Bosch PSB 18 LI-2 Cordless Lithium Ion Hammer Drill 87.99 delivered Amazon - HotUKDeals
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I've been watching this one for a while, was £135.98 (ignore the £159.99 rrp) now only 87.99 which is even cheaper than the 14.4v version (£89.99)

This is not the cheapest cordless drill out there, but for one that's Li-ion powered & hammer action & good make with good reviews its about the best you'll get for your money

£160.39 Argos
£169.98 B&Q

Only -ve IMO is it only comes with 1 battery

Website info:
Product Features
Ideal for screwdriving, drilling and hammer drilling
2 gears for optimized speed and power and 30+2 preselectable torque settings
Forward and reverse indicator LEDs + Powerlight
Variable Speed and 3-step charge level indicator
Always ready to use thanks to Lithium-ion technology
Longlife thanks to Bosch Electronic cell protection (ECP)
Technical Details

18 V Cordless Lithium Ion
Screw diameter up to 8 mm
Drill diameter in steel 13 mm
Drill diameter in wood 35 mm
Drilling dia. in masonry 15 mm
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#1
B&Q have reduced them now, bought in Scunthorpe yesterday 12/5/11 for £86 and it does have a second battery, can't show receipt as i have to take them into work.
#2
jaycuk
B&Q have reduced them now, bought in Scunthorpe yesterday 12/5/11 for £86 and it does have a second battery, can't show receipt as i have to take them into work.


Are you sure you were looking at the same one? Their website still states £169 & it only has one battery
http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav.jsp?action=detail&fh_secondid=10668125&fh_location=//catalog01/en_GB/categories%3C

Edited By: ant eg on May 13, 2011 10:21
#3
no cant be the same - i looked in B&Q, then ordered from Amazon. Bargain and great quality kit.
#4
One hour charge and only one battery? Not a bad deal but that's a bit pants. Think I'll stick to my Makita NI-CD drills until their Li-ion combi drills come down in price.

for DIY it's a quality price tho...
#5
jaycuk
B&Q have reduced them now, bought in Scunthorpe yesterday 12/5/11 for £86 and it does have a second battery, can't show receipt as i have to take them into work.

You can get it cheaper instore @ B&Q with 2 batteries instore @ B&Q for £84.
Good drill.
This deal was already posted @ £89.99 Amazon




Edited By: aeonf242 on May 13, 2011 13:03: Include Quote
#6
I got this drill sometime ago when it was £89.99 instore with two batteries. I dragged in my dear old mother on a wednesday to get 10% off plus quidco, plus 1% from my credit card meant I was down to about £78.

One issue worth mentioning and thats the chuck is 10mm. Apart from that its a brilliant drill and a joy to use. Feels like real quality and made in Europe or mine was anyway.
#7
Not that impressed with mine - 2 dead batteries in the first month, got a refund and then bought DeWalt
#8
bonzobanana
I got this drill sometime ago when it was £89.99 instore with two batteries. I dragged in my dear old mother on a wednesday to get 10% off plus quidco, plus 1% from my credit card meant I was down to about £78.

One issue worth mentioning and thats the chuck is 10mm. Apart from that its a brilliant drill and a joy to use. Feels like real quality and made in Europe or mine was anyway.
I got it for £76 with 2 batteries from B&Q :-)
suspended#9
swarnford
Not that impressed with mine - 2 dead batteries in the first month, got a refund and then bought DeWalt


You might as well bought a cheaper Black & Decker from an outlet shop as they own DeWalt.


Edited By: MissBehave on May 13, 2011 15:10
suspended#10
If you're prepared to spend a couple hundred quid then I'd suggest the Makita triple kit

1 Cordless Impact Driver
1 Cordless Hammer Drill
1 Cordless Drill Driver
3 X NiCad Batteries
1 30minute Charger
1 Solid Carry Case

2nd hand ones go for around £100 on ebay but you're gambling whether the batteries are knackered.
1 Like #11
B&Q tend to have in-store offers that are not found on their website. The Bosch Green stuff is a great bit of kit for a DIY'er tool however I would personally get Bosch Blue much more durable with all metal gearing and an aggressive hammer action. If you look around they can be had for £100 in 14.4v variants which tend to be much light than their 18v brothers and are only slightly less powerful in use.
http://www.screwfix.com/p/bosch-gsb-14-4-2-li-14-4v-li-ion-combi-drill/25293

My 2p worth....

Edited By: Euromancer on May 13, 2011 15:53: Spelling /doh
#12
Milwaukee > Makita > Just about everything else. Adjust your budget according to your expectations.
#13
jaycuk
B&Q have reduced them now, bought in Scunthorpe yesterday 12/5/11 for £86 and it does have a second battery, can't show receipt as i have to take them into work.


actually £84, i had other bits in the basket
#14
This drill does have metal gearing but its quite heavy compared to the blue range.
#15
Tyranicus66
Milwaukee > Makita > Just about everything else. Adjust your budget according to your expectations.

Milwaukee is part of Techtronics of Hong Kong who also make the Ryobi and AEG drills. I don't think Milwaukee overall are as good as Makita although I'm sure they have some products that might be better than weaker Makita products.
#16
DIY'er drill, get a makita
#17
Bosch green range are a bit shoddy in general. Their blue professional stuff is good, easily a match for Makita, AEG etc.

Dewalt might be the same group as black and decker but they're a notch higher up.
#18
Picked one up from B&Q just before last Bank Hols inc second battery for under £90 - great buy
#19
I have just been reading latest Which? online and this drill has been rated as a 'best buy'. It scored 77% from the panel of testers and at this price I don't think that you can go wrong. The Black and Decker drills came last in the tests. Hot deal!:D
#20
Louise Couzens-P
I have just been reading latest Which? online and this drill has been rated as a 'best buy'. It scored 77% from the panel of testers and at this price I don't think that you can go wrong. The Black and Decker drills came last in the tests. Hot deal!:D


What did the other drills score and what were the models?
#21
Bought today for £84 -10%.

Total £76. Not a bad price. Just to use the drill now and see how well it performs.
#22
DeWalt was only £99 when I bought it - Screwfix special, much superior to the Bosch even if it only had one battery which lasts ages
#23
Was in B&Q yesterday and no reductions on this drill or the other similarly named drill

PSB 18 LI-2 - £169.99
PSR 18 LI-2 - £149.99

Both with only one battery :-(
#24
nwmark
Was in B&Q yesterday and no reductions on this drill or the other similarly named drill

PSB 18 LI-2 - £169.99
PSR 18 LI-2 - £149.99

Both with only one battery :-(

Looks like stock is reducing
#25
saw the one with two batteries at B&Q Erdington for £54.99 last week
#26
£83.06 now
#27
hi

Hope some of you can give me some advice. Firstly I really don't know much about DIY or drills but I know I need one. So I went to B&Q and there are two offers that I am interested in.

1. Makita 14.4v combi drill with 2 batteries + Makita 101 piece accessory set for £89.
2. Bosch PSB 18v Li-ion cordless combi drill with 2 batteries + 44 piece x-line multi-drill and screwdriver bit set £99 (or just the drill + 2 batteries for £84).

Which do I got for? I don't know exactly what I'll be using it for but feel I would like something that will work for me in the long run...if you know what I mean?

Thanks
1 Like #28
You can't really go wrong with either. I think the Makita model is nicad but nicad is ok but most prefer lithium given the option. Personally I think Makita and Bosch are better than the low end Hitachi and Dewalt models and certainly better than generic shop brands. I think they both have a 10mm chuck which is slightly limiting.

The Bosch charger you need to treat with a bit of respect as it has exposed contacts as you can rest the drill directly on it with the battery still attached. This is the weakest bit of the Bosch. The Makita being nicad based means a bit of preperation as the batteries discharge quite quickly so you need to organise yourself to charge batteries before use. If you are planning to do much outdoor work where the drill might get dirty then I would probably favour the Makita. If you really want a drill thats always ready to use I would favour the Bosch. If you are going to use the bosch outside you might want to cover the contacts so they don't get dirt and crap in them.

Both are great drills for a great price at B&Q.
#29
Thanks bonzohanana

I am unlikely to be using it outdoors. Just indoor household stuff..(walls, tiles etc)

Does the voltage matter?


bonzobanana
You can't really go wrong with either. I think the Makita model is nicad but nicad is ok but most prefer lithium given the option. Personally I think Makita and Bosch are better than the low end Hitachi and Dewalt models and certainly better than generic shop brands. I think they both have a 10mm chuck which is slightly limiting.

The Bosch charger you need to treat with a bit of respect as it has exposed contacts as you can rest the drill directly on it with the battery still attached. This is the weakest bit of the Bosch. The Makita being nicad based means a bit of preperation as the batteries discharge quite quickly so you need to organise yourself to charge batteries before use. If you are planning to do much outdoor work where the drill might get dirty then I would probably favour the Makita. If you really want a drill thats always ready to use I would favour the Bosch. If you are going to use the bosch outside you might want to cover the contacts so they don't get dirt and crap in them.

Both are great drills for a great price at B&Q.
#30
automatic1
Thanks bonzohanana

I am unlikely to be using it outdoors. Just indoor household stuff..(walls, tiles etc)

Does the voltage matter?



The Bosch is a little bit more powerful I think about 44nm compared to 40nm with the Makita. Not a dramatic difference. The batteries are more powerful I think with the Bosch but as its lithium you lose some of that capacity due to cell protection which prevents the lithium batteries being fully discharged which can damage them. You don't need to do that with nicad.
#31
Thanks.

Just to let you know - I went for the Bosch.

:)

bonzobanana
automatic1
Thanks bonzohanana

I am unlikely to be using it outdoors. Just indoor household stuff..(walls, tiles etc)

Does the voltage matter?




The Bosch is a little bit more powerful I think about 44nm compared to 40nm with the Makita. Not a dramatic difference. The batteries are more powerful I think with the Bosch but as its lithium you lose some of that capacity due to cell protection which prevents the lithium batteries being fully discharged which can damage them. You don't need to do that with nicad.
suspended#32
Hi guys, i'm looking for a cordless drill that can be used for wood, steel and brick that has decent battery life, good reliability and doesn't cost an arm and a leg, can you recommend me some please. Most of the £40+ ones only do 1100RPM and can't drill through brick. Wanting to replace my dad's B&D D520 which is decades old, it does 2400rpm and will drill through anything and still works nicely, but its corded.

Edited By: hajj_3 on May 31, 2011 21:14: .
#33
Bricks vary quite a lot in hardness/strength. Most cordless drills aren't really upto drilling reasonable size holes in very hard engineering type bricks. Even quite basic corded drills can beat a cordless and even if they aren't as powerful you won't drain the battery working through brick.

If you really need a cordless for heavy duty tasks the dewalts have the advantage I think. For normal use the batteries don't last as long with dewalt but when you give them a meatier task they are better just not as good for generous purpose use. In writing that I realise there has been a decline in dewalt quality in recent years at the bottom end.

I have to say I use a 30 year old Bosch corded drill in combination with a cordless. The Bosch is given the hard jobs and the cordless does the rest. Its easy to use and more versatile with both forward and reverse. On top of that I also have a 1500W SDS drill (a £30 ebay cheapie) so I've got it all covered basically.

I don't think its practical to replace a corded with a cordless for all uses but a cordless can cover about 95% of what most people need to do and it can be faster and more convenient to use. The torque settings make it easier to not overtighten screws and the lack of a cable can be safer too.
#34
current price is £97 including delivery, not too bad, but I think the deal should be marked as "expired". perhaps the original poster can do it if agreed?
#35
Euromancer
B&Q tend to have in-store offers that are not found on their website. The Bosch Green stuff is a great bit of kit for a DIY'er tool however I would personally get Bosch Blue much more durable with all metal gearing and an aggressive hammer action. If you look around they can be had for £100 in 14.4v variants which tend to be much light than their 18v brothers and are only slightly less powerful in use.
http://www.screwfix.com/p/bosch-gsb-14-4-2-li-14-4v-li-ion-combi-drill/25293

My 2p worth....


I am looking for a combi drill for domestic use.

As the Amazon one has gone up to £94.99, is it better to get this blue version from Screwfix?
#36
Can anyone advice if this Hitachi DV18DCL2 18V 1.5Ah Li-Ion Cordless Combi Drill for £99.99 any good?

http://www.screwfix.com/p/hitachi-dv18dcl2-18v-1-5ah-li-ion-cordless-combi-drill/64945

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