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Bosch GSB 18V-21 18V Li-Ion Combi Drill 3 x 2.0Ah Batteries, Fast Charger & Case: £99.98 Delivered or Click & Collect @ Toolstation
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Bosch GSB 18V-21 18V Li-Ion Combi Drill 3 x 2.0Ah Batteries, Fast Charger & Case: £99.98 Delivered or Click & Collect @ Toolstation

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Posted 7th Oct

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One of Toolstation's Deals of the Week - valid till Monday 14 October 2019 @ 10:00.

Posted a few times earlier this year where it could have been had slightly cheaper due to Toolstation vouchers floating about but this is still a decent price based on what you get for the money.

Previous deals linked below as they may contain some useful info:
hotukdeals.com/dea…008

hotukdeals.com/dea…617

Apologies to PennyTrader for denying him a hatrick in posting this deal!

Product Details
• 3 x 2.0Ah Li-Ion batteries
• 20 Torque settings + drill
• 13mm keyless chuck
• Variable speed control trigger

Supplied with charger and carry case.

Maximum drilling capacity: Concrete 10mm, Steel 10mm, Wood 35mm.
No load speed: 0-480 / 0-1800rpm.
Impact rate high: 0-27,000bpm
Max torque 55Nm.

The Bosch GSB 18V-21 Professional 18v Combi Drill is Bosch's most reliable and powerful entry-level model in the professional range, providing sufficient performance and running time for important applications due to 55Nm of hard torque. The power tool will switch off if suddenly rotating around the drilling axes. There is a mountable bit holder for easy transport and storage of bits on the tool, and a practical belt clip for conveniently hanging the tool on a belt or ladder. It also features an integrated LED light with afterglow function for illuminating the work area, even in dark places. The Bosch GSB 18V-21 has been designed for professional applications by providing what you'd expect in a professional tool at an entry-level price.

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Great deal

Hot!
This is a good buy.
heat added, I bought same thing from Screwfix a couple of weeks ago and am very impressed for the price. Trigger is not as sensitive as my way more expensive dewalt. Battery charger can also charge the smaller 10.8v batteries and 12v batteries and also has a usb charging point on it, the case is brilliant and if you have similar bosch cases they stack / clip together. All in all great value for money.
Not bad if you can get a GSB impact driver body cheap too.
This or the Einhell deal???
Is this the one notorious for chuck wobble?
Edited by: "profet" 7th Oct
dpk8107/10/2019 19:23

This or the Einhell deal???


Depends on if you are planning on adding extra tools.
This is a great Combi drill but additional Bosch bare tools can be expensive.

Einhell on the other hand are cheap in comparison to Bosch so if you plan on adding more tools have a look at both.
Great drill, good price, I have one. Hot
Ordered. Already have the 12v drill & impact. This charger being capable of charging both the 18v & the 12v is a big plus for me. Thanks for posting, heat from me OP
Great drill for the money, have the impact and circular saw as well, all going strong after 3 years of daily abuse
PennyTrader07/10/2019 19:52

Depends on if you are planning on adding extra tools.This is a great Combi …Depends on if you are planning on adding extra tools.This is a great Combi drill but additional Bosch bare tools can be expensive.Einhell on the other hand are cheap in comparison to Bosch so if you plan on adding more tools have a look at both.


To be honest only for at home so I doubt I will add tools...But my cordless is a cheap B&D currently so after a better one.

What would you go for of the two deals??? Appreciate the advice.
dpk8107/10/2019 22:20

To be honest only for at home so I doubt I will add tools...But my …To be honest only for at home so I doubt I will add tools...But my cordless is a cheap B&D currently so after a better one.What would you go for of the two deals??? Appreciate the advice.


Honestly and I have both - this bosch one.

It is a better drill with the 3 x batteries and is a great drill.

Nothing wrong with the Einhell though but out of the two I'd buy the bosch.
PennyTrader07/10/2019 22:34

Honestly and I have both - this bosch one.It is a better drill with the 3 …Honestly and I have both - this bosch one.It is a better drill with the 3 x batteries and is a great drill.Nothing wrong with the Einhell though but out of the two I'd buy the bosch.


Thanks appreciate the advice. Will go for that one.
With any cordless tools you really have to consider the battery platform as you should be looking to share across your kit, especially as you're buying 3 batteries with this.. I think the Bosch 18v professional range is pretty limited compared to some?
Bought this with 2 batteries from wickes about a year back for... £80ish I think. The extra battery is probably worth the £20 but... I don't think I've got too close to smashing through 2 on anything yet.
Good deal, good combi. Drilled brick with it (with a lot of patience) for a lack of alternatives at the time.
Edited by: "llamaalarmallama" 8th Oct
I had this drill. It was powerful but I only had 1.5ah battery and needed charging fairly quickly after some drilling into masonry. Also this is a brushed motor drill. It got hot quick quickly and struggles to make any headway into metal.

Now rocking the einhell brushless one. It feels more solid (metal chuck and a better chuck mechanism). The torque feel more than the Bosch. I went for einhell as I have a few other tools in the einhell range and really don’t want to expand into other brand as battery is always expensive. But it is a good choice. Although not fully tested it yet only been drilling a few holes in tiles and cabinets so far.

Hope that helps.
Edited by: "RickyWong" 8th Oct
I'm also debating which drill to get - this one, the Einhell or this Stanley Fatmax brushless for £79.99 screwfix.com/p/s…wcB
I want a drill for DIY - mainly masonry and wood. I'm not sure if brushless would make any difference for me. I really can't decide!
profet07/10/2019 19:50

Is this the one notorious for chuck wobble?


Haha my green Bosch had this... sent it back to amazon and the replacement was better but not perfect! What a ridiculous fault for a drill though
Toolstation are great. Only have to spend £10 for free delivery, and you can order up until 8PM for free next day delivery by ParcelForce, which in my case always arrives between 11-12 in the morning. If you're doing a DIY job and need some bits and bobs the next day that would be rip-off prices at Wickes / B&Q etc., and you don't want to lose the time driving to Screwfix / Toolstation, then it's a useful set-up.

Happy with this drill (£59.99 with 2 x 1.5Ah from Wolseley in March). Done everything I've needed of it.
deal_or_no_deal_08/10/2019 10:31

Haha my green Bosch had this... sent it back to amazon and the replacement …Haha my green Bosch had this... sent it back to amazon and the replacement was better but not perfect! What a ridiculous fault for a drill though


Yeah, I have the blue one and the wobble is ridiculous. It makes drilling with and precision really hard. Bosch didn't want to know when I contacted them - probably should have returned the drill.
Everytime I see Drills being advertised, I regret not purchasing this one amazon.co.uk/dp/…CK/ which was for £90 at the time and was advertised on HUKD.
I asked my wife if she thought this was a good deal and due to her replying "Eh... mmmm...." I didn`t purchase until after midnight at which point the price went up

What was going on in my mind at the time?

Anyway. Is this bosch better than this one amazon.co.uk/dp/…CK/ ?
My one had a slight wobble its not the end of the earth but it certainly does not help.

I too paid £60 from Wolseley in March, I had no issue drilling on and off for most of the day on an 1.5Ah battery either.

This drill lacks the power imo to get into brick or strong concrete and I tried with the bosch special drill bit from screwfix (the ones
designed with diamond tip to cut through concrete or brick) it still struggeled to make a dent, my old 30 year old bosch corded drill at least can work just takes time and patience but really a hammer drill would cut through it properly.

Overall I can't recommend this drill, its around the price range of others as previously said and they maybe better. If it was 60 quid then yeah it would be worth it.
Hot, and replaceable brushes on the motor a rarity these day's.
I also bought the Wolseley deal above. It is a good drill for £60, 2 batteries is enough for me, and I agree it doesn't cope especially well with brick and concrete. Very good at other tasks. I get out my old green bosch corded hammer drill for the bigger stuff.
Lucky enough to get one of these for £65 a few years back (from B&Q) and recently bought a refurb body from eBay, so now I use one for drilling and the other for screwdriver duties and share batteries across both.

Agree that occasionally I have to break out the corded drill for really hard brick/concrete tasks, but most of the time it is ok.
dpk8107/10/2019 19:23

This or the Einhell deal???


Go real get a makita bl
Picked mine up earlier. Looks fantastic.

Charger also has USB and 12v charging which is handy.

3rd battery is retail boxed.

Has the stackable case too.

I bought the Wolseley deal before, but ended up with a wobbly chuck - this seems a better deal considering I'd just received a £10 off voucher through the post yesterday.


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Thanks for posting @HappyShopper we have added this to the Highlights pages
Picked up the last one at my local store earlier.

About to open it but noticed it seems to have been re-sealed as their appear to be two stickers - making me wonder if it is a returned unit.

Thoughts?

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Don't forget the extra 2 year warranty if you register it on the Bosch website
HappyShopper08/10/2019 20:15

Picked up the last one at my local store earlier.About to open it but …Picked up the last one at my local store earlier.About to open it but noticed it seems to have been re-sealed as their appear to be two stickers - making me wonder if it is a returned unit.Thoughts?[Image]


I’m pretty certain that’s a returned drill especially if it’s attached to the battery which it shouldn’t be - batteries are always supplied loose.

My advice is take it back for a refund and if your store don’t have any left order a replacement online.

Bosch did have an issue with chuck wobble but I wouldn’t let that put you off because it affected a batch not the lot.

It’s pretty easy to check - and it’s not just Bosch either that has had issues ( Dewalt & Milwaukee did too )

You tube - Bosch Chuck Wobble, there is one video which is bad but some slight side to side movement in any Combi drill Chuck is deemed ok ( just so long as it’s not like the first vid you’ll see on you tube.
Edited by: "PennyTrader" 8th Oct
Why is this shown alongside an impact driver?,,
PennyTrader08/10/2019 22:38

I’m pretty certain that’s a returned drill especially if it’s attached to t …I’m pretty certain that’s a returned drill especially if it’s attached to the battery which it shouldn’t be - batteries are always supplied loose.My advice is take it back for a refund and if your store don’t have any left order a replacement online.Bosch did have an issue with chuck wobble but I wouldn’t let that put you off because it affected a batch not the lot.It’s pretty easy to check - and it’s not just Bosch either that has had issues ( Dewalt & Milwaukee did too ) You tube - Bosch Chuck Wobble


Appreciate the reply.

Didn't get to opening the case - stopped when I saw the double stickered seal.

Has taken me a few days to finally decide to go for this drill despite the reports of chuck wobble and I get a possible duff one!!!

Anyway, back it goes - luckily, a store about 10 miles away still has stock so will order one from there for collection.

Good to hear the chuck wobble only affected a batch and didn't plague the whole range so worth going for one.
HappyShopper08/10/2019 22:46

Appreciate the reply.Didn't get to opening the case - stopped when I saw …Appreciate the reply.Didn't get to opening the case - stopped when I saw the double stickered seal.Has taken me a few days to finally decide to go for this drill despite the reports of chuck wobble and I get a possible duff one!!!Anyway, back it goes - luckily, a store about 10 miles away still has stock so will order one from there for collection.Good to hear the chuck wobble only affected a batch and didn't plague the whole range so worth going for one.


No worries, I bought mine from Screwfix incidentally and guess what - it had Chuck wobble beyond what I would say is an acceptable level.
I returned it and they exchanged it for one that was fine except some slight side to side movement with a drill bit but having checked I was ok with that.

The guy in Screwfix put the drill I’d just returned straight back on the shelf!

So yea unfortunately they do have a habit of putting them back in stock and selling on to somebody else.

Ps don’t forget to register it online with Bosch for the additional warranty
Edited by: "PennyTrader" 8th Oct
HappyShopper08/10/2019 20:15

Picked up the last one at my local store earlier.About to open it but …Picked up the last one at my local store earlier.About to open it but noticed it seems to have been re-sealed as their appear to be two stickers - making me wonder if it is a returned unit.Thoughts?[Image]


My one came like that too. It could be that the the box originally had two batteries in it and they had to open the box to put the bonus third one in and then reseal.
PennyTrader08/10/2019 22:54

No worries, I bought mine from Screwfix incidentally and guess what - it …No worries, I bought mine from Screwfix incidentally and guess what - it had Chuck wobble beyond what I would say is an acceptable level.I returned it and they exchanged it for one that was fine except some slight side to side movement with a drill bit but having checked I was ok with that.The guy in Screwfix put the drill I’d just returned straight back on the shelf! So yea unfortunately they do have a habit of putting them back in stock and selling on to somebody else.


I was going to get a DeWalt drill but was put off by a couple of things:

1) The battery rattles slightly which seems to be a design fault - apparently it doesn't affect the performance of the drill.
I checked one out in Toolstation and indeed it does rattle but surprisingly, I think I could live with it particularly as I'm a DIY user so it wouldn't be used regularly

2) Apparently, DeWalt's aftercare is poor and they seem to go out of their way to avoid honouring their guarantee.
However, have read comments that Bosch were dismissive of customers with chuck wobble issues so DeWalt aren't the only warranty dodgers

3) DeWalt quality ain't what it used to be

Would welcome your thoughts on the above.
HappyShopper08/10/2019 23:00

I was going to get a DeWalt drill but was put off by a couple of things:1) …I was going to get a DeWalt drill but was put off by a couple of things:1) The battery rattles slightly which seems to be a design fault - apparently it doesn't affect the performance of the drill.I checked one out in Toolstation and indeed it does rattle but surprisingly, I think I could live with it particularly as I'm a DIY user so it wouldn't be used regularly2) Apparently, DeWalt's aftercare is poor and they seem to go out of their way to avoid honouring their guarantee.However, have read comments that Bosch were dismissive of customers with chuck wobble issues so DeWalt aren't the only warranty dodgers3) DeWalt quality ain't what it used to beWould welcome your thoughts on the above.


I moved away from Dewalt gear and switched to Bosch blue but also more recently Einhell because they are pretty cheap and are not bad tools for my use.

The Dewalt stuff I’ve got use the older Nicad batteries but apart from that decent gear, just switched to Bosch due to an offer at the time on this same drill and also picked up an impact driver around the same time for a good price £60 ish from memory.

But if I was starting over I’d probably just go with the Einhell tools, albeit not as good as Bosch of Dewalt etc but I’m not a heavy user either and these have been fine for what I’ve needed them for.

Can’t comment on the Dewalt battery issue nor the warranty aftercare - thankfully never had to claim any warranty on the mixed bag of tools I’ve got so wouldn’t know otherwise.
That's how the box should be.

Look at the sticker in between the handle, it says 2 batteries.

This is a custom bundle for Toolstation, hence the 3rd battery being retail boxed.
Great deal, good way to get in to their 18v system, love the L-Boxxes.
My stuff is the 10.8/12v range and love it, plenty of power for what I need.
Had 18v DeWalt brushless previously and switched to Bosch.
Wasn't impressed with DeWalt support and quality, had lots of issues with their Combi Drill.
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