEPA filter from becoming clogged.

Power tool compatibility is an enhanced, new feature of these vacuums. Not only is each new device compatible with Bosch’s acclaimed Click & Go System, thus eliminating the need for additional trips to collect tools and accessories, but the vacuum hose can also be securely attached to dust collection guards and shrouds with either the friction fit power tool adapter or clicked together with the quick connect system . A power tool activation feature with power broker is also present to minimize blown circuits (power broker is only available in automatic filter cleaning models).

Other noteworthy features of the VAC090 and VAC140 vacuums are integrated cord and hose storage solutions, and a wet vacuuming water level sensor that protects the motor by automatically shutting down the device when water reaches a maximum height during wet applications. The entire build of the vacuums is made with the user in mind. Not only are the rubber wheels and locking casters created to withstand the rough terrain of the jobsite, but the larger 14-gallon vacuum includes a metal frame and convenient push handle to make transportation easier.

 A number of additional accessories are available for the VAC090 and VAC140 including the VX110 extension tube and VX130 floor tool set. Users can also add the VF120H HEPA filter to create an EPA compliant HEPA vacuum. Both vacuum sizes are compatible with a number of filters and bags to aid with debris collection in a variety of application situations. Each vacuum comes with a kit including the VH1635 locking hose, VF100 filter and VB000P plastic bag.

The VAC090 and VAC140 will be available in February 2014 at authorized dealers nationwide. Suggested retail prices range from $549 to $669 based on the model selected. To find out more or to locate a dealer, visit or call 877-BOSCH-99.

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Bosch 18V Impact Driver (Bosch IDS181)

  • Most compact impactor design with a head length of 5.4-Inch, allowing the tool to be used in tight and hard to reach places with increased comfort
  • Optimized Impact Performance: Provides the best runtime and control for small to medium duty fastening jobs
  • Integrated 3-LED Ring: Provides shadow free illumination for the best visibility in low lighting applications
  • Superior Ergonomics: Slim, soft grip provides maximum comfort and control during fastening applications
  • Electronic Cell Protection (ECP) – Increases battery lifetime by preventing damage caused by misuse

To be a 100% honest, when Bosch introduced an impact driver with less power, and not more, I thought they had lost their marbles. However, after using it for a few minutes, I understand why.

Very few tradies drive large lag screws or concrete screws on a regular basis. If you do, you should be using an impact wrench. By dialing down the power, Bosch reduced the size, weight, and sound of the IDS181. The smaller size equals more access. The lighter weight permits more control. The reduced power equals less noise. To give you an idea of what the IDS181 sounds like, imagine using your impact driver with ear plugs (listen to this youtube video).

If your need is to drive 3 or 4 inch wood screws on a regular basis, then you’ll be rewarded with a tool that is competent, compact, and quiet.  The IDS181 also has a smaller grip, so it would be great for people that have smaller hands. 

Youtube: Bosch IDS181 driving a Tapcon screw into wood and concrete

For more info about this tool or any other Bosch tool, please contact Bosch Tools.

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Rolair JC10

Every once in a while, I get to review a product that truly makes my life better. The Rolair JC10 is one such tool.

I will assume that the main reason for reading this post is to find out if the Rolair JC10 is truly quiet as the videos you’ve seen of it on the internet. Well, I have no hesitation in saying that it’s much quieter. Those videos on the internet truly do no justice in explaining how quiet this compressor is.

How quiet is the Rolair JC10?

The JC10 sounds like a small air conditioner.

I remodel homes and buildings for a living, so I need a compressor that can drive finish, palm, and framing nailers, and drive those nailers without annoying the heck out of the neighbors.

I won’t cover how the JC10 drives finish nails, as I do not know any finish carpenter that can nail fast enough for the Rolair JC10 to run out of air. So, if you use finish, brad, or pinners on a daily basis, stop reading, and get yourself a Rolair JC10. You’ll love it — I promise.

If you build decks, remodel, or make additions, then the Rolair JC10 is the perfect compressor for you. It is strong enough to drive framing nails for a room addition, drive nails for joist hangers with a palm nailer, and, yes, even do sheathing.

For more info about this or other Rolair compressors, click here.

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Have a good weekend, folks!

Bosch DRESM6X2 Heavy Metal Reciprocating Blade

As part of a demo project, we needed to quickly cut  rebar from a portion of the foundation we were demolishing, so we tried Bosch’s Daredevil Thick Metal blade.

We can go on and on about how well it performs in thick metal and how it retained all its teeth after numerous cuts, but there is nothing else like seeing it for yourself.

This blade is a keeper!

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Preview: Lufkin CS8525 Control Series Power Tape, 1-3/16-Inch by 25-Feet, Orange/Black

  • Accuracy – Wide end hook increases tape catch for precision marking
  • Reach – 10 ft. standout enables one person to stretch tape to target
  • Durability – Rugged co-molded grip protects tape from drops or abuse
  • Retraction – Control the tape with a single finger under the case for better grip and safer retraction on tape line
  • Drag Strip finger access for measuring and retraction control

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Bosch HCBG700 7-Piece Blue Granite Hammer Drill Masonry Bit Set

Includes 7 commonly used hammer drill bits
Ideal for use with concrete, stone, and masonry
Part of Bosch’s Blue Granite series
High-temperature brazing prevents carbide-cutting edge from breaking out
Softened shanks have ANSI-compliant aggressive gripping power

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Preview: Stanley STHT83166 2-Inch by 4-Inch Clamp

–Eliminates the need to carry around bar clamps or pipe clamps
–Clamps can be inserted and repositioned anywhere along a 2″x4″
–400 pounds of clamping force and up to 850 pounds when bolted to a 2″x4″
–Non-mar pads to protect work surfaces

Stanley STHT83166 2-Inch by 4-Inch Clamp 9 (amazon)

Stanley 10-481 FatMax Snap-Off Knife, 18mm

Stanley 10-481 FatMax Snap-Off Knife, 18mm (amazon)

When I opened the UPS box and looked at this knife, the first thing I said to myself was, “Wow!, this thing is huge!” However, after using it for a few hours, it’s the perfect size and shape for cutting large boxes down to recycle, or just about any other task. It is now my favorite utility knife!

I’ll shoot a demo and how-to for this knife, then post it as soon as I can.

Have a good weekend, folks!


Bosch L-Boxx Storage System

Video is in German. You do not need to understand German to watch the video.

Danke schön!

Bosch L-Boxx System (amazon)

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