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  • #444207
    smallerstick
    Pro
    North Bay, ON

    I wish Bosch still made that 4″ belt sander. I think it’s the 1276D.

    I have one, and I love it. It’s powerful, sturdy, and accurate. But if it ever breaks, I’m screwed. I’m not a big fan of Porter Cable for power tools, although I love their suitcase air compressor.

    Delta

    Yup. I wanted a belt sander that has a sanding frame And that can be converted to stationary. Was the only one, so far as I can tell
    Still on my garage sale/CL/Kijiji search list

    I picked up an old PBS75 at a garage sale $5 plus a new belt (still available). It’s the 3″ version of that generation. Whines like a banshee but still does the job well. Sits on its back on the workbench very well for stationary use.

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    #444229

    Great post. I love my Bosch tools. My IDH182 could benefit from a smother anvil, my bits get stuck on or in the 1/4″ hex when impacting. I’ve had to tap them several times with a small hammer to loosen from impact sockets and drill bits alike. I love that impact gun though. Also I’d love to see the 5.0 and 6.0 come out wireless. Sorry if anybody posted these already, those are really my only gripes with my small collection of tools 🙂

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    #444246

    Great post. I love my Bosch tools. My IDH182 could benefit from a smother anvil, my bits get stuck on or in the 1/4″ hex when impacting. I’ve had to tap them several times with a small hammer to loosen from impact sockets and drill bits alike. I love that impact gun though. Also I’d love to see the 5.0 and 6.0 come out wireless. Sorry if anybody posted these already, those are really my only gripes with my small collection of tools :)

    Nice set up Chris, looking real good.

    #444263
    Doobie
    Moderator

    My IDH182 could benefit from a smother anvil, my bits get stuck on or in the 1/4″ hex when impacting. I’ve had to tap them several times with a small hammer to loosen from impact sockets and drill bits alike. I love that impact gun though.

    What is the anvil? Not familiar with what that term means.

    #444290

    Hammering action from the impact (anvil)

    #444325
    yellaD
    Pro

    I wish Bosch still made that 4″ belt sander. I think it’s the 1276D.

    I have one, and I love it. It’s powerful, sturdy, and accurate. But if it ever breaks, I’m screwed. I’m not a big fan of Porter Cable for power tools, although I love their suitcase air compressor.

    Delta

    Yup. I wanted a belt sander that has a sanding frame And that can be converted to stationary. Was the only one, so far as I can tell
    Still on my garage sale/CL/Kijiji search list

    I picked up an old PBS75 at a garage sale $5 plus a new belt (still available). It’s the 3″ version of that generation. Whines like a banshee but still does the job well. Sits on its back on the workbench very well for stationary use.

    Did that thing have sander have a DC chute?
    Please bring the track system here!

    #444344
    utopia78
    Pro
    Toronto, ON

    It would be nice to be able to lock a l-boxx1,2,3 or 4 when it is stacked.

    A Working Pro since 2004

    #444377
    thedude306
    Moderator
    Foam Lake, SK

    It would be nice to be able to lock a l-boxx1,2,3 or 4 when it is stacked.

    YES. Another gripe of mine from the first L-boxx I got. Can’t lock them when stacked!

    Brad T
    Self employed Pro since 2014!!

    #444389
    Doobie
    Moderator

    It would be nice to be able to lock a l-boxx1,2,3 or 4 when it is stacked.

    YES. Another gripe of mine from the first L-boxx I got. Can’t lock them when stacked!

    What do you guys mean? You can’t look them together or simply lock one in a stack that hasn’t already been locked without removing it from the stack to do so?

    #444396
    thedude306
    Moderator
    Foam Lake, SK

    It would be nice to be able to lock a l-boxx1,2,3 or 4 when it is stacked.

    YES. Another gripe of mine from the first L-boxx I got. Can’t lock them when stacked!

    What do you guys mean? You can’t look them together or simply lock one in a stack that hasn’t already been locked without removing it from the stack to do so?

    You can’t throw a padlock on them if they are stacked.

    Even better would be if they actually locked together with that padlock, then a stack would be hard to move as well.

    Brad T
    Self employed Pro since 2014!!

    #444411
    utopia78
    Pro
    Toronto, ON

    It would be nice to be able to lock a l-boxx1,2,3 or 4 when it is stacked.

    YES. Another gripe of mine from the first L-boxx I got. Can’t lock them when stacked!

    What do you guys mean? You can’t look them together or simply lock one in a stack that hasn’t already been locked without removing it from the stack to do so?

    You can’t throw a padlock on them if they are stacked.

    Even better would be if they actually locked together with that padlock, then a stack would be hard to move as well.

    That’s a great thought! Maybe we can rig something up our selves?

    A Working Pro since 2004

    #444412

    My IDH182 could benefit from a smother anvil, my bits get stuck on or in the 1/4″ hex when impacting. I’ve had to tap them several times with a small hammer to loosen from impact sockets and drill bits alike. I love that impact gun though.

    What is the anvil? Not familiar with what that term means.

    @Doobie sorry, the 1/2″ hog ring anvil for the impactor. It is the part where you put impact wrench sockets on it. Truly a unique machine with the 1/4″ hex shank enclosed in the unit but man do sockets get stuck on it sometimes!

    #444503
    smallerstick
    Pro
    North Bay, ON

    I wish Bosch still made that 4″ belt sander. I think it’s the 1276D.

    I have one, and I love it. It’s powerful, sturdy, and accurate. But if it ever breaks, I’m screwed. I’m not a big fan of Porter Cable for power tools, although I love their suitcase air compressor.

    Delta

    Yup. I wanted a belt sander that has a sanding frame And that can be converted to stationary. Was the only one, so far as I can tell
    Still on my garage sale/CL/Kijiji search list

    I picked up an old PBS75 at a garage sale $5 plus a new belt (still available). It’s the 3″ version of that generation. Whines like a banshee but still does the job well. Sits on its back on the workbench very well for stationary use.

    Did that thing have sander have a DC chute?
    Please bring the track system here!

    Yes it does, and there is an accessory bracket for it for vertical bench mounting as well.

    BE the change you want to see.
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    #444523

    I wish Bosch still made that 4″ belt sander. I think it’s the 1276D.

    I have one, and I love it. It’s powerful, sturdy, and accurate. But if it ever breaks, I’m screwed. I’m not a big fan of Porter Cable for power tools, although I love their suitcase air compressor.

    Delta

    Yup. I wanted a belt sander that has a sanding frame And that can be converted to stationary. Was the only one, so far as I can tell
    Still on my garage sale/CL/Kijiji search list

    I picked up an old PBS75 at a garage sale $5 plus a new belt (still available). It’s the 3″ version of that generation. Whines like a banshee but still does the job well. Sits on its back on the workbench very well for stationary use.

    Did that thing have sander have a DC chute?
    Please bring the track system here!

    Yes it does, and there is an accessory bracket for it for vertical bench mounting as well.

    Wonder if they figure belt sanders are obsolete with modern RO sanders

    #444533
    58Chev
    Pro
    Etobicoke, ON

    It would be nice to be able to lock a l-boxx1,2,3 or 4 when it is stacked.

    YES. Another gripe of mine from the first L-boxx I got. Can’t lock them when stacked!

    What do you guys mean? You can’t look them together or simply lock one in a stack that hasn’t already been locked without removing it from the stack to do so?

    You can’t throw a padlock on them if they are stacked.

    Even better would be if they actually locked together with that padlock, then a stack would be hard to move as well.

    That’s a great thought! Maybe we can rig something up our selves?

    You would need something like what is used on the old time file cabinets.
    A rod or flat metal piece and some sort of hoop on each L-BOXX and the lock would go at the end of the metal.

    Couldn’t find a very good example…

    “If you don’t pass on the knowledge you have to others, it Dies with you”
    — Glenn Botting

    #444540
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Rarely use cordless anything, but my crew guy Jake does..always waiting for things to charge…

    Time to buy him some extra batteries. Trying to work with only one battery is huge PITA. Plus, those batteries will pay for themselves in no time, if it helps him to be more productive.

    Delta

    Absolutely. If I am using a cordless tool for a long period of time I have at least 2 batteries on charge. There are days that I am using my CCS180 18v circular saw, JSH180 18v jigsaw, and the IDH182 18v impact – those days I may have 4 or 5 batteries on charge. I don’t I have ever had to wait for a battery to charge – keep rotating them out and I am good to go.

    got the battery situation taken care of for Christmas..got him 3 more to go with his bonus. Like I’ve said elsewhere in this forum, my biggest gripe about his cordless Bosch stuff is when we’re pre-drilling ipe, and I’m not a woman that’s going to down a man’s tools to his face..I just get my Dewalt out of the trailer, hand it to him and smile.

    #444550

    I would like to see an 18v light similar to Milwaukee’s. I also feel the MX30 would benefit from a light. The bit extension/holder that comes with the PS22 needs some improvements. The bits themselves come out of the holder and often times the bit gets stuck in a screw and comes right out of the extension. I feel like the magnet inside it is weak and breaks apart too easily.

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    #444697
    Seven-Delta-FortyOne
    Pro
    The Emerald Triangle, Northern California

    Wonder if they figure belt sanders are obsolete with modern RO sanders

    Never used an RO. Do they remove material as fast as a belt sander? Do the leave scuff marks, because they aren’t going with the grain?

    Delta

    Goin' Down In Flames........

    #444744
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Wonder if they figure belt sanders are obsolete with modern RO sanders

    Never used an RO. Do they remove material as fast as a belt sander? Do the leave scuff marks, because they aren’t going with the grain?

    Delta

    Two completely different concepts belt vs RO. Belt sanders (straight line sander) is used for leveling across long distances. They can rapidly smooth and level a surface. Best used on large horizontal or vertical surfaces. An RO sander is best used to smooth a large surface that is already level or smooth and level a smaller intricate curved surface where a straight line sander is impractical to use. Using an RO sander on a large horizontal or vertical surface to smooth and level almost always will leave high and low spots no matter how hard try.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC
    (and also the World's Fastest Poster)

    #444769
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Wonder if they figure belt sanders are obsolete with modern RO sanders

    Never used an RO. Do they remove material as fast as a belt sander? Do the leave scuff marks, because they aren’t going with the grain?

    Delta

    I have a Festool Rotex that I would say removes stuff really fast when set to the aggressive removal mode with a good paper on it. Nice thing with using it over a belt sander is the dust extraction and also it doesn’t have the issue with creating possible line ridges that you get when you are not super careful with a belt sander.

    Swirl marks are not really bad and you can always sand them out with finer grits and changing the mode to non-aggressive mode.

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