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Automatic belt system in all tools: New belt sander generation from Bosch

  • Sanding paper is attached quickly and easily
  • Reduced vibration ensures more comfortable sanding
  • Two models plus set version for a wide range of applications
  • Set version with sub-frame for stationary use
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  • October 01, 2012
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Bosch is replacing its belt sanders for do-it-yourselfers with two new “Compact Generation” models: the PBS 75 A (Universal) and the PBS 75 AE (Expert). They offer users additional convenience while providing high sanding power. For example, both tools have an automatic belt system which positions the sanding belt in the center of the sanding plate immediately after the sander is started. This saves time and guarantees that the abrasive is sitting perfectly on the sander. If you need to work close to an edge, the sanding belt can be finely adjusted using an adjustment knob to put it in the desired position. As usual, the sanding belt is changed easily and conveniently using a clamping lever.

Reduced vibration ensures more comfortable sanding
Optimized roller and wheel bearings reduce vibration and increase sanding comfort. Rounded edges and corners together with softgrip coverings on all grip surfaces also contribute to comfortable handling. The supplied microfilter box ensures minimal dust when working. It collects the sanding dust and is transparent, which ensures that the user can always see how full it is. A vacuum cleaner can also be connected to the tools.

The right tool for every application
The new belt sander generation is suitable for sanding applications that require a high material removal rate on large surfaces. These include, for example, DIY restoration work such as sanding down wooden stairs or roof beams. The PBS 75 A delivers 710 watts of power for these applications. The “Expert” model PBS 75 AE offers even more power and a broader range of applications: it has 750 watts and an integrated speed pre-selec-tion, which enables the belt speed to be controlled. This makes the PBS 75 AE also suitable for applications such as sanding heat-sensitive, painted surfaces.

Set version with sub-frame for stationary use
The PBS 75 AE belt sander is available individually or as a set version. The set includes a sub-frame with parallel and angle guide and two G-clamps for stationary use of the tool. This is done by fitting the sander to the sub-frame and mounting it to a surface vertically or horizontally using the G-clamps. The workpiece can then be fed over the belt sander. The supplied parallel and angle guide is, for example, suitable for chamfering edges and shaping strips.

The PBS 75 A and PBS 75 AE belt sanders will be available at retail outlets from November 2012 onwards at the recommended retail price of 119.99 euros and 159.99 euros respectively including VAT. The PBS 75 A is supplied in a carton, whereas the PBS 75 AE comes in a high-quality carrying case. Each tool comes complete with a sanding belt with a grit of 80. The PBS 75 AE belt sander is also available in a set with a carrying case, sanding belt with grit of 80, sub-frame and two G-clamps, and a parallel and angle guide at the recommended retail price of 179.99 euros including VAT.

 Specification  PBS 75 A
  (replaces PBS 7 A and
  previous model
  PBS 75 A)
  PBS 75 AE
  (replaces PBS 7 AE and
  previous model
  PBS 75 AE)
  Power input  710 W  750 W
  Belt speed  350 m/min  200 - 350 m/min
  Sanding surface  76 x 165 mm  76 x 165 mm
  Belt dimensions  75 x 533 mm  75 x 533 mm
  Weight  3,4 kg  3,5 kg

The Power Tools Division of the Bosch Group is one of the world’s leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2015, its roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.5 billion euros, about 85 percent of which outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch, Skil and Dremel, the division stands for customer focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and pace of innovation. The division generated about one third of its sales in 2015 with products that have been on the market for less than two years. In 2016, Bosch Power Tools will again launch more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

PI7865 - October 01, 2012

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