Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: bosch 12volt cordless tools

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Delton, Michigan
    Posts
    17,472

    bosch 12volt cordless tools

    does anyone have the drill or the impact version of these and what are your thoughts? is there a need or use for both or is one sufficient.. glenn how is your new one working that you won for the bench idea?
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Santa Claus, In
    Posts
    4,779
    Larry, I picked up a set of the Porter Cable here awhile back. For the money, I am very happy. Got both for around $130. I did a quick check and Lowes has the Bosch on sale for $159 for drill and impact.
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

    Rule of thumb is if you donít know what tool to buy next, then you probably donít need it yet.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    ABQ NM
    Posts
    30,017
    Dunno about the Bosch, but I have the Milwaukee 12v drill and impact driver. I love the drill (which I've used primarily to drive screws), and the impact driver is also good for its size. It is a bit underpowered when driving long lag bolts into a dried turning blank though, so in those cases I've grabbed my 14v Hitachi impact instead.

    The drill was what I carried on my tool belt and used every day when I was hanging pictures. I really liked the light weight of the drill, and the battery life with the lithium batteries.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

    workingwoods.com

  4. #4
    I have the 12 volt bosch lith ion drill/driver and the impact. Each has their uses. I use the impact for long screws and the drill/driver for anything less than an inch long. To me the batteries don't seem to last as long as I think they should but I don't use them everyday so that might have something to do with it.

    Steve I'm glad you had some good luck with the porter cable version cause I returned 2 sets trying to get one that the switch wouldn't smoke when it was used. It's a shame cause I wanted that set due to the fact that the drill had an actual chuck instead of a 1/4" hex attachment.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Delton, Michigan
    Posts
    17,472
    well the rest of the story goes i had the ps20 drill and it done well till i lost it this week.... not sure where it vanished either i burnt it or put it in the trash with some other junk by accident.. so i have a charger and a battery that will work for the next one... the newer ones seem to have more torque according to the specs the ps21 vrs the ps20..so i am not sure about the impact never had one but am looking at the combo pack..
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Monroe, MI
    Posts
    470
    I've got the drill, impact, right angle driver and two of the regular drivers, one of which came free with the drill on a rebate deal. I use the impact and drivers all the time and the right angle driver is great when needed. Nothing wrong with the drill but I tend to grab a full size one first. All mine are first generation. Battery life is good but being lithium ion, when they die they die--no limping that last screw into place.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Delton, Michigan
    Posts
    17,472
    hey matt where do you find you using the impact at the most?
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Reno NV
    Posts
    13,361
    I've got a Milwaukee 12v combo set drill and and impact driver. I really prefer the impact driver for driving screws, as I seen to have less 'torque out' problems using the impact driver than a drill. But the really nice thing is the size and the weight. Very light and handy with the lithium batteries.
    Programmer - An organism that turns coffee into software.
    If all your friends are exactly like you, What an un-interesting life it must be.
    "A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of" Ogden Nash


  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Posts
    12,258
    Well Larry quiet some time ago Rennie was very kind enough to help me secure a deal where i got two for one.

    First was the bosch drill/driver i wanted which is the PSA 31 with the light and batt condition status (very handy features) and my freebie was a bosch driver PS 20

    Love them both and have hammered them hard in my workshop making them work outside on construction work. They took it and came back for more.

    They saved me buying a battery for my Panasonic Drill which was my go to drill till the batteries gave up the ghost.

    I like the fact that the batteries have no memory and charge quiet quickly and that the setup comes with two batteries.

    I am not a big fan of the quick release chucks on the driver PSA 20 type and prefer my normal keyless chuck on the PS31. It certainly packs a punch for a little unit. Nice and light weight too.

    I would like a Milwaukee as well i have tried them in Home Depot when they had a demo going but in Canada they just want more than i am prepared to pay for them.

    My pricing is CPO us pricing. If i dont get that i dont buy period. Not concerned with any border nonsense or any other story. They set the bar not me.
    cheers

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Posts
    10,604
    I have a Makita impact and I hardly ever use it. Last time was on my deck about 4 years ago. I don't find any use for it building furniture

    I bought a HF 12v LI drill about 4 months ago and it works as well as any drill I've owned. Cost was $39.00
    Faith, Hope & Charity

Similar Threads

  1. 12volt combo kit choices
    By Bill Casassa in forum Hot Deals
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-10-2010, 01:51 AM
  2. bosch 10.8 and now 12volt??
    By larry merlau in forum New Tools
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 04-02-2010, 04:48 PM
  3. Dewalt cordless tools at HD
    By Jim Mattheiss in forum Hot Deals
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-21-2008, 01:19 AM
  4. Bosch Colt and Bosch Jigsaw
    By Jim C Bradley in forum New Tools
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 10-30-2007, 05:18 AM
  5. Dewalt Cordless tools for sale
    By Marty Walsh in forum Old Ads
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 06-26-2007, 11:56 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •