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877 days ago

Does Bosch Tool Co own Freud?

-- Improvidus, Apto quod Victum-- Improvise, Adapt, Overcome


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#1 posted 877 days ago

Isn’t Bosch primarily a German company and Freud an Italian company.
I mean, I know they are both international, but why would Bosch want to buy an Italian tool company.

Every engineer who ever worked with a German engineer understands that Germans know everything and everone else is just a bunch of idiots. If you don’t understand this, they will quickly educate you.
And Italians, on the other hand, just make good wine and food.

Actually, I always found Italian industrial machinery to be about the best out there.

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#2 posted 877 days ago

Kinda had some bad experiences there Crank?
Bill

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#3 posted 877 days ago

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#4 posted 877 days ago

Did I ever mention that I was the engineering manager for a tier1 supplier for Mercedes a few years ago?

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#5 posted 877 days ago

I guess so… now. So it’s Bosch VS Stanley and who else…Ryobi, Hitachi, Milwakee

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#6 posted 877 days ago

since they bought over freud, they have been selling a Bosch labeled range of expensive blades in Europe. Before that they only had a cheaper DIY range. It’s possible they kept selling them as freud in the states because it’s well known and perhaps has a good image.
Bosch is a huge corporation active on many fronts,half of your car parts are probably made by them from the electronics to the fuel pump.

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#7 posted 877 days ago

“Did I ever mention that I was the engineering manager for a tier1 supplier for Mercedes a few years ago?”

I have lots of Bosch tools and love them but my niece has a 5 yr old smaller mercedes sedan 60 thousand miles on it purchased new. She began having transmission issues. Okay, some cars will have bad things happen… she brought it in to her mercedes and found out that it would cost, minimum, $4,000 to repair or replace, not sure which. It was an expensive car, wonder what an alternator costs?

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#8 posted 877 days ago

Thanks Paul: I guess that answeres my question. I saw Freud mentioned in a Wikipedia post about Bosch, but some of that info is somrtimes pretty dubious

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#9 posted 877 days ago

1 to 2 years ago Bosch bought the Freud cutter business, but not their tool business.

One World Technologies/TTI owns Ryobi and Milwaukee, so they’re a pretty big player too.

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#10 posted 877 days ago

I spoke with a Freud rep last year and he told me Bosch had bought Freud. Knotscott’s information above explains why the rep said Bosch had no plans to improve on the Freud router line. Specifically the Freud 2.25 hp combo router kit, which has had widespread complaints. I did buy the Freud fixed base 1700 though, which is an excellent router.

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#11 posted 877 days ago

I guess that I’m lucky. My Freud router combo has been a pretty darned good table router. Watch. Now it’ll explode.
Bill

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#12 posted 877 days ago

Craftsman on the Lake,

Our old Ford Taurus (2004), broke the transmission housing 2 months after the warranty was up.
It was just about $3500 for a new transmission for it. We are keeping it so we can drive the value out of it and then trade it off on a truck.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#13 posted 876 days ago

Dallas, wow hadn’t realized that it cost so much. I was thinking rebuilt after a transmission has wear on it. Usually 800-1400 dollars around here depending on the longevity you want out of it.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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