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Bosch SGH182 + MA55

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  • #533689

    I am about to receive the Brushless 18 V Cordless Screwgun;
    SGH182 + MA55 (autofeed attachment).
    Seems to be that other members are getting this unit as well.
    So we can talk here about pro’s / con’s and anything else.

    Since the SGH182BL got discontinued by Bosch I had to order/redeem the bare tool version (SGH182B).
    I already found a shop in Germany where I can get the exact-fit insert for this drywall gun.
    (If anybody else needs one – pls let me know)
    I even ask CPO Bosch if they have anything left or hidden somewhere in the shelves. But no luck.

    The gun ways around 2.2 lbs without the battery and 5.5 with a 4.0Ah battery.

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    #534083

    I’ve had the gun for over 6 months (bought off ebay before it was added to the list) but I just put in to redeem my points for the MA55 which I’ve been eyeing for a long time but didn’t want to spend $125 on

    #534097

    Yeah I remember that you bought the drywall gun off ebay. also for a good price right?
    I read that the MA55 only takes the long Bosch bits.
    They call this bit “special extended screwdriver bit” and it has a retaining ring close the hex side.
    Most authorized bosch dealer can order you that bit – the product number is: SG450P2 and cost around $5.
    As soon as I get my MA55 I will test different bits if they fit or not.

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    #534272
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    Doobie
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    I’ll be following this thread as I’m interested in replacing my old Milwaukee which has been getting finicky at times.

    Since the SGH182BL got discontinued by Bosch I had to order/redeem the bare tool version (SGH182B).
    I already found a shop in Germany where I can get the exact-fit

    I’d be looking for the insert tray for the half sheet sander which they don’t offer here in NA. Do you have a link?

    Kevin.

    #534279
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    Boschmanbrian
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    Montreal , QC, Canada

    I am about to receive the Brushless 18 V Cordless Screwgun;
    SGH182 + MA55 (autofeed attachment).
    Seems to be that other members are getting this unit as well.
    So we can talk here about pro’s / con’s and anything else.

    Since the SGH182BL got discontinued by Bosch I had to order/redeem the bare tool version (SGH182B).
    I already found a shop in Germany where I can get the exact-fit insert for this drywall gun.
    (If anybody else needs one – pls let me know)
    I even ask CPO Bosch if they have anything left or hidden somewhere in the shelves. But no luck.

    The gun ways around 2.2 lbs without the battery and 5.5 with a 4.0Ah battery.

    Thanks for starting this thread, I will subscribe to it, curious to see how you like the screw gun.

    #534324

    I’d be looking for the insert tray for the half sheet sander which they don’t offer here in NA. Do you have a link?

    pm send

    Thanks for starting this thread, I will subscribe to it, curious to see how you like the screw gun.

    Hopefully other will contribute too with sharing their experience with that gun 😛

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    #534350
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    Doobie
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    Ajax, ON

    Since the SGH182BL got discontinued by Bosch I had to order/redeem the bare tool version (SGH182B).
    I already found a shop in Germany where I can get the exact-fit insert for this drywall gun.

    I’d be looking for the insert tray for the half sheet sander which they don’t offer here in NA. Do you have a link?

    pm send

    Got it. Thanks Alex. Let me know what you can.

    I’m interested, but not if the price gets ridiculous. I could just gut out my own if I have to. Got lots of that foam stuff laying around waiting for me for a bunch of nests to be made for various things.

    Kevin.

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    Austin
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    Covington, KY

    I would love to see a side by side comparison of this gun and the new red one. Might as well throw the teal and yellow one in for good comparison.

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    crotalusco
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    west bend, wi

    Glad to hear you like it. Would have killed for these even 10 years ago. I tend to hang little drywall these days “health and willingness” If only they could license Hilti autofeed as it is AMAZING. Unfortunately that auto feed makes it worth the additional battery system. Though the screws are much more expensive than the senco design.

    if only the bare tools came with inserts. They really should the $0.20 they cost to make would maybe introduce the L-box system to new peopl

    #534570

    So the Senco #6×1-5/8 drywall to wood screws work in the MA55.
    https://www.amazon.com/Senco-06A162P-DuraSpin-Drywall-Collated/dp/B000051WTX/ref=pd_ybh_a_36?ie=UTF8&refRID=PQA4ZDJ2P2BA2PPFH50N
    $15 for 1000 screws
    The screws touch each other in the shaft of the feeder. (see picture)
    But they don’t cause any jamming.
    Longer screws might cause a problem.
    On the picture I also didn’t adjust the self-feed machanism to the screw length.
    Thats why the screw is longer than the work contact element.

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    #534611
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    Doobie
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    Ajax, ON

    So the Senco #6×1-5/8 drywall to wood screws work in the MA55.
    https://www.amazon.com/Senco-06A162P-DuraSpin-Drywall-Collated/dp/B000051WTX/ref=pd_ybh_a_36?ie=UTF8&refRID=PQA4ZDJ2P2BA2PPFH50N
    $15 for 1000 screws
    The screws touch each other in the shaft of the feeder. (see picture)
    But they don’t cause any jamming.
    Longer screws might cause a problem.
    On the picture I also didn’t adjust the self-feed machanism to the screw length.
    Thats why the screw is longer than the work contact element.

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    I know squat about the nuances of self feeding guns and the specialized screws they take. Thanks for sharing Alex. I learned something.

    I assume Bosch makes their own collated feed screws?

    What are the specs on the screws that need to be looked for?

    Kevin.

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    theamcguy
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    Fayetteville, NC

    So the Senco #6×1-5/8 drywall to wood screws work in the MA55.

    Man now that I see it set up and can see how that would make drywall installation go a lot faster.

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    Fayetteville, NC

    #534777
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    jponto07
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    Bloomington, IN

    assume Bosch makes their own collated feed screws?

    What are the specs on the screws that need to be looked for?

    Nope, Bosch doesn’t make collated screws…as for the proper screws to use, I believe they are standardized, so any would likely work.

    if only the bare tools came with inserts. They really should the $0.20 they cost to make would maybe introduce the L-box system to new peopl

    I completely agree..what makes it worse is that some versions of a tool DO come with the insert, while the same tool sold at a different store might not. IMO, that’s extremely annoying. Sell a tool with batteries/charger/insert, or just the insert!

    To top it off, it’s a full on FBI investigation to actually find the insert itself if you don’t buy it with the tool.

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    #534778

    I know squat about the nuances of self feeding guns and the specialized screws they take. Thanks for sharing Alex. I learned something.

    I assume Bosch makes their own collated feed screws?

    What are the specs on the screws that need to be looked for?

    I am completely new in this field as well 😀
    Yes Bosch makes their own collated screws (and of course blue plastic strips) but only available in europe.

    Specs for collated screws:
    1″ to 2-1/8″ in length,
    3/8″ max head diameter,
    3/16 max shank diameter

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    #535033
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    r-ice
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    Durham region, ON

    I know squat about the nuances of self feeding guns and the specialized screws they take. Thanks for sharing Alex. I learned something.

    I assume Bosch makes their own collated feed screws?

    What are the specs on the screws that need to be looked for?

    I am completely new in this field as well 😀
    Yes Bosch makes their own collated screws (and of course blue plastic strips) but only available in europe.

    Specs for collated screws:
    1″ to 2-1/8″ in length,
    3/8″ max head diameter,
    3/16 max shank diameter

    Lol of course but why don’t they ship that here to North America. We use it as well.

    #535089
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    Doobie
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    Ajax, ON

    I assume Bosch makes their own collated feed screws?

    Nope, Bosch doesn’t make collated screws…as for the proper screws to use, I believe they are standardized, so any would likely work.

    That would make sense. No use selling a self feeder if you can’t buy the collated screws for it. Thanks Jon!

    What are the specs on the screws that need to be looked for?

    I am completely new in this field as well
    Yes Bosch makes their own collated screws (and of course blue plastic strips) but only available in europe.

    Specs for collated screws:
    1″ to 2-1/8″ in length,
    3/8″ max head diameter,
    3/16 max shank diameter

    That is kinda odd they don’t sell them here.

    Thanks for sharing the screw specs.

    Kevin.

    #535154
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    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Yes Bosch makes their own collated screws (and of course blue plastic strips) but only available in europe.

    That makes no sense unless they cannot sell them as cheap as the competition.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #535278
    @doobie wrote:

    Anybody know if the MA55 feeder fits any other screwgun brands?

    The MA55 is designed for use on Bosch screwguns only.

    And is it just for drywall screws, or are there flooring screws that can work iin it?

    I can’t answer that question yet but hopefully soon

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    #535280

    I wonder if the is the same bit that goes in the other quick feeds?

    Bosch makes his own bit for the auto-feeder.
    The shank is 5mm and the length is 145mm and it has a retaining ring.
    I ordered some senco bits which I will receive mid next week.
    As long as the shank is 5mm and the length is identical to the bosch bit it should work.
    If its longer then I assume I gotta play around with the screw length adjustement.
    I also try to get a Makita auto-feed bit…

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    #535284
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    DirtyWhiteBoy
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    Honolulu,, Hi.

    I wonder if the is the same bit that goes in the other quick feeds?

    Bosch makes his own bit for the auto-feeder.
    The shank is 5mm and the length is 145mm and it has a retaining ring.
    I ordered some senco bits which I will receive mid next week.
    As long as the shank is 5mm and the length is identical to the bosch bit it should work.
    If its longer then I assume I gotta play around with the screw length adjustement.
    I also try to get a Makita auto-feed bit…

    The quick drive unit uses the same bit I think I have some around but not sure where they are at.

    Dirty

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