Bosch PSB 18 LI-2 18v Cordless Combi Drill
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Bosch PSB 18 LI-2 18v Cordless Combi Drill
Battery Voltage Explained
A tool with a higher voltage than another is a bit like choosing an engine in a car, the higher voltage will generally mean higher power & performance. As with cars though a bigger engine does not always translate to better performance so it is important to compare the specifications of tools at different voltages between different manufacturers.
Battery AH Explained
The best way to describe battery amp hour is that this is effectively the size of your fuel tank, the more amp hours your battery has then the longer the battery will last between charges. More amp hours does not increase the power of a given tool.
The Bosch Power4all Tool range is a range of tools you can buy knowing that batteries are compatible with all tools in the range providing they are of the same voltage. eg 18v fits 18v, 12v (10.8v) fits 12v (10.8v) etc. Please also note that 10.8v is compatible with 12v & vice versa as it is just a name change.
Power4all has many advantages not least the fact that once you have a tool with a few batteries then there is no need to buy the more expensive versions with battery & charger, you can just go ahead & buy the much cheaper no battery versions!
So remember Power4all signifies complete battery compatibility throughout the range. There is however, one caveat to this, some of the very first older chargers will not charge the very latest batteries & a battery charger upgrade will be required if you have a first generation charger. All batteries fit all tools however.
Read 56 Customer Review(s) for Bosch PSB 18 LI-2 18v Cordless Combi Drill
weigh's in at 1.3kg with battery, feels nicely balanced. hammer action punched a 6mm masonry bit into brick no probs. the chuck goes up to 12mm which is good. the directional lights on top are slight overkill, you would need to be desperate not to know which way you wanted your chuck to rotate. keyless chuck so a set of hex shank bits probably a good idea. overall a nice bit of kit.
Plenty of power for DIY projects. 2.5 ah battery lasts a long while. Could do with a clip to hold driver bit, as on my previous bosch drill. This would cost pence.
It is what I wanted. This is my first battery drill and I have to say it does not feel as powerful as my corded drill. Very good as screw driver, but making holes in a wall ... It does not feel so at ease. It is early days though .. and hey! There is no cord and the battery seems to have a lot of juice in it. I think I did the right choice to get this package with only one battery but a machine with more power than the new model PS1800 on line (that was 32Nmi, this is 52Nmi). Massimo
Bought for general diy use and to build our decking. Was very impressed with the battery life and performance.
I did not expect to receive a case with it. When I try to put the drill in the old case I realise the new drill is larger and the space in the new case for the charger is smaller. Luckily, it uses the same type of battery. All I have to do is to modify the new case so that the old charger can be fitted in. The newly modified version of the drill is slightly different to the old one and I found it better. It is very kind of the company to send me a new case which I found very useful. Thanks.
Excellent and an addition to the same drill I have had for many years
good product well priced
I've switched between the PSR combi (no hammer) and my corded Bosch drill for a couple of years now, but the corded one is cumbersome for the small drilling jobs that require the hammer action. This drill was a brilliant price, I assume because the newer PSB-1800 is the one they push now. However this has pretty much all the same capabilities, and is arguably a bit more powerful than the 1800. Like all Bosch gear, this is a joy to use. battery life is great, the ONE4ALL system means I can switch batteries between tools easily. Charge time is good and there is plenty of power for the majority of jobs. I'd still go corded for the real heavy masonry and metal drilling jobs, but for 95% of the time this is the one. Delivery was delayed due to COVID19, however the after sales service was great on the reasons for the delay and the despatch. This is a very impressive place to buy tools, not something I do frequently as a DIYer, but they are keenly priced and very helpful.
Excellent product light yet powerful.
Having already had the same model drill, I didn't need to buy the battery or the charger. Buying this without the other two items was a cost effective method of replacing my older version. Another plus was, it came with a new carrying case. The drill itself works perfectly.
This was a replacement for a drill of the same type. Was happy with the previous drill so knew what to expect. A good drill for me
This is easy to use it’s lighter so you can be more accurate on point instead of holding a heavy weight, The battery I charged up two weeks ago, AND ITS STILL A FULL BATTERY , I’ve had a Bosch drill before 30 years ago, and that still works too. BOOM BY ONE.
Great drill. Plenty more of torque for every task. Great speed control. A1 product!
The drill works well, powerful enough for tough jobs but with the control required for precise work. The built in lamp is useful. Just one thing prevents a 5 star rating - the Bosch case looks the business from the outside and it protects the contents well during shipment but it is useless as an every day tote as there are no usable compartments inside, just a seemingly random array of shapes and webs. I may have missed the point of these or Bosch may have missed an opportunity for potential customers to see a useful Bosch case in use, displaying their logo
great deal from good product
Great product, great price and on time delivery. Just the way I like to shop. Thanks
Love this! Great quality and performs exactly as it says it will. Really easy to use.... light enough to handle easily but not at all flimsy. no cable to get in the way. An integral torch directly on the hole/screw. I have a Bosch drill and screwdriver attachment set to use with this item. Can't find anything I don't like about it.
Good value. Bought with drill set. Good value, quality product.
We needed a trustworthy and reliable battery powered drill for simple domestic jobs. It did not need to be capable of constant or heavy duty use, or have a wide range of professional capabilities. But it needed to be easy to use, and operate, not too heavy for me, yet sophisticated enough for those jobs around the house that my husband takes on. We have purchased Bosch products before, and the PSB Li-2 has showed after a short time that it fills our needs exactly. I would unhesitatingly recommend it for home use and suitable for ladies with typical and conventional strength and grip. Privately, I am pleased that it is so easy to use that I do not always have to wait until my husband is available to do simple drilling jobs.
really happy great drill very happy used today first time excellent
Best value on the internet, worth the wait.
This was a birthday gift for a friend, the price was the best I could find and my friend loves it, he said it's a great drill and does everything a wire drill does but has the portability. The service was great.
I am very pleased with this tool, I use it as a screw driver as well as a normal drill.
Delighted with the tool. It has all the features I wanted.
I use Bosch products all the time and this one is just like the rest of the family, well designed, reliable, comfortable to use, excellent value for money and performs as it should. Can't fault it.
Was very happy to get the case as well, as it was ordered without it. Item in good order and works well
good value replacement of an earlier model bosh combi drill delivered on time
Excellent product and service
Great product and service existing batteries good , body only good quality
Very good service during the CVD crisis and the drill is great
Item as described. Good price. Slightly larger model than the one it replaced, had to modify case a little to accommodate but otherwise all ok. Many thanks.
Fab, love it, easy to use yet powerful enough for day to day household DIY.
Excellent customer service, and speedy delivery especially during the Coroavirus lockdown.
This is a really handy drill and certainly up to the job for any DIY enthusiast (me) and probably as a useful drill for the professional as well
Just what was needed and useful it shares batteries and charger with our hedge cutter.
Excellent product, great value and very quick delivery. highly recommended.
Arrived the day after ordering in perfect condition. A great service delivering exactly the product I wanted and ordered.
really nicely made, early days but it seems a quality product.
Great product super price, and arrived couple of days later. Perfect
Really happy with this. Was delivered within 48 hrs and does exactly what I need it to!
Great drill for the average DIY'er. Robust enough to take what will generally be thrown at it.
I'm so pleased with this BOSCH PSB 18 L1-2 Battery drill making it the fourth Bosch I've owned and the best so far. On that I'm very tempted to buy another as a back up and make a total of four 2.5Ah batteries. Best regards - Dave Smith
A good replacement for my old Bosch cordless drill. The forward/reverse button is a bit different but ok.
I am now converted to Bosch products, they appear to be far better than many similar products out there.
Well made and designed. Ideal for the diyer. Very solid and packs a punch.
Good product, bought as a replacement for one that i bought 2 years ago but used it so much that i burned out the motor, works very well even on hammer action with the chuck less key, the carry case is robust and has pleanty of space to carry rawl plugs and screws with the charger and extra battery.
Super fast order and delivery Highly Recommended
Powerful drill at an affordable price.
First class product from first class company
This is an excellent drill, it fits in with my other Bosch tools as the batteries are interchangeable. It does what it says on the box.
I have had one of these drills for years and decided to buy another one as they are good value for money and they do the job ..
Good combi drill.. light and easy to use. Good price for similar including 2x2.5 amp batteries
Ordered a new DIY Bosch PSB18 LI-2 drill including new style charger as illustrated on the website. I went for this model, as I had previously had the first model of this when brought out by Bosch in 2011, so lasted me well. The new model has improved torque and overall quality is better. However, due to technical issues within the IT department, I didn't receive the new style charger, it came with the old style charger, the same as the one I had with the old model. If I'd have known it came with this I would have bought the drill and charger separately, as the old style charger doesn't work with the new style batteries. On a positive note to the company, I emailed them on the Friday evening regarding the issue. By the Monday morning when they had come back to work, the issue had been rectified with the IT department and the image had been changed to show the older style charger. The company had also authorised a replacement upto date charger (they are on the website, under Bosch DIY) and I received this on Wednesday. On the whole you can't ask for more than this. The company listened, acted and rectified the issue. Please note there are still old style batteries available for use so don't be put off by this. Just ask the company or contact Bosch. I have a Bosch professional starter line drill and the Bosch DIY PSB18 LI -2 beats it hands down. I highly recommend.
Bought to replace similar item that had faulty switch
Customer Questions & Answers
Q : what size drill sizes does chuck take. 10mm, 15mm maximum ?
A : Hi Jim, this model of the Bosch PSB 18 LI-2 has a 13mm chuck so will accept any accessory with a shank of up to 13mm diameter. The maximum rated drilling diameters are shown in the specifications in the description on the product page, e.g 13mm in steel, 35mm in wood, etc
Q : Is this drill suitable for 1.5 battery and is it new Thank you
A : Hi Karen, yes all the goods available for sale on our website are new, although we may open the boxes of products like this to add batteries etc prior to shipping. The PSB 18 LI-2 can be used with an capacity battery, as long as it is a Bosch 18v Power4All battery - so if you have an 18v 1.5ah Power4All battery it will be fine, yes
Q : I have one of these that came with the older charger (AL2215CV). I understand it would not charge >= 2.5Ah batteries, but a newer charger (e.g. AC1830CV) would do so. Please can you confirm that the tool would be compatible with the higher capacity batteries in the Power 4 All range? Thank you.
A : Hi Stuart, yes - in principle the tools will all work with batteries of any capacity as all this affects is the length of time they will run for. I'm only aware of one exception at the moment and this is one of the sanders which the larger capacity batteries won't physically fit onto as the battery port is in between the handle and the dust port - however the drills will be fine with any Power4all battery.
Q : Is the charger supplied with the above, the latest Bosch charger? I need to know in case I need a new compatible battery in the future. Also could you confirm the ah is it 2 or 2.5 I will purchase if it is the new type charger. Thanks D.K.Hanson
A : This machine is actually available as a number of different battery options which you select from the green drop down menu before proceeding to purchase - as outlined in previous answers below, most of these do come with the new charger as can be seen in the images, but note the 2x2ah version is a kit that comes in complete from Bosch with the older style charger
Q : Is the motor brushless?
A : This drill has a brushed motor but the newer PSB 18 LI-2 ERGONOMIC (Product ID 21008602) and ADVANCEDIMPACT 18 (Product ID 21027172) are both brushless machines
Q : Hi - 3 questions here... 1. what is the difference between this version and the Bosch PSB 1800 LI-2 18v Cordless Combi Drill? 2. why would you choose a 2ah rather than a 2.5ah? 3. if you select 1xbattery of either 2 or 2.5 do you get the latest charger? Many thanks,
A : Hi Patrick, to answer your question in order: 1. Both machines are very similar on the exterior but you will notice the one you are looking at here (PSB 18 LI-2) has a bit more power as it can deliver more torque and speed. If you're wondering how to explain the price difference between them it's simply that we were able to buy in lots of this model on a promotion so can sell them cheaper while stocks last. 2. There is not much of a feasible reason to choose a 2ah over a 2.5ah battery unless you were concerned about the (very marginal!) difference in size and weight between the two. Again the price difference is just down to promotional pricing while stocks last. 3. These models are both supplied with the charger pictured - currently it is only the option with two 2ah batteries that comes with the older charger (as they are sent in from Bosch like that) - hope that answers your questions!
Q : Hi the psb 18 li-2 18v priced at £69.95 with one 2 ah battery does it have the latest charger?
A : At the time of writing it does, yes - this is a kit we make up ourselves and currently it is only the option with two 2ah batteries that is supplied with the older charger (as that is how Bosch send them in)
Q : Hi, I have owned the previous incarnation of this model. I am hoping to replace it with this one and reuse the batteries and charger of the old model. It looks like they have had a facelift with this model and do look different. Will my old batteries work with this. They are original Bosch 4All.
A : Hi Peter, I think I know the model you mean - it came with a label on the handle saying 18V 4All? If so then yes they are compatible but at any rate, as long as the batteries are Bosch 18v Power4All lithium ion, from any Bosch Green DIY or Garden power tool they will be compatible with this drill, and every other tool in the Power4All range, past and present.
Q : Does this come with the new style charger? It seems to depend on which option you pick. Please can you clarify as I bought a new style battery and can’t charge it at the moment.
A : Hi Jerry, the machine will come with the charger pictured, but as you mentioned, this depends on the version you choose - the reason for this is that some are kits that we make up ourselves before sending them out, while the 2x2ah version is a kit that comes in complete from Bosch with the older style charger
Q : Does the bare tool come with a carry box?
A : Hi Matthew, as stated in the description this model does not include batteries, charger or a case. It will be supplied in a cardboard carton though if that's what you mean? (some bare tools come wrapped in bubblewrap for instance)
If you require more information or assistance with this product please consult the links below :
This product carries a full 3 year manufacturers warranty covering both faulty materials and faulty workmanship, it does not cover general wear and tear or damage, batteries, blades, bulbs and other consumables. In the unlikely event of a fault the item returned is subject to fair wear & tear and must not have been used beyond the scope of it's design. Please note that cordless products will normally have a shorter warranty of just 1 Year for the battery and or charger supplied.
Some manufacturers will offer a direct repair or replacement service (as applicable) which will often resolve your problem more quickly.
We will exchange or refund within the first 30 days if a manufacturers fault is found with this product. Thereafter a repair or exchange as appropriate will be offered.
After the first year any warranty claims should be resolved with the manufacturer directly. To claim the full warranty a registration form may need to be completed - please check the paperwork enclosed with this product when purchased.
Get help regarding Bosch PSB 18 LI-2 18v Cordless Combi Drill
For any technical enquiries relating to this product it is best to call the manufacturer, Bosch DIY, direct on 0344 736 0109.
For any other queries relating to ordering this item, stock availability, existing orders or returning faulty items etc please contact us at Tooled-Up at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 020 8805 3535.