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Every now and then you come across something that’s completely genius and you can’t help wonder why no one had the idea before. I’m talking about batteries!
Yes, I know that batteries may seem like a bit of a weird thing to get excited about but there’s a reason! Bosch Home & Garden has opened up its 18V battery system for partners to use, which has led to many brands joining forces to use the same battery for multiple indoor and outdoor tools.
Together, Bosch Home & Garden, GARDENA, Bosch Home, GLORIA, Emmaljunga e-powered by Bosch, Wagner and Rapid have founded the POWER FOR ALL ALLIANCE.
This means that you can now use the same battery with over 40 different tools and products like cordless vacuum cleaners, cordless screwdrivers and e.g. cordless garden pumps.
Isn’t that amazing? No more messing around with loads of different batteries (and never being able to find the right one) and instead, you can just use a single battery whether you’re vacuuming your home, building a project or even doing some garden work!
Thanks to the battery’s cross-brand compatibility, there is no longer any need for extra batteries and chargers. This is a huge advantage in regards to saving space, helping the environment and saving money as you don’t have to invest in several different battery platforms for your different tools and appliances. This makes the POWER FOR ALL battery “THE battery for your home“.
And, the selection of tools and products you can use with just one single battery is growing. In 2021, the POWER FOR ALL ALLIANCE will comprise around 70 products!
We were lucky enough to test the Bosch Home Unlimited vacuum cleaner (which has jumped to the top of my must-have wishlist) along with the GLORIA MultiJet 18V spray system and we built a new piece of furniture with the help of the Bosch Home & Garden PKS 18 Li circular saw and Bosch Home & Garden AdvancedImpact 18 cordless drill. And yes, ALL of these tools and products use the same battery!
No matter which tool you choose, the corresponding battery always fits in all 18V tools within the POWER FOR ALL ALLIANCE. Simply insert the POWER FOR ALL battery into a tool of your choice and you can start working immediately.
Obviously, we couldn’t resist thoroughly giving our tools and products a try. The Bosch Home Unlimited vacuum cleaner is super powerful and comes with loads of attachments that are perfect for keeping all areas of your home clean and the GLORIA MultiJet 18V spray system is ideal for our balcony as it helps us quickly water and, if necessary, treat our plants, too.
And, can you guess what we built with the power tools?
It’s an upholstered ottoman!
You’ll have to wait for the full reveal (when it’s properly covered) but we couldn’t resist sharing a sneaky preview. It was such a surprisingly easy project to build. We used the cordless circular saw to cut the base of the ottoman as well as the supporting framework.
Then, we popped the same battery into the cordless drill and screwed everything together.
All that was left to do was add some foam, wadding and fabric to cover the upholstered ottoman before attaching the feet with the help of the cordless drill.
The POWER FOR ALL battery makes switching from working on a DIY project to a household job like cleaning so easy and flexible. Just pop it into the tool you want to use and you’re good to go!
Another great feature is that the battery also charges super quickly as the battery is cooled in the docking station while it charges (depending on the charger you use).
It charged from completely empty to completely full in just over an hour!
We love using cordless tools because of the flexibility they give you. You don’t have to worry about chopping through cables and I love how there’s no need to permanently find a different socket to plug my vacuum cleaner into, too.
The POWER FOR ALL ALLIANCE is one of the largest cross-brand 18V battery alliances, offering users the greatest variety of applications for the entire home. More and more tools will be added to the line over time making it a great investment, too.
10 new garden tools, which will be launched by GARDENA at the beginning of the 2021 season, will also be usable with the battery. WAGNER products for indoor and outdoor surface coating and RAPID tools for fastening applications in the construction, renovation or decoration sectors will also be powered by the same battery as of 2021.
We built some of our favourite projects like our hanging indoor herb garden and our DIY bug hotel (which now has its first inhabitants) with the help of the Bosch Home & Garden 18V battery system and we can’t wait to try out some of the new tools and products coming soon to the POWER FOR All ALLIANCE!
Are you as excited about the new POWER FOR ALL ALLIANCE as we are? Do you have a favourite 18V battery-powered tool or product?
Oh, and don’t forget to pop back next week for the reveal of our finished ottoman!
For more information, go to www.powerforall-alliance.com.
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