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Bosch MRP23EVS Plunge Router Review
Attention to detail creates greatness
by Lorenz Prem on 09-29-2014 4:40 am

After reviewing the fixed base version a coupleof weeks ago, I was very excited to get my hands on the MRP23EVSplunge router this week. If the engineering on the fixed baseversion is anything to go by, this router could be challenging forthe title of "Best Plunge Router in the Land". Let's take a look atwhat the MRP23EVS brings to the table, and how it sets itself apartfrom the competition.

The Bosch MRP23EVS Plunge Router

The MRP23EVS is a professional, two-piece plunge router fromBosch. It combines

Bosch MRF23EVS Fixed-Base Router Review
A few well engineered features make everything better
by Lorenz Prem on 08-27-2014 7:43 am

Routers are some of my favorite tools to review.There are so many things about a router that a manufacturer can getright or wrong. It's impossible to judge a router based on a fewpictures on a website.

This week I got my hands on the Bosch MRF23EVS router, a tool Ierroneously though would be just another average router. Let's takea look at what's so special about the MRF23EVS.

The Bosch MRF23EVS Router

The MRF23EVS is a variable speed router from Bosch. Some say itis the spiritual succes

Bosch IDH182 Cordless Impact Driver/Wrench Review
Not all it appears to be at first glance
by Lorenz Prem on 08-03-2014 9:02 pm

This week the Bosch IDH182 gets its shot at thetitle of "Best Impact Driver" you can buy. Its innovative chuck,cutting edge technology, and excellent performance numbers make ita worthy challenger. Let's take a look at how well the IDH182manages to translate great paper specs into exceptional performanceon the Hingmy test bench.

The Bosch IDH182 Impact Driver/Wrench

The IDH182 sits at the pinnacle of the Bosch impact driverlineup. It was designed for high volume/high torque fastenerdriving on the j

Bosch ROS20VSK Orbital Sander Review
The best-average Sander
by Lorenz Prem on 07-28-2014 3:35 pm

This week the ROS20VS made an unscheduledappearance in my shop. The tool I wanted to review in its placearrived in broken condition. While that is unfortunate, it gives mechance to continue my quest to review every orbital sander on themarket today. Let's take a look at what the ROS20VS brings to the5" sander market, and figure out, if it is a good addition to yourshop.

The Bosch ROS20VSK Orbital Sander

The ROS20VS is a random orbit sander from Bosch. Designed forgeneral sanding tasks on the job site and i

Bosch HDS182 Cordless Hammer Drill Review
Innovation brings performance improvements, but old mistakes remain
by Lorenz Prem on 07-20-2014 5:57 pm

This week it is hammer drill review time.Bosch's new HDS182 cordless hammer drill comes with the promises ofbrushless technology. Having reviewed tools by the hundreds I knowthat there is more to a tool than a well-built motor. Let's take alook, if all the features of the HDS182 are as advanced as itsmotor, and how all that tech translates into making dust on the jobsite.

The Bosch HDS182 Cordless Hammer Drill

The HDS182 is a professional grade cordless hammer drill fromBosch. It takes the place of a do-it-all

Bosch PS31 Cordless Drill Review
Not the best example of Bosch Engineering
by Lorenz Prem on 02-01-2014 9:58 pm

Another week, another L-Boxx to play with. Thistime the treasure contained within turned out to be the PS31, asmall 12V cordless drill/driver from Bosch. Designed forinstallers, product assemblers, and trade professionals the PS31comes with some very promising specs. Let's take look at what thePS31 can do in the Hingmy workshop.

The Bosch PS31 Cordless Drill

The build quality of the PS31 is up to the high standard we havecome to expect from Bosch. The monolithic body is covered withblack rubber in strategic pla

Bosch CCS180 Cordless Circular Saw Review
A professinal saw with a flaw
by Lorenz Prem on 01-18-2014 9:13 pm

Cordless circular saws are by definition limitedtools. If they worked flawlessly the market for AC powered sawwould dry up instantly. Going into a cordless circular saw reviewthe challenge is always to articulate what the saw can be used for,rather than finding out how it fails. This week I got to play withthe Bosch CCS180, a very promising candidate packaged in an L-Boxx.Let's take a look what this saw can do, and how it can help you getyour work done.

The Bosch CCS180 CordlessCircular Saw

Short of the lower b

Bosch DDS181 Cordless Drill Review
Great Drill, Poor Chuck
by Lorenz Prem on 01-11-2014 12:19 am

Unpacking L-Boxx cases is a special pleasure forme. As a tool reviewer I get so many into my shop, I forget what'sinside of them. This makes opening an L-Boxx a special surprise.This week the treasure contained within turned out to be the DDS181drill/driver, a particularly well reviewed tool from Bosch. Let'stake a look, if the DDS181 can prove itself in the Hingmy workshop,or if I should burry it in the pretty box it came in.

The Bosch DDS181 Cordless Drill

The DDS181 is a general duty drill/driver intend

Bosch IDS181-02 Impact Driver Review
by Lorenz Prem on 12-29-2013 5:46 pm

Like everyone else I am not immune from makingthe occasional impulse buy. This week I will be reviewing the BoschIDS181 cordless driver, which came in a deal I could not resist.This driver represents the value end of the spectrum in Bosch's newlineup. Let's take a look how a driver with motor brushes cancompete against the new generation of brushless power tools.

The Bosch IDS181 Impact Driver

The IDS181 is a full-size driver on the compact end of the sizescale. It forgoes a bit of motor power and speed in favor of as

Bosch L-Boxx Storage System Review
by Lorenz Prem on 12-27-2013 6:28 pm

A lot has been written about how the BoschL-Boxx system helps contractors organize their tools and move themto and from the job site. Instead of writing yet another overviewof what types you can buy, I figured I'd provide you with acritical review of how well these boxes stand up to the demands ofthe job site. Let's take a look at how the sleek looking BoschL-Boxx cases stand up to rigors of the real world.

Organization: The Main Purpose

As a system a stack of L-Boxx cases fulfills it purpose. Whenused in combination

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"This is my only true drill. The key-less chuck works flawlessly as does the power/speed switch which is handy for drilling various density material."
"A quality sander that performs well day in and day out. Not the best dust bag, that's minor for me. Fits well in my hand and no fatigue with prolonged use."
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