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Bosch GSB 18 V-55 18V Brushless Combi with 2x2Ah batteries - £125 @ Howe Tools
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Bosch GSB 18 V-55 18V Brushless Combi with 2x2Ah batteries - £125 @ Howe Tools

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Posted 24th Apr

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Note this deal for V-55 is £5 more expensive than the previous hot deal for V-50 (hotukdeals.com/dea…724)

However, I see at least two advantages of V-55 that worth £5 extra for me:
1) It comes with L-boxx 136 case (as opposed to a basic blow-moulded case for V-50)
2) 55Nm torque (as opposed to 50Nm for V-50)

More technical details:
* 2 x 2.0Ah Li-ion batteries and charger
* Max torque: 55Nm
* 13mm keyless chuck
* 2-speed / variable / reversing
* Brushless motor
* L-Boxx 136 case
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I don't really get this bosch packs.

Drill aimed for pro and batteries for Sunday DIYer.

If you going in to bosch Pro - as they have brilliant tools compatible with the same batteries since 2008 you really need 4ah batts.

Starting kit for any heavy DIYer will be drill, impact, jigsaw maybe sds, multi tool.
teddybeers24/04/2020 11:50

I don't really get this bosch packs.Drill aimed for pro and batteries for …I don't really get this bosch packs.Drill aimed for pro and batteries for Sunday DIYer.If you going in to bosch Pro - as they have brilliant tools compatible with the same batteries since 2008 you really need 4ah batts.Starting kit for any heavy DIYer will be drill, impact, jigsaw maybe sds, multi tool.


As a pro-user I have loads of Bosch 18v and have a range of batteries between 1.3ah to 5ah. The big range of batteries is good for pro’s imo. When you’re up a ladder, need to get into tight spaces such as between joists or using the drill on ceilings you will really appreciate the smaller batteries as most of the weight (and a little extra length) of these tools come from the batteries. The 1.3ah weighs less than 300g. Better on the wrist and arms although contrary to what a lot of people may think - the torque is reduced when using the low capacity batteries. Seems a good deal so hot from me.
david4924/04/2020 12:01

As a pro-user I have loads of Bosch 18v and have a range of batteries …As a pro-user I have loads of Bosch 18v and have a range of batteries between 1.3ah to 5ah. The big range of batteries is good for pro’s imo. When you’re up a ladder, need to get into tight spaces such as between joists or using the drill on ceilings you will really appreciate the smaller batteries as most of the weight (and a little extra length) of these tools come from the batteries. The 1.3ah weighs less than 300g. Better on the wrist and arms although contrary to what a lot of people may think - the torque is reduced when using the low capacity batteries. Seems a good deal so hot from me.


Torque is reduced quite a lot, especially when battery is less than less than full.

What you're forgetting is loss of capacity over the time. It's significant after few years.
Dropping down to 70% you will have only
From 1.3Ah only 0.9Ah will be left while 4ah goes down to 2.8Ah.

0.9Ah gives probably 69 seconds of running blower on full speed. Circular saw will not cut anything over 5mm thick, sds will barelly have any punch.

Regarding weight you right, but is not that much.
My favourite 4ah weights 600g compared to 1.3ah 340g
Weight goes up by 77% by capacity by 209%.


Since about a year 5Ah is the best battery from all bosch series as priced dropped down. Works out simply 9-10 per Ah

5ah is only 620g.

Weight up by 82%, capacity by 285%.
teddybeers24/04/2020 12:19

Torque is reduced quite a lot, especially when battery is less than less …Torque is reduced quite a lot, especially when battery is less than less than full.What you're forgetting is loss of capacity over the time. It's significant after few years.Dropping down to 70% you will have only From 1.3Ah only 0.9Ah will be left while 4ah goes down to 2.8Ah.0.9Ah gives probably 69 seconds of running blower on full speed. Circular saw will not cut anything over 5mm thick, sds will barelly have any punch. Regarding weight you right, but is not that much.My favourite 4ah weights 600g compared to 1.3ah 340gWeight goes up by 77% by capacity by 209%.Since about a year 5Ah is the best battery from all bosch series as priced dropped down. Works out simply 9-10 per Ah 5ah is only 620g. Weight up by 82%, capacity by 285%.


On paper no brainer. In reality it's often much nicer having a smaller battery available. As david49 said, it's also a question of access sometimes. This is unlikely to be the only Bosch product you buy, would be a good idea going for the 5 amp as a third battery, for the reasons you mentioned. Practically, I'd prefer to have one on charge, one in the drill working, than end up with one on charge for an hour being watched. If your screwing down 300 decking screws in a row, then yeah bigger is better. Mixed work with assembly or ladder work, gimme these little fellas.

I reckon it's a decent deal, and I reckon this is a more flexible solution over a single 4amp. But the next battery I bought would be the biggest I could get.
Personally speaking I like a pair of small batteries rather than one large one.
teddybeers24/04/2020 11:50

I don't really get this bosch packs.Drill aimed for pro and batteries for …I don't really get this bosch packs.Drill aimed for pro and batteries for Sunday DIYer.If you going in to bosch Pro - as they have brilliant tools compatible with the same batteries since 2008 you really need 4ah batts.Starting kit for any heavy DIYer will be drill, impact, jigsaw maybe sds, multi tool.


For me as a DIYer 2Ah batteries are large enough. However, I want a brushless drill which does not seem to be an option in "green" range.
danilovesky24/04/2020 14:57

For me as a DIYer 2Ah batteries are large enough. However, I want a …For me as a DIYer 2Ah batteries are large enough. However, I want a brushless drill which does not seem to be an option in "green" range.


Brushless is absolutely pointless.

I have about half of the Bosch tools brushless, while the other half old school.

Doesn't make any difference at all.

Actually, old school one seems to have no protection at all. They run until stop, while brushless comes with overheating etc which stops them.

For example my 7yo brush GSB drill can mix 25kg of plaster while brand new sds gbh 18-26 will not. Overheat protection kicks in.
teddybeers24/04/2020 15:11

Brushless is absolutely pointless.I have about half of the Bosch tools …Brushless is absolutely pointless.I have about half of the Bosch tools brushless, while the other half old school.Doesn't make any difference at all.Actually, old school one seems to have no protection at all. They run until stop, while brushless comes with overheating etc which stops them.For example my 7yo brush GSB drill can mix 25kg of plaster while brand new sds gbh 18-26 will not. Overheat protection kicks in.


The first thing to break in all my drills (3 so far) were the brushes. The last one (Bosch PSB 1800 Li-2) did not even last 5 years of occasional use. Well, it still spins but with sparkles and smoke from the brushes. And they are not really replacible in this model.

Therefore my next drill will be brushless.
danilovesky24/04/2020 15:34

The first thing to break in all my drills (3 so far) were the brushes. The …The first thing to break in all my drills (3 so far) were the brushes. The last one (Bosch PSB 1800 Li-2) did not even last 5 years of occasional use. Well, it still spins but with sparkles and smoke from the brushes. And they are not really replacible in this model. Therefore my next drill will be brushless.


Psb = Sunday DIY drill

GSB = Pro series. Completely different products.

My both gsb 18 vli i own still running on original brushes. Since 2013.
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teddybeers24/04/2020 11:50

I don't really get this bosch packs.Drill aimed for pro and batteries for …I don't really get this bosch packs.Drill aimed for pro and batteries for Sunday DIYer.If you going in to bosch Pro - as they have brilliant tools compatible with the same batteries since 2008 you really need 4ah batts.Starting kit for any heavy DIYer will be drill, impact, jigsaw maybe sds, multi tool.


I just don't get the people who qualify "DIYer tools" because of battery size, more AH=more weight. MANY professional applications don't require you to lug around a heavy battery for nothing, I myself am an industrial engineer and have an 18v Bosch with a 1.5AH battery on my to-go toolbag bag, more than plenty for 95% of the time, got 4AH and 5AH batteries in the workshop

on the other hand you may very well be a casual DIYer and wanting to do a treehouse or whatever requiring large batteries
manowarbruno24/04/2020 20:34

e I just don't get the people who qualify "DIYer tools" because of battery …e I just don't get the people who qualify "DIYer tools" because of battery size, more AH=more weight. MANY professional applications don't require you to lug around a heavy battery for nothing, I myself am an industrial engineer and have an 18v Bosch with a 1.5AH battery on my to-go toolbag bag, more than plenty for 95% of the time, got 4AH and 5AH batteries in the workshopon the other hand you may very well be a casual DIYer and wanting to do a treehouse or whatever requiring large batteries


Actually no one qualified then as pro or DIY - bosch doing this them self
Green, much cheaper, DIY.
Blue - Pro, much more expensive
manowarbruno24/04/2020 20:34

e I just don't get the people who qualify "DIYer tools" because of battery …e I just don't get the people who qualify "DIYer tools" because of battery size, more AH=more weight. MANY professional applications don't require you to lug around a heavy battery for nothing, I myself am an industrial engineer and have an 18v Bosch with a 1.5AH battery on my to-go toolbag bag, more than plenty for 95% of the time, got 4AH and 5AH batteries in the workshopon the other hand you may very well be a casual DIYer and wanting to do a treehouse or whatever requiring large batteries


A great comment and so so true. It’s funny how some people think a bigger battery is always better. I’ve been using my 18v Bosch Blue for most of the day today and not needed anything bigger than the 1.5ah. That included driving some 2” screws. Perfect power to weight.
teddybeers24/04/2020 11:50

I don't really get this bosch packs.Drill aimed for pro and batteries for …I don't really get this bosch packs.Drill aimed for pro and batteries for Sunday DIYer.If you going in to bosch Pro - as they have brilliant tools compatible with the same batteries since 2008 you really need 4ah batts.Starting kit for any heavy DIYer will be drill, impact, jigsaw maybe sds, multi tool.


Prefer circular saw over jigsaw. Better to get corded sds. 18v cordless multi tool expensive.
I just have received it. The build quality is great, much better than the green range I used to buy before. Definitely worth the price!
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