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79 of 81 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Do Not Buy, 1 Oct. 2010
This review is from: Bosch PSR 18 Cordless NiCad Drill Driver with 2 x 18 V Batteries, 1.2 Ah (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
Pete 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
PavelNL says:
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
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.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Mar 2012 16:52:46 GMT
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Posted on 14 Oct 2012 12:51:56 BDT
Denr says:
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.

Posted on 15 Jan 2014 12:38:08 GMT
Nicky Bacon says:
We bought this drill and have been most disappointed. I agree with the comments made here and regret having been so enthusiastic about it in a review we gave but we had not owned it very long when asked to comment on it.

Posted on 19 May 2015 17:36:54 BDT
ICJW says:
So given that it's got a 2 year warranty, you sent the 2 batteries back and got replacements which lasted you for another 18 months, which meant 3 years out of a £60 drill?

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jun 2015 16:16:56 BDT
Absolutely the Same - totally useless! Batteries finished in less than a year. It had a 2 year guarantee, but I lost the receipt. B&Q dont want to know, nor do Bosch. Rubbish product and service

Posted on 21 Jun 2015 16:33:02 BDT
Yes they probably by the cheapest of the cheap crap batteries out of some backstreet dump in darkest China and pass them off with a German name. Bosch have had it as far as I'm concerned!

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Aug 2015 17:51:41 BDT
only problem is the drill is guaranteed for two years the batteries only one io will never buy anything made by this firm again
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