Bosch PSR 18 Cordless 18 Volt Drill/Driver with 2 x Batteries now £49.98 delivered @ amazon
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Bosch PSR 18 Cordless 18 Volt Drill/Driver with 2 x Batteries now £49.98 delivered @ amazon

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Found 8th Oct 2012
lets hope price stays a little longer this time as in 5 mins shot up to £100 last time
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Looked a good deal until i starting reading the reviews...........

This drill may well be powered by an 18 volt battery but due to its single speed range of only 0-700rpm it makes it "very" limited in what you can actually use it for, this making it really a bit of a red herring if anyone is thinking on using it for anything that comes remotely into the realms of being more demanding, as although its drilling speed / chuck capacity might just be acceptable for drilling into wood, however when it comes to metal it certainly isn't, as its maximum of 700rpm is not sufficiently high enough for modern HSS drills which require greatly in excess of 1000rpm for satisfactory results.

The extra battery is obviously a welcome addition but I feel that the price of this tool is really based on the high price Bosch puts on their spare batteries even when purchased from so called discount sources, something that effectively forced me to abandon a perfectly good 12volt hammer drill / driver of theirs which suffered from the batteries failing after only four years, the batteries (x2) replacement cost going to be in the region of £75.00 or so + VAT making it not really viable to repair.

The advert contains very little info as far as the drills spec is concerned, and so to assist anyone considering purchasing this is the drills specification.

Manufacturer Bosch
Shipping Weight 1.7kg
Battery Capacity (Ah) 1.2Ah
Battery Type Nickel Cadmium (Ni-cad)
Battery Voltage 18v
Charging Time 180mins
Max. dia. in Wood 28mm
Max. dia. in Steel 10mm
Max. Torque (Nm) 10Nm
No Load Speed 0-700rpm
No. of Batteries 2
No. of Speed Settings 1
Torque Settings 10
Carry Case / Bag
Chuck Size 10mm
Its alright, but its Ni-CD..
Not having a dig at NiCD batteries per say but its most likely be old stock which has been sitting there for couple of years, which will effect the capacity of the NiCDs.
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Sweetcorn12

Looked a good deal until i starting reading the reviews...........This … Looked a good deal until i starting reading the reviews...........This drill may well be powered by an 18 volt battery but due to its single speed range of only 0-700rpm it makes it "very" limited in what you can actually use it for, this making it really a bit of a red herring if anyone is thinking on using it for anything that comes remotely into the realms of being more demanding, as although its drilling speed / chuck capacity might just be acceptable for drilling into wood, however when it comes to metal it certainly isn't, as its maximum of 700rpm is not sufficiently high enough for modern HSS drills which require greatly in excess of 1000rpm for satisfactory results.The extra battery is obviously a welcome addition but I feel that the price of this tool is really based on the high price Bosch puts on their spare batteries even when purchased from so called discount sources, something that effectively forced me to abandon a perfectly good 12volt hammer drill / driver of theirs which suffered from the batteries failing after only four years, the batteries (x2) replacement cost going to be in the region of £75.00 or so + VAT making it not really viable to repair.The advert contains very little info as far as the drills spec is concerned, and so to assist anyone considering purchasing this is the drills specification.Manufacturer BoschShipping Weight 1.7kgBattery Capacity (Ah) 1.2AhBattery Type Nickel Cadmium (Ni-cad)Battery Voltage 18vCharging Time 180minsMax. dia. in Wood 28mmMax. dia. in Steel 10mmMax. Torque (Nm) 10NmNo Load Speed 0-700rpmNo. of Batteries 2No. of Speed Settings 1Torque Settings 10Carry Case / BagChuck Size 10mm



there are 163 reviews of which 96 are 5 star and 38 4 star , why would you pick up on 1 bad review, i'm quite shaw everyone can check the reviews and make their own minds up

Because it was a comprehensive review.....Fairplay others were satisfied with the product, I looked at the product and decided its was just a jumped up screwdriver....

shadow1

there are 163 reviews of which 96 are 5 star and 38 4 star , why would … there are 163 reviews of which 96 are 5 star and 38 4 star , why would you pick up on 1 bad review, i'm quite shaw everyone can check the reviews and make their own minds up

I have this, it's ok for light work around the house, and stuff but drilling into walls is ok but it is a bit of struggle even when doing a hole for a about 1 inch, but I do have very hard walls .
i have had 2 of these before, and they have both burnt out with VERY little use,
had one here and for the place abroad, but both went with minimal use! My dewalt however never had a problem!
Got this from argos a few months ago for 60 notes,great for small jobs around the house,don't expect to be drilling walls with this.
sellsmart123

i have had 2 of these before, and they have both burnt out with VERY … i have had 2 of these before, and they have both burnt out with VERY little use, had one here and for the place abroad, but both went with minimal use! My dewalt however never had a problem!



You get what you pay for,this would never compare with a Dewalt

Yeah I agree, But you would never get a Dewalt at this price, and even Dewalt are losing their "bulletproof" reputation or so I've heard.


tinman41

You get what you pay for,this would never compare with a Dewalt

None of these drills are any good at drilling into walls (unless the walls are soft, then a hand drill would do it) you need an SDS drill.
Banned
My choice would be Makita drill as this one hasn't got hammer function and Ni-cad battery is not good enough.

None of these drills are any good at drilling into walls (unless the … None of these drills are any good at drilling into walls (unless the walls are soft, then a hand drill would do it) you need an SDS drill


Sorry, but that's tosh.
I've never owned an SDS drill and have only borrowed one for the most heavy-duty jobs.
£87.99 now
But the dewalt i have wasnt really expensive, think it was £80 from b and q, not exactly breaking the bank!

But its lasted well and charges quick, ideal for the odd job!
Nuff Said

£87.99 now


i thought that myself, just spooted it in the "more buying choices" section on the right hand side underneath "add to basket".
simonspeakeasy

Sorry, but that's tosh.I've never owned an SDS drill and have only … Sorry, but that's tosh.I've never owned an SDS drill and have only borrowed one for the most heavy-duty jobs.



You clearly don't know the first thing about drilling into stone/walls etc. I was a satellite installer & I have had the best of the 'normal' drills & I can assure you although some of the normal ones will over a period of time drill into a wall none will eat into a wall in seconds like an SDS drill does.
I owned a few cordless and wired non-SDS power drills, and no matter how you put it, they are just kids toys compared to SDS drills. If you need to drill into concrete, stone or even brick, you need SDS, and you will never regret it.
However, cordless ones have their own purpose, buy a good cordless (no hammer action needed) for wood and screwing things around the house, and a cheap SDS with hammer action for the rest. If you buy smart you end up paying the same as a single expensive cordless hammer drill that just wont do the job in the end and baterries will fail anyway.

You clearly don't know the first thing about drilling into stone/walls etc


Yes, SDS drills are obviously very powerful but, as someone who has done a *lot* of heavy-duty DIY, regular drills (nor the battery-powered ones) are fine for 99% of tasks that a normal home user would undertake.
SDS drills are far better at drilling into walls etc because of the way they work. It does make an unbelievable difference
MaximusRo

I owned a few cordless and wired non-SDS power drills, and no matter how … I owned a few cordless and wired non-SDS power drills, and no matter how you put it, they are just kids toys compared to SDS drills. If you need to drill into concrete, stone or even brick, you need SDS, and you will never regret it. However, cordless ones have their own purpose, buy a good cordless (no hammer action needed) for wood and screwing things around the house, and a cheap SDS with hammer action for the rest. If you buy smart you end up paying the same as a single expensive cordless hammer drill that just wont do the job in the end and baterries will fail anyway.



Totally agree, bought this drill from Makro when on offer for £39.95 plus vat, its OK for small jobs in wood and using as a screwdriver but not much use drilling into concrete. Bought a cheap Silverline SDS drill 1500 watts from toolstation £75 to drill over 100 8mm holes in reinforced concrete, did the job with ease. Makro have this PSR 18v drill online for £51.59 inc vat and you do not need a Makro card.
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