Bosch Blue Professional 18v Combi Drill, 2 batteries & case with 3 year warranty £89.99 @ Screwfix
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Bosch Blue Professional 18v Combi Drill, 2 batteries & case with 3 year warranty £89.99 @ Screwfix

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Found 27th May 2016
Bosch Professional GSB-2-Li-Plus 18v Combi Drill is now even cheaper at Screwfix until 5th June.

Comes with 2 x 1.5Ah Li-Ion batteries, 50min charger and hard case.

13mm auto lock chuck, 21 torque settings, in built light and optional belt clip. Functions as screwdriver, drill or hammer. Weighs only 1.5kg so ideal for overhead work.

Some won't like the 1.5Ah batteries but remember there are 2 included in the deal. Absolutely fine for the average DIYer. This is Bosch professional blue, so all metal body and a 3 year warranty (2 on the batteries) if you register it online. Hard to beat at sub £90!

If you've shopped at screwfix before look out for a leaflet in the post, mine had a £5 off voucher so got this today for £84.99.
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I realise there is a difference in battery capacity but for DIY use and assuming this will be my one and only drill, can anyone suggest whether I would be better of with this Bosch or the Stanley one from Homebase here...

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Hot. I do NOT need this, I do NOT need this.
KendallC

I realise there is a difference in battery capacity but for DIY use and … I realise there is a difference in battery capacity but for DIY use and assuming this will be my one and only drill, can anyone suggest whether I would be better of with this Bosch or the Stanley one from Homebase here...https://www.homebase.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10011&langId=110&productId=476654&storeId=10201&krypto=BYxS%2Frh96dpnn%2Bkd3xUG%2FZmKruVPE%2FnrlSH%2Bgy3OG58RPQ7mhG52l0dkfuHmycp%2BqvEOYiWGxu7Ns5v0loYrELF%2B8UeXacHzDJnS4Du8sO7xkFIKHTI8A9ZoXc%2BABntuxqMrBJm58zfNnyhZ4NYtyPwHQpkEcU2ig9YounPWSrE%3D&ddkey=http%3Aen%2Fhomebaseuk%2Fstanley-fatmax-cordless-hammer-drill-with-2-x-20ah-batteries---fmc625d2---18v-322538



Take your pick, theoretically the Stanley 2.0Ah battery should last longer but not necessarily so ! Bosch have been making power tools forever whereas in name, Stanley are relatively new to the power tool market. Sorry I can't offer a more definite answer. Apparently B & D, Stanley & DeWalt are all tied in together somehow.

I realise there is a difference in battery capacity but for DIY use and … I realise there is a difference in battery capacity but for DIY use and assuming this will be my one and only drill, can anyone suggest whether I would be better of with this Bosch or the Stanley one from Homebase here...https://www.homebase.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10011&langId=110&productId=476654&storeId=10201&krypto=BYxS%2Frh96dpnn%2Bkd3xUG%2FZmKruVPE%2FnrlSH%2Bgy3OG58RPQ7mhG52l0dkfuHmycp%2BqvEOYiWGxu7Ns5v0loYrELF%2B8UeXacHzDJnS4Du8sO7xkFIKHTI8A9ZoXc%2BABntuxqMrBJm58zfNnyhZ4NYtyPwHQpkEcU2ig9YounPWSrE%3D&ddkey=http%3Aen%2Fhomebaseuk%2Fstanley-fatmax-cordless-hammer-drill-with-2-x-20ah-batteries---fmc625d2---18v-322538



Battery is just run time not power, and with 2 batteries you'll never be caught short.
Bosch is more powerful, better warranty, and a proper brand.
Probably a silly question but do any drill bits fit, or do I have to get specific ones (buying for son and I don't know anything about power tools)/ Thanks
Shropshire lass - don't worry, just buy it. Very good deal for a very solid bit of kit. I paid the same for the DIY quality green one. He'll be able to use it with all standard drill bits and attachments. Hot.

Battery is just run time not power, and with 2 batteries you'll never be … Battery is just run time not power, and with 2 batteries you'll never be caught short.Bosch is more powerful, better warranty, and a proper brand.



Thank you! Unless anyone else comes forward with a valid reason why the Stanley is better then you have made my decision for me!

They are both good drills. I know a professional Carpenter who swears by the Stanley even for daily use. I have the Bosch and like it because the batteries are compatible with my other tools and boxes.


I realise there is a difference in battery capacity but for DIY use and … I realise there is a difference in battery capacity but for DIY use and assuming this will be my one and only drill, can anyone suggest whether I would be better of with this Bosch or the Stanley one from Homebase here...https://www.homebase.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10011&langId=110&productId=476654&storeId=10201&krypto=BYxS%2Frh96dpnn%2Bkd3xUG%2FZmKruVPE%2FnrlSH%2Bgy3OG58RPQ7mhG52l0dkfuHmycp%2BqvEOYiWGxu7Ns5v0loYrELF%2B8UeXacHzDJnS4Du8sO7xkFIKHTI8A9ZoXc%2BABntuxqMrBJm58zfNnyhZ4NYtyPwHQpkEcU2ig9YounPWSrE%3D&ddkey=http%3Aen%2Fhomebaseuk%2Fstanley-fatmax-cordless-hammer-drill-with-2-x-20ah-batteries---fmc625d2---18v-322538


You wont regret buying the Bosch. The blue professional range is very well built and you have the benefit of the bosch warranty. I'm delighted with mine!
Do I need to update my Nicad Makita just yet?

This is so bloody tempting!
Bosch Blue, designed to be used and abused day in and day out by the trade. A cut above the Stanley in every respect. 2 x 1.5aH batts will be more than adequate for DIY. A stupidly good deal that I don't need but will probably buy anyway just for the day when my Milwaukee dies.

Do I need to update my Nicad Makita just yet?This is so bloody tempting!



Not if its still working.

Lithium battery operated drills are getting cheaper, with most manufacturers producing brushless tools also, its pushing the price of decent non-brushless down, I'd wait until you Ni-Cad dies then replace, you'll get a better deal in a month, or 2, 6 etc etc

@bc909885 Please can you supply more information to help people along: … @bc909885 Please can you supply more information to help people along: perhaps pros and cons on owning the equipment based on your experience, considering your emphatic endorsement?



@ anonimousse Please provide a link to a better drill at this price point.

Not if its still working.Lithium battery operated drills are getting … Not if its still working.Lithium battery operated drills are getting cheaper, with most manufacturers producing brushless tools also, its pushing the price of decent non-brushless down, I'd wait until you Ni-Cad dies then replace, you'll get a better deal in a month, or 2, 6 etc etc



Thats what I reckon. After 6 years the Makita is still going strong
great little drill I got the one with the 3ah battery, if it's for the house the 1.5ah is fine but for me a 3ah was a must
is this brushless?

is this brushless?


Not at this price

Thats what I reckon. After 6 years the Makita is still going strong



Makita 14.4v by any chance? mines was abused for near on 10 years and I was gutted when it (or the batteries) died, couldn't justify getting repaired or replacing the batteries, but my Dewalt XR is a damn good replacement

Probably a silly question but do any drill bits fit, or do I have to get … Probably a silly question but do any drill bits fit, or do I have to get specific ones (buying for son and I don't know anything about power tools)/ Thanks



It is the same as all decent cordless drills. Up to 13mm normally, or can drill larger holes with the right drill bits. 13mm is enough for most jobs!

@ anonimousse Please provide a link to a better drill at this price point.

@andynicol Please let the person for whom the question was intended for answer the question, unless you are acting as their mouthpiece. Also, not everything is about circular links to find a conducive price point and rather sharing knowledge about owning the equipment.

Makita 14.4v by any chance? mines was abused for near on 10 years and I … Makita 14.4v by any chance? mines was abused for near on 10 years and I was gutted when it (or the batteries) died, couldn't justify getting repaired or replacing the batteries, but my Dewalt XR is a damn good replacement



Nah its the 18v needed a bit more power because its mostly brickwork it gets used on. Well impressed with it but always wanted to have a play with a Bosch Blue & this is a good price but you are right. Why replace things that arent broken especially if prices continue to drop.

Take your pick, theoretically the Stanley 2.0Ah battery should last … Take your pick, theoretically the Stanley 2.0Ah battery should last longer but not necessarily so ! Bosch have been making power tools forever whereas in name, Stanley are relatively new to the power tool market. Sorry I can't offer a more definite answer. Apparently B & D, Stanley & DeWalt are all tied in together somehow.



Stanley were the power tool of choice in the 70s so not really new to power tools it merged with black and decker in 2009, Black and decker had owned dewalt sine 1960.

Edited by: "eslick" 27th May 2016
KendallC

I realise there is a difference in battery capacity but for DIY use and … I realise there is a difference in battery capacity but for DIY use and assuming this will be my one and only drill, can anyone suggest whether I would be better of with this Bosch or the Stanley one from Homebase here...https://www.homebase.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10011&langId=110&productId=476654&storeId=10201&krypto=BYxS%2Frh96dpnn%2Bkd3xUG%2FZmKruVPE%2FnrlSH%2Bgy3OG58RPQ7mhG52l0dkfuHmycp%2BqvEOYiWGxu7Ns5v0loYrELF%2B8UeXacHzDJnS4Du8sO7xkFIKHTI8A9ZoXc%2BABntuxqMrBJm58zfNnyhZ4NYtyPwHQpkEcU2ig9YounPWSrE%3D&ddkey=http%3Aen%2Fhomebaseuk%2Fstanley-fatmax-cordless-hammer-drill-with-2-x-20ah-batteries---fmc625d2---18v-322538



​I've got this albeit with 4.0 amp batteries. Bosch professional 3yr warranty . Metal gears . Forget about stanley and other DIY brands This drill is as good as Dewalt . 2 x 1.5 Li batteries will be sufficient for most diy tasks

Black and decker had owned dewalt sine 1960.



Black & Decker may well have owned Dewalt since the 60s but it wasnt until the 2000s that it started mucking about with Dewalts drills
I'd love your recommendations on a B&D or Stanley drill that betters a DeWalt DCD995.

lovely drill, on par if not better than my makita and batteries last well despite the size.
My Elu drill is over 20 years old and still going!!

Thank you! Unless anyone else comes forward with a valid reason why the … Thank you! Unless anyone else comes forward with a valid reason why the Stanley is better then you have made my decision for me!


18 V for runtime- both batteries equal (12V,24V,36V- The higher V number means more runtime), 1.5Ah-2.0Ah Stanley battery more powerful (1.3 Ah,2.0,2.6,3.60,4.00,5.00- the higher Ah number means more powerful battery. For DIY jobs you are perfectly fine with 1.5 Ah. Blue Bosch are for professional everyday use, for DIY jobs they are in green.

Hot. I do NOT need this, I do NOT need this.



Hows your new drill??
Black and decker own dewalt. Does not make them the same. Fiat own Ferrari. Can you compare? Dont think so.
I'm new to diy and am looking to up the skill sets. I am interested in this deal - however i would like to know is their really a big difference between equipment such as this:
DEWALT DCD795D2-GB 18V XR 2.0AH LI-ION CORDLESS COMBI DRILL BRUSHLESS MOTOR (94484)
http://www.screwfix.com/p/dewalt-dcd795d2-gb-18v-xr-2-0ah-li-ion-cordless-combi-drill-brushless-motor/94484

Vs... OP's post offer here. Yes i know their is a significant price difference, is that equipment with added cost worth it?
pmaker

18 V for runtime- both batteries equal (12V,24V,36V- The higher V number … 18 V for runtime- both batteries equal (12V,24V,36V- The higher V number means more runtime), 1.5Ah-2.0Ah Stanley battery more powerful (1.3 Ah,2.0,2.6,3.60,4.00,5.00- the higher Ah number means more powerful battery. For DIY jobs you are perfectly fine with 1.5 Ah. Blue Bosch are for professional everyday use, for DIY jobs they are in green.



​are you sure you haven't got it wrong way round? 18v is the power of the drill (higher the more powerful) and amp is the capacity (I.e. run time).
Bosch blue or Makita?

Hot. I do NOT need this, I do NOT need this.


I feel your pain
Can anyone recommend a good drill bit set?

Hot. I do NOT need this, I do NOT need this.


So how you going to drill that hole then ?
Does anyone have a spare voucher code , or know where to get them ??
Can I use it as impact driver? how good it would be? should I go for this one or pay a bit more and buy makita drill set which was posted yesterday. Please help.
Bargain Anyone know where Bosch Blue are made?
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