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Bosch PMF180E All Rounder - B&Q £49.98

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Great multi-tool at the best price i've seen it. I have one of these and they're excellent Read More
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Great multi-tool at the best price i've seen it.
I have one of these and they're excellent
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#2
great price...nice find...heat added
#3
Excellent price, have been waiting for one of these to be in the sale.
#4
Don't forget the 15% off voucher that you can print off and take instore.
Quidco as well - 6%.
#5
vincenth
Don't forget the 15% off voucher that you can print off and take instore.
Quidco as well - 6%.


thanks for that! Forgot all about it
#6
This is an excellent price but I'm wondering if they honour it (I hope they do). I've been looking at this tool the past two weeks for the laminate flooring.

I was in B&Q today and it was priced at £69.99. Incidentally, this tool wasn't available online yesterday.

It reminds me of the Bosch Rotak 40 deal that I posted a few months ago. Online it was £99.99 but instore the price was £149.99. I printed the reserve & collect document and went instore but they wouldn't honour the price.
#7
Good tool. The blades are expensive though.
#8
I have one - great tool!
I use it for removing grout and fitting laminate type flooring under door frames. Blades are very expensive but are high quality and last ages.
Once you have one you wonder how you did without.
A really good price! ( makes me wonder if they are bringing out a new model and clearing these?)
Heat added.....:thumbsup:
#9
These are one of those 'how am I going to do that?' type of tools that solve multiple problems that only this can sort out. Much cheaper than the Fein tool that it copies (I am not suggesting it matches up to a Fein btw) and it will also take the Fein blades which can sometimes be found cheaper than the Bosch ones.
#10
Just bought one with the 15% off voucher, great price.
I could never quite stretch to the price of the Fein for the amount of work I do, but this Bosch hits the sweet spot for me (it's hellish noisy though, but works fast).
1 Like #11
i've got one, not as good as I'd hoped. However, my local B&Q had a £80 bosch jigsaw on at half price

http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav.jsp?action=detail&fh_secondid=10668116&fh_view_size=10&fh_location=%2f%2fcatalog01%2fen_GB&fh_search=bosch+jigsaw&fh_eds=%c3%9f&fh_refview=search&ts=1258324206104&isSearch=true

Seems pretty good - would normally be £60ish for the saw alone
#12
yeessssssssssss superb, ive been after one of these for ages, many thanks op :thumbsup:

now i just hope my local B&Q has one :thinking:
#13
sidler
thanks for that! Forgot all about it


what about thanking Andywedge for your picture :thinking:
#14
just reserved me one online & they have just texted me back with the reservation number :thumbsup:
#15
Just reserved. thanks good deal. You will wonder what you did without one. A steal at £42.50 with the 15%. I hope they take it!
banned#16
its a great tool I paid about 60 quid of flee bay
#17
Brought one of these a while back for £60, was a bit disappointed not as good as it appears in the video on the Bosch site
#18
5lab
i've got one, not as good as I'd hoped. However, my local B&Q had a £80 bosch jigsaw on at half price

http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav.jsp?action=detail&fh_secondid=10668116&fh_view_size=10&fh_location=%2f%2fcatalog01%2fen_GB&fh_search=bosch+jigsaw&fh_eds=%c3%9f&fh_refview=search&ts=1258324206104&isSearch=true

Seems pretty good - would normally be £60ish for the saw alone


I'm looking for a tool to help me cut some loft boarding to size when I eventually get round to doing it :whistling:

Would this tool or a jig saw be best?

Thanks
1 Like #19
Gambler
I'm looking for a tool to help me cut some loft boarding to size when I eventually get round to doing it :whistling:

Would this tool or a jig saw be best?

Thanks

Jigsaw or circular saw would be much better.

This saw doesn't cut fast but where is comes in brilliant is for awkward areas where you can't get a hand saw or jigsaw.

Got mine for £41 :)
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/146145/expired-bosch-pmf180e-all-rounder-m

Review here
http://www.ultimatehandyman.co.uk/Tool_Reviews/bosch_pmf_180E.htm

Great deal voting hot...
#20
thanks thats another pressie sorted
now to go and make a list of jobs for him that need doing
#21
Im doing some tiling, would this tool be good for cutting bits of the tile for the pipes, or should I use somethng else?
How do I cut a big hole to go around the soil pipe?

Sorry for asking tiling questions, but there will probably be some DIYers reading this thread!
#22
5lab
i've got one, not as good as I'd hoped. However, my local B&Q had a £80 bosch jigsaw on at half price

http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav.jsp?action=detail&fh_secondid=10668116&fh_view_size=10&fh_location=%2f%2fcatalog01%2fen_GB&fh_search=bosch+jigsaw&fh_eds=%c3%9f&fh_refview=search&ts=1258324206104&isSearch=true

Seems pretty good - would normally be £60ish for the saw alone


The jigsaw is £33.32 in Argos.
#23
manbearpig
Im doing some tiling, would this tool be good for cutting bits of the tile for the pipes, or should I use somethng else?
How do I cut a big hole to go around the soil pipe?

Sorry for asking tiling questions, but there will probably be some DIYers reading this thread!

You need something much,much tougher than this for tiles.

A tile table saw is good for straight cuts, especially very thin cuts
http://www.screwfix.com/prods/89494/Power-Tools/Tile-Saws/Titan-TTB179TCB-300W-Radial-Tile-Saw-230V
or a tile cutter
http://www.wickes.co.uk/Wall-and-Floor-Tile-Cutter/invt/514106
But if you are using large thick tiles check the tool you are thinking of buying can cope with the thickness and length.

To do the curve - you will have to use a hand tile saw, or "nibble" a curve with the table saw, or a dremel with a tile drill attachment. Either way its not easy and will take a while. To try and make it easier for your self, try and plan your tiling so that two tile "columns" meet in the centre of the soil pipe. This means you can cut out two semi circles or cut part corners which is easier than a large circle in the middle of a tile.
#24
gari189
You need something much,much tougher than this for tiles.

A tile table saw is good for straight cuts, especially very thin cuts
http://www.screwfix.com/prods/89494/Power-Tools/Tile-Saws/Titan-TTB179TCB-300W-Radial-Tile-Saw-230V
or a tile cutter
http://www.wickes.co.uk/Wall-and-Floor-Tile-Cutter/invt/514106
But if you are using large thick tiles check the tool you are thinking of buying can cope with the thickness and length.

To do the curve - you will have to use a hand tile saw, or "nibble" a curve with the table saw, or a dremel with a tile drill attachment. Either way its not easy and will take a while. To try and make it easier for your self, try and plan your tiling so that two tile "columns" meet in the centre of the soil pipe. This means you can cut out two semi circles or cut part corners which is easier than a large circle in the middle of a tile.

Recently done some of this in our bathroom... you could use this:

http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Power+Tool+Accessories/Holesaws/Tile+Hole+Saw+Set+3383mm/d80/sd1530/p63950

Or similar for the soil pipe...

HTH
#25
Abraxas
Recently done some of this in our bathroom... you could use this:

http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Power+Tool+Accessories/Holesaws/Tile+Hole+Saw+Set+3383mm/d80/sd1530/p63950

Or similar for the soil pipe...

HTH

Thats a really good price for some tile hole cutters...:thumbsup:
#26
Anyone know if this would be a good tool to cut a channel into a plasterboard wall for cables? I tried with a stanley knife and made a right mess.
#27
gari189
Thats a really good price for some tile hole cutters...:thumbsup:

Aye. I also tohught it was not too bad. Quality-wise, they were not the most sturdy thing ever, but I found they did the job on the ceramic tiles. I actually bought them for porcelain floor tiles, thinking: "for that money, if I get one hole out of each of them, it'll save me the trip to stonemasons" :) Haven't atttempted the floor tiles yet...
1 Like #28
Wingnut
Anyone know if this would be a good tool to cut a channel into a plasterboard wall for cables? I tried with a stanley knife and made a right mess.

I did use it on plasterboard and yes, I found it very good for that.

(A small disclaimer regarding my competence may be in order here: I am not a tradesman, but I end up doing most of the trades work in the house. I did work in few trades while I was an impoverished student and picked up a few things.)

This multitool was reco'd by a couple of tradesmen I had round the house, so I bought one for myself. Plumbers and sparkies love it, as you get nice clean cuts in the floorboards to gain access underneath. Works very neatly on plasterboard too. I even used it to sink a few sockets. It is very useful if you need to trim something in confined spaces.

Makes a lot of noise for such a small tool. :) Oh, and the blades are ridiculously expensive.
#29
I'm grateful for the tip here about the Bosch promotion and got one this morning at B&Q with the extra 15% off (£42.48 net). Not an easy shopping task, however, as Tunbridge Wells was showing stock yesterday (and still is!) and accepted my reserve and collect but (guess what) I was called this morning and told 'no stock'. However, Tonbridge confirmed stock when I called and put one aside - there may still be some left there.

Like many 'gimmicky' tools, it has a number of useful features but should NOT be treated as an all-purpose cutter, if only because it will be slow and the blades are a ridiculous price - a jugsaw, sabre saw or circular saw may be a much better option for many jobs.

The tool takes the same blades as the Bosch GOP 10.8V-Li multi cutter and they are available from Screwfix and Toolstation, amongst others. Worth shopping around though. The current Fein tools have a different blade fixing but I believe the first generation Fein will fit current Bosch and might (just might) be a cheaper alternative. I guess we will see some 'after market' competitors producing compatible blades before long - the delta sanding discs are certainly available cheaply from Toolstation etc.
#30
just picked mine up & used the 15% discount , many thanks OP :thumbsup:

seemed to have quite a few left @ Castlepoint B&Q.

i did notice whilst i was there they had a similiar one made by Performance Power priced at £30, I was tempted but you cant beat a Bosch tool :thumbsup:
#31
Noticed an adapter on eBay that enables the fitting of Fein star blades onto this Bosch tool - not cheap though at £25

search for
Bosch - Fein star mount blade adaptor for GOP & PMF
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8whLzQpczo


As for this type of tool being a gimmick, if you can suggest an easier way of slipping laminate flooring under door architraves or flush cutting of wooden plugs etc. feel free to educate.
#32
toaster
As for this type of tool being a gimmick, if you can suggest an easier way of slipping laminate flooring under door architraves or flush cutting of wooden plugs etc. feel free to educate.


When I said it was a gimmick, I did not imply criticism but meant that it had some particular qualities which make it useful in certain situations, but it is not a universal tool and is a waste of time and money in many everyday situations. (A comparable giimick is an electric screwdriver - a helpful tool for some repetitive work but not suitable for all screwdriving and will never replace the traditional manual tool completely.) I have bought the Bosch tool for its specialised use but not to replace simple hand or power tools that should be in the basic toolkit.

But, as you ask, a very good tool for both the jobs you mention is one of the Japanese saws with a thin flexible very sharp blade that cuts on both strokes and is ideal for trimming and flush cutting in awkward places, as well as cutting mitres etc on small mouldings and the like. (And, yes, I have used one for such jobs many times.) This is an example: http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Hand+Tools/Saws/TriCut+Pull+Saw+240mm/d10/sd70/p17458
#33
Puffer


But, as you ask, a very good tool for both the jobs you mention is one of the Japanese saws with a thin flexible very sharp blade that cuts on both strokes and is ideal for trimming and flush cutting in awkward places, as well as cutting mitres etc on small mouldings and the like. (And, yes, I have used one for such jobs many times.) This is an example: http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Hand+Tools/Saws/TriCut+Pull+Saw+240mm/d10/sd70/p17458


An alternative? Possibly. Easier? No way.
#34
toaster
An alternative? Possibly. Easier? No way.


An alternative, certainly. Whether it is easier is largely a matter of personal skill; I don't have any difficulty in using a handsaw and to use anything else for cutting off plugs etc is simply overkill. When you have tried both, let us know how you fared.
#35
Puffer
An alternative, certainly. Whether it is easier is largely a matter of personal skill; I don't have any difficulty in using a handsaw and to use anything else for cutting off plugs etc is simply overkill. When you have tried both, let us know how you fared.


It's physically impossible to cut 15mmm off the bottom of skirting and architrave in certain corners without the plunge cutting ability of these tools, I used to use a combination of saws and chisels to do it but since using my colleagues Fien multicut, the job takes seconds and is 100% accurate, no skill required.
#36
toaster
It's physically impossible to cut 15mmm off the bottom of skirting and architrave in certain corners without the plunge cutting ability of these tools, I used to use a combination of saws and chisels to do it but since using my colleagues Fien multicut, the job takes seconds and is 100% accurate, no skill required.


Ah, I see your problem: that extra m made all the difference! Yes, there will be some difficult jobs where the Fein or Bosch tool will simplify things - that is what they are designed for. But there are alternatives and whether the tool is worthwhile for occasional use is a matter of choice. And most of us have managed well enough without one.

We don't need to argue - I've bought the Bosch because I recognise its merits. But (I repeat) it is not intended to replace all other tools and I don't expect it to.

Must go now - I hear a maiden praying but I don't think she'll get an answer from Mr Bosch......
#37
Its a fantastic sander btw, and as somebody posted earlier it is invaluable for cutting architrave if you are fitting a wooden floor, I've used mine for all sorts of stuff.
#38
Here's one I did earlier - Solid oak flooring fed under a complicated hardwood skirting and architrave using the Bosch to trim exactly the right amount off.
As has been said before this is a niche tool that really is not as general purpose as the bosch videos show. But for that unusual and particular DIY job it is indispensable (such as a cutting a 22mmm copper pipe behind a tank very close to wall - what did I do before I got this tool!) . A marginal buy for most people at the full price - but at this price it is HOT!:thumbsup:
Grout removal and taking out just one tile without breaking the others is also very easy with the right blade.
The Bosch blades are very expensive but they do last exceptionally well and are of the highest quality.
PS it appears that the inventor of this type of cutting action 'Fein' have now lost the patent rights after 25 years hence many imitators (Chinese made tools) coming onto the market a year after Bosch did the same.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e380/mozzer99/general%20pics/PB180306.jpg
#39
mozzer99 nice looking job there :thumbsup:

just bought one of these & being a newcomer to diy flooring, how did you get the gap right to slide the flooring under the skirting/architrave & what sort of threshold strip did you use as i think i see tiles on the other side of the door ?
#40
Green bosch tools aren't usually much cop though.

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