TRADE QUALITY DRILL UNDER £100 Bosch GSB 1800 18V 3Ah Li-Ion Cordless Combi Drill £99.99 @ Screwfix
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TRADE QUALITY DRILL UNDER £100 Bosch GSB 1800 18V 3Ah Li-Ion Cordless Combi Drill £99.99 @ Screwfix

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Found 21st Jun 2015
Compact combi drill featuring a powerful, high performance, 67N/m motor with integrated impact drilling function. Short design and low weight provide easier handling. With CoolPack battery and electronic cell protection to help protect the battery from overload, overheating and deep discharge, increasing the lifetime of the battery and motor.
1 x 3.0Ah Li-Ion Battery
2-Speed Variable & Reverse
95min Charger
13mm Auto-Lock Chuck
18 Torque Settings + Drill
67Nm Torque
LED Work Light
3 Year Manufacturer's Warranty for Drill - Registration Required
2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty for Battery - Registration Required

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2 x 1.5 batteries

Would have bought this if it had hammer

allginger

Would have bought this if it had hammer



Isn't "impact drilling" the same as hammer?

allginger

2 x 1.5 batteries


with 2 batteries you can use 2 different tools at the same time or have one charging whilst using the other

mavica

available with 2 batteries … available with 2 batteries cheaperhttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bosch-18v-Lithium-Ion-GSR-1800-LI-Drill-Driver-2-x-Li-Ion-Batts-Charger-/360982261591?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item540c382f57

Be careful buying off eBay. My £150 Li ion Makita drill I bought off eBay is a fake. I never realised for a few months as I thought the batteries needed a few charges as they would go flat so fast. I now know it's a fake. I'm not saying this one is a fake but there is a reason it's so cheep? Could be just a good deal so buyer beware.

mavica

available with 2 batteries … available with 2 batteries cheaperhttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bosch-18v-Lithium-Ion-GSR-1800-LI-Drill-Driver-2-x-Li-Ion-Batts-Charger-/360982261591?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item540c382f57


Is that the same drill? Calls it GSR1800 rather than the GSB1800 on screwfix. Not sure what the difference is, but the one on ebay says torque Hard: 34 Nm Soft: 15 Nm and the screwfix one posted here says 67Nm hard / 28Nm soft. Personally at a similar price point I'd choose the increased torque and longer lasting battery.

wellsie

Isn't "impact drilling" the same as hammer?



Not sure? if that's the case I'm tempted.

The GSR can be had for £79.95

tooled-up.com/pro…59/?
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GSB is hammer GSR is not

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allginger

Not sure? if that's the case I'm tempted.



Yes it is, I bought it last week. See images.

95 minute charge time for a trade drill is poor considering other brands charge a lot quicker (I.e. Makita at 22 mins)

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ashikdeva

95 minute charge time for a trade drill is poor considering other brands … 95 minute charge time for a trade drill is poor considering other brands charge a lot quicker (I.e. Makita at 22 mins)

indeed. What tradesman can wait over 1 1/2 hours for a battery to charge? You'd need to buy another battery straight away, and because of that, this is not a bargain.

Original Poster

ANOTHER 3AH BATTERY IS £50 POUND TOTAL PRICE 150 FOR A QUALITY DRILL WITH 2 X 3AH BATTERIES BEAT THAT I THINK NOT.

GSR POOR QUALITY

GSB TRADE QUALITY
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BigFozzieB

Comment indeed. What tradesman can wait over 1 1/2 hours for a battery to … Comment indeed. What tradesman can wait over 1 1/2 hours for a battery to charge? You'd need to buy another battery straight away, and because of that, this is not a bargain.



I dont know any tradesman that has ever drilled for 3hrs in one stint.

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mavica

available with 2 batteries … available with 2 batteries cheaperhttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bosch-18v-Lithium-Ion-GSR-1800-LI-Drill-Driver-2-x-Li-Ion-Batts-Charger-/360982261591?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item540c382f57



NOT THE SAME DRILL

got one of these from screw fix £99 used it on a big job to day it's brilliant and battery life is awsome .very good ... massive torque. .

Already posted.

Bosch Professional (Blue) 18V Cordless Combi Drill with 3AH Li-Ion Battery, Charger and Case £99.99 - Screwfix

Haha I think the OP needs to relax.

Original Poster

lol hope someone finds a better deal for the price i will buy it

word of caution. There are other bosch 'blue' drills out there that have almost identical looks and name but they are not as good. this includes the one you can get with two 1.5mAh batteries.

This is a good deal on a powerful drill. Got one and been laying flooring including additional supports for the joists. dozens of pilot holes and screws and I'm still on the first charge I did since buying it!

Heat from me.

Was all set to grab the DHP480 thats on here for £79 (plus another £95 for the 4ah battery and charger) now having second thoughts Last Makita lasted a decade and its only the NiCad batteries that have given up, so inclined to stay with Makita. But this works out cheaper and for me the main negative is its heavier (don't think I'll drain the battery and could get a second for less then the Makita package).

wellsie

Isn't "impact drilling" the same as hammer?


No, impact drivers add extra force but not the same as a hammer drill. The hammer model is £50 more
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Alfresco

No, impact drivers add extra force but not the same as a hammer drill. … No, impact drivers add extra force but not the same as a hammer drill. The hammer model is £50 more



The ops post is of a hammer drill ie... COMBI

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Bought this the other with other week after my hitachi packed in and this is a much more powerful and comfortable drill especially on masonry.
(ALSO 3 YEARS WARRANTY!!)

daleyford

Bought this the other with other week after my hitachi packed in and this … Bought this the other with other week after my hitachi packed in and this is a much more powerful and comfortable drill especially on masonry. (ALSO 3 YEARS WARRANTY!!)



I've got an Hitachi 18v and it's absolutely useless when trying to drill masonry/concrete - tried new drill bits and it's still hard work. It's good as a screwdriver though.

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YouDontWantToKnow

indeed. What tradesman can wait over 1 1/2 hours for a battery to … indeed. What tradesman can wait over 1 1/2 hours for a battery to charge? You'd need to buy another battery straight away, and because of that, this is not a bargain.



I dont know any tradesman that has ever drilled for 3hrs in one stint.

I don't know any tradesman that doesn't have more than one battery for their drill.

Comment[quote=justinfoward]ANOTHER 3AH BATTERY IS £50 POUND TOTAL PRICE 150 FOR A QUALITY DRILL WITH 2 X 3AH BATTERIES BEAT THAT I THINK NOT.

GSR POOR QUALITY

GSB TRADE QUALITY

Fair point. But you didn't have to shout. ;-)

YouDontWantToKnow

The ops post is of a hammer drill ie... COMBI


Combi just means it has multiple functions like drill & driver but doesn't mean it has a hammer setting. If you look at the one i linked, you can see a hammer setting on the drill and it says "18 Torque Settings + Drill + Hammer" in the description, but the one in the op doesn't and says "18 Torque Settings + Drill".

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Great drill for a great price. All my kit is bosch 18v and I own the fast charger so not a problem for me. I'd not use any of these type of drills for hammer work they are just not upto it. Get an sds drill for that type of work.

Assuming the charging time given is for the supplied battery then for smaller capacities the charging time will be less i.e. something like 45mins for a 1.5Ah battery.

Seems a good drill for the price. 67Nm of torque is very respectable.

Not much to criticise really. I would guess its a promotion by Screwfix. Everyone needs a drill and perhaps they are putting a low margin on this to get people through the door.

Dare I say Bosch blue today is perhaps the same quality as Bosch green was a few years ago. My Bosch blue corded drill is still going strong after 30 years. There has been an erosion of quality for most brands over the years. This is a brilliant deal though.

indeed. What tradesman can wait over 1 1/2 hours for a battery to charge?

Standard teabreak length

Bought this a few weeks back.good quality, opted for the extra battery and they do last ages, the ebay link "cheaper" is a completely different drill altogether.
i also forgot to take my sds to work the other day and used this to drill 4 x5.5mm holes into concrete slab.didnt struggle at all.although I wouldn't use it on hammer regularly .worth every penny. ...especially once registered

Buy one!
This is a great drill, I bought it last week from screwfix. I still have a hitachi 18v so use both together (saves changing drill bits / driver bits all the time) but I'm finding the bosch much nicer to use in tighter spaces & it's better balanced.
If I had one criticism it would be that the bosch chuck doesnt lock perfectly on hex bits every time and needs a bit of a undo & retighten to get a grip on the hex shank perfect. The hitachi seems to lock on fine first time, every time. Maybe the bosch chuck jaws are still new though & it'll improve with use.
You can't go wrong at this price really for a trade quality combi.
The 3Ah battery will last ages, but I've bought another 4Ah for £49.99 cos I like to have two batts.
From a previous comment, Although Makita make chargers that will blast a pack in 22 mins, this isn't the best for li-ion cells & with battery packs being expensive I like to ensure I get the most cycles from them
The standard bosch charger that comes with this combi puts out 2 Amps, which is just about in the goldilocks zone for longevity vs charging speed for li-ion batts.
....and for anyone with a bit of confidence to fiddle & who can solder - when your batt packs become tired, you can buy the unprotected, tagged, 18650 LI-ion cells on a popular auction website and renew them yourself. A good-as-new Hitachi 3Ah batt pack for £21 (the cost of the 5 new samsung 3.0Ah cells). Easy.

elianobluebird

.worth every penny. ...especially once registered



Thank you very much for the registering tip!
I've now got a three yr guarantee on the combi & two yrs on the batteries / charger.
Be prepared for getting out your magnifying glass to see the battery serial numbers!!
Cheers for that info though!

Rotational force is not measured in "N/m" but "Nm" so the drill has a force of "67Nm" and not "67N/m" as stated by the OP.

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impact rate 25,500bpm...... Errrr it has hammer action... Yawn

Hmm, looks good. My new house needs a new drill. Planned to buy this today until I saw this one on the Bosch site (biggest sell is that it has a "Brushless motor")

GSB 18 V-EC Professional
Max. torque (hard/soft) 50 / 31 Nm
No-load speed (1st gear / 2nd gear) 0 – 500 / 0 – 1.700 rpm
Max. impact rate 25.500 bpm
Chuck capacity, min./max. 1,5 / 13 mm
Drill spindle thread 1/2"
Battery voltage 18 V
Battery capacity 4,0 Ah
Weight incl. battery 1,9 kg
Charging time, approx. 45 mins
Torque settings 18+1

http://www.bosch-professional.com/gb/en/gsb-18-v-ec-34800-ocs-p/

To the guys in the know! How does this compare???

So what was the original price for this drill?

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Daves_mate

Hmm, looks good. My new house needs a new drill. Planned to buy this … Hmm, looks good. My new house needs a new drill. Planned to buy this today until I saw this one on the Bosch site (biggest sell is that it has a "Brushless motor")GSB 18 V-EC ProfessionalMax. torque (hard/soft) 50 / 31 NmNo-load speed (1st gear / 2nd gear) 0 – 500 / 0 – 1.700 rpmMax. impact rate 25.500 bpmChuck capacity, min./max. 1,5 / 13 mmDrill spindle thread 1/2"Battery voltage 18 VBattery capacity 4,0 AhWeight incl. battery 1,9 kgCharging time, approx. 45 minsTorque settings 18+1http://www.bosch-professional.com/gb/en/gsb-18-v-ec-34800-ocs-p/To the guys in the know! How does this compare???



This is just drill no battery or charger
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