In a market where there are many specific tools for many specific jobs, versatility and efficiency become important qualities when considering your next purchase. With those qualities in mind, Bosch Tools recently released their Bosch 18V Jobsite Blower, incorporating convenient cordlessness into a compact frame.
What Bosch Has To Say
“The Bosch GBL18V-71 is a professional-grade blower with great power at 71 CFM, but it doesn’t sacrifice versatility because it’s lightweight as well. There are many cordless blowers available, but pro users are looking for a compact blower that incorporates both power and runtime. The GBL18V-71 delivers both.”
-Jim Stevens, product manager, Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
Bosch 18V Jobsite Blower Key Features
Designed for powerful and efficient operation, this cordless blower can be paired with the Bosch 622 6.0 Ah 18-volt battery or the Bosch GSA18V 6.3 Ah CORE18V battery for the best performance. The GBL18v-71 can be run at two speeds for greater control over airflow. At low speed, this blower delivers 9 minutes of runtime per amp hour, and 5 minutes per Ah at the high-speed setting.
For its size, the Bosch 18V Jobsite Blower generates a decent amount of air force at 71 cubic feet per minute and 167 miles per hour. It features a balanced layout for even weight distribution, as well as an ergonomic grip to minimize user fatigue.
Bosch emphasizes versatility with this blower, as they’ve packaged it as part of a kit, but not with a battery and charger. The kit includes a standard nozzle with an extension attachment, as well as small diameter nozzle and a debris-collection tube. The small-diameter nozzle is for cleaning out small holes and cracks. The debris-collection tube that fits over the small nozzle is designed to catch the cleared-out dust so that it doesn’t blow back into the user’s face.
Priced at $153.99, the Bosch GBL18V-71 kit appears to be a cost-effective addition to the workshop. It isn’t the most powerful jobsite blower on the market, but it probably doesn’t need to be. It provides more than enough power for clearing sawdust and other light, dry material from the work space. Its various attachments make this blower usable for a variety of jobs. In particular, the small diameter nozzle seems especially useful for clearing out dust from small, tight areas – something other jobsite blowers don’t offer. Its compact size and low weight make the new Bosch 18V Jobsite Blower a convenient tool, though if you plan on using it inside the workshop, you might opt for a vacuum instead.
Bosch GBL18V-71 Blower Specs
- Air Velocity (mph): 167.0
- Air Volume (CFM): 71.0
- Battery Chemistry: Lithium Ion
- Battery Voltage: 18
- Case Type: No Case Included
- Decibel Rating (dB): 82.0
- Height: 8.7″
- Length: 20.6″
- Motor Speed: Dual
- No Load RPM: 13,500/17,000
- Run Time in Minutes: 9 per Amp Hour at Low Speed, 5 per Amp Hour at HIgh Speed
- Vacuum Capable: No
- Weight: 2.4 lb
- Width: 6.25″
- Kit Includes: (1) GBL18V-71 18V Blower, (1) Standard Nozzle, (1) Standard Nozzle Extension, (1) Small-Diameter Nozzle, (1) Debris-Collection Tube
- MSRP: $153.99