Summary: Disapointed with this drill as everytime I want to use it the batteries are flat!! Even after a couple of days. I own other Bosh tools - a screwdriver and some electric pruners which hold a charge for months on end but the drill does not. I have to use my corded drill instead.
Summary: My first (and last) cordless drill. Maybe I got a bad one but I was very disappointed with the NiCd batteries - long time to charge, don't hold the charge if unused for even a few days. Also the cost of replacements is more than getting a new drill (around £40 each). Don't bother.
Summary: I've bought 5 of these 18v drills from Amazon when upgrading from my pair of Bosch 14.4 drills. I only wanted two, but 4 have been faulty with the same problem - the chuck is jammed and just can't be unstuck. The one 18v that was OK is, well, OK. I can't see any practical difference between the 18v and the 14.4 (which is brilliant).... except that when the 18v is stored for a couple of months it loses its charge, whereas the 14.4 doesn't .....
Summary: Received the drill ok, trouble was the charger was rated at 7.2 to 14.4 volts and the battery would not fit in it anyway. Disappointed also with the speed of the drill, size of the chuck and the fact that the battery charger did not turn off when the battery was fully charged? The book say's it is fully charged when the battery is warm??? If you need a drill/driver for any serious DIY then this is not the drill for you. This was sent back to Amazon.
Summary: As it seems with all DIY grade tools they are actually being reduced in quality! Bosch DIY tools now lack the ability to tell you when your battery is fully charged. This is neccessary as overcharging any battery is a bad thing, let alone ni-cad's. The drill itself feels like like it is made of good quality materials, just lacking the power for drilling into harder materials.