Reviews seem to suggest as much. It's safer to grab a higher specced model for accuracy, I'd prefer to know I wasn't going to drill into something I didn't want to. The link below shows the safe zones where you should be able to drill although never assume. https://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/electrical-safe-zones.htm#:~:text=There are a number of electrical wiring safe,obstacle such as a ... More items...
Never had any luck with these, tried quite a few and none of them are reliable.
I never thought of that, there does appear to be low levels of stock mind.
I’ll probably be proved wrong, but these things are always on offer come Prime day.
The government is rejigging the Energy Label system since everything is rated A to A++++ now, which makes little sense. So previously it was A+++ rated, under the new system it is C rated. Which is very good under the new system! https://www.which.co.uk/news/2021/03/what-does-the-new-energy-label-mean-for-you-and-your-home/
Pardon my ignorance but how is it A+++ rated but also C rated? Looking for a new m/c.
Why are there no deals on integrated washing machines? Urggh
And the Bosch 240v version with X-LOCK tool-less disc change for cheaper too: https://www.mytoolshed.co.uk/bosch-gwx-750-115mm-angle-grinder-240v?utm_source=google_shopping&of_tid=MFRWG5B5GI2DGJTGMVSWISLEHUYSM4DSN5SESZB5GY3DAMJR&adGroupId=58616983357&device=c&wgu=266015_116019_16235240497057_3942a600d3&wgexpiry=1631300049&source=webgains&siteid=116019
240v for cheaper
I have the 240v version works alot better on the UK mains.... lol Nice small size as well, not like the cheaper ones that are so thick you can't really hold very comfortably
Technically you are right. I have a load of blue stuff but when it comes to delicate stuff like driving screws into things i care about my Green PSB 1800 drill driver is a much better choice. Blue can be a bit brutal on some things lol
Good info, thanks. The rotary tool I was referring to is this one, sorry, should have been a bit clearer: It has its uses (was excellent cutting roofing membrane, for instance), but probably wasn't worth buying for me, even though I got it cheap. The little grinder (I think that's what you're referring to) is excellent, I agree 100%, so easy to use and accurate. Needs a biggish battery though I find, or it starts to lose juice quickly.
After seeing my bro in law and his mate 'help me' fit my kitchen (Both are custom cabinet makers), both did nearly everything with the Bosch 12V Pro impact and drill, I was fully converted. Went out and bought the same and swear by them now, the big stuff stays in the garage unless really needed. They can do most things I throw at them. I have got the rotary cutting tool/grinder as well and I use it all the time - more than I expected. The size/weight makes its so convenient. Cutting down bolts, chopping pipes, chasing grout, cutting tiles. I even used it to cut a 30mm slate slab for our fireplace(along side a larger grinder). Considering getting the mini circular saw for the same reason, pure convenience to avoid getting out the plunge saw, and presumably would give me better cuts than a jigsaw. Obviously there are limitations (they aren't replacements for the heavier duty 18/20v tools), but I've found in most cases. Intrigued by that new orbital, what's it's limitations? Better suited to the 18v format? edit: To tidy up some clumsy sentences!
Good shout...I have been known to fill a basket with things I don't need ( (embarrassed) ) to make it up to free delivery, so that is a useful alternative (y) .
Good spot! I had a quick look and noticed the price on FFX Ebay has dropped too if you want to save an extra few quid :D https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bosch-GAL12V20-230v-10-8V-12V-Compact-Li-ion-Battery-Charger-/392482010553?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286
They're listed again on Amazon now. But for £15.95 :(
No listing now by Amazon so it’s expired….unfortunately!
The BEST thing about these is the negative review from the guy who used one of these in a pillar drill to drill a hole partially the way through a piece of wood. Needless to say the threaded tip had other ideas. (lol) (lol)
........ I lasted 5 mins until I ordered them! A gift for my dad, or maybe I'll give him my old set!!! I'd already bought him that Bosch impact/drill bit set off here for father's Day!
More Compact, better build, 60nm of torque. More for pro use. The 55nm one feels more like diy I've had both
In what ways? Will keep an eye out for any offers if it's worth it
I have this drill and it's really capable. I have 2 2ah batteries and a 5ah and prefer using the lighter ones. At this price this though, this is good, the batteries are worth a bit over 40 each. A great way to get into the Bosch 18v range.
I have this with the L boxx. I have the jigsaw in the other half of the box. Bought the 4ah battery to power this as it does eat up power. I use this on a Bosch track and it works really well - nice clean cuts and only 1mm kerf. It is a little under powered but if you go slowly it can rip down plywood without a problem.
Love it XD
Come on OP, you’ve been here long enough to know what’s expected. Buy it. Then use it to fashion an implement to beat yourself with as penance for succumbing to your materialistic urges. Keep a hold of said implement, as you must keep watching the price, so when it falls further you can berate yourself for your eagerness (y) NB: Luckily it’s not the 18V or I’d be in for the aforementioned :D
I use mine for cutting between tongue and groove boards prior to lifting. Much quicker than a multitool. The fence also doubles as a guide rail adapter
I have the G tech strimmer which these are not compatible with... its very good BUT if you have grass running up to a slatted fence (not a concreate kick board) these type strimmers are a nightmare as it just makes a loud "clattering" noise and flings off..... Generally it is a good strimmer
Just don't buy the unbranded black blades to save 10p a blade (lol) . I speak from experience. (y)
Ah ok. I might need to buy a more modern strimmer then as it could be useful using these blades. Thanks!
Any strimmer I have ever had would be impossible to convert from a line feed to using blades, they are two completely different systems and fittings. Any strimmer or hover mower using these has a fixture to slip the large hole over and slot home. (off to the garage).
I've tried black strimmer attachments that look just like these on my battery powered Bosch ART26 and they all instantly snap when used.