Quick accessory change system for grinders

For faster, easier changes – with no spanner, nut or flange to misplace – the X-Lock range from Bosch includes six small but powerful angle grinders, with features to improve productivity, ergonomics and safety.

X-Lock is a tool-less solution – simply bring the accessory and grinder connecting surfaces into contact and press. A reassuring ‘click’ sound tells you they are firmly locked.

To remove a disc, just flick a lever on the grinder. Changeovers can be completed in five seconds. You can even do it while wearing gloves. There’s no attachment nut to seize up on a jammed disc – or to get in your way when working at flat angles, or damage material surfaces. What’s more, X-LOCK indicates the right accessory mounting direction and won’t allow direction-specific accessories such as diamond cutting discs to be mounted incorrectly.

A comprehensive new range of more than 130 X-Lock accessories covers everything from metalwork and stonework to plumbing, tiling and other cutting and grinding tasks. Almost all of these can also be used on an older, non-X-Lock angle grinder with conventional clamping systems. (The exceptions are diamond dry core drills and cup/round brushes.) Discs vary in diameter between 115 and 125mm. The collection includes:

  • Metalwork accessories – fibre, SCM and flap discs, as well as cup and round brushes, for cutting and roughing
  • Stone/concrete/tiling accessories – diamond cutting discs, diamond dry core drills and diamond milling cutters
  • Carbide multi-wheels – useful for cutting wood containing nails, along with plastic, composite or drywall construction materials

The six X-Lock angle grinders comprise one corded model and five 18 V battery-powered cordless products. According to Bosch, the cordless machines provide equivalent power to a 1000W corded grinder and, compared to predecessors, they are up to 35% more powerful and give up to 100% longer runtime.

Ergonomic features include an intuitive user interface showing tool status and enabling speed selection, and an inbuilt LED working light. They can also be fitted with a Bosch connectivity module which connects to your mobile device via Bluetooth for advanced functionality.

Enhanced health and safety
Automatic safety systems include KickBack Control, which immediately shuts down power to the motor if the disc is suddenly jammed. Drop Control does the same as soon as a dropped tool hits the floor. In models with a PROtection Switch, power is instantly cut if the user lets go, while the X-Brake brings discs to a complete halt within one second of the tool stopping.

X-LOCK availability
Bosch Professional angle grinders with the X-LOCK system, as well as an extensive range of accessories, will be available from May 2019 with additional models following in future.


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