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What about this little 18V Bosch vac?

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  • #704778
    Miamicuse
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    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    Are Bosch vac hose proprietary or are they pretty much play well with standard hose and accessories?

    The tool end, yes. But the vac end has a nub that allows it to twist interlock onto the Bosch vacs which makes the hoses non-compatible with other vac brands.

    So other brand hoses that do not have that nub will be able to slide into a Bosch vac but not interlock? So can one use duct tape to compensate for that interlocking LOL?

    You don’t really need to. I’ve use my Festool hoses on the Bosch vac also. The fit is snug enough just twisting it in a bit.

    OK that works. I have a lot of other brand hoses and accessories around I don’t even try to differentiate which hose came with which vac anymore. Would be convenient if it can mix and match somewhat at least.

    My gas blower’s tubes are interlocking. Yet if I just interlock them and walk around blowing leaves off the roof or driveway, it will come apart even with the interlocking, as the blower blows it slowly ease the interlock nub back out. I had to duct tape on top to get it to stay.

    #704786
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Are Bosch vac hose proprietary or are they pretty much play well with standard hose and accessories?

    The tool end, yes. But the vac end has a nub that allows it to twist interlock onto the Bosch vacs which makes the hoses non-compatible with other vac brands.

    So other brand hoses that do not have that nub will be able to slide into a Bosch vac but not interlock? So can one use duct tape to compensate for that interlocking LOL?

    You don’t really need to. I’ve use my Festool hoses on the Bosch vac also. The fit is snug enough just twisting it in a bit.

    OK that works. I have a lot of other brand hoses and accessories around I don’t even try to differentiate which hose came with which vac anymore. Would be convenient if it can mix and match somewhat at least.

    I don’t think this applies to ShopVac hoses. I can’t say for sure, but the only shopvac hose end I have is a Sears Craftsman and it has a weird proprieter coupling end to the vac from their hoses. I don’t think I have any standard other brand shopvac hoses.

    #704791
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Online shopping sucks out here. The rates just keep going up and more and more stop shipping out here.

    Give us an idea of what I think is likely the ‘crazy’ shipping rates Dirty. Just curious.

    How’s Amazon on it @dirtywhiteboy? I would think they’d be the most friendliest when it comes to that.

    Amazon ships for free. but ToolNut just dropped us from free shipping. I don’t ask for the rates. I just as soon buy local.

    I find that is the same for the majority of Canada: Free for Continental US, 100 miles across an imaginary line and its $30 more …

    imaginary line ??? Are you talking about our boarder?

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #704795
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    I see the Bosch little 18V Bosch vac is selling at my local WoodCraft for 129$

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #704800
    Miamicuse
    Pro
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    I see the Bosch little 18V Bosch vac is selling at my local WoodCraft for 129$

    It’s $99 on Amazon I think.

    The boxy M18 has a real nice hose. Right now at HD is 149 with a 5ah battery and charger.

    #704815
    Doobie
    Moderator

    I see the Bosch little 18V Bosch vac is selling at my local WoodCraft for 129$

    You thinking of grabbin’ it? Mine’s arriving Tuesday/tomorrow from Amazon. Looking forward to this unit. If it didn’t do wet, not so sure I’d be getting it. Being cordless is nice, but that wet ability is a nice plus.

    #704931
    Doobie
    Moderator

    I have this unit since last year. I received it from Bosch as a test model.
    Overall a good unit, but a few things to complain about.

    Like what Alex?

    the hose is garbage, no base with casters

    I think I know what you mean now about maybe it having casters as it is a lot bigger than I had thought now that I received mine today.

    But insofar as the hose, I’m also seeing now the actual type of hose is the same rubbery type that came with my Festool CT36 Auto-Clean extractor which is exclusive to that Festool model and is in fact more expensive than its anti-static counterpart that comes with their other vacs. Festool describes it as an ‘anti-kink’ hose. I find it also stands up better to being stepped on.

    #704946
    Miamicuse
    Pro
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    Kevin, next time you stop into HD take a look at the Milwaukee 18V 2 gallon vac.

    This is the one I am debating on getting vs the one you just got. I would be interested in your opinion on the hose of the Milwaukee vs the Bosch one. I think the Milwaukee hose is really nice and it coils nicely and extends quite a bit. I am curious how the 2 hoses compare.

    #704962
    madman_us
    Pro
    Palm Springs, CA

    But insofar as the hose, I’m also seeing now the actual type of hose is the same rubbery type that came with my Festool CT36 Auto-Clean extractor which is exclusive to that Festool model and is in fact more expensive than its anti-static counterpart that comes with their other vacs. Festool describes it as an ‘anti-kink’ hose. I find it also stands up better to being stepped on.

    I don’t own any festool stuff/vacs so I have no clue about that, but I am not a fan of that hose. always leaves a residue on my hands when I grab it, on certain materials and saw dust/dust sticks to it.

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    #704966
    GTokley
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    Madoc, ON

    Are you talking about our boarder?

    I think he is talking about the border.

    Greg
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    #704973
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Kevin, next time you stop into HD take a look at the Milwaukee 18V 2 gallon vac.

    Wow i like the way it all packs up. Nice.

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    #704988
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Kevin, next time you stop into HD take a look at the Milwaukee 18V 2 gallon vac.

    Wow i like the way it all packs up. Nice.

    Sorry, I don’t buy Milwaukee any longer. I don’t even look at what they offer nowadays.

    #704991
    Miamicuse
    Pro
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    Are Bosch vac hose proprietary or are they pretty much play well with standard hose and accessories?

    The tool end, yes. But the vac end has a nub that allows it to twist interlock onto the Bosch vacs which makes the hoses non-compatible with other vac brands.

    So other brand hoses that do not have that nub will be able to slide into a Bosch vac but not interlock? So can one use duct tape to compensate for that interlocking LOL?

    You don’t really need to. I’ve use my Festool hoses on the Bosch vac also. The fit is snug enough just twisting it in a bit.

    OK that works. I have a lot of other brand hoses and accessories around I don’t even try to differentiate which hose came with which vac anymore. Would be convenient if it can mix and match somewhat at least.

    I don’t think this applies to ShopVac hoses. I can’t say for sure, but the only shopvac hose end I have is a Sears Craftsman and it has a weird proprieter coupling end to the vac from their hoses. I don’t think I have any standard other brand shopvac hoses.

    I must have had vac ends from Craftsman, Ridgid, and two other brands and they are all interchangeable. Some hoses are bigger some smaller but that’s just a step up/down and I have a size adapter that takes care of that. I haven’t run into a shop vac nozzle or tube that doesn’t fit right into what I have. For this reason I have five or six of all of these tubes, extenders, crevice nozzle, brushes etc…and they are all different lengths and brands but I just grab randomly the one I need for any vac and they fit together. May be I have been extremely lucky and never bought a non-standard one.

    #705032
    madman_us
    Pro
    Palm Springs, CA

    Kevin, next time you stop into HD take a look at the Milwaukee 18V 2 gallon vac.

    This is the one I am debating on getting vs the one you just got. I would be interested in your opinion on the hose of the Milwaukee vs the Bosch one. I think the Milwaukee hose is really nice and it coils nicely and extends quite a bit. I am curious how the 2 hoses compare.

    I am pretty sure Austin could say something about this M18 vacuum.

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    #705040
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    I see the Bosch little 18V Bosch vac is selling at my local WoodCraft for 129$

    You thinking of grabbin’ it?

    No,, I have too many vacs right now!

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #705047
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Are you talking about our boarder?

    I think he is talking about the border.

    Well on the south it’s our boarder. I don’t know who’s it is on the north.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #705099
    madman_us
    Pro
    Palm Springs, CA

    Kevin, next time you stop into HD take a look at the Milwaukee 18V 2 gallon vac.

    Wow i like the way it all packs up. Nice.

    Sorry, I don’t buy Milwaukee any longer. I don’t even look at what they offer nowadays.

    Why so Kevin? any bad experience ?

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    #705132
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Why so Kevin? any bad experience ?

    Milwaukee being owned by TTI and chinese company is enough for me to never buy a Milwaukee tool. In fact I’m now trying to sell all my Ridgid crap now.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #705146
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Kevin, next time you stop into HD take a look at the Milwaukee 18V 2 gallon vac.

    Wow i like the way it all packs up. Nice.

    Sorry, I don’t buy Milwaukee any longer. I don’t even look at what they offer nowadays.

    Why so Kevin? any bad experience ?

    Yes. I still have one of their drills, but all other ones I owned over the years have all had issues or died prematurely.

    Even a tape measure of theirs I bought is an ill conceived POS. The base is too rounded and falls over if you fart.

    Their Inkzalls markers are OK and seem to last, but so do Sharpies.

    #705161
    madman_us
    Pro
    Palm Springs, CA

    Kevin, next time you stop into HD take a look at the Milwaukee 18V 2 gallon vac.

    Wow i like the way it all packs up. Nice.

    Sorry, I don’t buy Milwaukee any longer. I don’t even look at what they offer nowadays.

    Why so Kevin? any bad experience ?

    Yes. I still have one of their drills, but all other ones I owned over the years have all had issues or died prematurely.

    Even a tape measure of theirs I bought is an ill conceived POS. The base is too rounded and falls over if you fart.

    Their Inkzalls markers are OK and seem to last, but so do Sharpies.

    yeah makes sense. I am not happy with the tape measures either

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