Summary: This machine replaced an old Kitchen Aid by Hobart we had. I can't say enough to really tell you how great the improvement was! Super quiet operation, if you're standing right next to it and talking, you won't notice it's running. Cleans extremely well, no need to prewash or rince anything but the largest hunks of steak off first.
Pros: too quiet - sometimes don't know when it's done. Could use an indicator light on front.
Cons: too quiet - sometimes don''t know when it''s done. Could use an indicator light on front.
Summary: A good tool over all. Soft start with enough power to cut 5/4 oak and maple. The parts that take the most abuse such as the fence slide and loking mechanism should be more durable to hold up to job site abuse as this tool is meant to travel and be moved around. Some small plastic pieces have already broken but they were more of a nuisance than an inconveniance.
Pros: Saw dust outlet port does not collect the dust well. Numerous screws come loose during long time use
Cons: Saw dust outlet port does not collect the dust well. Numerous screws come loose during long time use
Summary: This is a really good quality drill. It is probably awesome for most people but is just too much drill for my needs. If you are planning on drilling screws into wood as the primary use (as opposed to using a drill bit), consider going with a 12v or even 9.6v model.
Pros: heavy, almost too much power to drive screws (slips out off screw head because so fast)
Cons: heavy, almost too much power to drive screws (slips out off screw head because so fast)
Summary: We just remodeled our kitchen and decided to research which appliances we wanted for cleanup and cooking that fit our lifestyle. We wanted a dishwasher that was well known and durable for repeated washings that did not cost dearly to operate. The answer was the Bosch dishwasher which operates at 5-7 gallons of water consumption per wash and is extremely quiet. I highly recommend this dishwasher.
Summary: While the manufacturer suggests using jet dry to support the drying cycle. I have found by simply leaving the dishes in the machine until cool, the dishes are quite dry. I was amazed to find this appliance really is designed very well. We have spent a life time of discomfort with noisy dishwashers. Of course, always being promised the machine would be quiet. Well, finally we have purchased a quiet and effective machine.
Pros: extremely quiet, stainless steel, exceeds expectations, loading capacity superior
Summary: After seeing similar models while in Europe and being impressed with the energy efficiency of the Bosch, we purchased one a year ago. It has more than lived up to our expectations. Less lint is generated and the clothes are not "worn" by the dryer.
Pros: It is very gentle on the clothes; it is energy efficient.
Summary: The Bosch 10" sliding compund miter saw is the best saw in its class hands down. You will not find a better quality tool for under $400.00 And for those of you who are dead set on getting the big 12" by DeWalt, they have a lot of blade vibration. The Bosch doesn't. My favorite option is the electric brake.
Summary: This is a two speed drill with a very solid feel and excellent 'heft'. It is well balanced for horizontal, and overhead use. The case and recharger are also sturdy and well designed. Two batteries are included.
Pros: Available torque, range of clutch settings, short recharge cycle, 1/2 inch chuck capacity.