In this review, we take a look at the Bosch PSB 1800 LI-2 Cordless Combi Drill.
Bosch PSB 1800 Li-2 Combi Drill Review
The Bosch PSB 1800 comes with 2x 1.5Ah Lithium-ION batteries and a charger capable of recharging them within an hour. You would be hard pushed to be completing a task that didn’t allow for you to work continuously rotating the batteries as they need charging with this Bosch Combi Drill. This drill won our award for best combi drill of 2018 in our Combi Drill Review and you can see why, with its keyless chuck, two-speed gearbox and 20 pre-selectable torque settings it has some of the features of much higher priced models. Add to that it’s two batteries, charger and case that all ship with the Bosch PSB 1800 and you have a great product for a great price.
Does it make an impact?
The PSB 1800 from Bosch is great for a variety of tasks. It has 39Nm of torque which we agree is a bit short of what is offered by its impact driver twin. We did an article on The Best Impact Drivers of 2018 should you want to find out more about its counterpart the Bosch Professional GDR impact driver. However, it provides enough torque to drive most fixings in. Combine this with its drilling and impact drilling functionality and it is a great all rounded combi drill. Drills do require the ability to be able to drive fixings from time to time and it is personal preference on whether or not you prefer an impact driver for the job. This PSB 1800 combi drill from Bosch has the option should you require it.
We personally like the shape and size of the drill. Bosch has made a nicely designed drill that allows you to work in confined spaces, whilst providing something that is comfortable to use, hold and grip in their PSB 1800 LI 2.
Bosch PSB 1800 – Vital Statistics
The Bosch weighs in at around 1.2Kg with a battery attached. This makes the PSB 1800 an incredibly light-weight option as a combi drill and will allow you to drill for longer. Included in the package:
- Bosch PSB 1800 Li-2 Cordless Hammer Drill
- Fast charger (1 hour charge time)
- 2x 1.5Ah batteries
- Screwdriver Bit
- A blow moulded plastic carry case
- Instruction manual
We have reviewed combi drills from Makita, Bosch, DeWalt and many more. We wouldn’t say that the Bosch PSB 1800 is the best drill we have ever reviewed. It lacks power and battery capacity compared with some of the competition. We would, however, say it makes for a very well rounded product with a great price to match. As always with Bosch the warranty that comes with the product is 2 years which once activated online becomes 3 years, this really does finish the product off nicely.
Bosch PSB 1800 Accessory Set
Bosch does a very handy 91 piece bit and screwdriver set as part of this range. It is well worth checking out if you are purchasing a combi drill for the first time and don’t yet have any drill bits. It is less than half the price of the drill and features a ratchet screwdriver, all the bits you could need, plus 11x masonry, 11x metal and 8x wood drill bits to get you going. Click the image below to check out the
What we like!
- 20 different torque settings, something for every situation and power requirement.
- The Bosch Autolock keyless chuck makes changing of bits so simple.
- Integrated work light, by comparison to Makita’s built-in light. This one stays on and comes on ready for you to line up your screw before you start fastening it in place.
- Supports the same batteries as the rest of the Bosch range, offering to swap batteries about with other tools in the range.
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Bosch PSB 1800 Bundle offer!
Amazon has a special offer on right now where you can get the Bosch PSB 1800 LI2 with two batteries and a Bosch 50 piece accessory kit.
The link below will take you straight to the exclusive offer and get you the latest price.