Worm Drive Saw
Activity
Sector experience since
not enabled
Sector
Architecture / engineering office
Written on
Hi

Any chance of trialling a worm drive circular saw in the UK

Thanks
Activity
Sector experience since
not enabled
Sector
Bosch associate
Written on
Alastair
Unfortunately we do not have a worm drive saw in our range and there are no plans as yet to introduce one.

Work drive saws are only really found in the USA.

Regards

Activity
Sector experience since
not enabled
Sector
Joinery installation in the broadest sense
Written on
Yes, but you should at least make them in a 240v version for the rest of Europe, because timber framing is becoming more popular here. I for one would like a worm drive saw but don't want a US one as I do not fancy having a transformer for this type aswell. And as Bosch was German you should really make one for us. There are various benifits a worm drive offers, more torque, easy to cut boards without marking and squareing a line and the posibilty to take the blade off and install a chainsaw type blade for cutting beam timbers. Come on bring one out. Also a different kind of saw in the UK would sell, as everyone wants to keep up with the jones's.
Activity
Sector experience since
not enabled
Sector
Joinery installation in the broadest sense
Written on
I agree with J Windsor, I have heard you can see really easily where you are cutting, without having lean over the saw to see the cut line or swap your hands around (if you are right handed) which you have to do with UK saws.
Activity
Sector experience since
not enabled
Sector
Bosch associate
Written on
Gentlemen
Your comments were referred to the business unit in Germany (Der große Käse) and the official line on this is:

So far this is the first request received within the last 2.5 years for wormdrives.
To our knowledge they are only used in some parts of the US and there is no market for these saws in Europe - user habits are different here and I doubt that we would change these habits with a wormdrive.

Nevertheless, thank you for these comments and suggestions - they are always appreciated.
Activity
Sector experience since
not enabled
Sector
Joinery installation in the broadest sense
Written on
Well since my last post I have been able to try a wormdrive saw (in the usa) and can honestly say that these are way better than the UK saws. Easy cut lines, squareing of the sole plate by eyeing up, so no marking with a square. Saves a lot of time when your boarding a floor, deck, roof. And the one I tried had another attachment to cut beams (which was a time saver) all this I mentioned in my previous post but at least now I have confirmed my claims (for me anyway). So lets now have a euro version please.
Activity
Sector experience since
not enabled
Sector
Joinery installation in the broadest sense
Written on
I totaly agree myself and alot of guys I know get these in from the U.S. its a far better system.
Activity
Sector experience since
not enabled
Sector
Bosch associate
Written on
Thank you for your feedback gentlemen, and your comments have been forwarded to the relevant personnel for consideration.

Regards
The Bob Team
Activity
Sector experience since
not enabled
Sector
Machine construction
Written on
Hi. I moved to Norway from the States some years back. I brought with me all my power tools and two 2000W transformers. For the most part, I am pleased with the set up. All but for my worm drive Skilsaw (HD77 magnesium), it is not very convenient to use due to the heavy transform I have to lug around everywhere. However, what really blows is the loss in speed/power. Due to the Hz difference in Europe, I lose about 12%. That bosch doesn't think a worm drive saw will sell in Europe so be it (hard to fathom their thinking, my neighbors are crazy jealous when they see me cut single-handedly with NO kickback), but can't they at least sell the internal parts needed to make the upgrade myself?

We also brought with us a classic Kitchenaid mixer, but I was able to purchase a new armature and circuit board for 230V/ 50Hz prior to the move (definitely didn't like the idea of taking up kitchen counter space with a transformer). I could not locate the same type part for Skilsaw/Bosch wormdrives.

Bob: There has to be a 230V armature and circuit board that matches the 115V dimensions in my saw. If this exists, please let me know. Replacing the armature and circuit was painfully simple for my mixer, it cannot be too complicated with my saw either.

Activity
Sector experience since
not enabled
Sector
Bosch associate
Written on
Hey

At this stage. I wouldn't know. Maybe? Finding somewhere to purchase such a spare out side the country it was launched in is the harder issue. I can ask but I'ld need a partnumber for the machine to investigate.

Bob

This post was edited by Bob Community Team on 19.08.2013, 13:09 o’clock
Reason: addition of info