Bosch 18V Cordless Drill/Driver - £39.99 @ Homebase
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Bosch 18V Cordless Drill/Driver - £39.99 @ Homebase

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Found 2nd Dec 2011
Decent brand cordless drill, 18V so has a bit of oomph.
To get this price apply code DISC20
£59.99 Amazon, £69.98 B&Q
Good xmas gift for a DIYer I thought.

First deal posted so play nice pls peeps

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Welcome to the site - and many thanks for posting.

I've used this Bosch cordless drill a number of times as my friend has it. It is very solid, reliable and I've used it to drill into masonry and wood and been pleasantly surprised how powerful it is. Has a good balance to it aswell. My friend swears by it.

not really cheap, 3 hours charger only one battery,bosch budget range by the look of it,spend abit more and you can get alot more for your money

wils0n88

not really cheap, 3 hours charger only one battery,bosch budget range by … not really cheap, 3 hours charger only one battery,bosch budget range by the look of it,spend abit more and you can get alot more for your money


Not really cheap??? Really.. a 18v bosch for 40 quid with battery????? the same 18v bosch with lithium costs £179. Thus you can get 5 of these for one lithium...... Yes the battery does not last long, but for the price it is good...
Edited by: "maverik_77" 2nd Dec 2011

The image above is of a Black and Decker drill.

Original Poster

I think a mod helped me out with the image, was beyond me to add a picture so I left it blank

Reservation only for £49.99, can't enter discount code for reservation.

Any way for extra £10 you get this! This Black and Decker Cordless Hammer Drill .Kit has a new ratchet mechanism allowing more beats per minute for faster hammer drilling.plus 2 batteries £59.99 was £119.98.

homebase.co.uk/web…lay?langId=110&storeId=10151&partNumber=574659&Trail=searchtext%3EDRILLS[/url]
Edited by: "mrdude1" 2nd Dec 2011

mrdude1

Reservation only for £49.99, can't enter discount code for … Reservation only for £49.99, can't enter discount code for reservation.Any way for extra £10 you get this! This Black and Decker Cordless Hammer Drill .Kit has a new ratchet mechanism allowing more beats per minute for faster hammer drilling.plus 2 batteries £59.99 was £119.98.http://www.homebase.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=110&storeId=10151&partNumber=574659&Trail=searchtext%3EDRILLS[/url]



Yeah but B&D is hardly in the same league as Bosch.

Yeah but B&D is hardly in the same league as Bosch.[/quote]


Have to agree - cracking deal - that's hubby sorted for Christmas! Many thanks OP

If you go to the store this weekend you need to take a voucher to get the 20% off and it can be found here hopefully

I had the 14.4v and found no problems with that apart from three years on now the battery has died and at this price it's nearly the same price as a replacement battery.

Good post heat added

Yeah but B&D is hardly in the same league as Bosch.[/quote

the B&D are in the same league these are not professional bosch tools more of a very very light diy, for whats included 1 battery and 3 hour charger my advice would be spend a tenner ona cheap argos drill if its for diy or spend 80-100 and get a makita 18v with 2 batteries etc,

Thanks for the link and voucher code. as i have been looking for one of these for ages.

homebase.co.uk/web…53d

So I have reserved one to pick up tomorrow. Total price with voucher... £47.99
Happy days

Banned

maverik_77

Not really cheap??? Really.. a 18v bosch for 40 quid with battery????? … Not really cheap??? Really.. a 18v bosch for 40 quid with battery????? the same 18v bosch with lithium costs £179


£127 on Amazon, but point taken. Three hour charge and old heavy Ni-Cad batteries though, you're going to see more and more of these on offer as the simple fact is they aren't desirable anymore (except to people who haven't been converted to lithium yet). I'm sure it's a good enough drill for pottering about, but I'd be more inclined to recommend the current Aldi special 14.4V lithium drill for £40. I've got one of those and one of the B&Q Performance Power 18V lithium ones.

The only real advantage with the branded ones is you can get additional batteries much easier - but given that they quite often cost the best part of the price of a replacement drill it's not actually that much of an advantage...

It's a good price but it depends on what you'll be using it for I guess. if you'll be using it for odd DIY jobs here and there then I would say go for it. If however your doing say a house renovation where it'll get a hammering then I would say stay clear and get something with 2 batteries and a 1hr charge time. I got a DeWalt from Screwfix this time last year, 18v impact driver with 2 1hr charge Ni-CD batteries for £100 and it's a winner. I even know a few tradesmen with the same drill and they are more than happy with it

the B&D are in the same league these are not professional bosch tools … the B&D are in the same league these are not professional bosch tools more of a very very light diy...



Look like standard Bosch to me. Definitely worth having at that price (which is what you'd pay just for a battery).

I have used one of these. They don't have usual quality of bosch cordless drills. If it wasn't green and had bosch written on the side you wouldn't know it was one when using it.

the way i see it is that the drill is £49.99 and then you get the 20% voucher off it?

Pity its only got one battery,have to stick with the one from argos

will never go back to nicad batterys, they are a waste of time compared to lithium. got 2 of the challenge extreme from argos on special for £25 each and so have 2 battery ion with a light on for £50, and it's a fabulous powerfull drill. Think you can still grab them now and again from argos ebay outlet

tinman41

Pity its only got one battery,have to stick with the one from argos



Amazon have it for £59.99 with 2 x NiCD Batteries + triple Nectar points today only.
Edited by: "stealthx" 3rd Dec 2011

Got one last weekend when it was £45 (10% discount then). Good powerful drill, well balanced in use. However lighter build quality than the more expensive Bosch drills. Free drill kit is pretty minimal - about 6 drill bits and the usual screw driver bits.

Still excellent value for the money though.

Buy the same drill with 2 batteries at Amazon for £20 more.

amazon.co.uk/Bos…8-1

What I would say is that the max speed of only 700rpm is pretty poor.

Bought one of this in Wolverhampton. Great for a Xmas gift. Thanks OP. Heat added

it is combine drill and driver ,right? i am a diy newbie...will ppl recommand it?

Bosch are very poor now, would rather buy a Makita or De walt or even a Ryobi is better.

bldoom

it is combine drill and driver ,right? i am a diy newbie...will ppl … it is combine drill and driver ,right? i am a diy newbie...will ppl recommand it?



Only for drilling light duty stuff like small holes through wood or metal and through breeze block etc.

Speed is far too low to drill through brick unless it's very soft.

Screwdriving will be very good.

kjbenja

Bosch are very poor now, would rather buy a Makita or De walt or even a … Bosch are very poor now, would rather buy a Makita or De walt or even a Ryobi is better.



I don't believe thats fair criticism. Ryobi can be very low end for some of their tools and overall are easily inferior to Bosch. I would say Bosch's Skil range is about the same as Ryobi. With most brands nowadays there are a few dodgy products in the range especially De Walt. I would put Makita and Bosch together in that list as similar quality overall.

I have this product and have used it for years. I bought one for £25 of ebay secondhand with one battery. Its powerful but more of a heavy duty screwdriver than realistc all purpose cordless drill. However the same could be said for most cordless drills. Hammer action on cordless drills is generally pretty weak anyway. I have a Bosch mains drill I use for masonry. Its about 30 years old and still going strong. If I was putting up shelves for example. I'd use the bosh mains drill to make the holes and a cordless drill like this to screw in the screws. If I was assembling flat pack furniture, kitchen units etc this would be ideal.

One battery is the limitation here though. Once the battery goes flat you have to wait for it to charge. This can be massively inconvenient and nicads discharge fairly quickly when stored, add to that this is a slow charger and it doubles that inconvenience. If you then make problems worse by charging the battery before fully discharged you could damage it and shorten its runtime.

So although cheap it requires some discipline to organise yourself to get the best from it.

Nicad is better with 2 batteries and a faster charger so you always have a battery ready to replace.

Would rather pay the extra £45 for Bosch hammer drill driver with 2 Li-ion batteries currently £85 at bnq.

all the B&D stuff seems to be discounted, for £60 you can get a complete kit
amazon.co.uk/Bla…-13
"Black & Decker EPC188VBA 18 V Cordless Hammer Drill Set (Includes 150 Accessories, 2 Batteries and Toolbag)"
"1 x 18v Hammer Drill
150 drilling and screwdriver accessories
2 x 18 volt battery packs
1 x 230 Volt AC adaptor/charger
1 x Instruction Manual
Kitbag "

great piece of kit for that price

didnt go for mine in the end after what was said here.
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