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Written on: 10/01/2015 by riPadilla477 (1 review written)
I have had this tool for 2 years used for a short length of time overall. The tools just stopped working. Dismantled it to find brushes not worn out but in poor condition a small carbon disk from god knows where. The control board was dead not even worth mt time repairing it as I do have the knowledge to do so. Averall I would not recomend this to anyone. I thought Bosch was a resonable quality brand, but its rubbish. Save your money and but a brand like milwaukee,marketa etc… Read Full Review
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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