Bosch has it's 36V Li drills out
and they have a Fat pack battery, and a slim battery available for it. Pretty cool option. The drill with the slim battery weighs the same as their 14.4V drill/battery, and the fat pack's benefit is additional run time. Saw it today, and I like the ergonomics and the slim battery as opposed to the Dewalt.
Check it out:
but you can get a 4pc tool set for the price of a drill.
Last edited by CheekyMonkeyWrench; 10-31-2006 at 10:07 PM.
I like the dual pack option. Makita is now doing this as well. I'm glad they are finally getting a clue. Its hard to compare specs though. There's no specific info on weight, size, or power yet. All it says is it does up to 600 inch pounds which isn't saying much. Only two speeds though and a pretty slow max speed. Ergonomics wise I don't know. I suppose its a matter of preference but Dewalt stuck to their tried and true shape which is generally accepted as one of the most prefered in most tool reviews I've seen.
no way, they're finally out! I knew these have been out in Europe for quite some time, but didn't realize they in North America now.
I really wish Bosch would put out some worthwhile specs for them online as no one around here carries Bosch cordless tools so there's no chance of me trying them out.
You've gotta be kidding me. This is the worst promo I've ever seen! At least DeWalt and Milwaukee had some cheesy hype videos for us to watch. This is lame.
Hmm, I think they need to double check that page. It says the drill weighs 16 pounds 5 ounces. I also noticed the wording. It seems like they mean the slim battery pack is what weighs less than the 14.4 battery pack. Not the entire drill itself.
Check it out! From the European Bosch site:
Zulu-zulu this is space commander one LMAO
This is hands down the cheesiest power tool video I've ever seen!
Last edited by Sceeter W Wheels; 11-02-2006 at 03:35 PM.
I think the dual batteries idea is rediculous. The slim pack weighs the same as a 14.4 Volt, the bigger pack for maximum pack is the same weight as an 18 volt battery. What are the chances that someone will be able to work all day with a 14.4 tool, but magically can't do it with the 18Volt? The bottomline is the 36 volt tools are supposed to take aim at the corded tool market. They are supposed to be the creme of the crop of cordless tools with maximum run time, and balls to the wall power. Producing 2 batteries confuses the hell out of me. You either want the power or you don't. This 36 Volt Bosch Tool line looks half-assed. There, now I've said it.
I couldn't agree more. People that buy these tools don't care about having 10 options for batteries and blinking lights and yadda yadda, they want a tool that kicks a*s and has a simple platform. I noticed too on Amazon that the bosch drills are on there (not available for sale yet) and you can see you can buy one version with 2 "slim" batteries and the other with a 1-L and 1-XL Battery. I'm lost already..
Oh by the way I saw Bosch's Li charger at a trailer show and it looks like a heart-shaped chocolate box for valentines day or something. Even the Bosch reps were laughing about it.
Last edited by Sceeter W Wheels; 11-03-2006 at 11:07 AM.
Hmm looks like two Dewalt reps are here!
What is so "hard" to figure out about the Bosch 36volt drills coming with high and low cap batterys? It is nice to have two options, long run time, or light weight if you just need to do a few things, but with all of the power.
What torque is the Dewalt v36 testing at these days? 340?
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