BOSCH GSB18V-LI 18V COMBI HAMMER DRILL 2 X 2.0ah Li-ion BATTS £99.96 (+Quidco 6%) Now with free tool set too! @ Anglia Tool center
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BOSCH GSB18V-LI 18V COMBI HAMMER DRILL 2 X 2.0ah Li-ion BATTS £99.96 (+Quidco 6%) Now with free tool set too! @ Anglia Tool center

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Found 4th Jul 2016
Comes with:

2x 2.0Ah Li-Ion batteries
1x Charger AL 1820 CV
1x L-BOXX
1x L-BOXX inlay

I have just ordered one of these so until it arrives I can't comment on the drill itself but basing my opinion on other deals I have seen on here, this seems quite good but please do point out if I've made a big mistake!

Bosch's drill range seems a little complicated but from what I can make out, this model is a Dynamic Series model that is the middle of the three in the Blue range. It seems the cheaper GSB2 model which has come up on here a few times recently is the lower end Light Series. This vid shows some of the differences...

youtube.com/wat…lP4

The link below is from the Bosch site comparing the GSB V Dynamic with the GSB 2 Light (ignore battery spec, this is just for the purpose of comparing the drill units themselves)...

bosch-professional.com/gb/…451

I hope I got my facts right but please post if I've missed anything and I'll update the info.

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Saw the same deal at B&q over the weekend, or screw fix have the 4ah battery model for the same price, but you only get a single battery.. Depends on your needs.
Nice drill, but not exactly light.

screw fix is different drill as op explained, b&q were definately doing the dynamic series one though.

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check_your_bank

screw fix is different drill as op explained, b&q were definately doing … screw fix is different drill as op explained, b&q were definately doing the dynamic series one though.



The B&Q deal posted on here recently was the same drill as you say but that deal was with 1.5ah batts. I nearly bought one but couldn't find stock locally...glad I didn't now!

400% longer battery time and can drill only 20 holes 6mm×50. Doesn't sound like much. Don't you think?

MikeMaMan

400% longer battery time and can drill only 20 holes 6mm×50. Doesn't … 400% longer battery time and can drill only 20 holes 6mm×50. Doesn't sound like much. Don't you think?



​That's into masonry only. Not sure if that's good or bad though.

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Mine arrived today, less than 24 hours after ordering using the free delivery option. Not opened it yet but full marks for service!

ordered, thanks

link
screwfix only one 4ah battery £99.99


think 2 x2ah battery is better as you can always have one charged while using the other
Edited by: "AzeemB" 5th Jul 2016

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AzeemB

linkscrewfix only one 4ah battery £99.99think 2 x2ah battery is better as … linkscrewfix only one 4ah battery £99.99think 2 x2ah battery is better as you can always have one charged while using the other



That's also a different drill at Screwfix. It's the model below. See links in first post for details.

I was debating with myself yesterday if I really needed to change my old drill for this one.

The addition of the free tools into the mix has knocked me off the fence.

Cheers op.

(Anyone know how much the "free" tools would normally cost?)

You cant beat a Bosch no matter what people say, I had my first experience with a Bosch PSR 1200 ten yrs ago and a few yrs later i got the Bosch PSR 14,4. They are both cordless and when they start vibrating they are sensational. The wife swears by them and claims it does the job, funnily enough she has stopped nagging me on a night time i dont know why.
German engineering at its best, why are Germans so good at football? they've go Bosch between their legs while we have Black and decker. I have said enough, please dont ask for photos of the Bosch in action i know some of our readers are in the 18 to 20 age group and they would get the wrong impression of what a Bosch drill is for.

Tomb

I was debating with myself yesterday if I really needed to change my old … I was debating with myself yesterday if I really needed to change my old drill for this one.The addition of the free tools into the mix has knocked me off the fence.Cheers op.(Anyone know how much the "free" tools would normally cost?)



Hmm Tomb
You claim you was debating with yourself, smells fishy, there is another word starting with m and ending in ting, is that what you were doing but did not have the conviction to go public about it? never mind your secret is safe with me and nobody will know who does not read this column.

bazward75

Hmm TombYou claim you was debating with yourself, smells fishy, there is … Hmm TombYou claim you was debating with yourself, smells fishy, there is another word starting with m and ending in ting, is that what you were doing but did not have the conviction to go public about it? never mind your secret is safe with me and nobody will know who does not read this column.




Are you accusing me of "mounting" myself !!! oO

Even when I was a few years younger I dont think I had the agility to manage that


This is the cheapest I could find the free tool set ahcpowertools.com/bos…ece
Edited by: "Tomb" 6th Jul 2016

Dear Mr Tomb
Your sincerity is clearly flattering, i am not accusing you of " mounting yourself " whatever that maybe. If you have a talent for
things like this then exploit it! I know Billy Smart circus are recruiting ambidextrose people, give it a try.

this or the Milwaukee...... oh the choice

Is it worth the extra £25 over this?!

amazon.co.uk/gp/…1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1467802594&sr=8-1π=SY200_QL40&keywords=combi+drill&dpPl=1&dpID=51PYqoxfR3L&ref=plSrch

I just placed an order and will return the PSB one in the link above. From what I've read and the reviews, the professional range is better so if I'm spending a chunk of money on one I should probably get the best I can!

NOTE: I am not offering a referral as its against the HUKD rules, but this information may be helpful to someone planning on ordering as it could save you £5 (that's a couple of pints or a bottle of wine X) ).

If you know someone who has ordered from them before then with the refer a friend promotion, the new purchaser gets 5% off and the person referring them gets £10 credit.

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sickly sweet

Is it worth the extra £25 over … Is it worth the extra £25 over this?!https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00L3XK06C/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1467802594&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=combi+drill&dpPl=1&dpID=51PYqoxfR3L&ref=plSrch



All the comments I've seen in my last couple of months deciding on the right drill would suggest yes, you are better off pay that bit extra for a blue series.

I can't see in the listing any mention of the l-boxx? is it definitely included. the lower power lighter version on Anglia specifically mentions the l-boxx

bigmick777

I can't see in the listing any mention of the l-boxx? is it definitely … I can't see in the listing any mention of the l-boxx? is it definitely included. the lower power lighter version on Anglia specifically mentions the l-boxx



​ive seen it now... under contents it's shows the l-boxx

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bigmick777

​ive seen it now... under contents it's shows the l-boxx



Just to confirm mine arrived yesterday and it does come in the l-boxx and sealed with a security sticker...I guess to stop anyone swapping out old batteries.

Decided on this over the Milwaukee.....ordered

Out of stock.

All gone...

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They do still have the twin 3ah set for 30 quid more if that suits anyone....

angliatoolcentre.co.uk/bos…tml

KendallC

All the comments I've seen in my last couple of months deciding on the … All the comments I've seen in my last couple of months deciding on the right drill would suggest yes, you are better off pay that bit extra for a blue series.



Yes it absolutely is. Green = DIY and Blue = Professional.

The blue ones are built to withstand a lot of punishment.

KendallC

They do still have the twin 3ah set for 30 quid more if that suits … They do still have the twin 3ah set for 30 quid more if that suits anyone....https://www.angliatoolcentre.co.uk/bosch-gsb18v-18v-combi-hammer-pid37259.html


Also includes better/faster charger!

£5 off!

http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r485/sicklysweetphotos/JHT/394A4937-31EF-4195-965A-B94F52F01AF8_zpsvk67xwlf.jpg

Mine arrived today, Whia tool kit enclosed, also for confirmation it came with the L boxx, been using it all day building up a fence and putting up shelves in the kitchen, very impressed so far!

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mikejbry

Mine arrived today, Whia tool kit enclosed, also for confirmation it came … Mine arrived today, Whia tool kit enclosed, also for confirmation it came with the L boxx, been using it all day building up a fence and putting up shelves in the kitchen, very impressed so far!



I've drilled one single hole so far! I must say it drilled it very nicely but I think it will be a while before I get my hundred quids worth out of it!

KendallC

I've drilled one single hole so far! I must say it drilled it very nicely … I've drilled one single hole so far! I must say it drilled it very nicely but I think it will be a while before I get my hundred quids worth out of it!


that's HUKD for you, hooking you up to all those amazing deals, half of which you don't actually need

KendallC

That's also a different drill at Screwfix. It's the model below. See … That's also a different drill at Screwfix. It's the model below. See links in first post for details.


The spec looks pretty much the same. What am I missing? What is the actual difference.

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Shengis

The spec looks pretty much the same. What am I missing? What is the … The spec looks pretty much the same. What am I missing? What is the actual difference.



Did you watch the youtube vid in the link? I think the real difference is in the size/power of the motor as explained in the vid. Being a DIY user I couldn't say if the larger motor will ever be of benefit to me but as I was hoping this drill would replace both my old cordless and corded drills I went for the more powerful option.

KendallC

Did you watch the youtube vid in the link? I think the real difference is … Did you watch the youtube vid in the link? I think the real difference is in the size/power of the motor as explained in the vid. Being a DIY user I couldn't say if the larger motor will ever be of benefit to me but as I was hoping this drill would replace both my old cordless and corded drills I went for the more powerful option.


Bigger motor=more power usage=less working time?
Maybe thats why the max RPM is lower, to save battery power. I find it strange the the 2 can drill a bigger hole in wood than the V. Also there is no rating on the hammer function in the specs of the 2 but it IS a hammer drill. I just think they're pretty much of a muchness.

Edit: And the chuck on the V looks nicer lol.
Edited by: "Shengis" 9th Jul 2016

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Shengis

Bigger motor=more power usage=less working time?Maybe thats why the max … Bigger motor=more power usage=less working time?Maybe thats why the max RPM is lower, to save battery power. I find it strange the the 2 can drill a bigger hole in wood than the V. Also there is no rating on the hammer function in the specs of the 2 but it IS a hammer drill. I just think they're pretty much of a muchness.Edit: And the chuck on the V looks nicer lol.



I'm pretty confident for my needs I wouldn't have noticed a difference and would probably have bought the light series if there was a saving to be made. That said, seeing as they are both from the current blue series range, if they were both equally capable I would have thought Bosch would do away with the Dynamic series altogether, rebadge the light series and up the RRP to Dynamic Series price.
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