UPS rang the door bell and left. Upon opening the front door and
hearing the truck drive off I spied a medium sized box setting on my porch
and brought it inside the house. From Robert Bosch. I thought HUH? The
package came directly from Bosch and inside was a 25618-02 18Volt Litheon
Impactor Driver. Case, 2 batteries, impactor, and charger.
Compared to my 12 volt NiCad Makita Impact Driver the Bosch is about
the same weight but about 3/4" shorter from chuck to the back end of the
drill. The Bosch is about 1/2" wider and about the same height when setting
on the battery. The 1.3amp Lithium Ion battery is about the size of a pack
of cigarettes and hopefully will last as long as my 2.6 amp Makita. Grip is
for smaller hands as my fingers tough my palm when holding the Bosch and it
feels a bit un natural to pull the trigger to full speed. The Makita has a
grip for larger hands and the trigger is very easy to pull to full speed
position. The fan cooled charger charges is 30 minutes, IIRC the Makita
takes 1 hour. 3 year warranty and 2 years on the batteries. The gun feels
solid and I would likely grab either gun when I need am impact driver.
Did any one else get one? :~) It seems like I may have entered a
drawing or answered a survey, I don't recall for sure. Any way I apparently
got it for free.
Sounds like it was delivered to the 'wrong' house.
We got a prize and it was addressed to a different person.
I took it over there and found out what it was. Never got my package.
Such is life.
Yeah sure Leon, the tool fairy visited us all today.
I do have a gift at the front door story though. The missus and I moved
into a house about 25 years ago. It had a number of strange and storied
owners before us. And one of them was on somebody's christmas list. We
opened the front door one day and found a large box left by UPS.
We opened it and found it full of christmas food goodies. Things like nuts,
dried fruits, sausages, etc. And it was all incredibly high end stuff too.
We did not know where to buy anything this good locally.
This went on for about ten years. A couple of christmases, we got a smaller
package..Other times, we would get a much larger package. We figure the
minimum cost for these packages was $75 and they went up to $250. All very
tasty, high quality items in these gift boxes.
And then one year, they stopped coming. To this day, around christmas, I
begin to look on my front porch for the anonymous gift box.
But no tools. Maybe I need to talk to Santa.
Normally I don't receive these type give aways, but oddly about 10 weeks ago
I received a portable 8" DVD player from DirecTV for answering a survey.
The survey was in response to me initiating a complaint.
Never got tools that way but got a coffee maker and some nice coffee. When
I opened the package I called ths shipper and and read the packing slip I
told them that it had gone to the wrong address (I didn't look on the
package)--they told me to keep it.
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