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Robert Bosch GmbH
Power Tools Division
70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
GBH 5-40 DE Professional
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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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Safety Warnings
f Wear hearing protection. Exposure to noise
can cause hearing loss.
f Always use the auxiliary handle supplied
with the machine. Loss of control can cause
personal injury.
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.
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.
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.
f Hold the power tool only by the insulated
gripping surfaces when performing an operation where the cutting tool may contact hidden wiring or its own cord. Contact with a
“live” wire will also make exposed metal parts
of the power tool “live” and shock the operator.
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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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 Do not work materials containing asbestos.
Asbestos is considered carcinogenic.
f Take protective measures when dust can develop during working that is harmful to one’s
health, combustible or explosive. Example:
Some dusts are regarded as carcinogenic.
Wear a dust mask and work with dust/chip extraction when connectable.
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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 damaged
while working. Damaged cables increase the
risk of an electric shock.
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
While reading the operating instructions, unfold
the graphics page for the machine and leave it
Intended Use
The machine is intended for hammer drilling in
concrete, brick and stone as well as for chiselling.
Product Features
The numbering of the product features refers to
the illustration of the machine on the graphics
1 Dust protection cap
2 Locking sleeve
3 Mode selector switch
4 Vibration damper
Noise/Vibration Information
Measured values determined according to
EN 60745.
Typically the A-weighted noise levels of the product are: Sound pressure level 90 dB(A); Sound
power level 101 dB(A). Uncertainty K =3 dB.
Wear hearing protection!
Vibration total values (triax vector sum) determined according to EN 60745:
Hammer drilling into concrete: Vibration emission value ah =13 m/s2, Uncertainty K=1.5 m/s2,
Chiselling: Vibration emission value ah =11 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 exposure.
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.
5 On/Off switch
6 Thumbwheel for speed preselection/impact
frequency preselection
7 Service indicator
8 Stand-by indicator
9 Auxiliary handle
The accessories illustrated or described are not included as standard delivery.
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Technical Data
Rotary Hammer
GBH 5-40 DE
0 611 241 7..
Article number
Rated speed
Impact rate
– Drilling mode
– Chiselling mode
Impact energy per
– Drilling mode
– Chiselling mode
Rated power input
Chisel positions
Tool holder
Oil lubrication
Max. drilling dia.
– Concrete (with twist
– Concrete (with breakthrough drill bit)
– Brickwork (with core
Weight according to
Technical file at:
Robert Bosch GmbH, PT/ESC,
D-70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Dr. Egbert Schneider
Senior Vice President
Dr. Eckerhard Strötgen
Head of Product
03.07.2007, Robert Bosch GmbH, Power Tools Division
D-70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
f Before any work on the machine itself, pull
the mains plug.
Auxiliary Handle
f Operate your machine only with the auxiliary
handle 9.
The auxiliary handle 9 can be set to any position
for a secure and low-fatigue working posture.
Turn the bottom part of the auxiliary handle 9 in
counterclockwise direction and swivel the auxiliary handle 9 to the desired position. Then
retighten the bottom part of the auxiliary handle
9 by turning in clockwise direction.
Protection class
/ II
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.
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 Dec. 28, 2009), 2006/42/EC
(from Dec. 29, 2009 on).
Changing the Tool
With the SDS-max tool holder, simpler and easier
tool changing is possible without additional aids.
The dust protection cap 1 largely prevents the
entry of drilling dust into the tool holder during
operation. When inserting the tool, take care that
the dust protection cap 1 is not damaged.
f A damaged dust protection cap should be
changed immediately. We recommend having this carried out by an after-sales service.
Inserting (see figure A)
Clean and lightly grease the shank end of the
Insert the tool in a twisting manner into the tool
holder until it latches itself.
Check the latching by pulling the tool.
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Removing (see figure B)
Switching On/Off in Drilling Mode
Push back the locking sleeve 2 and remove the
To start the machine, press the On/Off switch 5
and keep it depressed.
To switch off the machine, release the On/Off
switch 5.
Switching On/Off in Chiselling Mode
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.
Setting the Operating Mode
To start the machine, press the On/Off switch 5
at the top (I) until it locks.
The operating mode of the power tool is selected
with the mode selector switch 3.
To switch off the machine, press the On/Off
switch 5 at the bottom (0) and release it.
Note: Change the operating mode only when the
machine is switched off! Otherwise, the machine
can be damaged.
For low temperatures, the power tool reaches
the full hammer/impact capacity only after a certain time.
Turn the mode selector switch 3 to the requested
Setting the Speed/Impact Rate
Position for hammer drilling
When the drilling tool does not immediately rotate upon switching on,
allow the machine to run slowly until the drilling tool rotates.
Vario-Lock position for adjustment
of the chiselling position
The electronic control enables stepless speed
and impact preselection in accordance with the
material to be worked.
The constant electronic control keeps the preselected speed and impact rate nearly constant between no-load and load conditions.
The maximum hammering capacity is achieved
when the thumbwheel 6 is set to position “6”.
For lower speed settings, the hammering capacity is lower due to technical reasons.
Select the speed with the thumbwheel 6 according to the material.
Position for chiselling
When plugging the plug into the socket outlet or
after a power failure, the constant electronic
control automatically sets the highest speed and
impact rate. This ensures working at optimum
performance despite too low preadjustment of
the thumbwheel 6.
In the “chiselling” position, the impact rate
preselected with the thumbwheel 6 is automatically increased when switching on; this causes
the power tool to operate with increased capacity when chiselling.
The data in the following table are recommended
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Working roughcast/light building
Removing tiles
Working brick
Working concrete
Overload Clutch
f If the tool insert becomes caught or jammed,
the drive to the drill spindle is interrupted.
Because of the forces that occur, always
hold the power tool firmly with both hands
and provide for a secure stance.
f If the power tool jams, switch the machine
off and loosen the tool insert. When switching the machine on with the drilling tool
jammed, high reaction torques can occur.
Changing the Chiselling Position (Vario-Lock)
The chisel can be locked in 12 positions. In this
manner, the optimum working position can be
set for each application.
Insert the chisel into the tool holder.
Turn the mode selector switch 3 to the “VarioLock” position (see “Setting the Operating
Mode”, page 18).
Turn the tool holder to the desired chiselling position.
Turn the mode selector switch 3 to the “chiselling” position. The tool holder is now locked.
f The mode selector switch 3 must always be
locked in the “Chiselling” position when
Operating Instructions
Vibration Damper
The soft grip handle increases the safety against
slipping off and thus provides for a better grip
and handling of the power tool.
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 A damaged dust protection cap should be
changed immediately. We recommend having this carried out by an after-sales service.
The power tool is oil-lubricated. An oil change is
required only within the scope of maintenance or
repair through an authorised after-sales service
agent for Bosch power tools. In this, it is absolutely required to use the specified Bosch oil.
Service Indicator 7
When the carbon brushes are worn out, the machine switches itself off. This is indicated approx.
8 hours beforehand by the lighting or blinking of
the service indicator 7. The machine must then
be sent to an after-sales service agent. Addresses
are listed in the Section “After-sales service and
customer assistance”.
Stand-by Indicator 8
When the mains plug is plugged in and mains
voltage is given, the stand-by indicator 8 must be
lit. When the machine cannot be switched on despite lit stand-by indicator 8, it must be sent to
an after-sales service agent; for addresses, see
section “After-sales service and customer assistance”, page 20.
The integrated vibration damper reduces occurring vibrations.
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WARNING! Important instructions for connecting a new 3-pin plug to the 2-wire cable.
The wires in the cable are coloured according to
the following code:
Do not connect the blue or brown wire to the
earth terminal of the plug.
Important: If for any reason the moulded plug is
removed from the cable of this power tool, it
must be disposed of safely.
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
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
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.
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
Our customer consultants answer your questions
concerning best buy, application 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
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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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