Bosch, Mt. Prospect, Ill., introduces the 1199VSR 1/2-inch Dual Torque Hammer Drill, suitable for working in concrete, brick, mortar, wood or steel. One new feature is a Bosch patented rotating brush plate, which not only allows the tool to offer equal power in forward and reverse for backing out bound-up bits, but it also greatly extends the overall life of the brushes. Powered by a Bosch-built 8.5-amp motor, the drill offers professionals the highest RPM and most powerful motor in its class. With a dual mode selector, rotation-only and hammer drill settings, and a two-speed gearbox for high-speed or high-torque applications, the tool performs at 0-1,100/3,000 RPM and 0-18,000/48,000 BPM.