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Hi Bosch

As you can see from the first photo, I am slowly building my Bosch blue 18V collection and I am happy to spend more money to replace all other petrol and corded 240V tools with 18V battery powered tools.

Whilst I am aware of e.g. Bosch 36V garden tools, I am not big fan of multiple chargers/batteries, and I am yet to meet a person who likes having different batteries/chargers, therefore I prefer having one type of chargers/batteries (18V) for all my tools. Also from my memory, there is an EU regulation or proposal about "unification" of various mobile phone cables   http://ec.europa.eu/growth/sectors/electrical-engineering/red-directive/common-charger_en Yes, this is about mobile phone, however pollution is universal and can be caused by any other electrical equipment too.

So, the first suggestion for Bosch is to design a plastic cradle which serially connects 2x 18V batteries thus producing 36V output. The craddle can be used in all Bosch 36V tools.

Second photo is showing competitor's blower with option to attach hose on the vacuuming side. This could be very helpful when camping as many camping gear once they are out from the bag, it is very difficult to return them back in. Vacuuming of 4wd camping mattress or air-bed would be very helpful and many people would use it. Suggestion is to make a plastic adapter which could be permanently glued onto existing side ring so the blower can be used for sucking the air as well.

Third photo is showing a dolly with castor wheels attached to 10lit vacuum cleaner. A Bosch fan from Germany built this and I believe many people would buy this accessory if available.

In line with "connected tools" fourth suggestion is to build a small "buzzer" attached to bluetooth adapter, so that people like me who sometimes forget the tool's whereabouts are able to ping the tool from the mobile phone and easily locate the tool with the buzzing sound. Why not installing a bluetooth/buzzer into the batteries? This way any "older" and non-enabled blue tooth 18v tool could send the usage data (although limited) as well as buzzing location.

Below is the list of competitor's 18V (or 2x18V) tools which I would like to buy from Bosch:

Lawn Mower

https://sydneytools.com.au/makita-dlm461pg2-36v-18v-x-2-6-0ah-li-ion-cordless-brushless-460mm-18-lawn-mower-combo-kit?fee=4&fep=20058&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5aqykN_73AIVmAQqCh0djgUsEAQYASABEgKZFvD_BwE

Chainsaw

https://sydneytools.com.au/makita-duc353z-36v-18v-x-2-li-ion-cordless-brushless-350mm-14-chainsaw-skin-only?fee=4&fep=15558&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI87TtmN_73AIVj3ZgCh0Rjg7oEAQYBCABEgIiKfD_BwE

Line Trimmer

https://www.gettoolsdirect.com.au/makita-18v-brushless-line-trimmer-tool-only-dur187lz.html?gdffi=c5b8f06f736c40afa55474409bb4f069&gdfms=5EC88D3B719A48388C0C5EBA63EF279D&keyword=&gclid=CjwKCAjwzenbBRB3EiwAItS-u4-X89AA3vWLORtxBysEdu5pyAPQrE19bQy96YB9relRHidE4i2DOxoC7eEQAvD_BwE

Fan

https://www.gettoolsdirect.com.au/makita-high-performance-jobsite-fan-dcf300z.html?gdffi=c5b8f06f736c40afa55474409bb4f069&gdfms=0FDC3EFF5E294924805EF6AF82C446E8&keyword=&gclid=CjwKCAjwzenbBRB3EiwAItS-u-xcE6wi5TblHo-QS2bPVpzAxZ6qOfpVXnEsxcxyzoG5HIQ_P0rPTBoCHusQAvD_BwE

Nail Gun

https://www.gettoolsdirect.com.au/makita-18v-cordless-16ga-finishing-nailer-dbn600zj.html?gdffi=c5b8f06f736c40afa55474409bb4f069&gdfms=58A364A733DF4420A88C2865C3CF3327&keyword=&gclid=CjwKCAjwzenbBRB3EiwAItS-u5fn4qy2Bfc17AkWKPVcM_znRErHSOusVub7Tz1AepOsSlE2V9bkcRoChcQQAvD_BwE
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Now can you imagine 18V Bosch household appliances such as washing machine, dish washer, dryer, coffee machine, mixer, microwave, etc.. ?
Yes I can by using inverters.. or 18v bicycles, motorcycles, cars...
 
This is not a science fiction, Bosch is already producing many appliances mentioned above in corded (240V) version, so it would not be too difficult to convert them into 18V by using 3x, 4x, or 10x of 18v batteries ?  

Apology if the post was too long, the above are only suggestions and probably requested by many fans in the past.

I look forward to buying new 18V Bosch blue tools.

Cheers
Stjepan

This post was edited by bosi72 on 20.08.2018, 15:54 o’clock
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bosi72, patenting and R&D issues aside, i definitely agree with your line of thinking.....  however might be quicker and cheaper to buy into Makita (or other system) in the first instance!  the "single platform" development is well understood and seem to be adopted by most manufacturers. however there seems to be a bit (a lot?!) of an issue with bosch, and you will see a considerable amount of criticism about the range of tools on offer… 
 
however, I do always remind myself that it is a lot more often that people are prepared to go an extra mile to COMPLAIN about something than PRAISE…   and yes, a lot of my posts here are about complaining…. But I am still a bosch user and fan and only want it to become better! 
 
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Hi Nagornyyd. Thank you for the response and a comment. I also agree with your point of view and understand frustrations when manufacturer is not listening to its own customers. This is usually happening in massive (fat) bureacracy organisations with a lots of red tape and it takes a lots of efforts to get the things done. Unfortunately instead of taking our suggestions in a positive way, they sometimes take them negatively without assessing all details, simply rejecting the idea completely. The only thing we can do is to write suggestions (or sometime complaints) hoping that someone with the influence within a company will try doing something about it (thank you Bob). I would consider a success if only 10% of my suggestions are realised, however I am an optimist and believe that market will dictate how will the things move in the future so that percentage will hopefully go up. It is tight market with a number of competitors offering all sorts of products, so Bosch will have to adapt too, otherwise people will move on.. Cheers
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I think that's about the size of it where Bosch is concerned bosi72. That Bosch is such a large organisation, with departments for so many types of goods all around the world, that progress and innovation in one particular area - pro power tools for example - can appear sluggish compared to competitors whose organisations are soley manufacture of power tools.
Not to provide an excuse of course as Bosch do seperate their concerns, even running green tools and blue tools as essentially different sub companies. As such, there's no obvious reason why the blue tool division isn't innovating at the pace of it's competitors. 
I have once considered that they might be taking the Enzo Ferrari route. Reading Enzo's biography once it was noted that during the 60's and 70's as new innovations came along, Ferrari were happy to let all their competitors do the development and testing then, when they'd all got it right, Ferrari would reverse engineer it, combing the best eliments and dominate - a fair bit. I doubt this is the case with Bosch though. I get the feeling these days they're happy to just be in the mix rather than an industry leader. Shame. 
I would like to say that Bosch's digital tools, laser measures and detectors etc, are actually very competitive with others in the field, if not a leader in some respects. But in actual tools they're falling behind. 
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bailey, this is a great dream to have about bosch "taking it all in" and then coming up with a completely workable and competitive line up.....   in reality - in this day and age they will be sued by the competition for anything that comes close to resembling other's systems due to patents and copyright laws.... and bosch not being a back-country small manufacturer will never take such risks...

if such "copying" or "close replication" was ever possible - would dewalt / makita will not just copy bosch's lazers and then - bingo! job done, bosch is out of the game....

i personally see bosch becoming (alreayd are) a small-neich manufacturer of blue specialist tools (yes, lasers, detector, etc) unable to ever catch up with others due to immense cost of R&D invetment needed to kick things off..    was just looking around for 2nd fix nailers....  bosch has not had one for years.... not to mention the DAB radio! :):):)