Solid performer, awesome power, very rugged
This is a great drill, the kit comes with a soft case, two batteries, a charger, and an attachable handle. It is well built, and solid. I've dropped other Bosch drills before without problem, and this is supposedly rated to handle a 10' drop, but I'm not testing that. I do have the matching hammer drill and dropped that from 6' without problems so I expect the same from this.
The chuck is all metal which is nice, and it has an LED light at the base by the battery that actually illuminates where
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you're drilling without casting a shadow from the chuck.
It has plenty of chuck (rated at 752 ft/lbs) which is where the next feature comes in handy. The nice feature here, which you don't notice until it works, and even then you don't remember this feature exists, is the Active Response Technology. Essentially the tool senses when the drill bit is seizing and turns the motor off instead of transferring the torque from the bit to the body of the drill and snapping your wrist as a result. The reason I say this is that when it happened to me, instead of my drill spinning like a pinwheel, it just stopped. It took me a while to figure out what happened, I initially thought my battery died, but it was the active response thing. Worked like a charm.
It's a decent weight for an 18v drill and it's very well balanced.
If you have other Bosch tools this is a must since you can easily swap out batteries. As a stand alone drill it's great if you're clumsy or work by yourself a lot (I drop my tools all the time).
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