Purchased this drill on the 15 june 2017 , the reverse gear no longer works ?regardssteve.
Bish bash bosch very good bosch never let me down.
This is a fabulous little drill that punches way above its remarkably low weight. I get annoyed reading reviews about this drill where people are complaining that they cannot use standard drill bits or sds plus drill bits, well, it’s not the drill that’s at fault, it’s the buyer. It clearly states that this drill uses the bosch sds-quick tool holder (chuck). People who don’t know what that is should find out before buying. This drill uses bosch sds-quick drill bits, not sds-plus, it uses hex shank drill bits for wood and metal and standard hex shank screwdriver bits. You can’t use standard drill bits, but trust me on this, after using the quick change chuck you’ll never want to use standard drill bits again. Sds-quick masonry bits, hex shank metal, wood and screwdriver bits are widely available. You have to use bosch branded bits for masonry but you can use any brand of hex shank bits for the rest but i try to stick to bosch bits throughout as the quality of them is, in my opinion, superior to most other brands on the market. I’m a full time contract curtain fitter and i use this drill day in day out, week in week out and it has never let me down. I drill reinforced concrete lintels, steel lintels, ceramic tiles and 2mm pilot holes in upvc windows. Yes, it really is that versatile. One minute its behaving like an aggressive monster when faced with tough concrete and the next like a gentle giant as it drills a delicate pilot hole in upvc, after which, i quick change the bit and drive my screws in all with the same tool. So,f you’re thinking of buying this wonderful piece of kit be sure you have, or are prepared to get, the bits you are going to need to get the best out of this tool. If you do, you won’t regret it.
Great bit of kit for diy user but powerful enough for serious drilling by professionals.
After burning out 2 mains powered drills trying to make holes in our victorian stone walls i didn’t think a battery drill would make much impression but this cut in like the proverbial knife through butter.
Reviews from purchasers :
- Lightweight, powerful hammer drill and screwdriver
- Drill does all that is asked of it
- Excellent if expensive
Lightweight screwdriver, drill and hammer drill. For drilling you need to make sure you use sds-quick not sds-plus drill bits. For screwdriving a standard chuck extender to hex bit can be used for quick changing of screw heads. It’s a great addition to the 18v li-ion battery system and is so lightweight it is my go-to tool for quick jobs around the house. The sds hammer action has enough grunt to quickly and smoothly get though hard concrete walls and worked well fitting brackets on the outside of our house.
Excellent tool for diy and handyman. Ideal for most domestic jobs, concrete lintels being the toughest for me. Bits a little difficult to source but a quality shop will carry all the range of din hex shank stuff. Light and comfortable to use. Battery also fits the bosch strimmer.
A number of people have down graded this tool because a. Properly and thought it took sds plus bits and b. Did not research the options believing it takes only sd quick (bosch bits). In fact, the drill will take hex bits supplied by such as misika, minher and hss providing an acceptably wide choice of dia.
An excellent tool for a jobbing diyer although probably not powerful enough for a noah. The need for different bits is irritating but every manufacturer is doing this (or changing battery size etc) so we will just have to live with it. There is a cheapish chuck available that allows use of other bits but i just bought the mixed set (£20) and it has more than enough for anybody other than a professional. It drills through wood , light metals (eg aluminium) and brick like the proverbial hot knife; it does go through concrete but not quite as easilyaltogether an excellent and easy to use tool but not cheap.