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Bosch 12V Max 2-Tool Lithium-Ion Cordless Combo Kit $92

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The Bosch line of cordless tools uses the industry's most advanced Lithium-Ion technology. This gives the battery greater battery life and more run time, all in a lighter package. The lightweight design of the PS31-2A is ideal for easy handling in overhead operations and tight spaces. The Bosch 12 Volt Max drill/driver lets you tackle professional jobs with ease. The Bosch PS41 12 Volt Max impact driver offers the precision of variable speed, a light body, and a short head length.

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Bought this last week through Google Express with 20% off coupon for $83 shipped. Even $92 is the lowest all time I believe, lower than black Friday. There maybe other Google Express discount for first time users.
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I grabbed this for $77 around the holidays.. had a coupon to stack on it.
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This tool set is crazy good. I even recommend it for lightweight construction projects. 12v is nothing to scoff at either, especially in tight places. It does take a little extra time when screwing longer screws/bolts compared to 18v/20v, but yeah that's to be expected. I use it all the time for projects around the house.

I got it "open box" a couple years ago for $80. Haven't been disappointed yet.
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Seems like a crazy good deal.

But I've bought and used a couple of the Bosch 12V drills. Brushed and brushless. Had the same strange issue with both. I pull the trigger, the LED lights light up but drill doesn't activate. Sometimes it just pauses for 1 second then starts. Sometimes it refuses to work, I release the trigger and pull again and it works. Sometimes it refuses to work, I release the trigger and pull it again and it doesn't work, then 3 pulls later it starts working again. It's gotten worse over time. I used them in a professional setting many times a day. Used to be like once every two weeks. Lately it's been once every other day.

Used to be a huge proponent..... I kinda have to cool off on that now. In Bosch's defense, if this can be called that, I haven't tried their warranty service. Warranty is only 1 year and I know I'm over that. My brushless one is probably 2 years old. Brushed one probably 3.5 years.
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How does Bosch compare with Dewalt set here

https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWAL.../100647068
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How does Bosch compare with Dewalt set here

https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWAL.../100647068
LOL They're not even in the same catagory. You're comparing a compact 12V set to a full-size 18V set.

A surgeon's scalpel vs a chainsaw. They each have their place.

Side note, that DeWalt set uses NiCd batteries. In 2018, don't waste your time and money with NiCd.
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LOL They're not even in the same catagory. You're comparing a compact 12V set to a full-size 18V set.

A surgeon's scalpel vs a chainsaw. They each have their place.

Side note, that DeWalt set uses NiCd batteries. In 2018, don't waste your time and money with NiCd.
I have no idea about either brand. I've only used Black and Decker and after having countless issues with batteries. I want to get another set for home use.

So the Bosch is a good buy for light use around the house? I thought 12v will be inadequate considering there are 20v available for around the same price.
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Just checked consumer reports on this drill, it only scored a 51 (the highest being a 83 for heavy jobs,71 for average chores. Says Long charge time & short run time.
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How does Bosch compare with Dewalt set here

https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWAL.../100647068 [homedepot.com]
It depends on what you're comparing. That particular DeWalt set is larger, heavier, and likely has more "power" if you really need it. As another poster mentioned, it is NiCd batteries which is a no no in modern times. The newer Lithium Ion batteries are smaller, weigh less, and generally tend to have longer lifespans. I would say it's more of a "bait" product from DeWalt than anything else.

It'll drill some holes and tighten some screws... in that sense they are the same!

Small projects around the house? Bosch set
Building furniture? Bosch set
Decking? DeWalt set, but you'll need to recharge the batteries just as many times as the Bosch I am willing to bet
Anchoring into concrete? Neither

Be prepared to sacrifice uncle Ben, your other uncle Ben, and one more uncle Ben if you want something that can last all day building a deck or drilling into concrete
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So the Bosch is a good buy for light use around the house? I thought 12v will be inadequate considering there are 20v available for around the same price.
I have owned these for a few years and highly recommend them. If you're doing a day-long job with these, you'll appreciate that they are smaller, lighter weight and less tiring to hold than an 18v or 20v tool with their massive, heavy batteries.

For a typical home owner, these 12v tools should be powerful enough and tackle about 95% of your jobs. However, if you're building a deck and need to drive in 3" deck screws over and over, then you'd probably want an 18v or 20v driver.

BTW, if you don't own an impact driver like this, get one! They are a huge help and minimize the stripping of screw heads when putting in or removing screws.
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Bought this last week through Google Express with 20% off coupon for $83 shipped. Even $92 is the lowest all time I believe, lower than black Friday. There maybe other Google Express discount for first time users.
All time low for this was $72 from frys. Crazy slick deal but sold out quick.
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Just checked consumer reports on this drill, it only scored a 51 (the highest being a 83 for heavy jobs,71 for average chores. Says Long charge time & short run time.
Why would you be worried about whatever those numbers are? As others have commented, these are great for most jobs around the house and in most cases the size and weight are a huge advantage over 18/20v drills and impactors. At one point I had Bosch 20v and 12v tools and I so rarely needed the extra power I sold the 20v set. Never regretted it
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The trigger lockout switch is the culprit for the "delayed" start.

Good residential combo tool, but the batteries will degrade shortly after the warranty discharges.
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Consumer Reports thinks they know how to test, but they really don't. For one thing they don't compare apples to apples. They don't put together a complete and fair like up with comparable models. They focus on cost. They review everything and they are experts of none. You are better off with reviews from specialized entities.
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