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Bosch PMF 180 E Multifunction Tool

“Good and Bad”

Written on: 31/10/2014 by Tyshawnx418 (1 review written)

Very simple method of changing blades using a socket head screw. The machine failed after only a week of light use. There is an intermittent electrical fault on the motor. Not impressed by this german engineering… Read Full Review

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Bosch PMF 180 E Multifunction Tool

“Disappointing ”

Written on: 21/10/2014 by Roderick30 (1 review written)

Had mine only 5 months, only used for light work a handful of times and it just stopped dead, checked fuse which was good, no obvious signs of damage to brushes or anything internal! Very disappointed for such an expensive product… Read Full Review

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Bosch PMF 180 E Multifunction Tool

“Rubbish”

Written on: 15/10/2014

Got this tool as a birthday present October 2011 I only use it for light DIY and as such have used it 6 times at the most, having said that on those 6 occasions it was great but after such light use it has suddenly stopped working. No burning motor, no loose wires ( nothing obvious ). Have to say I'm not impressed, it's an expensive tool to be throwing out after using just 6 times but I think that is where it is heading. Also recently had a Bosch jigsaw fall apart at the quick release blade… Read Full Review

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Bosch PMF 180 E Multifunction Tool

“waste of money”

Written on: 25/06/2014 by Greatly-disappointed (1 review written)

Only used a few times before it died. The only reason it gets a 1 star rating is because there is not a no star option… Read Full Review

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Bosch PMF 180 E Multifunction Tool

“had this tool for 11 months used only three times”

Written on: 24/05/2014 by AnthonyKnight (1 review written)

the switch cuts out i emailed bosch about the multi tool they said it was out of warranty they would have a look if cant repair they would send it back to me free of charge bit it would be striped down and not be put back as it was … Read Full Review

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Bosch PMF 180 E Multifunction Tool

“Bosch pmf 180 e”

Written on: 26/04/2014 by Jesse500 (1 review written)

Poor quality, expensive to repair… Read Full Review

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Bosch PMF 180 E Multifunction Tool

“Less then 30 hours of light sanding and cutting”

Written on: 23/02/2014 by flogni (1 review written)

I have used this tool over a period of about 12 month a few times, cut some tiles, plastic and light sanding. Never for more then minutes. Already dead! Most accessories not ever used. Nice tool to use if it works. The air slots are in the wrong spot - exactely where you tend to hold the tool. Get one from ALDI for $40! Bosch is now the same "quality" as all other tools - and I have used BOSCH products religiously for 50 years! No more… Read Full Review

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Bosch PMF 180 E Multifunction Tool

“Failed failed failed!”

Written on: 10/07/2013 by Malenyboy (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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Bosch PMF 180 E Multifunction Tool

“after 5 minutes normal use the tool is in the hell”

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 Full Review

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Bosch PMF 180 E Multifunction Tool

“Don't Don;t Don;t Buy it”

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 much… Read Full Review

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Terminator's Response to Techie-John's Review

Written on: 23/11/2012

What on earth this review is for, God only knows ! It certainly isn't for a Bosch PMF180E tool, as nowhere in the world can you buy one for £37.25 ! If I were Bosch I would sue Review Centre for defamation of a PMF180E's character !, it is a fabulous tool and if you havn't got one, GET ONE- NOW.

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Bosch PMF 180 E Multifunction Tool

“Failure”

Written on: 03/09/2011 by starglider1 (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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Bosch PMF 180 E Multifunction Tool

“I have bought three of these, one for my son, one my...”

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 Full Review

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★★★★☆
Bosch PMF 180 E Multifunction Tool

“Bought mine in Europe when working there and really...”

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 and… Read Full Review

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Bosch PMF 180 E Multifunction Tool

“A little bit better like a box of teebutter....”

Written on: 16/10/2010

A little bit better like a box of teebutter. Absolutely useless and after one hour of normal usage this "powertool" is dead. I can't recommend for anyone… Read Full Review

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Bosch PMF 180 E Multifunction Tool

“bought the 180e from B&Q just over 3 months ago blades...”

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 Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 19/04/2012

Just took my pmf180 back to b&q, had it for thirteen months so b&q said only replace within twelve months. nice customer service lady rang Bosch , they said the machine has a two year warranty so go ahead and replace it. I'm made up, many thanks to the nice lady at B&Q Bangor North Wales.

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Bosch PMF 180 E Multifunction Tool

“I bought the Bosch PMF 180E Multi on a recommendation...”

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 cut… Read Full Review

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Stevebaker's Response to Iain G's Review

Written on: 07/10/2010

I found this review not helpful because unfortunately the reviewer was mis sold the PMF 180. This type of tools is not appropriate for cutting mitres on new work. Sure it will do them, but cutting mitres 'freehand' with this tool is unlikely to be very accurate.
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<br/>For mitres, one should use a mitre saw. Multitools like the PMF 180 are more suited to cutting underneath the architraves etc when laminate flooring for example.
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<br/>Also, prolonged cuts are not what the PMF 180 is designed for.

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Bosch PMF 180 E Multifunction Tool

“Potentially a useful tool, however, the cutting bits...”

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 Full Review

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Stevebaker's Comment

Written on: 07/10/2010

I found this review not helpful because it lacks specifics.
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<br/>The PMF 180 is in no way a white elephant if you need to plunge cut a socket box into the side of a kitchen cabinet or remove a section of skirting boards that are heavily fixed to the wall!

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Bosch PMF 180 E Multifunction Tool

“Found Product blades blunt very easily and quickly,...”

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 Full Review

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Stevebaker's Comment

Written on: 07/10/2010

I found this review not helpful because using it to cut the bottom of many, many metres of skirting boards is optimistic at best! Its suited to vertical cuts to remove sections of skirtingboards or the bottom of trims, architraves etc.
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<br/>Skirting boards should be removed when fitting flooring underneath.

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Bosch PMF 180 E Multifunction Tool

“The Bosch PMF 180 E Multifunction Tool is a variable...”

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 range… Read Full Review

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Stevebaker's Response to Sweepthecat's Review

Written on: 07/10/2010

I found this review very helpful because it was a realistic account of how he got on with the tool.

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Adriant's Response to Sweepthecat's Review

Written on: 09/03/2011

I found this review very helpful because... the reviewer had owned the tool for mor than a month and had done a variety of jobs with it and told of the good and the bad. It sounds like the sort of tool that does jobs that can't be done any other way, but the blades blunt in the process -- just a question of whether the ease justifies the cost of replacing the blades.

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