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Bosch PBS 75 Belt Sander

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      18.10.2010 01:26
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      great belt sander

      The Bosch Belt sander PBS 75

      This Bosch Belt sander is probably the best that I have ever owned. One of the key functions is the variable speed function. This function makes it so much easier to control than the single speed belt sanders as it allows you to sand with more care whiles striping off paint and varnish and when fine sanding it allows you to get a finer finish.
      The belts tend to not slip once there on like one belt sander ive had in the past.
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      Who's this sander for.
      This sander can be used by any confident DIY enthusiast or professional. All belt sanders are a little bit harder to control than normal sanders so you have to be a bit careful as it works on a belt which will carry itself away if you let go. So keep hold of it until the machine stops.
      There is a handle at the front or the machine to grip onto for easy handling.
      The belts are nice and easy to change. It has a nice long lead of around three metres long
      You can use this for small wooden floors, stripping off varnish and paint and generally taking layers of timber off to get a nice finish on a range of flat wooden items. I've recently used mine for stripping an exterior wooden panel off of around 3m². I managed to sand all the old varnish right back with around three coarse belts and two fine belts in around 4 hours. It came out really nice with this sander.
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      The sander itself Does not tend to get to hot to quickly although I stopped sanding every 15 minutes on the vertical surface for a rest as it did ache my arms.
      The Belts do tend to get a little blocked if you don't use the dust extractor and if you are taking off allot of layers of paint.
      It is as I expected quite Noisy and I always wear ear defenders otherwise I found my ears will ring for a while after. Can't be good for you!?
      I always find Bosch tools to last a long time and this one after four months to be going strong with no problems.
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      I've found it costs around £70 and upwards now. I bought mine at around £120 from Amazon. The Belts cost anything around the £4 mark. This all depends on the coarseness of the sanding belt.
      The dust is kept down by a dust extractor which works quite well.

      Here are the description details
      Functions: Grinding / Power: 710 Watt / Tool Holder: Rapid Clamping System / Sanding Surface: 76 × 130 mm / Belt Measurement: 75 x 457 mm / Belt Speed: 300 m/min / Features: Dust Extraction Adapter / Operating Voltage: 230 V / Power Supply: Mains operation / Weight: 3.2 kg / Belt speed: 300 m/min / Belt dimension: 75 × 533 mm

      I would recommend this belt sander as it has served me well.

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        01.07.2007 05:43

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        Pick of the pack

        Unfortunately now discontinued in Australia, its replacement is not a patch on the P75.
        Dust collection excellent, sealing of drive and motor ditto, but very noisy squeal from fans. Does not get hot with continued use, Ultra reliable even on sanding hardwood floors. Like most, use of very fine belts on soft wood requires care (tearing by the belt splice). I use an orbital for the final work.
        Recommend getting a second hand P75 rather than a new Bosch equivalent

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        24.08.2006 22:05

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        Good cheap tool; fairly durable for a DIY range tool

        I actually used on of these to sand a parquet small block hardwood floor of about 20 square metres.
        Much cheap than hiring drum sander and you get a far better finish, in any case a serious sander like a floor drum machine would destroy a small block parquet floor - this is the kind consisitng of 9 stick blocks parts laid together in a single mesh.
        Easy to use upside down as a bench sander and very effective with softwood.
        My unit burnt out after I used it to sand the edges of a large block parquet hard wood floor. Useful here to use a small unit, I replaced this with a much quieter more professional looking Makita 9911 with metal wheels (the Bosch's are plastic) doing the same job I had done with the Bosch for 3 days, the Makita broke after 6 hours - very disappointing. Makita tell their dealers not to replace units until they have been inspected by Makita HQ - what's that if its not a reliability problem, I suspect unfortunately since Makita started making things in Britain.
        This Bosch unit is very loud, you will need ear plugs.

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        08.07.2002 05:24
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        The Bosch PBS75 is a DIY rated 75mm belt sander with a 710W motor and a diecast base. It has in-line handles and the motor is mounted along the body, which makes it rather long and thin, compared to other belt sanders. The right-hand side has no projections beyond the edge of the belt, so it can sand right up to the skirting board, for example. The left hand side has a tracking control, belt housing and dust extraction port. There are a few lugs for fitting extra-cost accessories such as a fence or a sanding frame (used to limit the depth of cut for precision work). It can be mounted upside down on the bench, if you need to take the work to the sander. It's a medium size sander, suited to carpentry and joinery use. You probably wouldn't want to sand a floor with it (unless you had too much time on your hands and very tough knees). As far as I recall it came with one 80 grit belt and a dust bag. I made a simple bench stand for it, although you can buy the real thing from a Bosch dealer. I bought a parallel guide (fence), which works fine but doesn't get much use really. Belt sanders are excellent for removing a lot of timber quickly, although it is all too easy to take off too much or leave deep score marks when using a coarse belt. Some practice is necessary before tackling an important job. Good quality belts last well, and benefit from the use of a cleaning block to remove paint or resin residues. Belt changing is very quick and easy, but remember to load the belt the right way round (look for the arrows). Tracking works well, with a simple manual adjustment: don't forget to check that the belt is running centrally from time to time. Dust collection into the supplied bag is fairly efficient, but the rather small duct in the body can occasionally get blocked and needs sucking clear with a vacuum cleaner. Not really a problem. There is an industrial version which looks very s
        imilar (apart from the colour: blue) but has a low friction slip plate, alloy rollers and probably other internal improvements. Nonetheless, the DIY version is not at all shabby; it is well made, sufficiently powerful and quite robust. My PBS75 belt sander has worked very well and has given me no trouble, but I have to say that it is extremely noisy. So you'll need ear defenders, and you may need to apologise to the neighbours too.

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          03.04.2001 04:13
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          Tired of random circlar vibrations? Bored with the tiny triangle wobbling away? Even 1/3 sheet isn't enough for you? You need a belt sander The machine I have is a Bosch PBS 75: A 650 watt machine which drives a 533x75mm sanding belt over a 130x75mm sanding area at a speed of 330m per minute [translated from the side info plate] This machine is the larger of the Bosch 'domestic' machines, and is suitable for loads of jobs, up to and including [in my opinion] light trade use. As its' name implies, a belt sander drives a continuous belt of sandpaper around two rollers over a plate where the actual business gets done. The sander has a handle fore and aft, and a port for dust collection; either into a bag [supplied] or via an adaptor [supplied] into a vacuum cleaner. Mine also came with a selection of various grit belts included. Warning: Anorak insert ahead! [grit no. is a measure of how rough the sandpaper is: a low number is coarse and will remove lots of material, but leave an uneven finish; high numbers work more slowly, but give a better finish: it's actually a count of the number of grains of abrasive particle per unit area. I have come across grit numbers as low as fourteen- you could individually count the bits of garnet on the paper {if you really wanted to, that is!}] A belt sander is a tool for getting through a lot of work; it'll trim down doors, smooth walls, take layers and layers of old finish off, reshape castings, even out seams; prepare floorboards, old sleepers, joists and rafters, clean up boat decks, fit shelves and worktops. Because of its power, it pays to be a little circumspect until used to the tool- you can easily remove too much material, and also when used with coarse grit paper, may leave score marks that need further finishing. When working on wood, always point the sander along the grain to avoid deep
          score marks, and remember to keep moving- otherwise you may end up with an interesting trough in your work. Belt changing is simple on the PBS 75- release a lever, and it slips off ready for the next one- the belt needs occasional centreing so that it does not wander off the edge of the rollers- this is achieved using a thumbscrew on the front roller which alters its angle, but this should only rarely need changing. I have used the sander for all sorts of tasks; many of them involve taking a piece of wood back to a pencil line. Historically, you would have used a plane, but now, just get a line along where you want the finished edge to be, switch on the sander, and work back to the line. This is great for trimming doors, and fitting shelvers, worktops and cupboards exactly to the wall. It is also great for cleaning up a rough plaster fill job where there are stray gobs and dobs all over the place- maybe after channelling in a wire or conduit. Be sure not to tilt the sander on edge or you will end up with a deep groove by mistake. The sander also has a notch enabling it to be clamped upside down onto a bench/workmate etc. This lets you use it hands free as a sanding station, to shape, size and finish all those bits that you couldn't clamp- I recently surfaced 54 blocks of wood [9"x3"x1.5"], and rounded the edges to make an oversize Jenga set for a youthgroup. This feature also makes it very handy when fitting or making fiddly little custom bits and bobs. Safety: It is a noisy tool- ear defenders a must A dust mask is recommended Eye protection is always advised, whatever powertool you use Remember not to have loose hair or floppy clothing- I once shredded the forearm of a favourite rugby shirt by getting it caught up by the belt. The sander comes with a quality, generous lead [over 3 metres], and moulded plug Warning: Anorak entertainment follows:
          Remember how fast the belt moves? [330m/minute] Have you a friend [sorry- do you know someone] who also owns a belt sander? I'm sure you possess extension leads. . . . . and have a hall to sand the floorboards in. . . You can now take part in the exciting sport of Sander Racing! Choose your start and finish lines Lock those sanders on [glory in the noise and power] Let go together, and see whose sander gets to the finish first Checquered flags are a little O.T.T. [as is strapping a hamster on as the driver] [[Power Devil is red, rather like Ferrari]] Have Fun! Seriously, if you use a belt sander, be careful, and marvel at how much work it can do for you. This Bosch tool is my first choice for sanding flat and large surfaces, andhas got through an incredible amount of work- the one breakdown was soon sorted by a service agent, and it has been going strong ever since.

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          Automatic sensor adjustment function ensures complete accuracy