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  • Brand: Bosch
  • Product: Cutting machine
  • Model/name: GSC 10.8 V-LI
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10,8 V
2 607 336 014
2 608 635 243 (1x)
1 609 203 X97
1 907 950 004
AL 1130 CV (10,8 V)
2 607 225 134 (EU)
2 607 225 136
(UK/Far East)
2 607 225 138 (AU)
AL 1115 CV
(3,6 – 10,8 V)
2 607 225 514 (EU)
2 607 225 516 (UK)
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Safety Notes
General Power Tool Safety Warnings
Read all safety warnings and all
instructions. Failure to follow
the warnings and instructions may result in elec-
tric shock, fire and/or serious injury.
Save all warnings and instructions for future
The term “power tool” in the warnings refers to
your mains-operated (corded) power tool or
battery-operated (cordless) power tool.
1) Work area safety
a) Keep work area clean and well lit. Clut-
tered or dark areas invite accidents.
b) 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.
c) Keep children and bystanders away
while operating a power tool. Distrac-
tions can cause you to lose control.
2) Electrical safety
a) 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.
b) Avoid body contact with earthed or
grounded surfaces, such as pipes, radia-
tors, ranges and refrigerators. There is
an increased risk of electric shock if your
body is earthed or grounded.
c) Do not expose power tools to rain or wet
conditions. Water entering a power tool
will increase the risk of electric shock.
d) Do not abuse the cord. Never use 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.
e) When operating a power tool outdoors,
use an extension cord suitable for out-
door use. Use of a cord suitable for out-
door use reduces the risk of electric
f) If operating a power tool in a damp loca-
tion is unavoidable, use a residual cur-
rent device (RCD) protected supply. Use
of an RCD reduces the risk of electric
3) Personal safety
a) Stay alert, watch what you are doing and
use common sense when operating a
power tool. Do not use a power tool
while you are tired or under the in-
fluence of drugs, alcohol or medication.
A moment of inattention while operating
power tools may result in serious per-
sonal injury.
b) Use personal protective equipment.
Always wear eye protection. Protective
equipment such as dust mask, non-skid
safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protec-
tion used for appropriate conditions will
reduce personal injuries.
c) Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure
the switch is in the off-position before
connecting to power source and/or bat-
tery pack, picking up or carrying the
tool. Carrying power tools with your fin-
ger on the switch or energising power
tools that have the switch on invites
d) Remove any adjusting key or wrench be-
fore turning the power tool on. A wrench
or a key left attached to a rotating part
of the power tool may result in personal
e) Do not overreach. Keep proper footing
and balance at all times. This enables
better control of the power tool in un-
expected situations.
f) Dress properly. Do not wear loose cloth-
ing or jewellery. Keep your hair, clothing
and gloves away from moving parts.
Loose clothes, jewellery or long hair can
be caught in moving parts.
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g) If devices are provided for the connec-
tion of dust extraction and collection
facilities, ensure these are connected
and properly used. Use of dust collection
can reduce dust-related hazards.
4) Power tool use and care
a) Do not force the power tool. Use the cor-
rect power tool for your application. The
correct power tool will do the job better
and safer at the rate for which it was
b) 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.
c) Disconnect the plug from the power
source and/or the battery pack from the
power tool before making any adjust-
ments, changing accessories, or storing
power tools. Such preventive safety
measures reduce the risk of starting the
power tool accidentally.
d) Store idle power tools out of the reach of
children and do not allow persons un-
familiar with the power tool or these
instructions to operate the power tool.
Power tools are dangerous in the hands of
untrained users.
e) Maintain power tools. Check for mis-
alignment or binding of moving parts,
breakage of parts and any other condi-
tion that may affect the power tool’s op-
eration. If damaged, have the power tool
repaired before use. Many accidents are
caused by poorly maintained power tools.
f) Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Prop-
erly maintained cutting tools with sharp
cutting edges are less likely to bind and
are easier to control.
g) Use the power tool, accessories and tool
bits etc. in accordance with these in-
structions, taking into account the work-
ing conditions and the work to be per-
formed. Use of the power tool for opera-
tions different from those intended could
result in a hazardous situation.
5) Battery tool use and care
a) Recharge only with the charger specified
by the manufacturer. A charger that is
suitable for one type of battery pack
may create a risk of fire when used with
another battery pack.
b) Use power tools only with specifically
designated battery packs. Use of any
other battery packs may create a risk of
injury and fire.
c) When battery pack is not in use, keep it
away from other 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.
d) Under abusive conditions, liquid may be
ejected from the battery; avoid contact.
If contact accidentally occurs, flush with
water. If liquid contacts eyes, additional-
ly seek medical help. Liquid ejected from
the battery may cause irritation or burns.
6) Service
a) Have your power tool serviced by a qual-
ified repair person using only identical
replacement parts. This will ensure that
the safety of the power tool is maintained.
Safety Warnings for Cordless Sheet
Metal Shears
f Secure the workpiece. A workpiece clamped
with clamping devices or in a vice is held
more secure than by hand.
f 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.
f Do not open the battery. Danger of short-
Protect the battery against heat, e.g.,
also against continuous sun irradiation
and fire. There is danger of explosion.
f In case of damage and improper use of the
battery, vapours may be emitted. Provide
for fresh air and seek medical help in case
of complaints. The vapours can irritate the
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f When the battery is defective, liquid can es-
cape and come into contact with adjacent
components. Check any parts concerned.
Clean such parts or replace them, if required.
f Use the battery only in conjunction with your
Bosch power tool. This measure alone pro-
tects the battery against dangerous overload.
Functional Description
Read all safety warnings and all
instructions. Failure to follow the
warnings and instructions may
result in electric shock, fire and/or
serious injury.
While reading the operating instructions, unfold
the graphics page for the machine and leave it
Intended Use
The power tool is intended for cutting sheet
metals without loss due to metal chips. It is suit-
able for curved and straight cuts.
Product Features
The numbering of the product features refers to
the illustration of the machine on the graphics
1 Battery unlocking button
2 Battery
3 Button for charge-control indicator
4 Battery charge-control indicator
5 On/Off switch
6 Chip deflector
7 Allen key
8 Fastening screw for upper cutter
9 Upper cutter
10 Bottom cutter
11 Adjustment screw, bottom cutter
12 Fastening screw for bottom cutter
13 Setting gauge*
*Accessories shown or described are not part of the
standard delivery scope of the product. A complete
overview of accessories can be found in our acces-
sories program.
Technical Data
Noise/Vibration Information
Measured values determined according to
EN 60745.
Typically the A-weighted sound pressure level of
the product is less than 70 dB(A). Uncertainty
K < 1.5 dB.
The noise level when working can exceed
80 dB(A).
Wear hearing protection!
Vibration total values (triax vector sum) deter-
mined according to EN 60745:
Vibration emission value ah = 3.5 m/s2
Uncertainty K < 1.5 m/s2
The vibration emission level given in this infor-
mation sheet has been measured in accordance
with a standardised test given in EN 60745 and
may be used to compare one tool with another.
It may be used for a preliminary assessment of
The declared vibration emission level repre-
sents the main applications of the tool. However
if the tool is used for different applications, with
different accessories or poorly maintained, the
vibration emission may differ. This may signifi-
cantly increase the exposure level over the total
working period.
Cordless Sheet Metal
GSC 10,8 V-LI
Article number 3 601 J26 1..
Rated voltage V= 10.8
Stroke rate at no load n0 min-1
Max. steel sheet cut-
ting capacity* mm 1.3
Smallest curve radius mm 15
Weight according to
01/2003 kg 1.4
* to 400 N/mm2
with reference to steel sheet
Please observe the article number on the type plate
of your machine. The trade names of the individual
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An estimation of the level of exposure to vibra-
tion should also take into account the times
when the tool is switched off or when it is run-
ning but not actually doing the job. This may
significantly reduce the exposure level over the
total working 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 patterns.
Declaration of Conformity
We declare under our sole responsibility that
the product described under “Technical Data” is
in conformity with the following standards or
standardization documents: EN 60745 accord-
ing to the provisions of the directives
2004/108/EC, 98/37/EC (until 28 Dec 2009),
2006/42/EC (from 29 Dec 2009).
Technical file at:
Robert Bosch GmbH, PT/ESC,
D-70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Robert Bosch GmbH, Power Tools Division
D-70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Leinfelden, 08.12.2008
Battery Charging
f Use only the battery chargers listed on the
graphics page. Only these battery chargers
are matched to the lithium ion battery used
in your machine.
Note: The battery is supplied partially charged.
To ensure full capacity of the battery, com-
pletely charge the battery in the battery charger
before using your power tool for the first time.
The lithium ion battery can be charged at any
time without reducing its service life. Interrupt-
ing the charging procedure does not damage the
The battery is equipped with a NTC temperature
control which allows charging only within a tem-
perature range of between 0 °C and 45 °C. A long
battery service life is achieved in this manner.
Battery Charge-control Indication
The three green LEDs of the battery charge-con-
trol indicator 4 indicate the charge condition of
the battery 2. For safety reasons, it is only pos-
sible to check the status of the charge condition
when the machine is at a standstill.
To indicate the charge condition, press and hold
button 3 of the switched off machine.
Removing the Battery
To remove the battery 2, press the unlocking
buttons 1 and pull the battery out of the
machine to the rear. Do not exert any force.
Starting Operation
Inserting the Battery
f Use only original Bosch lithium ion batter-
ies with the voltage listed on the nameplate
of your power tool. Using other batteries can
lead to injuries and pose a fire hazard.
Note: Use of batteries not suitable for the
machine can lead to malfunctions of or cause
damage to the power tool.
Insert the charged battery 2 into the handle until
it can be felt to engage and faces flush against
the handle.
Dr. Egbert Schneider
Senior Vice President
Dr. Eckerhard Strötgen
Head of Product
LED Capacity
Continuous lighting 3 x green ≥2/3
Continuous lighting 2 x green ≥1/3
Continuous lighting 1 x green <1/3
Flashing light 1 x green Reserve Page 16 Thursday, December 11, 2008 4:11 PM
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Switching On and Off
To start the machine, push the On/Off switch 5
forward so that the “I” is indicated on the
To switch off the machine, push the On/Off
switch 5 toward the rear so that the “0” is
indicated on the switch.
The Li-ion battery is protected against deep dis-
charging by the “Electronic Cell Protection
(ECP)”. When the battery is empty, the machine
is switched off by means of a protective circuit:
The inserted tool no longer rotates.
Note: If the machine should automatically switch
off because of a discharged or overheated bat-
tery, make sure to set the machine’s On/Off
switch 5 to off. Charge the battery and allow it to
cool down before restarting the machine. Other-
wise the battery can become damaged.
Working Advice
f The power tool is not suitable for stationary
operation. For example, it may not be
clamped in a vice or fastened on a work-
f Only work with the chip deflector 6 mount-
ed. Take care that the chip deflector is not
damaged or bent. Danger of injury when
working without the chip deflector or when it
is damaged. Have a damaged chip deflector
replaced immediately by an after-sales
service centre for Bosch power tools.
f Wear protective gloves while working. Take
care that cut sheet parts do not bend toward
your body. Sharp burrs develop at the cut
steel sheet and can cause injuries to the oper-
ator. If required, press bending steel sheet
parts away from your body using gloves.
Apply the power tool to the workpiece only
when switched on.
Guide the power tool at an angle of 80 to 90° to
the surface of the sheet metal and do not tilt it
to the side.
Guide the machine evenly and with light feed in
the cutting direction. Excessive feed significant-
ly reduces the service life of the saw blade and
can cause damage to the power tool.
When cutting curves, make sure not to tilt the
power tool laterally and work with low feed rate
Maximum Steel Sheet Cutting Capacity
The maximum steel sheet cutting capacity dmax
depends on the strength properties of the mate-
rial to be cut.
The machine allows for cutting of metal sheet to
the following thicknesses:
Material Max. strength
Steel 400 1.3
600 0.8
800 0.6
Aluminium 250 2.0
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Adjusting Cutter Clearance a
f Before any work on the machine itself (e.g.
maintenance, tool change, etc.) as well as
during transport and storage, remove the
battery from the power tool. There is danger
of injury when unintentionally actuating the
On/Off switch.
The cutter clearance a (gap
between the cutters) depends on
the sheet thickness dmax to be
The cutter clearance a should be
10 % of the sheet thickness dmax
(e. g. 0.1 mm cutter clearance for
1 mm sheet thickness).
For softer or more ductile materials, the
clearance a must be decreased; for harder or
more brittle materials, increased.
Loosen the fastening screw 12 for the bottom
cutter. Adjust the required cutter clearance a
with the adjustment screw 11. The upper cutter
9 and the bottom cutter 10 may not touch each
other. Check the clearance with the setting
gauge 13. Retighten the fastening screw 12 for
the bottom cutter with a tightening torque of
3–4 Nm.
Temperature Dependent Overload Protection
When using the machine as intended for, it can-
not be subject to overload. In case of excessive
load or when not within the permitted battery
temperature range of 0–70°C, the stroke rate is
reduced or the machine switches off. With re-
duced stroke rate, the machine will not run at
full stroke rate again until after reaching the per-
mitted battery temperature. In case of automat-
ic shut-off, switch the machine off, allow the
battery to cool down and then switch the
machine on again.
Recommendations for Optimal Handling
of the Battery
Protect the battery against moisture and water.
Store the battery only within a temperature
range between 0 °C and 45 °C. As an example,
do not leave the battery in the car in summer.
A significantly reduced working period after
charging indicates that the battery is used and
must be replaced.
Observe the notes for disposal.
Maintenance and Service
Maintenance and Cleaning
f Before any work on the machine itself (e.g.
maintenance, tool change, etc.) as well as
during transport and storage, remove the
battery from the power tool. There is danger
of injury when unintentionally actuating the
On/Off switch.
f For safe and proper working, always keep
the machine and ventilation slots clean.
Replacing the blade (see figure A)
The upper cutter 9 and the bottom cutter 10 are
identical, have four cutting edges each, and can
be exchanged with each other.
Turn or replace the cutters in good time. Only
sharp application tools achieve good cutting
capacity and make the machine last longer.
To replace the upper cutter 9, loosen the fasten-
ing screw 8; to replace the bottom cutter 10,
loosen the fastening screw 12.
Turn the cutter by 90° or install a new cutter.
When installing the bottom cutter 10, pay
attention that it faces against the adjustment
screw 11.
Note: Turn the cutter only in the direction indi-
cated in the figure and insert a new cutter only
in the position shown in the figure. Cutting is
not possible with an incorrectly inserted cutter.
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Retighten the fastening screw 8 for the upper
cutter and the fastening screw 12 for the bot-
tom cutter with a tightening torque of 3–4 Nm.
Check the cutter clearance a (see “Adjusting
Cutter Clearance a”, page 18).
Upper cutter 9 and bottom cutter 10 may not be
If the machine should fail despite the care taken
in manufacturing and testing procedures, repair
should be carried out by an after-sales service
centre for Bosch power tools.
In all correspondence and spare parts order,
please always include the 10-digit article
number given on the type plate of the machine.
After-sales Service and Customer
Our after-sales service responds to your ques-
tions concerning maintenance and repair of your
product as well as spare parts. Exploded views
and information on spare parts can also be
found under:
Our customer consultants answer your ques-
tions concerning best buy, application and
adjustment of products and accessories.
Great Britain
Robert Bosch Ltd. (B.S.C.)
P.O. Box 98
Broadwater Park
North Orbital Road
UB 9 5HJ
Tel. Service: +44 (0844) 736 0109
Fax: +44 (0844) 736 0146
Origo Ltd.
Unit 23 Magna Drive
Magna Business Park
City West
Dublin 24
Tel. Service: +353 (01) 4 66 67 00
Fax: +353 (01) 4 66 68 88
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: +61 (01300) 307 044
Fax: +61 (01300) 307 045
Inside New Zealand:
Phone: +64 (0800) 543 353
Fax: +64 (0800) 428 570
Outside AU and NZ:
Phone: +61 (03) 9541 5555
The battery is tested according to UN document
ST/SG/AC.10/11/Rev.3 Part III, subsection 38.3.
It has effective protection against internal over-
pressure and short circuiting as well as devices
for the prevention of violent rupture and danger-
ous reverse current flow.
The lithium-equivalent content in the battery is
below applicable limit values. Therefore, the
battery is not subject to national or international
regulations pertaining to dangerous mediums,
neither as an individual component nor when in-
serted into a machine. However, the regulations
governing dangerous goods may be relevant
when transporting several batteries. In this
case, it can be necessary to comply with special
conditions (e.g., concerning the packaging). For
more information, please refer to the instruction
sheet (in English) under the following Internet
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The machine, accessories and packaging should
be sorted for environmental-friendly recycling.
Only for EC countries:
Do not dispose of power tools in-
to household waste!
According the European Guideline
2002/96/EC for Waste Electrical
and Electronic Equipment and its
implementation into national
right, power tools that are no longer usable
must be collected separately and disposed of in
an environmentally correct manner.
Battery packs/batteries:
Please observe the instruc-
tions in section “Transport”,
page 19.
Do not dispose of battery packs/batteries into
household waste, fire or water. Battery packs/
batteries should be collected, recycled or dis-
posed of in an environmental-friendly manner.
Only for EC countries:
Defective or dead out battery packs/batteries
must be recycled according the guideline
Batteries no longer suitable for use can be
directly returned at:
Great Britain
Robert Bosch Ltd. (B.S.C.)
P.O. Box 98
Broadwater Park
North Orbital Road
UB 9 5HJ
Tel. Service: +44 (0844) 736 0109
Fax: +44 (0844) 736 0146
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