Summary: " Is a good bit of kit espcially with the second battery. As there is only a 3 hr charge you do need the second battery. Problem is the charger does not indicate full charge you have to guess or time the charge time.
Summary: I got this to replace my antique Black and Decker corded drill. Comes in a very nice case witih carrying handle, containing everything you need; charger, battery, manuals and a drill set you can put in as well (your own). Typical excellent Bosch styling and finish, and the unit feels very meaty in your hand and well balanced. I used it to countersink drive 8x 1 1/2" PZ woodscrews into a chest of drawers that was falling apart.
Summary: Ok Ni Cads are not great but if used careful 18 months after purchasing this item (not from amazon in fact I paid slightly more) no problems. Bosch Lithium batteries are available also so even if the ni-cads give up you could replace them. One reviewer complained that maybe the quality of Bosch products had declined, but i still feel they are better than most.
Summary: Nicely balanced and not too heavy. I thought the "headlight" was a bit gimmicky ... until I found out how useful it actually was in some circumstances. Great idea to get two batteries, so that one is always available for use. I wasn't too impressed by battery endurance, having charged them for the specified 3 hours. I'm now trying a longer charge, in case it needs more to begin with. Surprised that charger doesn't have an indication of when battery is fully charged.
Summary: I bought this as a replacement for one of the obscure brands you occasionally see in larger DIY stores occasionally. By serious DIYer I mean a little more than hanging a picture. This proved more than equal to the task and represented value for money and the quality evident upon first use. I recommend to any one looking for some serious long term use around the home.