on January 27, 2013
I purchased this drill on sale but having had it for a few weeks now, I wouldn't hesitate to buy this at full price - it is that good.
The torque and easy of use for a battery powered tool makes it a valued part of my tool kit. The fact it ships with 2 batteries and the batteries are part of the warranty make it all the better - not having to worry about running out of power in the middle of a project.
The only reason I didn't give it a 5* rating was that it only shipped with one bit. I recognize that most people will have their own drill bits already however given the normal price of the unit and the fact it is a drill driver - having a few of the most common bits would be appreciated.
Overall, a great item to have and certainly a testament to the quality of most Bosch products.
on April 4, 2013
This drill was given to my brother as a gift, to replace his original 70's Bosch which was still working well, but looking kind of tired and worn. He was happy to get it and is very pleased with it's versatility and light weight design. It is light enough and easy to work with, as well as tough and loaded with power, to do just about any drilling/driving job that he is faced with. He was especially happy that it came with the two rechargeable batteries. The quick charge option is great when he has to do a repair, but doesn't have the time to wait to power up, after having not used the drill for awhile. It is fully charged in a very short time.
I am a convert. I have owned and used many small tools in my life from various manufacturers. My tools chest used to be mostly red (Milwaukee) but recently it is starting to turn Blue(ish). I still love my old, Milwaukee Sawzall and my Portaband and older cordless hammer drill but Milwaukee's latest cordless tools just don't cut it for me. On the other hand these Bosch cordless drills a great. They sit in the hand very well, have excellent power for their weight and have great battery life. Bosch is definitely keeping their quality high, unlike some of the other tool manufacturers.
on March 23, 2013
Haven't used my new drill much yet, but it's real fine! Love the 2 different sizes of batteries. Lots of power with the big battery. The light is spot-on. Very precise speed control. Nicely agile with smaller battery. 1/2" chuck is very handy.
Looking forward to a larger project to really put it to work.
Very impressed so far!
on November 1, 2013
This driver, replacing one that was stolen from me, is exceptional. Comfortable, good weight, versatile and powerful, AND, the battery lasts for a very long time, and recharges quickly.
on April 19, 2013
Light, powerful, compact, great price, Bosch quality. What else could you ask for?
Love the one hand chuck.
Enough torque to twist your wrist!