Written on: 10/07/2013 by Malenyboy
I bought my PMF 180 E in June 2011 and have used it four times. On three of these occasions the motor stopped working after only a few minutes of light work. The last failure was a week ago, I emailed Bosch Australia but they have not responded. I have given up sending it back for repair, I will buy the Ozito equivalent (my son has had one for 3 years and it has never given any trouble). Take my advice; buy Ozito, buy quality! (read more)
Written on: 29/01/2013
5 minutes during normal use of the tool went to the hell without any prior signal. It's died. I packed it up first time, it was brand new. I threw it out because I do not want to see anymore. (read more)
Written on: 31/05/2012 by Techie-John (1 review written)
My wife got me one of these for Xmas 2011, in April 2012 the switch broke and Bosch collected it for repair. Four weeks later I got a letter from Bosch telling me it was beyond economical repair and to purchase a new one, I bought it from Amazon uk and it came with a 2 year warrantee, but he house, this is useless as Bosch seem to decide what is covered, and using it as a tool dose is not covered by them, I am disabled so it had only been used a couple of times, for small jobs around so... (read more)
Written on: 03/09/2011 by starglider1
I bought this tool to remove grout between bathroom tiles, using the appropriate segment saw blade. The tool stopped working within a couple of minutes, so I switched the mains suppy off and left it for a few minutes. It was then operational so I figured it may have over-heated and got on with the job, periodically switching it off to permit cooling. After about an hour, it failed agaon but this time for good. Opening it up, I was impressed by the quality of the motor within. Testing... (read more)
Written on: 26/03/2011
I have bought three of these, one for my son, one my son in law and one for me. Had to send my first one back (stopped working). My second one has stopped working and now my son in laws has also stopped working today! Blades are expensive, blunt easily. I cannot understand why they have stopped working as I follow the instructions, I have not burnt the motors out. As far as I am concerned they are not fit for purpose. (read more)
Written on: 08/11/2010
Bought mine in Europe when working there and really love it.
Have found this an important part of my tool box and really find it useful in a lot of difficult jobs.
The sanding and polishing facility is very good and makes the tool worthwhile in its own right. The extraction system is good for getting rid of the dust too.
The blades are expensive, hard to find and seem to blunt easily - but it beats most of the alternative ways of getting the result. There are more places offering them... (read more)
Written on: 11/09/2010
bought the 180e from B&Q just over 3 months ago blades are overpriced the teeth must be made out of lead blunt after a few cuts,and now its stopped working and B&Q will not take it back they said i will have to send it to the bosch repair centre, i will have to wait and see what happens now meantime i might buy the worx equivalent tool and give that one a run will check on the price first etc (read more)
Written on: 19/03/2010 by Iain G (1 review written)
I bought the Bosch PMF 180E Multi on a recommendation from a local hardware store after I had gone in looking for something that would cut mitres on some new skirting boards I was fitting to a refurbished room in our house.
After listening to what I was looking for, the dealer produced this product and proceeded to show me how it worked and with its multi-function capability it seemed like a good choice and despite the price tag of £69.97, I bought it.
With its circular cutting blade it... (read more)
Written on: 13/03/2010
Potentially a useful tool, however, the cutting bits blunt easily, are expensive to replace and can be difficult to obtain. A bit of a white elephant product. (read more)
Written on: 19/11/2009
Found Product blades blunt very easily and quickly, poor selection of accessory blades included. Got this in the sale but would be very disappointed if i had paid full price for it. Has its uses but could be better, i used it to try and cut under skirting boards and it ended up with be ripping them off anyway as the tool took forever and went blunt. Could be better and if i knew it was like this would not have bought it and saved myself the money. (read more)
Written on: 05/10/2008 by Sweepthecat (5 reviews written)
The Bosch PMF 180 E Multifunction Tool is a variable speed detail sander, with the additional ability to take a small selection of blades adapted to cutting in tricky situations " in situ plunge cuts where you couldn ' t use a router, or flat cuts where it is difficult to use conventional saws, such as the bottom of skirting boards and door frames. Because the tool cuts by swinging the blade through a very narrow angle of about 2.5 degrees, the blade doesn ' t move very far, and there a... (read more)
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