Bosch GSC 160 Professional manual

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  • Brand: Bosch
  • Product: Cutting machine
  • Model/name: GSC 160 Professional
  • Filetype: PDF
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Robert Bosch GmbH
Power Tools Division
70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
1 609 929 M52 (2009.04) T / 80 WEU
GSC 160 Professional
de Originalbetriebsanleitung
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es Manual original
pt Manual original
it Istruzioni originali
nl Oorspronkelijke gebruiksaanwijzing
da Original brugsanvisning
sv Bruksanvisning i original
no Original driftsinstruks
fi Alkuperäiset ohjeet
el Πρωτότυπο οδηγιών χρήσης
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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. Distractions 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 shock.
f) If operating a power tool in a damp loca-
tion is unavoidable, use a residual current
device (RCD) protected supply. Use of an
RCD reduces the risk of electric shock.
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 influence of
drugs, alcohol or medication. A moment
of inattention while operating power tools
may result in serious personal 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 finger on
the switch or energising power tools that
have the switch on invites accidents.
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 in-
e) Do not overreach. Keep proper footing
and balance at all times. This enables bet-
ter control of the power tool in unexpected
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 meas-
ures 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
unfamiliar 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.
Properly 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 instruc-
tions, taking into account the working
conditions and the work to be performed.
Use of the power tool for operations differ-
ent from those intended could result in a
hazardous situation.
5) 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 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 Never use the machine with a damaged
cable. Do not touch the damaged cable and
pull the mains plug when the cable is dam-
aged while working. Damaged cables in-
crease the risk of an electric shock.
f Products sold in GB only: Your product is
fitted with an BS 1363/A approved electric
plug with internal fuse (ASTA approved to
BS 1362).
If the plug is not suitable for your socket out-
lets, it should be cut off and an appropriate
plug fitted in its place by an authorised cus-
tomer service agent. The replacement plug
should have the same fuse rating as the ori-
ginal plug.
The severed plug must be disposed of to
avoid a possible shock hazard and should nev-
er be inserted into a mains socket elsewhere.
Products sold in AUS and NZ only: Use a
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Functional Description
Read all safety warnings and all
instructions. Failure to follow the
warnings and instructions may re-
sult 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 On/Off switch
2 Chip deflector
3 Fastening screw for upper cutter
4 Upper cutter
5 Bottom cutter
6 Adjustment screw, bottom cutter
7 Fastening screw for bottom cutter
8 Allen key*
*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.
Noise/Vibration Information
Measured values determined according to
EN 60745.
Typically the A-weighted noise levels of the prod-
uct are: Sound pressure level 85 dB(A); Sound
power level 96 dB(A). Uncertainty K=3 dB.
Wear hearing protection!
Vibration total values (triax vector sum) deter-
mined according to EN 60745:
Vibration emission value ah = 4 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 represents
the main applications of the tool. However if the
tool is used for different applications, with differ-
ent accessories or poorly maintained, the vibra-
tion emission may differ. This may significantly in-
crease the exposure level over the total working
An estimation of the level of exposure to vi-
bration 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.
Technical Data
Sheet Metal Shears GSC 160
Article number 0 601 500 4..
Rated power input W 500
Output power W 270
Stroke rate at no load n0 min-1
Stroke speed under load min-1
Max. steel sheet cutting
capacity* mm 1.6
Smallest curve radius mm 35
Weight according
to EPTA-Procedure
01/2003 kg 1.8
Protection class /II
* to 400 N/mm2
with reference to steel sheet
The values given are valid for nominal voltages [U] of
230/240 V. For lower voltage and models for specific
countries, these values can vary.
Please observe the article number on the type plate
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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 ac-
cording 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, 12.09.2007
Starting Operation
f Observe correct mains voltage! The voltage
of the power source must agree with the
voltage specified on the nameplate of the
machine. Power tools marked with 230 V
can also be operated with 220 V.
Switching On and Off
To start the machine, push the On/Off switch 1
To lock the On/Off switch 1, additionally push
down the front of the switch.
To switch off the machine, release the On/Off
switch 1. When the On/Off switch is locked, press
on the rear of the switch and then release it.
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 workbench.
f Only work with the chip deflector 2 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 and
pay particular attention to the mains cable.
Take care that cut sheet parts do not bend
toward your body or the mains cable. Sharp
burrs develop at the cut steel sheet and can
cause injuries to the operator or damage the
mains cable. If required, press bending steel
sheet parts away from your body or the
mains cable 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 significantly
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
Dr. Egbert Schneider
Senior Vice President
Dr. Eckerhard Strötgen
Head of Product
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Maximum Steel Sheet Cutting Capacity
The maximum steel sheet cutting capacity dmax
depends on the strength properties of the ma-
terial to be cut.
The machine allows for cutting of metal sheet to
the following thicknesses:
Adjusting Cutter Clearance a
f Before any work on the machine itself, pull
the mains plug.
The cutter clearance a (gap be-
tween the cutters) depends on
the sheet thickness dmax to be cut.
For softer or more ductile materials, the clear-
ance a must be decreased; for harder or more
brittle materials, increased.
Loosen the fastening screw 7 for the bottom cut-
ter. Adjust the required cutter clearance a with
the adjustment screw 6. The upper cutter 4 and
the bottom cutter 5 may not touch each other.
Retighten the fastening screw 7 for the bottom
cutter with a tightening torque of 3–4 Nm.
Maintenance and Service
Maintenance and Cleaning
f Before any work on the machine itself, pull
the mains plug.
f For safe and proper working, always keep
the machine and ventilation slots clean.
Replacing the blade (see figure A)
The upper cutter 4 and the bottom cutter 5 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 4, loosen the fasten-
ing screw 3; to replace the bottom cutter 5,
loosen the fastening screw 7.
Turn the cutter by 90° or install a new cutter.
When installing the bottom cutter 5, pay atten-
tion that it faces against the adjustment screw 6.
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.
Retighten the fastening screw 3 for the upper
cutter and the fastening screw 7 for the bottom
cutter with a tightening torque of 3–4 Nm.
Check the cutter clearance a (see “Adjusting
Cutter Clearance a”, page 14).
Upper cutter 4 and bottom cutter 5 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.
Material Max. strength property
Steel 400 1.6
600 1.2
800 0.7
Aluminium 200 2.2
Cutter clearance a
0.3–0.6 0.10
0.8–1.2 0.25
1.3–1.6 0.30
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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 ad-
justment 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 machine, accessories and packaging should
be sorted for environmental-friendly recycling.
Only for EC countries:
Do not dispose of power tools into
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 envi-
ronmentally correct manner.
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