|Review by bigjerpare||posted 04-23-2010 01:23 AM||1788 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
Just picked up my new Bosch 18v Litheon yesterday morning ($239 can) for an install i had to do. I wasnt confident that my Dewalt would make it through the job and didnt want to be stuck without. This is the second Bosch drill ive had and now i wont use anything else. This drill is very light for an 18v which im sure mostly has to do with the lo-pro litheon battery packs it uses. i found myself check the case befor i left to make sure the drill was actually in there because it was so light compared to my Dewally, which is a 14.4 that i bought 3 years ago.
To be fair, i use my drills all day, all week and the dewalt did last a long time befor the battery started to not take a charge. But the new Bosch is so light and comfortable that i wont go back.
It has tons of power and the litheon batteries charge in a half hour and last forever. I found myself changing the battery without noticing drop in power just to make sure i took the other one off the charger. Also, the slim compact design allowed me to get inside tight spaces with ease and the LED light, although gimmicky-looking, is an amazing add-on to any drill for anybody installing drawer slides or fastening down counter tops, or any other low-light jobs for that matter.
Ive read a few reviews where guys(or gals) did show concern for the more agressive angle of the grip where they worry that sinkin screws all day would take a toll on your hand between your thumb and index finger, versus a more upright handle where the pressure hits more of your palm. I havent noticed any discomfort yet with this drill and cant forsee any issues, the grip is very comfortable.
Anyway, hopefully this will help out with anyone lookin for a diverse, high quality, reasonably priced drill.
P.S. Bosch tools also have the coolest color scheme too. Forget about that Green stuff…..Maki….ta…..what?
-- Jeremy D Pare, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada