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Do Not Buy,
This review is from: Bosch PSR 18 Cordless 18 Volt Drill/Driver, 2 x NiCD Batteries (DIY & Tools)Drill build quality is acceptable.
What is unacceptable is the short lifetime of the 2-607-335-277 18v NiCd batteries which in our experience have lasted less than a year.
Replacements are difficult to source and even the cheapest equivalents are similar to the cost of a brand-new drill.
I cannot recommend this product which is being pushed out the door in huge quantities by the likes of B&Q.
Come on, Bosch, this is the sort of environmentally-hateful business plan that the inkjet printer companies adopt.
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Initial post: 22 Nov 2010 09:23:17 GMT
Peter Edwards says:
I've found that DIY quality tools, especially of late tend to be barely fit for purpose. I've found myself buying professional tools because of this.
For slightly more in most cases you will get a longer warranty (3 years generally), robust, more reliable and powerful tool.
DIY just feels like toys struggling to do any "real" work!
Posted on 19 May 2011 04:59:54 BDT
I'm "lucky" as my Bosch battery lived for 3.5 years.
Agree, that this is a quality issue as I was very careful with it - rotated 2x of them and always did full charge-discharge cycle.
I think I'm going for Makita as its batteries lasting much (double for me) longer.
Posted on 6 Dec 2011 08:20:57 GMT
Amateur Boatbuilder says:
I had exactly the same problem with my most recent Bosch drill purchase, whereas a cordless Bosch drill I have owned for over ten years is still going strong with the original batteries. I called up Bosch to let them know but they were disinterested. I now own a Makita which is fit for purpose.
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Posted on 14 Oct 2012 12:51:56 BDT
I had the same problem with this drill - both batteries died after about 12 months. And I barely used the drill. Complete waste of money.
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