My Bosch PSB 24VE has been dying for some time now, well at least the
battery has. Checking out replacement batteries they are in the £70-
£80 price range, if available. As the drill itself is eight years old
I feel it is probably a better option to fork out on a completely new
drill. The PSB has done some serious work in its time and proved a
real gem, however is there now a better make/model available?
Comments and suggestions welcomed from the panel!
Depends on your budget. I've been using cheapo cordless devices and
decided to treat myself. I got a Makita 451 with two Lion batteries.
Bloody marvellous! Seems to able to cope with jobs I would have thought
I needed a mains one for like large flat bits and masonry drills. The
batteries last well and only take 20 minutes to recharge. I was so
pleased I added their cordless jigsaw to the kit as well, which uses the
same batteries. Proves to be a real beast. It was a godsend when doing
roof repairs recently. Always troubled about tangling in the lead and
plungeing to my doom.
Got good prices at angliatoolcentre.
I agree. As I said I have being using cheapo ones. They were OK but
lacked power and the chucks tended to be iffy. The Makita is is another
class. The only time I don't use it is when I need large or long holes
in masonry, then out comes the SDS beast.
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