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Robert Bosch GmbH
Power Tools Division
70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
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GWS Professional
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Safety Notes
General Power Tool Safety Warnings
WARNING Read all safety warnings and all
instructions. Failure to follow
the warnings and instructions may result in electric 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. Cluttered 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, radiators, 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.
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e) When operating a power tool outdoors,
use an extension cord suitable for outdoor use. Use of a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of electric
f) If operating a power tool in a damp location is unavoidable, use a residual current 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 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 protection 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 battery 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 before turning the power tool on. A wrench
or a key left attached to a rotating part of
the power tool may result in personal injury.
e) Do not overreach. Keep proper footing
and balance at all times. This enables
better control of the power tool in unexpected situations.
f) Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing 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 connection 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 correct power tool for your application. The
correct power tool will do the job better
and safer at the rate for which it was designed.
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 adjustments, 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 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 misalignment or binding of moving parts,
breakage of parts and any other condition that may affect the power tool’s operation. 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 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.
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5) Service
a) Have your power tool serviced by a qualified repair person using only identical
replacement parts. This will ensure that
the safety of the power tool is maintained.
Safety Warnings for Angle Grinder
Safety Warnings common for Grinding, Sanding, Wire Brushing or Abrasive Cutting Off Operations
f This power tool is intended to function as a
grinder, sander, wire brush or cut-off tool.
Read all safety warnings, instructions, illustrations and specifications provided with
this power tool. Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result in electric
shock, fire and/or serious injury.
f This power tool is not recommended for
polishing. Operations for which the power
tool was not designed may create a hazard
and cause personal injury.
f Do not use accessories which are not specifically designed and recommended by the
tool manufacturer. Just because the accessory can be attached to your power tool, it
does not assure safe operation.
f The rated speed of the accessory must be at
least equal to the maximum speed marked
on the power tool. Accessories running faster than their rated speed can break and fly
f The outside diameter and the thickness of
your accessory must be within the capacity
rating of your power tool. Incorrectly sized
accessories cannot be adequately guarded
or controlled.
f The arbor size of wheels, flanges, backing
pads or any other accessory must properly
fit the spindle of the power tool. Accessories with arbor holes that do not match the
mounting hardware of the power tool will run
out of balance, vibrate excessively and may
cause loss of control.
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f Do not use a damaged accessory. Before
each use inspect the accessory such as
abrasive wheels for chips and cracks, backing pad for cracks, tear or excess wear, wire
brush for loose or cracked wires. If power
tool or accessory is dropped, inspect for
damage or install an undamaged accessory.
After inspecting and installing an accessory, position yourself and bystanders away
from the plane of the rotating accessory
and run the power tool at maximum no-load
speed for one minute. Damaged accessories
will normally break apart during this test
f Wear personal protective equipment. Depending on application, use face shield,
safety goggles or safety glasses. As appropriate, wear dust mask, hearing protectors,
gloves and workshop apron capable of stopping small abrasive or workpiece fragments. The eye protection must be capable
of stopping flying debris generated by various operations. The dust mask or respirator
must be capable of filtrating particles generated by your operation. Prolonged exposure
to high intensity noise may cause hearing
f Keep bystanders a safe distance away from
work area. Anyone entering the work area
must wear personal protective equipment.
Fragments of workpiece or of a broken accessory may fly away and cause injury beyond immediate area of operation.
f Hold power tool by insulated gripping surfaces only, when performing an operation
where the cutting accessory may contact
hidden wiring or its own cord. Cutting accessory contacting a “live” wire may make exposed metal parts of the power tool “live”
and shock the operator.
f Position the cord clear of the spinning accessory. If you lose control of the power tool,
the cord may be cut or snagged and your
hand or arm may be pulled into the spinning
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f Never lay the power tool down until the accessory has come to a complete stop. The
spinning accessory may grab the surface and
pull the power tool out of your control.
f Do not run the power tool while carrying it
at your side. Accidental contact with the
spinning accessory could snag your clothing,
pulling the accessory into your body.
f Regularly clean the power tool’s air vents.
The motor’s fan will draw the dust inside the
housing and excessive accumulation of powdered metal may cause electrical hazards.
f Do not operate the power tool near flammable materials. Sparks could ignite these materials.
f Do not use accessories that require liquid
coolants. Using water or other liquid coolants may result in electrocution or shock.
Kickback and related warnings
f Kickback is a sudden reaction to a pinched or
snagged rotating wheel, backing pad, brush
or any other accessory. Pinching or snagging
causes rapid stalling of the rotating accessory which in turn causes the uncontrolled
power tool to be forced in the direction opposite of the accessory’s rotation at the
point of the binding.
For example, if an abrasive wheel is snagged
or pinched by the workpiece, the edge of the
wheel that is entering into the pinch point
can dig into the surface of the material causing the wheel to climb out or kick out. The
wheel may either jump toward or away from
the operator, depending on direction of the
wheel’s movement at the point of pinching.
Abrasive wheels may also break under these
Kickback is the result of power tool misuse
and/or incorrect operating procedures or
conditions and can be avoided by taking
proper precautions as given below.
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f Maintain a firm grip on the power tool and
position your body and arm to allow you to
resist kickback forces. Always use auxiliary
handle, if provided, for maximum control
over kickback or torque reaction during
start-up. The operator can control torque reactions or kickback forces, if proper precautions are taken.
f Never place your hand near the rotating accessory. Accessory may kickback over your
f Do not position your body in the area where
power tool will move if kickback occurs.
Kickback will propel the tool in direction opposite to the wheel’s movement at the point
of snagging.
f Use special care when working corners,
sharp edges, etc. Avoid bouncing and snagging the accessory. Corners, sharp edges or
bouncing have a tendency to snag the rotating accessory and cause loss of control or
f Do not attach a saw chain woodcarving
blade or toothed saw blade. Such blades
create frequent kickback and loss of control
over the power tool.
Additional safety instructions for grinding and
cutting off operations
f Use only wheel types that are recommended for your power tool and the specific
guard designed for the selected wheel.
Wheels for which the power tool was not designed cannot be adequately guarded and
are unsafe.
f The guard must be securely attached to the
power tool and positioned for maximum
safety, so the least amount of wheel is exposed towards the operator. The guard
helps to protect operator from broken wheel
fragments and accidental contact with
f Wheels must be used only for recommended applications. For example: do not grind
with the side of the cut-off wheel. Abrasive
cut-off wheels are intended for peripheral
grinding; side forces applied to these wheels
may cause them to shatter.
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f Always use undamaged wheel flanges that
are of correct size and shape for your selected wheel. Proper wheel flanges support
the wheel thus reducing the possibility of
wheel breakage. Flanges for cut-off wheels
may be different from grinding wheel flanges.
f Do not use worn down wheels from larger
power tools. Wheels intended for larger
power tools are not suitable for the higher
speed of a smaller tool and may burst.
Additional safety warnings specific for abrasive cutting off operations
f Do not “jam” the cut-off wheel or apply excessive pressure. Do not attempt to make
an excessive depth of cut. Overstressing the
wheel increases the loading and susceptibility to twisting or binding of the wheel in the
cut and the possibility of kickback or wheel
f Do not position your body in line with and
behind the rotating wheel. When the wheel,
at the point of operation, is moving away
from your body, the possible kickback may
propel the spinning wheel and the power
tool directly at you.
f When wheel is binding or when interrupting
a cut for any reason, switch off the power
tool and hold the power tool motionless until the wheel comes to a complete stop. Never attempt to remove the cut-off wheel from
the cut while the wheel is in motion otherwise kickback may occur. Investigate and
take corrective action to eliminate the cause
of wheel binding.
f Do not restart the cutting operation in the
workpiece. Let the wheel reach full speed
and carefully reenter the cut. The wheel may
bind, walk up or kickback if the power tool is
restarted in the workpiece.
f Support panels or any oversized workpiece
to minimize the risk of wheel pinching and
kickback. Large workpieces tend to sag under their own weight. Supports must be
placed under the workpiece near the line of
cut and near the edge of the workpiece on
both sides of the wheel.
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f Use extra caution when making a “pocket
cut” into existing walls or other blind areas.
The protruding wheel may cut gas or water
pipes, electrical wiring or objects that can
cause kickback.
Safety warnings specific for sanding operations
f Do not use excessively oversized sanding
disc paper. Follow manufacturers recommendations, when selecting sanding paper.
Larger sanding paper extending beyond the
sanding pad presents a laceration hazard and
may cause snagging, tearing of the disc, or
Safety warnings specific for wire brushing operations
f Be aware that wire bristles are thrown by
the brush even during ordinary operation.
Do not overstress the wires by applying excessive load to the brush. The wire bristles
can easily penetrate light clothing and/or
f If the use of a guard is recommended for
wire brushing, do not allow any interference of the wire wheel or brush with the
guard. Wire wheel or brush may expand in diameter due to work load and centrifugal forces.
Additional safety warnings
Wear safety goggles.
f Use suitable detectors to determine if utility lines are hidden in the work area or call
the local utility company for assistance.
Contact with electric lines can lead to fire
and electric shock. Damaging a gas line can
lead to explosion. Penetrating a water line
causes property damage or may cause an
electric shock.
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f Release the On/Off switch and set it to the
off position when the power supply is interrupted, e. g., in case of a power failure or
when the mains plug is pulled. This prevents
uncontrolled restarting.
f When working stone, use dust extraction.
The vacuum cleaner must be approved for
the extraction of stone dust. Using this
equipment reduces dust-related hazards.
f Use a cutting guide when cutting stone.
Without sideward guidance, the cutting disc
can jam and cause kickback.
f 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.
f Secure the workpiece. A workpiece clamped
with clamping devices or in a vice is held
more secure than by hand.
f Keep your workplace clean. Blends of materials are particularly dangerous. Dust from
light alloys can burn or explode.
f Never use the machine with a damaged cable. Do not touch the damaged cable and
pull the mains plug when the cable is damaged while working. Damaged cables increase the risk of an electric shock.
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 outlets,
it should be cut off and an appropriate plug fitted in its place by an authorised customer service agent. The replacement plug should have the
same fuse rating as the original plug.
The severed plug must be disposed of to avoid a
possible shock hazard and should never be inserted into a mains socket elsewhere.
Products sold in AUS and NZ only: Use a residual current device (RCD) with a rated residual
current of 30 mA or less.
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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
18 Round nut*
19 Cup brush*
20 Cutting guide with dust extraction protection guard *
21 Diamond cutting disc*
22 Handle (insulated gripping surface)
*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 accessories program.
Intended Use
The machine is intended for cutting, roughing,
and brushing metal and stone materials without
using water.
For cutting metal, a special protection guard for
cutting (accessory) must be used.
For cutting stone, a special extraction hood for
cutting with cutting guide (accessory) must be
With approved sanding tools, the machine can
be used for sanding with sanding discs.
Product Features
The numbering of the product features refers to
the illustration of the machine on the graphics
1 Spindle lock button
2 On/Off switch
3 Allen key
4 Thumbwheel for speed preselection
(GWS 7-115 E)
5 Auxiliary handle
6 Grinder spindle
7 Locking screw for protection guard
8 Protection guard for grinding
9 Mounting flange with O-ring
10 Grinding/cutting disc*
11 Clamping nut
12 Quick-clamping nut
13 Protection guard for cutting*
14 Carbide grinding head*
15 Hand guard*
16 Rubber sanding plate*
17 Sanding sheet*
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Technical Data
Angle Grinder
GWS 7-100
GWS 7-115 GWS 7-115 E
GWS 7-125
Professional Professional Professional Professional
Article number
3 601 C88 1.. 3 601 C88 1.. 3 601 C88 2.. 3 601 C88 1..
Rated speed
Speed control adjustment
– 11000
Rated power input
Grinding disc diameter, max.
M 10
M 14
M 14
M 14
Thread of grinder spindle
Thread length (max.) of grinder
Weight according to
EPTA-Procedure 01/2003
Protection class
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 of your machine. The trade names of the individual machines
may vary.
Noise/Vibration Information
Measured sound values determined according
to EN 60745.
Typically the A-weighted noise levels of the
product are: Sound pressure level 91 dB(A);
Sound power level 102 dB(A). Uncertainty
K =3 dB.
Wear hearing protection!
Vibration total values (triax vector sum) determined according to EN 60745:
Surface grinding: Vibration emission value
ah =6.5 m/s2, Uncertainty K=1.5 m/s2,
Disk sanding: Vibration emission value
ah =3.5 m/s2, Uncertainty K=1.5 m/s2.
The vibration emission 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 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
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different accessories or poorly maintained, the
vibration emission may differ. This may significantly increase the exposure level over the total
working period.
An estimation of the level of exposure to vibration should also 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 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 according to the provisions of the directives
2004/108/EC, 98/37/EC (until 28 Dec 2009),
2006/42/EC (from 29 Dec 2009).
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Technical file at:
Robert Bosch GmbH, PT/ESC,
D-70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Dr. Egbert Schneider
Senior Vice President
Dr. Eckerhard Strötgen
Head of Product
Robert Bosch GmbH, Power Tools Division
D-70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
The protection guard for cutting 13 is mounted
in the same manner as the protection guard for
grinding 8.
Auxiliary Handle
f Operate your machine only with the auxiliary handle 5.
Screw the auxiliary handle 5 on the right or left
of the machine head depending on the working
Vibration-dampening Auxiliary Handle
Mounting the Protective Devices
The vibration-dampening auxiliary handle reduces the vibrations, making operation more comfortable and secure.
f Before any work on the machine itself, pull
the mains plug.
f Do not make any alterations to the auxiliary
Note: After breakage of the grinding disc during
operation or damage to the holding fixtures on
the protection guard/power tool, the machine
must promptly be sent to an after-sales service
agent for maintenance (for addresses, see section „After-sales Service and Customer Assistance“.
Do not continue to use an auxiliary handle if it
is damaged.
Protection Guard for Grinding
The hand guard 15 is fastened with the auxiliary
handle 5.
Place the protection guard 8 on the spindle collar. Adjust the position of the protection guard 8
to the requirements of the operation. Lock the
protection guard 8 tightening the locking screw
7 with an allen key 3.
f Adjust the protection guard 8 in such a manner that sparking is prevented in the direction of the operator.
Note: The encoding keys on the protection
guard 8 ensure that only a protection guard that
fits the machine type can be mounted.
Protection Guard for Cutting
f For cutting metal, always work with the protection guard for cutting 13.
f For cutting stone, always work with the cutting guide with dust extraction protection
guard 20.
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Hand Guard
f For operations with the rubber sanding
plate 16 or with the cup brush/wheel
brush/flap disc, always mount the hand
guard 15.
Mounting the Grinding Tools
f Before any work on the machine itself, pull
the mains plug.
f Grinding and cutting discs become very hot
while working; do not touch until they have
Clean the grinder spindle 6 and all parts to be
For clamping and loosening the grinding tools,
lock the grinder spindle with the spindle lock
button 1.
f Actuate the spindle lock button only when
the grinder spindle is at a standstill. Otherwise, the machine may become damaged.
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Grinding/Cutting Disc
Pay attention to the dimensions of the grinding
tools. The mounting hole diameter must fit the
mounting flange without play. Do not use reducers or adapters.
When using diamond cutting discs, pay attention that the direction-of-rotation arrow on the
diamond cutting disc and the direction of rotation of the machine (see direction-of-rotation arrow on the machine head) agree.
See graphics page for the mounting sequence.
To fasten the grinding/cutting disc, screw on
the clamping nut 11 and tighten with the twopin spanner; see Section “Quick-clamping Nut ”.
f After mounting the grinding tool and before
switching on, check that the grinding tool is
correctly mounted and that it can turn freely. Make sure that the grinding tool does
not graze against the protection guard or
other parts.
Mounting flange for grinding
spindle M 14: An O-ring (plastic part) is inserted in the
mounting flange 9 around the
centring collar. If the O-ring is
missing or is damaged, it must
in all cases be replaced (article
number 1 600 210 039) before
the mounting flange 9 is mounted.
The cup brush/disc brush must be able to be
screwed onto the grinder spindle until it rests
firmly against the grinder spindle flange at the
end of the grinder spindle threads. Tighten the
cup brush/disc brush with an open-end spanner.
Quick-clamping Nut
For convenient changing of grinding tools without the use of additional tools, you can use the
quick-clamping nut 12 instead of the clamping
nut 11.
f The quick-clamping nut 12 may be used only
for grinding or cutting discs.
Use only a flawless, undamaged quick-clamping nut 12.
When screwing on, pay attention that the side
of the quick-clamping nut 12 with printing
does not face the grinding disc; the arrow must
point to the index mark 23.
Lock the grinder spindle with the spindle
lock button 1. To tighten the quick-clamping
nut, firmly turn the
grinding disc in clockwise direction.
Mounting flange for grinding spindle M 10: The
mounting flange can be used on both sides.
Flap Disc
f For operations with the flap disc, always
mount the hand guard 15.
Rubber Sanding Plate
f For operations with the rubber sanding
plate 16, always mount the hand guard 15.
See graphics page for the mounting sequence.
Screw on the round nut 18 and tighten with the
two-pin spanner.
Cup Brush/Disc Brush
f For operations with the cup brush/wheel
brush, always mount the hand guard 15.
A properly attached,
undamaged quickclamping nut can be
loosened by hand
when turning the
knurled ring in anticlockwise direction.
Never loosen a tight
quick-clamping nut
with pliers. Always
use the two-pin spanner. Insert the two-pin spanner as shown in the
See graphics page for the mounting sequence.
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Approved Grinding Tools
Dust/Chip Extraction
All grinding tools mentioned in these operating
instructions can be used.
f Dusts from materials such as lead-containing
coatings, some wood types, minerals and
metal can be harmful to one’s health. Touching or breathing-in the dusts can cause allergic reactions and/or lead to respiratory infections of the user or bystanders.
Certain dusts, such as oak or beech dust, are
considered as carcinogenic, especially in
connection with wood-treatment additives
(chromate, wood preservative). Materials
containing asbestos may only be worked by
The permissible speed [min-1] or the circumferential speed [m/s] of the grinding tools used
must at least match the values given in the table.
Therefore, observe the permissible rotational/circumferential speed on the label of the
grinding tool.
M 10
M 14
Observe the relevant regulations in your
country for the materials to be worked.
Starting Operation
Rotating the Machine Head
f Before any work on the machine itself, pull
the mains plug.
The machine head
can be rotated with
respect to the machine housing in
90° steps. In this
manner, the On/Off
switch can be
brought into a more
convenient position for special
working situations,
e.g. for left-handed
Completely unscrew the four screws. Rotate the
machine head carefully, without removing it
from the housing, to the new position. Screw in
and tighten the four screws again.
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– Use dust extraction whenever possible.
– Provide for good ventilation of the working place.
– It is recommended to wear a P2 filterclass respirator.
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.
f Hold power tool by insulated gripping surfaces 22 and auxiliary handle 5 only. The accessory may contact hidden wiring or its
own cord. Accessory contacting a “live” wire
may make exposed metal parts of the power
tool “live” and shock the operator.
When operating the machine with power from
mobile generators that do not have sufficient reserve capacity or are not equipped with suitable
voltage control with starting current amplification, loss of performance or untypical behavior
can occur upon switching on.
Please observe the suitability of the power generator being used, particularly with regard to
the mains voltage and frequency.
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Switching On and Off
To start the power tool, push the On/Off switch
2 forwards.
To lock the On/Off switch 2, press the On/Off
switch 2 down at the front until it latches.
To switch off the power tool, release the On/Off
switch 2 or, if it is locked, briefly push down the
back of the On/Off switch 2 and then release it.
f Check grinding tools before using. The
grinding tool must be mounted properly
and be able to move freely. Carry out a test
run for at least one minute with no load. Do
not use damaged, out-of-centre or vibrating
grinding tools. Damaged grinding tools can
burst and cause injuries.
Speed preselection (GWS 7-115 E)
The required speed can be preselected with the thumbwheel 4 (also while running).
The data in the following table are recommended values.
Wood, metal
Removing paint
Sanding disc
Brushing, rust removal
Cup brush, sanding disc
Metal, masonry
Grinding disc
Rough grinding
Grinding disc
Masonry, stone
Cutting disc and cutting guide
(Cutting masonry/stone is permitted
only with use of the cutting guide)
Working Advice
f Exercise caution when cutting slots in
structural walls; see Section “Information
on Structures ”.
f Clamp the workpiece if it does not remain
stationary due to its own weight.
f Do not strain the machine so heavily that it
comes to a standstill.
f After heavily straining the power tool, continue to run it at no-load for several minutes
to cool down the cutting/grinding tool.
Rough Grinding
f Never use a cutting disc for roughing.
The best roughing results are achieved when
setting the machine at an angle of 30° to 40°.
Move the machine back and forth with moderate
pressure. In this manner, the workpiece will not
become too hot, does not discolour and no
grooves are formed.
Flap Disc
With the flap disc (accessory), curved surfaces
and profiles can be worked.
f Grinding and cutting discs become very hot
while working; do not touch until they have
Flap discs have a considerably higher service
life, lower noise levels and lower sanding temperatures than conventional sanding sheets.
f Do not use the power tool with a cut-off
Cutting Metal
Bosch Power Tools
f For cutting metal, always work with the protection guard for cutting 13.
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When cutting, work with moderate feed, adapted to the material being cut. Do not exert pressure onto the cutting disc, tilt or oscillate the
Do not reduce the speed of running down cutting discs by applying sideward pressure.
The machine must
always work in an
up-grinding motion. Otherwise,
the danger exists
of it being pushed
uncontrolled out
of the cut.
When cutting profiles and square
bar, it is best to
start at the smallest cross section.
Cutting Stone
f For cutting stone, always work with the cutting guide with dust extraction protection
guard 20.
f The machine may be used only for dry cutting/grinding.
For cutting stone, it is best to use a diamond
cutting disc. As a safety measure against jamming, the cutting guide with dust extraction protection guard 20 must be used.
Operate the machine only with dust extraction
and additionally wear a dust protection mask.
The vacuum cleaner must be approved for the
extraction of masonry dust. Bosch provides suitable vacuum cleaners.
Switch on the machine and place
the front part of
the cutting guide
on the workpiece.
Slide the machine
with moderate
feed, adapted to
the material to be
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For cutting expecially hard material, e. g., concrete with high pebble content, the diamond
cutting disc can overheat and become damaged
as a result. This is clearly indicated by circular
sparking, rotating with the diamond cutting
In this case, interrupt the cutting process and allow the diamond cutting disc to cool by running
the machine for a short time at maximum speed
with no load.
Noticeable decreasing work progress and circular sparking are indications of a diamond cutting
disc that has become dull. Briefly cutting into
abrasive material (e. g. lime-sand brick) can resharpen the disc again.
Information on Structures
Slots in structural walls are subject to the
Standard DIN 1053 Part 1, or country-specific
These regulations are to be observed under all
circumstances. Before beginning work, consult
the responsible structural engineer, architect or
the construction supervisor.
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.
f In extreme conditions, always use dust extraction as far as possible. Blow out ventilation slots frequently and install a residual
current device (RCD). When working metals,
conductive dust can settle in the interior of
the power tool. The total insulation of the
power tool can be impaired.
Please store and handle the accessory(-ies)
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.
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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 Assistance
Our after-sales service responds to your questions 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 service representatives can answer your questions concerning possible applications 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
E-Mail: boschservicecentre@bosch.com
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
Republic of South Africa
Customer service
Hotline: +27 (011) 6 51 96 00
Gauteng – BSC Service Centre
35 Roper Street, New Centre
Tel.: +27 (011) 4 93 93 75
Fax: +27 (011) 4 93 01 26
E-Mail: bsctools@icon.co.za
KZN – BSC Service Centre
Unit E, Almar Centre
143 Crompton Street
Tel.: +27 (031) 7 01 21 20
Fax: +27 (031) 7 01 24 46
E-Mail: bsc.dur@za.bosch.com
Western Cape – BSC Service Centre
Democracy Way, Prosperity Park
Tel.: +27 (021) 5 51 25 77
Fax: +27 (021) 5 51 32 23
E-Mail: bsc@zsd.co.za
Bosch Headquarters
Midrand, Gauteng
Tel.: +27 (011) 6 51 96 00
Fax: +27 (011) 6 51 98 80
E-Mail: rbsa-hq.pts@za.bosch.com
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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 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 environmentally correct manner.
Subject to change without notice.
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