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Tough drill bit designed to easily break into reinforced concrete


It boasts a four flute design to effortlessly transport dust out quickly

Bosch Power Tools, which has 40 years of experience in design and in-house production of SDS plus drill bits, brings the new 6 mm SDS plus-5X for professionals, which allows the user to quickly drill into rebar – significantly increasing efficiency for projects.

Bosch Power Tools SA Accessories senior brand manager Campbell Mhodi indicates that drilling in reinforced concrete is one of the biggest challenges when working. “When hitting rebar, the drill bit often gets stuck and breaks, even when immediately withdrawn. As a result, the user loses valuable time and money.”

The SDS plus drill bit is suitable for residential, commercial and construction industries. It is designed to handle daily intensive drilling in reinforced concrete, thanks to its innovative four-cutter drill head geometry with at least one cutting edge, which guarantees to continuously attack the rebar from any angle it hits. This prevents the drill bit from getting stuck in rebar, hence it doesn’t break.

The centre tip of the drill bit facilitates the start of drilling in concrete and ensures deep and stable centring. Its unique turn angle head design enables excellent dust removal when drilling. It boasts a four flute design to effortlessly transport dust out quickly, resulting in a higher drilling speed and less wear in the channels. The Tungsten Carbide head architecture and composition ensures better quality and performance in concrete with rebar than any two-cutter in the market.


The SDS plus drill bit is suitable for residential, commercial and construction industries.

About Bosch Power Tools
The Power Tools Division of the Bosch Group is the world market leader for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2014, its roughly 19,000 associates generated sales of 4.2 billion euros, about 85 percent of which outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch, Skil and Dremel, the division stands for customer focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and pace of innovation. The division generated about 35 percent of its sales in 2014 with products that have been on the market for less than two years. In 2015, Bosch Power Tools will again launch more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. According to preliminary figures, its roughly 290,000 associates generated sales of 48.9 billion euros in 2014. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2014, Bosch applied for some 4,600 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s strategic goal is to deliver innovations for connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

Bosch Power Tools Contact Details
Campbell Mhodi
Bosch Power Tools SA Accessories senior brand manager
Tel: +27 (011) 651 9854
Fax: +27 (011) 651 9881



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