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  • #751934
    jzmtl
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    Montreal, QC

    Hey good to hear from you , unfortunately I’d rather hear good news than this ,

    It’s definitely annoying , I have one of those lights , I have never had any issues , I wonder if it has anything to do with the heatsink inside the lights.

    Please let us know if you either get it fixed by Bosch or figure something else out.

    Ha, been a while eh? Just finished my electrician course and looking for an apprenticeship in the middle of this pandemic, fun times lol.

    Amazon sent me a replacement and it’s less loud, I really couldn’t be bothered to spend half a day going to their warranty center to get it checked out and another half day to pick it up. Anyway the warranty is 3 years so if I still can’t stand it I’ll do it later.

    #751874
    jzmtl
    Pro
    Montreal, QC

    I have tow of the lights and have never noticed it, but I do not think I have used them in the low mode. I am not sure if I even knew they had a low mode. Now I will have to look at it and see.

    Yeah it only happens in low mode, they all do but the GLI is just unbearably loud.

    #751862
    jzmtl
    Pro
    Montreal, QC

    From what I read online, people has been complaining about it for years, a review on Bosch’s website mentions this over 3 years ago. Have to say I’m quite disappointed with the inaction, especially when so many competitors doesn’t have this problem.

    FWIW the problem is quite simple and cheap to fix, the buzzing sound is from inductor coil on the voltage regulation circuit vibrating, which can easily stopped by potting it in epoxy.

    #701974
    jzmtl
    Pro
    Montreal, QC

    Glad I read all this. I have been looking at the Bosch screwdriver . I have seen them on EBay for around $30 .
    I always have to replace all the electric outlets and switches in every house. Thought this might make it easier . My problem is everyone paints the screw heads 20 times and makes it a pain to get the old screws out.
    Guess I will keep doing them by hand.

    I can see you cracking faceplates easily lol. The delay in stop is really annoying on delicate things. Although you could always stop short while installing and finish the last few turns by hand, those fine thread long screws are serious pain in the butt if you have to a bunch by hand.

    #701953
    jzmtl
    Pro
    Montreal, QC

    Now available as Dremel Go.

    (seen in Home Depot if you are wondering)

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    #687229
    jzmtl
    Pro
    Montreal, QC

    I have two decommisioned Metabo PowerMaxx drivers that I could argue otherwise. The only reason I have stopped using them is because of heir NiCad batteries finally being toast. I haven’t tossed them yet and may just try to rescue them with new batteries or rebuilding mine.

    EDIT: I just found a place online here in Canada that offered them and ordered 2 replacement batteries. It’ll be nice to use these two little drivers again. The bigger one is extremely well built and can sink 3 inch screws into spf framing without struggling albeit on its slow speed.

    Here’s a stock image of the bigger driver I have.

    Looks interesting, if we ever have a chance to meet up I’ll pit my Makita against your Metabo. 😀

    #687174
    jzmtl
    Pro
    Montreal, QC

    Yeah I guess electric screwdriver is a quite specialized tool, you have either the regular non-tool folks who don’t want to buy a real tool, or the limited number of heavy users whose need is better served by one over a drill driver. Of course without consumer demand it doesn’t see as much development.

    #687150
    jzmtl
    Pro
    Montreal, QC

    Could be the reason. For me it is great as i use it on specialty stuff only. The best thing it is good for is electrical box work and light duty assembly work.

    For full disclosure I should state that I’ve been spoiled by Makita DF010, probably the best electric screwdriver on the market. 😀

    #687015
    jzmtl
    Pro
    Montreal, QC

    Good feedback, guess I’m kinda glad I never got one, even though it looks interesting.

    Yeah it has potential, but needs a lot of polishing, guess Bosch knows too since it’s not released in NA.

    #686995
    jzmtl
    Pro
    Montreal, QC

    Also are standard Tapcon bits OK or are there better bits out there for drilling 500 concrete holes?

    Not so much the bit, as long as you are using a rotary hammer it’ll be like going through butter.

    #686986
    jzmtl
    Pro
    Montreal, QC

    There is also a slight split second delay before it turns off too. I was just installing cabinet door brackets and it’s really annoying, had to let go earlier than usual or it can damage the screw head or strip the hole on particle board. The non-locking chuck also means when drilling pilot holes with a hex drill bit, I would have to pull the drill bit out of particle board by hand since the chuck can’t hold onto it.

    This thing really should be released as a green Bosch, not blue.

    #686894
    jzmtl
    Pro
    Montreal, QC

    Thanks for that feedback. I won’t be yearning for one to come to NA anytime soon unless they change its design.

    Yeah it needs to have a more crisp on/off switch at least, as it is there’s too much spring tension, too much travel, feels too mushy and there’s an annoying delay before it start to turn.

    #686871
    jzmtl
    Pro
    Montreal, QC

    I like it because it is compact. For doing light duty work it is a better option than a heavier drill/driver or impact driver.

    Compare to a drill driver absolutely, those are too heavy for things like bench work. But with the multitude of electric screwdrivers out there, a trigger/button switch is much easier to use and allows for more finesse. Like Dewalt’s gyro switch, while novel on paper, it just doesn’t work as well in practice.

    #686823
    jzmtl
    Pro
    Montreal, QC

    Well I have to say I’m not a fan this screwdriver so far, while it’s compact there are better options. The motor is activated by pushing the bit holder/transmission/motor in by almost 1/8″, against relatively high spring tension, awkward to say at least. This also plays into the next problem, torque control. The electronic torque control is hard to use compare to a mechanical clutch, and it’s hard to stop the motor right before screw seats, fingers just have better dexterity than arm.

    Not recommended unless you are in my situation, having no power tools and need something to make life easier.

    #686213
    jzmtl
    Pro
    Montreal, QC

    They (electric screwdrivers in general) are handy for working on electronics, where even a 12v pistol driver is way too big/heavy. With an adapter they can take those 4mm precision bits too and making things go a lot quicker.

    #686150
    jzmtl
    Pro
    Montreal, QC

    Seems it’s been available in quite a few countries now. Although I think tools are not released in NA for a reason, be it low demand or not competitive. The Bosch 12v rotary tool I bought on ebay was average at best to be honest.

    #685977
    jzmtl
    Pro
    Montreal, QC

    I have no seen that screwdiver before. I would not normally use it but for a wife and daughter who each have wrist problems, this would be a nice item to get for them. I see it is available on the Big A and the couple of reviews point out some issues.

    Hmm it seems the push to use feature is not very sensitive and universally disliked, I can see how it can be annoying consider it’s the only way to turn it on.

    #668131
    jzmtl
    Pro
    Montreal, QC

    I have a few clients and friends that are sparkies. For some reason I’ve always gotten along with electricians. It’s a good trade. The risk of geting elctrocuted is there, but I’d say it has a lot less wear and tear on the body than a lot of other trades with the exception maybe being the hands. Lot’s of guys get carpel tunnel.

    Income can be all over the map, but I’d say that working FT once licensed, a guy makes at least 80K a year. One place you may get better insight is by calling their union and pickin their brains. I did that when I was lookin at getting into my field 3 decades ago. Rather than talk to companies that were simply trying to recruit me, I called industry association groups and such. In the case of looking into a trade, you can look for something similar as well, but you may also find that their union is a great resource as well to talk to. Unless Quebec is different, IBEW (Inernational Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) is their union.

    One of my closest friends since childhood is an electrician. When things were slow for him decades ago, he ended up getting data cabling jobs on the side. Now he’s a data systems project manager for Bell and hardly ever does any hands on work any longer. Pretty well only for friends and family stuff now. He put in my panel in my shed build and is coming back in the spring to install the ground rod we couldn’t install in December as the ground was already frozen. I talk to him often, so if there are any questions, maybe I can ask him for you.

    Thanks, it doesn’t sound bad, I’ll have to look into it a bit more. I guess I’m concerned about job opportunity/stability. There’s a good chance I will move away from QC in a few years, so ease of finding a job will come into play.

    #653552
    jzmtl
    Pro
    Montreal, QC

    That’s weird what happened to it, never happened to me yet,
    I wonder if it is some kind of a safety feature

    Nice job on getting that done before the snow.

    I guess the microprocessor crashed, problem of modern electronics lol.

    #653447
    jzmtl
    Pro
    Montreal, QC

    Managed to get it done before it started to snow, cut down row of cedar trees and turned the space into flower bed. Too many tools used to list.

    My IDH182 died halfway, put it back in holster after driving a screw, and next time I pulled it out nada, completely dead. I pulled off the battery and pulled the trigger to drain any residual power in the circuit, and it worked again. So far so good, but a little disconcerting to say the least. In some ways I miss my 25618, should’ve kept it.

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