Bosch GBH 18 V-LI Compact manual

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  • Brand: Bosch
  • Product: Screw Machine
  • Model/name: GBH 18 V-LI Compact
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General Power Tool Safety Warnings
Read all safety warnings and all in-
and instructions may result in electric shock, fire and/or seri-
ous injury.
Save all warnings and instructions for future reference.
The term “power tool” in the warnings refers to your mains-
operated(corded) power toolorbattery-operated(cordless)
power tool.
Work area safety
 Keepworkareacleanandwelllit.Clutteredordarkareas
invite accidents.
 Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres,
such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases or
dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the dust
or fumes.
 Keep children and bystanders away while operating a
power tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control.
Electrical safety
 Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify
the plug in any way. Do not use any adapter plugs with
earthed (grounded) power tools. Unmodified plugs and
matching outlets will reduce risk of electric shock.
 Avoidbodycontactwithearthedorgroundedsurfaces,
such as pipes, radiators, ranges and refrigerators.
There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is
earthed or grounded.
 Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions.
 Do not abuse the cord. Neveruse the cord for carrying,
pulling or unplugging the power tool. Keep cord away
from heat, oil, sharp edges and moving parts.Damaged
or entangled cords increase the risk of electric shock.
 When operating a power tool outdoors, use an exten-
sioncord suitablefor outdooruse. Use ofa cord suitable
for outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock.
 If operating a power tool in a damp location is unavoid-
able, use a residual current device (RCD) protected
supply. Use of an RCD reduces the risk of electric shock.
Personal safety
 Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common
sensewhenoperatinga power tool.Do notuse apower
alcohol or medication. A moment of inattention while op-
erating power tools may result in serious personal injury.
 Use personal protective equipment. Always wear eye
protection. Protective equipment such as dust mask,
non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection used
for appropriate conditions will reduce personal injuries.
 Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the switch is in
the off-position before connecting to power source
and/or battery pack,pickinguporcarrying thetool.Car-
rying power tools with your finger on the switch or energis-
ing power tools that have the switch on invites accidents.
 Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning
the power tool on. A wrench or a key left attached to a ro-
tating part of the power tool may result in personal injury.
 Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at
all times. This enables better control of the power tool in
unexpected situations.
 Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewel-
lery. Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away from
movingparts. Loose clothes, jewellery or long hair can be
caught in moving parts.
 If devices are provided for the connection of dust ex-
traction and collection facilities, ensure these are con-
nected and properly used. Use of dust collection can re-
duce dust-related hazards.
Power tool use and care
 Donotforcethepowertool.Usethecorrectpowertool
for your application. The correct power tool will do the
job better and safer at the rate for which it was designed.
 Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn it
on and off. Any power tool that cannot be controlled with
the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
 Disconnect the plug from the power source and/or the
battery pack from the power tool before making any
adjustments, changing accessories, or storing power
tools. Such preventive safety measures reduce the risk of
starting the power tool accidentally.
 Store idle power tools out of the reach of children and
do not allow persons unfamiliar with the power tool or
these instructions to operate the power tool. Power
tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
 Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment or bind-
ing of moving parts, breakage of parts and any other
condition that may affect the power tool’s operation. If
accidents are caused by poorly maintained power tools.
 Keepcuttingtoolssharpandclean.Properly maintained
and are easier to control.
 Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits etc. in ac-
cordance with these instructions, taking into account
the working conditions and the work to be performed.
Use of the power tool for operations different from those
intended could result in a hazardous situation.
Battery tool use and care
 Recharge only with the charger specified by the manu-
facturer. A charger that is suitable for one type of battery
pack may create a risk of fire when used with another bat-
tery pack.
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 Use power tools only with specifically designated bat-
tery packs. Use of any other battery packs may create a
risk of injury and fire.
 When battery pack is not in use, keep it away from oth-
er metal objects, like paper clips, coins, keys, nails,
screws or other small metal objects, that can make a
connection from one terminal to another. Shorting the
battery terminals together may cause burns or a fire.
 Under abusive conditions, liquid may be ejected from
the battery; avoid contact. If contact accidentally oc-
curs, flush with water. If liquid contacts eyes, addition-
ally seek medical help. Liquid ejected from the battery
may cause irritation or burns.
 Haveyourpowertoolservicedbyaqualifiedrepairper-
son using only identical replacement parts. This will en-
sure that the safety of the power tool is maintained.
Hammer Safety Warnings
 Wear ear protectors. Exposure to noise can cause hear-
ing loss.
 Hold power tool by insulated gripping surfaces, when
performing an operation where the cutting accessory
or fastener may contact hidden wiring.Cutting accesso-
ry and fasteners contacting a “live” wire may make ex-
posed metal parts of the power tool “live” and could give
the operator an electric shock.
Additional Safety and Working In-
 When transporting and storing, set the rotational di-
rection switch to the centre position. Danger of injury
when accidentally actuating the On/Off switch.
 Use appropriate detectors to determine if utility lines
and electric shock. Damaging a gas line can lead to explo-
sion. Penetrating a water line causes property damage.
 When working with the machine, always hold it firmly
with both hands and provide for a secure stance. The
power tool is guided more secure with both hands.
 Secure the workpiece. A workpiece clamped with clamp-
ing devices or in a vice is held more secure than by hand.
 Fordrillingwithoutimpactinwood,metal,ceramicandplas-
tic as well as for screwdriving, tools without SDS-plus are
used (e.g., drills with cylindrical shank). For these tools, a
keyless chuck or a key type drill chuck are required.
 Inserting SDS-plus Drilling Tools: Check the latching by
pulling the tool.
 Replace a damaged dust protection cap immediately.
drilling dust intothe toolholder during operation. When in-
serting the tool, pay attention that the dust protection cap
is not damaged.
 Dustsfrommaterialssuchaslead-containingcoatings,
one’s health and cause allergic reactions, lead to res-
piratory infections and/or cancer. Materials containing
asbestos may only be worked by specialists.
– As far as possible, use a dust extraction system suita-
ble for the material.
– Provide for good ventilation of the working place.
– It is recommended to wear a P2 filter-class respirator.
Observe the relevant regulations in your country for the
materials to be worked.
 Prevent dust accumulation at the workplace.Dusts can
easily ignite.
 To save energy, only switch the power tool on when using it.
 Apply the power tool to the screw/nut only when it is
switched off. Rotating tool inserts can slip off.
 If the application tool should become blocked, switch
the machine off. Loosen the application tool.
 When switching on with a blocked drilling tool, high
torque reaction can occur.
 Always wait until the machine has come to a complete
stop before placing it down. The tool insert can jam and
lead to loss of control over the power tool.
 Avoid unintentional switching on. Ensure the On/Off
switch is in the off position before inserting battery
pack. Carrying the power tool with your finger on the
On/Off switch or inserting the battery pack into power
tools that have the switch on invites accidents.
 Do not open the battery. Danger of short-circuiting.
Protect the battery against heat, e. g., against
continuous intense sunlight, fire, water, and
moisture. Danger of explosion.
 In case of damage and improper use of the battery, va-
pours may be emitted. Ventilate the area and seek
medical help in case of complaints. The vapours can irri-
tate the respiratory system.
 Use the battery only in conjunction with your Bosch
power tool. This measure alone protects the battery
against dangerous overload.
 Use only original Bosch batteries with the voltage list-
er batteries, e.g. imitations, reconditioned batteries or
other brands, there is danger of injury as well as property
damage through exploding batteries.
 Thebatteryissuppliedpartiallycharged.Toensurefull
capacity of the battery, completely charge the battery
in the battery charger before using your power tool for
the first time.
 Read the operating instructions of the battery charger.
 Check the tight seating of the battery. Two locking lev-
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The following symbols are important for reading and under-
standing the operating instructions. Please take note of the
symbols and their meaning. The correct interpretation of
the symbols will help you to use the machine in a better and
safer manner.
Delivery Scope
Rotary Hammer.
Application tools and other accessories shown or described
are not part of the standard delivery scope.
A complete overview of accessories can be found in our ac-
cessories program.
Intended Use
The machine is intended for hammer drilling in concrete,
bricks and masonry. It is also suitable for drilling without im-
pact in wood, metal, ceramics and plastic, as well as for
tool’s direct area of working operation and is not suitable for
household room illumination.
Symbol Meaning
GBH 14,4 V-LI Compact/
GBH 18 V-LI Compact:
Rotary Hammer
Grey-marked area: Handle
(insulated gripping surface)
Article number
Read all safety warnings and all instruc-
Before any work on the machine itself,
remove the battery from the power tool.
Wear protective gloves
Always wear ear protection.
Wear safety glasses/goggles
Movement direction
Reaction direction
Next step of action
Prohibited action
Drilling without impact
Hammer Drilling
Switching On
Switching Off
Low speed/impact rate
High speed/impact rate
Right/left rotation
Battery Charge Indicator
Tool holder
U Rated voltage
E Impact energy per stroke according to
EPTA-Procedure 05/2009
n0 No-load speed
Ø Drilling diameter, max.
Weight according to
EPTA-Procedure 01/2003
LwA Sound power level
LpA Sound pressure level
ah Vibration total value
K Uncertainty
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Technical Data
The technical data of the machine are listed in the table on
page 176.
Noise/Vibration Information
The measured values of the machine are listed in the table on
page 176.
Noise and vibrational values (vector sum of three directions)
determined according to EN 60745.
The vibration level given in this information sheet has been
measured in accordance with a standardised test given in
EN 60745 and may be used to compare one tool with anoth-
er. It may be used for a preliminary assessment of exposure.
The declared vibration emission level represents the main
applications of the tool. However if the tool is used for differ-
ent applications, with different accessories or insertion
tools or is poorlymaintained, the vibration emission may dif-
fer. This may significantly increase the exposure level over
the total working period.
An estimation of the level of exposure to vibration should al-
so take into account the times when the tool is switched off
or when it is running but not actually doing the job. This may
significantly reduce the exposure level over the total work-
ing period.
Identify additional safety measures to protect the operator
from the effects of vibration such as: maintain the tool and
the accessories, keep the hands warm, organisation of work
Declaration of Conformity
We declare under our sole responsibility that the product de-
scribed under “Technical Data” is in conformity with the fol-
lowing standards or standardisation documents: EN 60745
according to the provisions of the directives 2009/125/EC
(Regulation 1194/2012), 2011/65/EU, 2004/108/EC,
Technical file (2006/42/EC) at:
Robert Bosch GmbH, PT/ETM9,
D-70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Robert Bosch GmbH, Power Tools Division
D-70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Leinfelden, 27.11.2013
Mounting and Operation
Thefollowingtableindicatesthe action objectivesformountingandoperationofthepowertool. Theinstructionsforeachaction
objective are shown aside. Depending on the type of application, various instruction combinations are required. Observe the
safety instructions.
GBH 14,4 V-LI
Permitted ambient
– when charging
– during operation*
– during storage
GBA 14,4V x,x
Ah M-.
x,xAh M-.
* Limited performance at temperatures <0 °C
Henk Becker
Executive Vice President
Helmut Heinzelmann
Head of Product Certification
Action Figure Please observe Page
Removing the battery 1 177
Inserting the battery 2 177
Checking the battery charge
3 177
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Maintenance and Cleaning
 For safe and proper working, always keep the machine
and ventilation slots clean.
Clean the application tool, the tool holder, the power tool’s
after using.
After-sales Service and Application
clude the 10-digit article number given on the type plate of
the machine.
Our after-sales service responds to your questions concern-
ing maintenance and repair of your product as well as spare
parts. Exploded views and information on spare parts can al-
so be found under:
Bosch’sapplicationserviceteam willgladlyanswerquestions
concerning our products and their accessories.
Great Britain
Robert Bosch Ltd. (B.S.C.)
P.O. Box 98
Broadwater Park
North Orbital Road
UB 9 5HJ
Tel. Service: (0844) 7360109
Fax: (0844) 7360146
Origo Ltd.
Unit 23 Magna Drive
Magna Business Park
City West
Dublin 24
Tel. Service: (01) 4666700
Fax: (01) 4666888
Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands
Robert Bosch Australia Pty. Ltd.
Power Tools
Locked Bag 66
Clayton South VIC 3169
Customer Contact Center
Inside Australia:
Phone: (01300) 307044
Fax: (01300) 307045
Inside New Zealand:
Phone: (0800) 543353
Fax: (0800) 428570
Outside AU and NZ:
Phone: +61 3 95415555
Republic of South Africa
Customer service
Hotline: (011) 6519600
Gauteng – BSC Service Centre
35 Roper Street, New Centre
Tel.: (011) 4939375
Fax: (011) 4930126
Inserting SDS-plus Drilling Tools 4 178
Removing SDS-plus Drilling Tools 5 178
Selecting the operating mode and
rotation direction
6 179
Switching on and off and setting the
7 180
Selecting Accessories – 181
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GBH 14,4 V-LI Compact GBH 18 V-LI Compact
3 611 J05 4.. 3 611 J05 3..
U V 14,4 18
E J 1,0 1,0
n0 min-1
680 1050
Ø max.
LwA dB(A) 97 97
LpA dB(A) 86 86
K dB 3 3
ah m/s2
15 15
ah m/s2
< 2,5 < 2,5
ah m/s2
< 2,5 < 2,5
K m/s2
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2 607 000 207
1 617 000 132
1 608 571 062
Ø 1,5–13 mm
1 607 950 045
2 608 438 692
-BOXX 136)
AL 1820 CV
(14,4 / 18 V)
2 607 225 424 (EU)
2 607 225 426 (UK)
AL 1860 CV
(14,4 / 18 V)
2 607 225 322 (EU)
2 607 225 324 (UK)
GBA 14,4V x,xAh M-.
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