Bosch PSR 18 Cordless NiCad Battery Drill Driver Review
There are a few tools that every household absolutely needs to own, and without a doubt the most important is a good drill. There are plenty of different types of drills available, but in general it is best to invest in one that can be used for multiple things.
Choosing the best drill for your needs can be difficult because there are so many different types out there. The one that we have tested and reviewed for you today is this Bosch PSR 18 Cordless NiCad Battery Driver.
Please read on below to find out what we thought about this drill and whether or not we would recommend it.
Features: 2x 18v Batteries – NiCad Batteries – 700 RPM – 25 Pre-Select Torque Settings – Keyless Chuck – Forward & Reverse – Run- Out Brake – Quick Charge Battery Pack – Electronic Speed Control – Integrated Power Light – Soft Grip Handle
- The run-out brake is especially useful when screwing multiple screws in a short space of time.
- The drill isn’t too heavy and fits comfortably in the hand.
- It comes with a nice, handy carry case.
- It also comes with a spare battery which is very handy for larger projects.
- The built in work light is very useful.
- The chuck is very easy to use which makes changing drill bits no trouble at all.
- There is no indicator to suggest when the battery is fully charged.
We have tested and reviewed plenty of Bosch power tools in the past and we have always gotten great results, so we were expecting to be impressed with this one and we were definitely not disappointed. There are plenty of really positive aspects and very little in the way of negatives. Let’s get into the review.
The first thing that we should talk about is the design of the drill itself. The first thing that we really liked about this one is how comfortably it fits in the hand. We were a little worried that it might be quite heavy, but this was definitely not the case.
It is actually relatively lightweight and compact. The handle itself is really comfortable and the trigger is in the perfect position in terms of accessibility. With the drill you get two extras; a nice carry case which is really handy and a spare battery. The spare battery is very useful for carrying out larger projects.
The one feature that really stood out for us with this Bosch drill is the run-out brake. This allows the drill to stop spinning within a fraction of a second. We found this incredibly useful when screwing in screws in a quick succession. It really saved us a lot of time.
The built in LED seemed a little unnecessary to us at first. However, after using the drill in some really tight spaces where lighting was limited we actually found it really useful and surprisingly powerful too. Changing the drill bits was very easy.
The chuck is incredibly easy to use and we had no trouble at all changing the bits. We also found that the bits were incredibly tight which meant that there was no wobbling even at higher torque settings.
Speaking of torque settings, there are 25 pre-set settings to choose from which makes selecting the exact amount of power that you want to use no problem at all. The only issue that we did have with this Bosch drill is that there is no indicator to suggest when the battery is fully charged.
In the manual it states that the battery is fully charged when it starts to get hot, which was a little concerning. So, when it comes to charging the battery it is definitely best to keep a close eye on it.
Apart from this, we were incredibly impressed with this drill from Bosch and would absolutely suggest it if you want to add a drill to your collection of tools for the home.