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Robert Bosch GmbH
Power Tools Division
70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
2 609 140 752 (2010.08) O / 224 UNI
GSR | GSB Professional
14,4 VE-2-LI | 18 VE-2-LI
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General Power Tool Safety
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.
Work area safety
f Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered
or dark areas invite accidents.
f 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
f Keep children and bystanders away while
operating a power tool. Distractions can
cause you to lose control.
Electrical safety
f 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.
f 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.
f Do not expose power tools to rain or wet
conditions. Water entering a power tool will
increase the risk of electric shock.
f 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
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f 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 shock.
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 shock.
Personal safety
f 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.
f 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.
f 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.
f 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.
f 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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f 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 dustrelated hazards.
Power tool use and care
f 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.
f 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.
f 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.
f 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.
f 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.
Battery tool use and care
f 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.
f Use power tools only with specifically designated battery packs. Use of any other battery packs may create a risk of injury and fire.
f 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.
f Under abusive conditions, liquid may be
ejected from the battery; avoid contact. If
contact accidentally occurs, flush with water. If liquid contacts eyes, additionally
seek medical help. Liquid ejected from the
battery may cause irritation or burns.
f 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 Drills and
f Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly
maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting
edges are less likely to bind and are easier to
GSB 14,4 VE-2-LI/GSB 18 VE-2-LI
f 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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f Wear ear protectors when impact drilling.
Exposure to noise can cause hearing loss.
f Use auxiliary handle(s), if supplied with the
tool. Loss of control can cause personal injury.
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.
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GSB 14,4 VE-2-LI/GSB 18 VE-2-LI
f Hold power tool by insulated gripping surfaces, when performing an operation where
the cutting accessory or fastener may contact hidden wiring. Cutting accessory and
fasteners contacting a “live” wire may make
exposed metal parts of the power tool “live”
and could give the operator an electric
f Use appropriate 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.
f Switch off the power tool immediately
when the tool insert jams. Be prepared for
high reaction torque that can cause kickback. The tool insert jams when:
— the power tool is subject to overload or
— it becomes wedged in the workpiece.
f Hold the machine with a firm grip. High reaction torque can briefly occur while driving
in and loosening screws.
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 Do not open the battery. Danger of shortcircuiting.
Protect the battery against heat, e. g.,
against continuous intense sunlight,
fire, water, and moisture. Danger of
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
respiratory system.
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f Use the battery only in conjunction with
your Bosch power tool. This measure alone
protects the battery against dangerous overload.
f Use only original Bosch batteries with the
voltage listed on the nameplate of your
power tool. When using other batteries, e. g.
imitations, reconditioned batteries or other
brands, there is danger of injury as well as
property damage through exploding batteries.
Additional Safety and Working
f Dusts from materials such as lead-containing coatings, some wood types, minerals
and metal can be harmful to one’s health
and cause allergic reactions, lead to respiratory infections and/or cancer. Materials
containing asbestos may only be worked by
– Provide for good ventilation of the working place.
– It is recommended to wear a P2 filterclass respirator.
Observe the relevant regulations in your
country for the materials to be worked.
f Before any work on the machine (e. g.,
maintenance, tool change, etc.) as well as
during transport and storage, set the rotational direction switch to the centre position. Unintentional actuation of the On/Off
switch can lead to injuries.
f The battery is supplied partially charged. To
ensure full battery capacity, completely
charge the battery in the battery charger
before using for the first time.
f The battery is equipped with a NTC temperature control which allows charging only
within a temperature range of between
0 °C and 45 °C. A long battery service life
is achieved in this manner.
f Read the operating instructions of the battery charger.
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f Apply the power tool to the screw only
when it is switched off. Rotating tool inserts
can slip off.
f Adjust the gear switch only when the machine is at a complete stop.
f Always push the gear selector and turn the
operating mode selector switch through to
the stop. Otherwise, the machine can become damaged.
f In case of excessive loading, e. g., prolonged blocking of the application tool, the
electronics switch off the power tool. After
switching on again, the power tool can be
used again as intended for. In case of continued overload, the power tool will switch
off again in order to prevent damage to the
The following symbols are important for reading and understanding the operating instructions.
Please take note of the symbols and their meaning. The correct interpretation of the symbols will
help you to use the machine in a better and safer manner.
GSR 14,4 VE-2-LI/
GSR 18 VE-2-LI/
GSB 14,4 VE-2-LI/
GSB 18 VE-2-LI:
Cordless screwdriver/
Combination cordless drill
Article number
Grey-marked area: Handle
(insulated gripping surface)
Read all safety warnings and all
Before any work on the machine
itself, remove the battery
Movement direction
Reaction direction
Drilling and screwdriving
Impact drilling
Low speed
High speed
Switching On
Switching Off
Right/left rotation
Prohibited action
Battery Capacity
Rated voltage
n0 1
No-load speed (1. gear)
n0 2
Maximum torque according to
ISO 5393
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Impact rate
No-load speed (2. gear)
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Drilling diameter, max.
Chuck clamping range
Max. screw dia.
Weight according to
EPTA-Procedure 01/2003
Sound power level
Sound pressure level
Vibrational emission value
Delivery Scope
Cordless screwdriver/Combination cordless
Battery, application tools and other accessories
shown or described are not part of the standard
delivery scope.
A complete overview of accessories can be
found in our accessories program.
Intended Use
The machine is intended for driving in and loosening screws as well as for drilling in wood, metal, ceramics and plastic. GSB machines are additionally intended for impact drilling in bricks,
brickwork and masonry.
Technical Data
The technical data of the machine are listed in
the Table on page 216–217.
Please observe the article number on the type
plate of your machine. The trade names of the
individual machines may vary.
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, 2006/42/EC.
Technical file at:
Robert Bosch GmbH, PT/ESC,
D-70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Bosch Power Tools
Dr. Egbert Schneider
Senior Vice President
Dr. Eckerhard Strötgen
Head of Product
Robert Bosch GmbH, Power Tools Division
D-70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Noise/Vibration Information
The measured values of the machine are listed
in the table on page 216–217.
Noise and vibrational values (vector sum of
three directions) determined according to
EN 60745.
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
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.
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Mounting and Operation
Removing the Battery
Inserting the Battery
Checking the battery charge condition
Changing the position of the auxiliary handle
Mounting application tools
Reversing the Rotational Direction
Setting the Torque
Selecting the drilling position
Setting the Operating Mode
Gear Selection, Mechanical
Switching On and Off
Selecting accessories
Maintenance and Cleaning
f For safe and proper working, always keep
the machine and ventilation slots clean.
Clean the application tool, the tool holder, the
power tool’s ventilations slots, and the battery’s
ventilation slots each time after using.
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
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
In all correspondence and spare parts order,
please always include the 10-digit article
number given on the type plate of the machine.
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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
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
Western Cape – BSC Service Centre
Democracy Way, Prosperity Park
Tel.: +27 (021) 5 51 25 77
Fax: +27 (021) 5 51 32 23
Bosch Headquarters
Midrand, Gauteng
Tel.: +27 (011) 6 51 96 00
Fax: +27 (011) 6 51 98 80
Dispatch batteries only when the housing is undamaged. Tape or mask off open contacts and
pack up the battery in such a manner that it cannot move around in the packaging.
When dispatching lithium-ion batteries, compulsory labeling may be required. Please observe
the respective national regulations.
The machine, rechargeable batteries, accessories and packaging should be sorted for environmental-friendly recycling.
Do not dispose of power tools and batteries/rechargeable batteries into household waste!
Only for EC countries:
According to 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.
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
Subject to change without notice.
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