Not happy with performance.
I bought the above and took it back shortly after regarding the chuck dumping the bits.The drill was changed without question.Now around 3 years later and home handyman use I find that nothing happens when the trigger is pulled regardless that both batteries are fully charged.The only way to make it sort of work is to slide out the battery and reattach with the trigger partially pulled.If I let the trigger go it will not work again until I go through the same procedure.As a consequence I dont get any work done and the drill is in effect useless.Has anyone else had this problem.
Purchased for A$240.00.
Just OK. Some poor quality innards hidden by good quality outsides
I have the PSB 18 LI-2 with impact driver kit. Firstly - this comes as a kit with a box that *would* fit both impact driver and drill, except is arranged so that it does not. I had to take a dremel to the case to get both to fit.
Second - the outer plastics are reasonably good quality, and the fit and finish is definitely better than e.g. Ozito or Ryobi tools.
However, this drill is let down in several areas:
1. The chuck does not hold very well. You have to really snug it up manually to get drill bits to hold properly (usually I just hold t...he chuck and squirt the trigger on my other drills to do this adequately). 2. There's quite a bit of run-out in the chuck of mine. I don't expect much from a DIY home gamer grade tool, but mine has waay too much weeble wobble. My cheap "Mako" drill from the Warehouse (NZ) and Ozito Power X Change cordless drills are far better, yet nowhere near perfect.
Purchased in May 2017 at Mitre 10 for A$250.00.
I have 2 of these drills.
I purchased my first drill many years ago and I could not fault it. My mate had one the same age and he didn't have good luck with his so he gave it to me. The trouble he had was he said that it wouldn't change speeds, Lo and behold I had no trouble with it changing speeds other than it was a bit stiff to slide the switch. I told him the ( problem ) and asked if he wanted it back but , no, he had already purchased another model, so I still have both drills and I have used them both solidly . I have purchased another spare battery because one of the original batteries died after it was dropped and the internal pack seperated which killed it
Purchased for A$109.00.
I've had this drill for around 4 years. Its tough, reliable and both batteries are still in good shape which is what kills other cordless drills I have owned. Done lots of hard work too. Only problem is that it consistently spits out drill bits and driver bits because the chuck does not retain its tightness, also reported by another reporter. Its enough to put me off buying another one when this eventually fails.
Purchased in June 2014 for A$199.00.
Perfect home drill
I've had this drill for over 5 years now as it was given as a present. It has never missed a beat in the whole time I've had it. It comes with two batteries which hold their charge for an inordinate amount of time as I have never needed to use it and found it flat.
I've used it for home repairs, some minor bathroom renovations and drilled into brick walls regularly.
I highly recommend this drill.
Great Product For The Money
Hi The Bosch Drill I have owned for 18months and has not missed a beat. Is great for around the home i have used it on alot of renovations and work on my rental properties. I would recommend to anybody requiring a drill for jobs around the home or renovations. For larger jobs or commercial works then i would go Bosch Blue but all in all great Drill for the price does what it is intended too.
Chuck unwinds & throws drill bit
This product was defective as the chuck kept coming loose & dropping the drill bit. We went on Amazon and another tool test website & heaps of others posted the same problem. Go for the AEG Combo kit instead- includes impact driver & is tradesman quality. The Bosch green line is handyman grade.
never had a better drill
I bought this drill years ago around $200. I rarely use the corded drill I have. This has been one tough little tool, you name it it will handle it. It's in use every day and the battery lasts for close on a week without recharge. I know some who have bought the cheaper Bosch versions and they've had problems, eventually they all bought the same model I have. Can't sing it's praises enough! Only one thing went wrong with it. The metal plates on the back of the drill came adrift. a bit of liquid nails solved that indefinitely.
Questions & Answers
HI there, the drill stopped earlier today so I put it to charge. The charger light blinked for sometime and shows steady now however when I put the battery back on the drill, it doesn't rotate. Moreover, none of the lights are glowing on the drill. If I put the battery on charger again, it blinks for a couple of minutes and then goes steady green again. Has the battery gone dead OR the drill, please help!
Does the PSR 18 LI-2 use the same or a compatible battery as the original PSR 18 LI?
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