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  Reply # 2110877 19-Oct-2018 11:09
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msreef:

 

Ended up getting the Bosch Blue GCM 8 SDE from Mitre 10.

 

https://www.bosch-pt.co.nz/nz/en/products/gcm-8-sde-0601B19240

 

Pretty nice little unit. Selling at Mitre 10 for $899, with a free Bosch stand. Bunnings have it for $799 inc stand. Mitre 10 gave me 15% off Bunnings price (similar stocked item at competitor) even though it's not a normally stocked item (special order only).

 

Ended up costing me $679 with the free stand included. Six year warranty. Spent more than what I initially wanted but am pretty happy with the purchase.

 

 

Look good. What's the second handle on the top for? Just carrying it around or some clever trick Bosch engineers have invented?




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  Reply # 2110887 19-Oct-2018 11:34
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Yeah pretty sure it's just for carrying, definitely helps to lug it around.


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  Reply # 2110925 19-Oct-2018 12:13
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That's a pretty good price especially being the trade version!


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  Reply # 2110926 19-Oct-2018 12:14
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msreef:

 

Yeah pretty sure it's just for carrying, definitely helps to lug it around.

 

 

 

 

I bought it's bigger brother this week and it does have that carry handle as well :)

 

 

 

https://www.bosch-pt.co.nz/nz/en/products/gcm-12-gdl-0601B23640


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  Reply # 2110929 19-Oct-2018 12:26
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msreef:

 

Yeah pretty sure it's just for carrying, definitely helps to lug it around.

 

 

Also helpful for sliding cuts through wider material.





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  Reply # 2111005 19-Oct-2018 14:45
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I bought one of the Ryobis a few years ago and its given me great service.

 

Its not as precise as some of the more $$ units, but at the price point its pretty good value


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  Reply # 2111869 21-Oct-2018 14:24
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billgates:

Ozito stuff at Bunnings is really good value and quality. Ozito was bought out by a german company Einhell. The Ozito Power X Change is all rebadged Einhell sold in Australia & New Zealand. Einhell only bought Ozito so they could gain access to Bunnings.

 

 

+1 for Einhell, I've got pre-Ozito Einhell gear as well as Ozito-branded Einhell. They were one of the pioneers of the designed in Europe, made in China thing, which pretty much all the others do too now only they're less open about it. I've opened some of the Einhell (pre-Ozito) gear up and it's surprisingly good quality, in fact better than some big-name stuff I've looked at, e.g. proper LiIon charge controllers rather than something barely above a dumb trickle charger with a temperature cut-out. They also think about their designs, e.g. the sanders which have plates where you can cut your own sanding pads from full sheets rather than paying a fortune for proprietary vendor-specific pads.

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