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Value for money? Maybe just, but some niggles.
on 18 December 2012
I often buy these "collections" because they represent value for money. You just have to buy a few of the items separately to get to the 30 quid or so that the box set costs. However, I feel a bit disappoined with this one, especially since Bosch, a brand that I like, has seen fit to put their logo on it.
- the spirit level was not true, using the level, rotate 180 deg and level again, test. I took it apart, reset it and glued it up with Araldite. They should be able to do a better job than me, but they didn't.
- the torch is pathetic. There are some very nice little LED torches around these days, costing a few quid. This one is a flimsy item with an old-stye filament bulb in it. I even went so far as to fire it up with my own batteries (none supplied) but decided that its feeble beam was not good enough.
- I've not had the set long, but I have already broken two of the masonary drill bits. It's my own concrete mix, and I admit it's a fairly hard one, but still.
On the plus side, the screwdriver bits seem OK, and they've included 3 of the most commonly used sizes, namely PH2 and PZ2.
A year ago or so I bought pretty well the same thing badged by Makita, costing the same, and it was better. The Bosch set is probably worth the money, but for me it lacked the feel-good factor.