Sunday, 26 June 2011

Bosch PSR 18-Volt Cordless Drill/Driver Review

If you looking for a drill for jobs around the house and moderate professional work, then the Bosch PSR 18 volt Cordless drill, is well worth a look. As most of my reviews are based on the top of the range 18 volt drills due to the nature of a drills dutites in the trade, it's hard to consider something with a low price tag. Bosch are cosntantly providing exceptional tools, for low cost's. Bosch Drills and Bosch tools in genereal for that matter are a favourite for many, due to their value for money. Every home should have a drill, but not everyone needs a £250+ one. This is where the Bosch PSR Cordless drill comes in. Not everyone needs a cordless drill that has a hammer function for masonary ( Brickwork ) as most home DIY'ers will very rarely require this, so this drill doesn't have it. This obviously helps Bosch with keeping their cost's down and being able to pass back to the customer. Some of the latest functions in drill technology such as the Makita Anniversary, 22minute battery charging capability is only warrented in a demanding trade, so Bosch have provided 2 batteries with this drill which each last an age and give you constant power, as the battery will charge well before the other dies. Another reason why Bosch can keep their prices down. One thing that Bosch don't compramise on and share with other top brands, is Quality. Another reason why they have such a loyal fan base. Even though this drill is up to 5 times less than the price of other drills I've reviewed, it can still hold its own. Here are the specs and features.

Bosch PSR Specs:

  • Compact Design
  • Keyless chuck
  • Softgrip
  • Lightweight
  • Forward/reverse function
  • Sturdy Storage/Carry Case
  • 10 pre-selectable torque settings plus drill setting
  • 2x high power output batteries
  • Quick Change battery feature
  • Built in run-out brake
  • Built in sight light

The ergornomic design means it great to hold and operate. It also has a built in sight light to make those jobs just a little easier, building wardrobes, putting up the shed, working in the loft. The keyless chuck uses a 2 handed action to operate and has an acoustic click to let you know the bit is secure. This means no burning of the hands which you get with one hand chucks and some drills due to their high torque output mean you need a tight grip to release which can be annoying at times. It comes with the usual forward and reverse gearbox and 10 torque settings to cover all manner of tasks. The 2 high power output batteris mean you will be able to work all day long. It has a quick run out brake which means you can screw multiple screws quickly but this also helps to prolong the life of the drill. The whole package is contained in a sturdy durable carry case that means its easy to take from job to job and also be stored away neatly and easily.

Looking back I can see why this is a great seller and why it receives high reviews. This package will suit a wide audience from your home DIYer to the someone starting out in the trade career. A perfect gift as this is great value for money.

To read the scores of reviews and to get the best price (almost a 50% reduction ) see here.

A great addition to this is the Bosch 50 piece Drill set which combined with the Bosch PSR comes in at under £100!!!

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Makita BHP452RFWX 18V Li-ion Celebration Combi Drill

Makita need no introduction as for many years they have been at the top for producing top quality tradesman tools. Their Cordless drills are their flagship range. The Makita BHP452RFWX 18v Celebration Combi drill has the usual Makita quality treatment. This model marks  Makita's 35 aniversary. A key feature of Makita Cordless drills is their compact size, this makes them a very agile drill to use and can be used for a long period of time,so are very popular amongst the trades. Ideal for dry liners. Makita are pushing the technology for cordless drills, they have always had great batteries and usually supplied with 2, The Aniversary just has one (BL1830) but this battery can be charged in 22minutes! A very valuable feature

The Specs.

18 volt lithium ion 2 speed combi drill
Limited Edition White Model
1 x 3AH li-ion battery
Aluminium carry case
22minute charger
Photographers style aluminium case.Features:Ergonomic shape
5x lower self-discharge (for use any time) 
built-in chip in the battery and built-in CPU chip in the charger.The Charger also uses Active 3 Control for current control, thermal control & voltage control22-minute Optimum
Charger has a built-in fan to cool the battery to prolong life
Screwdriver bitAluminium case
Torque Tolerences:
No Load Speed: Lo:0-400 / Hi:0-1500Impacts/Minute: Lo:0-6,000 / Hi:0-22500Max in Steel: 13mmMax in Masonary: 38mmMax in Wood: 13mmTorque Settings S/H Nm: 16Torque: 32 / 50 Nm.

This is a great piece of kit and recieves excellent reviews from consumers.

"....Anyone thinking of buying a drill - get this baby!"

"....This is by far the best cordless drill I have ever owned"

"...great drill and I would recommend it 100%"

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Thursday, 23 June 2011

Dewalt DC729KA 18volt Cordless Drill

Dewalt are synonymous with professional quality. The Dewalt DC729KA Cordless Drill is at the top of what Dewalt offer. The task of putting up a picture or curtain rail for the DIYer will be effortless and it won't bat an eyelid to day in, day out, hard graft of the trade, hence why this is the professionals choice. It is a very versatile cordless drill, that doesn't lack in one area to make up for another. What is often commented on is the DC7's Power something that most 18v drills lack. With its adjustable torque settings you can go from heavy weighty drilling to the lightness of drilling plasterboard. It is noticeably heavier than other 18v drills, which indicates its quality and durability and why it out performs other 18v drills. It's not unweildly either, it is a well balanced drill that will give you precision accuracy. The great thing about this drill is that you will be only buying a DC729KA drill once, many of the amazon reviews say that they weren't happy with their previous drills until they knew they need the best and bought this.


17 adjustable position torque control
2 speed gearbox
2x 1.3 AD NiCD Batteries
Variable speed trigger
10mm Chuck lock
Reverse switch.

This drill will save you time and money, as this will be your only cordless drill for a long time. For the best price with free delivery click here.

Great addition to this is drill is the Dewalt 90 piece drill bit set.