Summary: I have been building a two story building with screws. Not a hammer on the site. I finally wore out my chuck on my Bosch 36v drill and decided to purchase a new drill instead of the chuck. Result. The new drill is half the weight. The batteries are half as thick. But! The power is just as good! and The batteries last for the same length of time. Way to go Bosch! And another great deal from Amazon.com!
Summary: ESP like the LiIon batteries in these drills, 4 years and still going strong. I made the mistake of lubing my old bosch with WD40 inside, bad idea. To repair the old Bosch was $100 more than the new drill(Silly).
Summary: This extremely heavy drill is not for driving screws. The 18V Makita impact is for driving screws. I bought this drill for power. A few holes here, a spin there. Little jobs so that I don't have to use and extension cord. It has lots of power, until the brushes burn, then you can pay for shipping to have it repaired under warranty for $40.00 or replace them yourself for $20.00. If the brush holders are out of alignment with the motor, then the brushes will quickly burn.
Summary: I just want to say how satisfied I am on the 36v drill model # 18636 that I purchase four years ago. I used this drill in numerous projects around the house. Let me tell why this drill is so amazing. I have a house in Cap May county, NJ. It is located 1500ft from the bay which is salt water. After hurricane Sandy hit our area my shed was flooded. In my shed I have various brand name tools which did not survive.
Was extremely helpful in building terra steps. the 6x6 lumber was a breeze to drill.
Teamswiger, Bosch US
8 July 2012
Summary: We built the steps in our back yard with about 45 foot of path. 12 steps and 45 foot with 6x6 on either side. only needed to change the battery once. Glad my husband likes to buy me the most powerful tools for me. His philosophy is to buy the best you can afford its pays off in the long run!!
Summary: I've been using Bosch Drills for drilling through metal in car doors for a long time. Whenever I have had a problem I overnight it to the Service center in Miami and receive a package back 2 days later. Sometimes they repair the damaged drill, often they simply replace it with a new one. After switching to the 36 volt almost 3 years ago I could never go back to the 18 volt. Like a hot knife thru soft butter. Incredible power and the batteries last 3-4 days each.
Summary: BE CAREFUL...THIS IS NOT A HAMMERDRILL...HERE IS THE HAMMERDRILL Bosch 18636-02 36-Volt Litheon Hammer Drill The hammerdrill is 2 pounds heavier and longer. I am a professional carpenter ([...]). Some of my work is featured in New Treehouses of the World . I Love this drill. I use it all day every day. The drill has great balance and functions very smoothly. I am Very happy with the strength to weight ratio. I use the slim packs and never use the fat pack.