That alone would worry me. Decent batteries are heavy! (unless they have
dropped to a smaller cell form factor - say AA).
There is something about the specs that don't add up on that drill. Max
torque is listed as 25Nm - which for a 24V tool is abysmal! Compare it
to the 12V makita for example here:
Half the voltage and yet 65Nm torque (admitedly some of this is as a
result of it having a three speed gearbox - but even the older 2 speed
version gave double the torque of the bosch). Along with an all metal
gearbox and a couple of 3Ah batts (could not find the capacity of the
Bosch ones) for the same sort of money.
Nope, so view my comments for what they are - conjecture. However on
paper I know which I would choose.
looks ok as well.
I've got one it works fine, the only issue with the weight was when
screwing plasterboard to a ceiling, when i bought it they were doing a
deal, buy a 24 volt and get a 12 volt free, i find i usually use the 12
volt for screwdriving and the 24 for drilling. it has no problems
drilling masonry on hammer action, i once drilled a 20mm hole through a
9" wall which was pushing it a bit, but its still working. I havn't
owned any other brand of cordless to compere it with although we have
makitas at work and they are also very good
On Mon, 06 Feb 2006 23:06:30 GMT, "The Medway Handyman"
I've got one and it's ok apart from it's not ideal for holding over
your head for long periods.
Plenty of torque and battery life.
Forget the hammer function as it's not a patch on having a seperate
sds drill but for general use it's been good.
I agree. A light and well balanced drill/driver is what you need of 14.4v
max. Some 18v version are light enough, but try first. The Wickes/Kress
15.5v version is v good and light enough (the one which converts to an angle
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