Bosch GXL12V-220B22

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Post by Kany » Sun May 10, 2020 11:47 am

I am planning on buying this power drill and wanted a few opinions from people who may have used this.
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Post by someone-else » Sun May 10, 2020 1:11 pm

Where are you going to buy it from? (I can only find it abroad, not to mention it looks like a toy)
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Post by big-all » Sun May 10, 2020 1:32 pm

bosch 10.8/12v [same tool same battery] are extremely good for the size
they are slightly lower geared to push above there weight but a bit slower
as said you need a uk kit rather than a us kit
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Post by Kany » Sun May 10, 2020 5:33 pm

someone-else wrote:
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Where are you going to buy it from? (I can only find it abroad, not to mention it looks like a toy)
I have a relative staying in the US, I can ask her to send it. Just checking the reviews and other options for now though.
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Post by Kany » Sun May 10, 2020 5:33 pm

big-all wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 1:32 pm
bosch 10.8/12v [same tool same battery] are extremely good for the size
they are slightly lower geared to push above there weight but a bit slower
as said you need a uk kit rather than a us kit
Will check that model out, thanks.
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Post by someone-else » Sun May 10, 2020 8:27 pm

If you get it sent from the USA you will have no warrantee, you may have to pay import duty on it, if it does NOT have a "universal charger" it will be of little use.
You can also buy better here for the same money
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Post by Kany » Thu May 14, 2020 11:48 am

Good point, I have started checking models that are available here. Could you suggest and good ones?
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Post by dewaltdisney » Thu May 14, 2020 1:50 pm

Just get an 18v cordless combi drill driver. It will cover most of your needs. Those small 12v tools are useless and there are very few jobs that it is practical for.

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Post by big-all » Thu May 14, 2020 3:12 pm

dewaltdisney wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 1:50 pm
Just get an 18v cordless combi drill driver. It will cover most of your needs. Those small 12v tools are useless and there are very few jobs that it is practical for.

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interesting comments dwd :lol:
modern 10.8/12v like bosch blue punch way above there weight
modern brushless motors give perhaps 20-30% more power in the same package whilst using less off the battery power
iff you add say 25% extra power to perhaps 20% lower gearing you get very close to the old standard for 18v but in 12v but a bit slower progress
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Post by dewaltdisney » Thu May 14, 2020 3:24 pm

I am sure that is the case All but this sounded to me like it was going to be the OP's only drill, I may have imagined that, and I was saying that the 18v would be a better all rounder with hammer action and two speeds.I am probably wrong :lol:

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Post by big-all » Thu May 14, 2020 4:19 pm

dewaltdisney wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 3:24 pm
I am sure that is the case All but this sounded to me like it was going to be the OP's only drill, I may have imagined that, and I was saying that the 18v would be a better all rounder with hammer action and two speeds.I am probably wrong :lol:

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yes indeed i agree an 18v would be better hence not recommending 12v :lol:
all i would add is 12v is great for old aching bones and often fit in jean pockets so great for working at height
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Post by Argyll » Thu May 14, 2020 6:21 pm

I have two of these type. They are great bits of kit.

I have the GSR108VECHXN. Bought in 2016 and gets plenty of use and still going strong. The second is similar but has a slightly longer handle. I can't remember the model name. I haven't touched it yet but the batteries are interchangeable.

Great quality.
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