The walls at the local big box will soon be a touch more crowded in the mid-range power tool area — Bosch is releasing 14.4V and 18V additions to their Litheon line, which last year only covered the 12V and 36V niches.
The lineup will include a drill and hammer drill in both the 14.4V and 18V formats, to launch in October of 2008 — pricing should be available soon. Also keep your eyes open later in the fall for an 18V circular saw, an 18V reciprocating saw, and an 18V heavy-duty jobsite flashlight. Bosch says all the tools in this system will be fully compatible with both FatPack and SlimPack battery designs.
Between now and Christmas we’ll probably see more action in the mid-range Li-Ion market, with this being one of the first salvos fired. We’ll keep you updated with further word on pricing and the hard release dates when we find out more.
Bosch [Corporate Site]