Bosch PSB 680 RE Compact Hammer Drill  £29.73 @ B&Q
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Bosch PSB 680 RE Compact Hammer Drill £29.73 @ B&Q

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Found 9th Dec 2013
This Bosch hammer drill is compact, lightweight and powerful, offering a wide range of applications including impact and standard drilling as well as screwdriving. Comes with auxiliary handle, depth stop and carry case.

Or if you wait until Wednesday & happen to know a diamond card holder you could get another 10% of this price - possible, no guarantees

Now: £24.98
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Have some heat

Not bad drill I bought it last month for £31.48

Original Poster

Or if you wait until Wednesday & happen to know a diamond card holder you could get another 10% of this price - possible, no guarantees

I am newcomer for Drilling. thinking to buy a drill to do some work at home to save some money. 2 quick questions
1. Can I use this to drill on wood and on wall?
2. Can I use this as a screw driver?
thanks in advance

wildcolor

I am newcomer for Drilling. thinking to buy a drill to do some work at … I am newcomer for Drilling. thinking to buy a drill to do some work at home to save some money. 2 quick questions1. Can I use this to drill on wood and on wall?2. Can I use this as a screw driver?thanks in advance



You need this one - hotukdeals.com/dea…234

wildcolor

1. Can I use this to drill on wood and on wall?



Yes for wood and yes for brick walls it has a hammer function

wildcolor

2. Can I use this as a screw driver?



You could though you would have to be careful as it's a bit too powerful to use as a screw driver
Edited by: "barneydog" 9th Dec 2013

tanikk£

You need this one - … You need this one - http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/bosch-psr-18-cordless-18-volt-drill-driver-2-x-nicd-batteries-bosch-55-49-free-delivery-1705234



Could you advise me the difference? I remembered that my friend told me the NiCD battery is as good as Hi??. I personally dont mind using it with the cord. It's feel more realiable.

wildcolor

I am newcomer for Drilling. thinking to buy a drill to do some work at … I am newcomer for Drilling. thinking to buy a drill to do some work at home to save some money. 2 quick questions1. Can I use this to drill on wood and on wall?2. Can I use this as a screw driver?thanks in advance




1. Can I use this to drill on wood and on wall? Yes
2. Can I use this as a screw driver? No

wildcolor

1. Can I use this to drill on wood and on wall?

wildcolor

2. Can I use this as a screw driver?



Thanks for the answers. I have my eyes on these Bosch for a while here. But never really understand the difference, as I never used one before. But will buy one eventually.

wildcolor

Could you advise me the difference? I remembered that my friend told me … Could you advise me the difference? I remembered that my friend told me the NiCD battery is as good as Hi??. I personally dont mind using it with the cord. It's feel more realiable.



As barneydog said, this one is too powerful/big to use as a screwdriver. On the other hand PSR18 drills wood and brick just fine.
I've got a proper drill, but tend to use PSR 18 90% of the time, it is just much more convenient to use, the most used DIY tool in the house.

tanikk£

As barneydog said, this one is too powerful/big to use as a screwdriver. … As barneydog said, this one is too powerful/big to use as a screwdriver. On the other hand PSR18 drills wood and brick just fine.I've got a proper drill, but tend to use PSR 18 90% of the time, it is just much more convenient to use, the most used DIY tool in the house.



thanks very much. I will keep my eye on that deal then. once it comes back, I will order one.

wildcolor

Thanks for the answers. I have my eyes on these Bosch for a while here. … Thanks for the answers. I have my eyes on these Bosch for a while here. But never really understand the difference, as I never used one before. But will buy one eventually.



The Bosch drill in this thread is a corded mains powered drill, the Bosch PSR is a cordless and therefore less powerful than this 680W PSB.

it all depends on what you want it to do and want you are drilling into. If you're drilling in hard brick or drilling large holes I would get the the corded 680W PSB, if you've got soft walls and doing mostly screw driving then a 18V cordless drill would be my choice.


Edited by: "barneydog" 9th Dec 2013

Hmm decent entry kit but not really robust enough to handle some of the even slightly more challenging aspects of DIY sadly.

mattmedlock

Hmm decent entry kit but not really robust enough to handle some of the … Hmm decent entry kit but not really robust enough to handle some of the even slightly more challenging aspects of DIY sadly.


Um...this will handle 99% of home diy with ease. I cannot think of a better drill at this price point.

Nonsense, I have this drill and you can use it as a screwdriver and I do for putting screws into wood. For some (people and tasks) it might not be ideal but you can certainly use it as a screwdriver. OBVIOUSLY you turn the speed down.
I would say it is NOW at the right price - don't expect the chuck to last a year (that's what the warranty is for thought) if you use it every week doing DIY.
p.s. read the damn text - says for screwdriving.

Edited by: "bargainhunter666" 9th Dec 2013

mattmedlock

Hmm decent entry kit but not really robust enough to handle some of the … Hmm decent entry kit but not really robust enough to handle some of the even slightly more challenging aspects of DIY sadly.


Nonsense!

eatmorefish

Um...this will handle 99% of home diy with ease. I cannot think of a … Um...this will handle 99% of home diy with ease. I cannot think of a better drill at this price point.


Sorry maybe I wasn't clear - at this price point I don't disagree that it is a good price and heat given accordingly. However, having had a very similar drill I found it wasn't sufficiently powerful for several of the masonry jobs I tackled. The solution was to use an admittedly more expensive but also considerably more powerful drill. So no dispute about the value at this price point - just throwing my 2 pence out there regarding effectiveness.

HOT!!!

ill bet the flamedeers would love this

thanks i need one X)

I advise anyone who is going to buy a drill for more than the occasional job to get a corded drill - its a lot less hassle.
I would also say look on ebay. Search for nearest first as they are usually pick up only due to weight and you will almost certainly get the chance to test it before buying. I have picked up lots of very good quality corded drills, old models but certainly better made and far more powerful than anything but the expensive versions you can buy today.
I usually pay around the £5 mark and have a drill set up for each job, one for masonry, one for wood, one for screwdriver etc , It saves a lot of frustration and time when changing bits.
End of rant.

mattmedlock

Sorry maybe I wasn't clear - at this price point I don't disagree that it … Sorry maybe I wasn't clear - at this price point I don't disagree that it is a good price and heat given accordingly. However, having had a very similar drill I found it wasn't sufficiently powerful for several of the masonry jobs I tackled. The solution was to use an admittedly more expensive but also considerably more powerful drill. So no dispute about the value at this price point - just throwing my 2 pence out there regarding effectiveness.


Yes, it does depend on what you will be drilling into. However, with a fresh set of drill bits and some patience this will get the job done for most people. Myself? I would spend almost exactly 10 times as much on a drill ...but then I like drilling holes in things.

bargainhunter666

Nonsense, I have this drill and you can use it as a screwdriver and I do … Nonsense, I have this drill and you can use it as a screwdriver and I do for putting screws into wood. For some (people and tasks) it might not be ideal but you can certainly use it as a screwdriver. OBVIOUSLY you turn the speed down.I would say it is NOW at the right price - don't expect the chuck to last a year (that's what the warranty is for thought) if you use it every week doing DIY.p.s. read the damn text - says for screwdriving.



This person IS a novice, that's why I said NO to using this as a screwdriver (_;)

Guys, I find myself looking for a drill again after my last two have had occasional DIY use and lasted approx 18 months before the chuck gave up the ghost. Do any drills offer a replaceable chuck as it seems a shame to bin the whole drill.......

Thinking of going for this drill, can the chuck be swapped out?.

Cheers,

Rich

Green coloured Bosch drills from B&Q are specialy by Bosch for the DIY market. I had one which lasted about 2hrs running time.Bosch wanted £70 for a new motor. If you want a good Bosch, buy a blue one (professional). More expensive obviously.

screwfix are doing a clearance sale at the moment and if it is in stock in a branch near you then this would be a better deal here's a link

lulugino

Green coloured Bosch drills from B&Q are specialy by Bosch for the DIY … Green coloured Bosch drills from B&Q are specialy by Bosch for the DIY market. I had one which lasted about 2hrs running time.Bosch wanted £70 for a new motor. If you want a good Bosch, buy a blue one (professional). More expensive obviously.



funny you should say that as i had an email from screwfix and they have the blue drill for £20, tried posting a link but my post has been held for moderation for some reason

This is the screwfix one mentiond by illy1965. Bosch GBH 2-18 2kg SDS Plus Drill 230V

Product Code: 76088.
out of stock most places.
Edited by: "shug119" 9th Dec 2013

those screwfix deals are non-existent, out all stock everywhere, may as well be £1

bargainhunter666

Nonsense, I have this drill and you can use it as a screwdriver and I do … Nonsense, I have this drill and you can use it as a screwdriver and I do for putting screws into wood. For some (people and tasks) it might not be ideal but you can certainly use it as a screwdriver. OBVIOUSLY you turn the speed down.I would say it is NOW at the right price - don't expect the chuck to last a year (that's what the warranty is for thought) if you use it every week doing DIY.p.s. read the damn text - says for screwdriving.



As Geemac has already said the person asking is a DIY novice and that is important, I have used corded drills with a variable speed control as a screwdriver loads of times but they are not ideal, it's too easy to shred the head of a PZ screw if you're not careful.


Edited by: "barneydog" 10th Dec 2013

Original Poster

On a side note a PZ is different from a PH
I only found this out about 4 weeks ago & its made a world of difference

If you use a Phillips screwdriver to drive in a posidrive screw head or vice versa, you’ll probably grind off the internal arms of the cross in the screw head as soon as you apply any force. The problem with this is that you’ll effectively chew up the screw and have a very hard time getting it out.

http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FU6/JW07/FOWZORNL/FU6JW07FOWZORNL.LARGE.gif
Edited by: "2scoops2" 10th Dec 2013

Hi all, I just got this and see it doesn't come with any drill bits. Can anyone recommend any? I'm all new to this DIY business!

Original Poster

brj080402

Hi all, I just got this and see it doesn't come with any drill bits. Can … Hi all, I just got this and see it doesn't come with any drill bits. Can anyone recommend any? I'm all new to this DIY business!



Personally I have had complete sets & always end up using the same sizes over & over
So what I have done is just buy the bit size I need individually but buy decent bits as they'll last longer than a complete cheap set
If its just for the house, pictures, mirrors etc then I would say bit size 5, 5.6, 6 for starters & buy from your local hardware store who will stock decent brands & can advise face-to-face
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