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Maybe You Only Need One Tool

 

The multi-tool can sand, cut, scrape and grind at a moment’s notice.

Speed on the job has now reached the level of importance that quality has always enjoyed. It needs to be great, but it also needs to be fast. That’s one of the drivers behind the popularity of the multi-tool. A single tool can cut, grind, sand and scrape – and do the things that previously required an entire tool bag to accomplish.  Bosch has assembled a website that provides details about typical building and remodeling jobs that can be done with this versatile tool. BoschMultiX.com provides videos and other how-to information that both professionals and DIYers can apply. 

The multi-tool can accommodate a variety of different blades via quick release.  So if the task is cutting for the moment, change can be made in seconds to transition to sanding.  And multi-tools are safe and powerful.  The oscillating function is a fast side-to-side movement. It’s safe and effective – and it requires less force and is more precise than a hand tool. The multi-tool is the new all-in-one tool for professionals and DIYers involved in home construction, remodeling, floor installation, deck repair and just about any building or maintenance job.

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Show Off the Daredevil in You

DaredevilThe Bosch Daredevil is at it again. It’s time to enter the Bosch Daredevil Work Hard, Play Hard contest (http://www.boschdaredevil.com/). You’ll have an opportunity to win weekly prizes by submitting your best example of how you work hard or play hard. The online contest is open through December 31st, 2012. It’s easy to enter, easy to win.

Enter now!

 

PS.  If you are interested in more great contests, you can see more here.

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Reports from Las Vegas

Reports from Las Vegas

Bosch’s Daredevil framing blade made a strong appearance at WOC as a key contributor to applications like form building.

The Bosch WOC booth had a ton of tools and accessories for testing – check out what @ToolGuyd* had to say about the Daredevil saw blades and Bulldog hammer bits: http://toolguyd.com/new-bosch-tools-accessories-woc-2012/

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How I love thee OMT? Let me count the ways

OMTIf you don’t know about oscillating multi-tools (OMT) by now, you’ve probably been stranded on a desert island.

Fein was first to market with the the MultiMaster, and as their patent expired a lot of other manufacturers jumped into the game. To date, I can count at least twelve different brands- Fein, Bosch, Skil, Rockwell, Craftsman, Milwauke, Dremel, Ridgid, Porter Cable, i-Drill, Genesis and Chicago Electric (Harbor Freight). Did I miss any? Oh, and if you want to find out how they all stack up, ProTool Reviews compares 8 popular options.

Some of these names, like Skil, are designed for homeowners and casual DIYers. Others like Chicago Electric are basically disposable (what do you expect for $29.99). For every OMT available, be it professional grade or lower, it will never perform to its highest potential without quality accessories. It’s nice to know that with the Bosch OIS adapter, you can pickup high-quality cutting, scraping, sanding and grinding accessories no matter which OMT you own.

Here are a few Bosch accessories I keep handy in my toolbox at all times.

  • 3/4″ Plunge cut blade- Do yourself a favor and pickup a pack of bi-metal plunge cut blades that can tackle wood and metal. These are great when you might need to cut through a nail. Just the other day I was cutting away some rotted wood and found a couple nails I wasn’t expecting.
  • 3 1/2″ Flush cut blade- Imagine how easy it is to trim door jambs with one of these. Every time I lay tile or install hardwood floors, I use this flush cut.
  • Sanding triangles- You can’t cover much ground with a sanding triangle but that’s not the point. These make sanding tight corners a breeze.
  • Rigid & flexible scraper- I’ve never cut away caulk so fast as when I use a scraper blade. These are great when you’re weatherizing windows and doors or re-caulking around tubs and showers.

If you’re looking around for OMT accessories, consider the value that Bosch brings to this category. And with their new OIS adapter, you can still take advantage of Bosch accessories even if you have a competitors OMT. Bosch accessories are manufactured from quality materials (high-carbon steel, diamond grit, etc.) and they use laser etching so depth gauges never rub off.

Bosch accessories are available at CPO, Ohio Power Tool, and more. Grab a Home Depot Coupon to save a few bucks before you purchase.

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Moving to the oscillating tool

oscillating toolYou can find a lot of information about the oscillating tool category.  And you can find the tools in a lot of places: online, Home Depot, Lowe’s – even at Target or Meijer.  The tool is everywhere because it works.  The concept is solid – a single tool to cut, grind, scrape and sand (check out the Skil oscillating tool review). It can be used on wood, flooring and synthetic wood – a wide variety of building materials.

Bosch has brought added value to the category by developing an interface, an adapter that allows the company’s high-quality accessories to be used on virtually any brand of oscillating tool.  It’s an advantage both from the standpoint of always having a best-in-class accessory for your power tool, but also expanding the accessories available to you at the building products store.  So consider using an oscillating tool on your next job.  There’s no downside in having maximum functionality in a single tool.

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