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3.0 out of 5 stars Reasonably good but a bit limited in use., 8 Aug. 2010
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This review is from: Bosch PSR 18 Cordless 18 Volt Drill/Driver, 2 x NiCD Batteries (DIY & Tools)
This drill may well be powered by an 18 volt battery but due to its single speed range of only 0-700rpm it makes it "very" limited in what you can actually use it for, this making it really a bit of a red herring if anyone is thinking on using it for anything that comes remotely into the realms of being more demanding, as although its drilling speed / chuck capacity might just be acceptable for drilling into wood, however when it comes to metal it certainly isn't, as its maximum of 700rpm is not sufficiently high enough for modern HSS drills which require greatly in excess of 1000rpm for satisfactory results.

The extra battery is obviously a welcome addition but I feel that the price of this tool is really based on the high price Bosch puts on their spare batteries even when purchased from so called discount sources, something that effectively forced me to abandon a perfectly good 12volt hammer drill / driver of theirs which suffered from the batteries failing after only four years, the batteries (x2) replacement cost going to be in the region of £75.00 or so + VAT making it not really viable to repair.

The advert contains very little info as far as the drills spec is concerned, and so to assist anyone considering purchasing this is the drills specification.

Manufacturer Bosch
Shipping Weight 1.7kg
Battery Capacity (Ah) 1.2Ah
Battery Type Nickel Cadmium (Ni-cad)
Battery Voltage 18v
Charging Time 180mins
Max. dia. in Wood 28mm
Max. dia. in Steel 10mm
Max. Torque (Nm) 10Nm
No Load Speed 0-700rpm
No. of Batteries 2
No. of Speed Settings 1
Torque Settings 10
Carry Case / Bag
Chuck Size 10mm
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Initial post: 27 Nov 2010 10:40:46 GMT
Thank you for putting in the IMPORTANT details Amazon left out.

Posted on 4 Jan 2011 01:20:03 GMT
C. Abbott says:
Very useful, esp. all the details Amazon's description lacks, does anyone know if this set includes the charger?

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jan 2011 07:44:54 GMT
Last edited by the author on 4 Jan 2011 16:38:10 GMT
JBN says:
Yes it does, but its one of the three hour charging types.

Posted on 11 Dec 2011 11:13:01 GMT
J. W. Gilbey says:
Appreciate the pointing out that there is no hammer action with this drill. I was convinced that this was the drill for me, but without variable speed or hammer action, I fear not!

Posted on 28 Dec 2011 21:25:36 GMT
Very glad I read this, had not noticed the lack of hammer and the slow spped - not for me... thanks

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Dec 2011 07:34:45 GMT
Last edited by the author on 8 Apr 2012 19:51:11 BDT
JBN says:
Pleased to see that my factual report on this drills deficiencies have proven to have been of assistance to potential purchasers of a DIY device with such a limited use.

Posted on 20 Mar 2012 20:35:15 GMT
D. Kay says:
I nearly bought this, but when I saw your warning of only single speed. I changed my mind. Thanks!

Posted on 8 Apr 2012 18:38:42 BDT
Grahame says:
Thank you JBN. "Nearly" spent £60 on one of these. Not now, thank you.

Posted on 27 Sep 2012 17:48:12 BDT
Phew! That was close - nearly bought one!

Posted on 27 Sep 2012 17:48:13 BDT
Phew! That was close - nearly bought one!
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