Bosch PBS 75A 3" Belt Sander 230V
Very good. Did what it said Job now finished.
Not a criticism, perhaps few sanding sheets of various grades would be a good gesture.
19 Jul 2014
Don't waste your time/money
A terrible sander! I am a professional cabinet maker and carpenter and a belt sander gets used rarely. After owning this sander for 6 months- (maybe 8 hours sanding in total) the base plate collapsed into the machine body due to a very poor design of how it is attached. I have spent months going back and forth with Bosch customer services getting the base plate replaced only for it to fail again and again- the last (fifth) time it started breaking only after 1 hour of work!!! I was eventually given a brand new replacement and after less than a month the toothed drive belt snapped. I do not use and abuse my tools and realise this is from the DIY (green) range and is expected to be used for 'light' work but it fails to even manage that. Really disappointing from a company who i normally swear by for build quality. Maybe this design is just the black sheep of the Bosch family but my advise is to steer well clear unless you like spending hours on the phone and waiting days without a tool while it is being repaired. It's a shame because for the small amount of time it is working it is a really good machine, powerful but quick and quiet.
26 Mar 2014