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Bosch Blue 18V Brushless 3 Piece 2x 3.0ah Combo Kit $230 @ Bunnings

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Similar to the other deal posted here: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/534500

But this one is much better value in my opinion, especially if you use the tools more than a couple of times a year to hang a picture. The difference between brushed and brushless in very noticeable in terms of power (I can't speak for this brand, but definitely in others I've used).
Plus you get a work light with it, that seems to be of reasonable quality.

Don't forget the free battery that you may potentially be eligble for: https://www.boschbluecrew.com.au/Promotions


This Bosch Blue Kit includes:

1 X 18V Brushless Hammer Drill GSB 18V-60 C
1 X 18V Brushless Impact Driver GDR 18V-EC
1 X 18V Worklight GLI VariLED (420 Lumen)
2 X 18V GBA 3.0Ah Batteries
1 X 18V Fast Charger AL1820 CV
1 X Small Tool Bag

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  • I'm not a handyman and I need to drill some holes in brick. Would this do the job?

    • +1

      This should do the job fine, pay up for a decent masonry drill bit and avoid the cheap and nasty ones imo. The other $150 deal is fine too(I think, other views welcome)if you are only doing a few jobs here and there. Brick is not as hard as concrete which would need a different drill generally speaking.

      • +4

        I've drilled some pretty hard bricks!
        But generally but as hard to drill as concrete. You can get some the are almost like glass though.

    • +1

      One or two holes? Definitely, as long as it's 12mm or less.
      If it's a whole bunch and/or deep or big, go for one of these:

      https://www.bunnings.com.au/ozito-900w-3j-rotary-hammer-dril...

    • +3

      If you mainly drill the brick, do not get any of these or the other drill, they wont work. I bought this set when moving to new house back to November last year with $300 voucher from bunning, very excited until I could not drill into brick to hang the tv. I tried every drill bits and drill half an hour for few cm, then went back to Bunning and bought rotary hammer drill with sds drill bits, i drill 4 holes into mu wall bricks less than 1 mins.

      I keep this set as they are great for DIY, drill plastic metal wood, this drill is awesome.

      • +1

        Even my very old less-powerful corded hammer drill will drill through most brick quite easily. You need to use a quality masonry bit.

        • Probably my old brick was mixed with steel. I bought the Kango 4 cut bits which finally drilled through the brick. I am not professional, just fot advices from Bunning old man

        • exactly - cheap bits will melt, bend or just plain not do their job etc,
          a good quality bit makes all the difference and
          will easily drill a hole like going through butter - well almost..

  • +2

    Ave reviewed a tool from this range.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lpf67S2qH0I&t=634s

    • TIL about "Distinctly skookum". Funny guy

  • +1

    Total tools also have bosch sale tonight and Friday , some have extra batteries, or 25% off, but hard to beat this deal as it has the driver included not just a drill and 2 batteries, total tools is just drill/driver and 1x 4ah battery and a bonus 4 ah battery …..

  • +2

    Would anyone recommend some half decent drill bits to go with it?

    • +1

      If you do not drill into brick concrete, any drill bits will do the job. Do not spend too much money on these. But if you need to put a hole into brick, make sure to get high quality bits. Mansory SDS Plus bits should be the one you pay extra.

      • +1

        If you think any drill bits will do the job (for non-masonary), you have never used great drill bits.

    • +2

      If you enjoy angst, accidents and buying replacements then buy cheap, otherwise as you suggest buy the best you can afford. Obviously, buy the correct bits for the material you intend to drill. Haven't bought for a while but I've found Australian brand Sutton/P&N/Frost (cheaper?) bits are decent quality.

      • I've used Sutton/P&N/Frost.

        Found the Suttons were the best. They cost more but may work out cheaper because they last so long.

        I think P&N is Sutton's cheaper brand.. no good IMO.

    • Sutton Viper.

  • Mine came with an 1880-CV charger instead… and not sure why but it also had a wireless charging 2.5ah battery inside

    The tool bag is more like a heavy duty briefcase

    • You sure you got the right kit?

      Chuck up some pics

    • Same exact thing happened to me, bought my kit from Maddington, WA

      • haha.. got mine in Malaga … must be a WA thing

        • Don't tell me that, mine is being delivered from Malaga after a stuff around with Wangara.

          • @whitelie: as long as it's not missing anything you'll be right mate

    • +2

      Mine also came with the 1880-CV but missing a belt hook and belt clamp. Would rather keep the 1880-CV as opposed to returning it since this charger is more expensive and charges the battery from 0 to 100% in 35min as opposed to 55min with the other charger.

      • Mine came with the 1880-CV like yours and was also missing one belt hook and clamp. Both batteries are 3.0Ah in mine. Not sure why there are discrepancies.

      • I imagine Bosch sent these tool bags for stores to offload the stock (as others have mentioned this might be a way to clear out this model) and staff have just thrown in whatever is available.

      • Same here

    • +1

      I got this as well. There seem to be some discrepancies with the light. The website says it’s 400lm, the box says it’s 300lm and the manual says it’s 420. Nothing on the light so no idea which is correct.

      • its pretty bright though!

    • +1

      Mine came with the wireless 2.5ah battery too. There's a promo leaflet explaining it. It's basically thrown in to get you to buy something from that range.

      • thanks for that.. I didnt see any leaflet…its going on ebay i think!

        • +1

          Unless I can rationalise a purchase from the 12V range, I'll be doing the same thing.

    • +3

      Nope. They would be the best until you go towards the more expensive stuff like festools, hilti, Hitachi tho unless your using the tools daily it's over kill expect if you doing masonary stuff,i personally find that nothing beats hilti

      • Milwaukee are great tools but they are like the Nike of cordless tools you pay a lot for the brand name.

        Having owned and used both the Bosch and the comparable Milwaukee I can say you won’t find anything that the Milwaukee does better than the Bosch.

    • That's a good deal. I got this kit 3 years ago for $599 without the Hackzall (which I subsequently bought for about $130 and find it to be incredibly useful)

      Great price but is it better than the $230 Bosch deal? If you are an occasional power tool user, no. But if you do a lot of DIY work then yes it is

  • https://www.bunnings.com.au/ryobi-18v-one-2-5-5-0ah-9-piece-...

    Thoughts on this deal for a basic starter kit for the tool shed? Comments on ryobi one+ ecosystem?

    • +2

      Product: Ryobi 18V ONE+ 2.5/5.0Ah 9 Piece Combo Kit
      In Stock: 67
      Low Stock: 60


      In Stock

      ACT NSW QLD NT SA TAS VIC WA
      2 Batemans Bay 3 Bald Hills 2 Darwin 2 Adelaide Airport 2 Devonport 4 Box Hill 6 Balcatta
      2 Caringbah 3 Bethania 3 Edwardstown 2 Kingston 2 Chadstone 2 Bayswater
      6 Eastgardens 3 Browns Plains 2 Little Hampton 2 North Launceston 2 Chirnside Park 2 Belmont
      2 Greenacre 6 Burleigh Waters 2 Mile End 3 Fountain Gate 3 Bibra Lake
      3 Gregory Hills 2 Idalia 2 Noarlunga 2 Hawthorn 2 Bunbury
      2 Griffith 2 Keperra 2 Old Noarlunga 2 Maribyrnong 2 Ellenbrook
      3 Kingsgrove 2 Manly West 2 Prospect 5 Mentone 2 Esperance
      4 Kirrawee 2 Maryborough 2 Victor Harbor 5 Moorabbin 5 Hillarys
      2 Kotara 2 Morayfield 3 Nunawading 2 Innaloo
      3 Lidcombe 5 Portsmith 2 Springvale 2 Landsdale
      2 Rockdale 2 Smithfield 2 Sunshine 4 Malaga
      2 Villawood 2 Southport 2 Taylors Lakes 3 Melville
      2 West Ballina 2 Stafford 2 Torquay 2 Treendale
      2 Victoria Point 2 West Footscray
      2 Warwick


      Low Stock

      ACT NSW QLD NT SA TAS VIC WA
      1 Tuggeranong 1 Armidale 1 Arundel 1 Berri 1 South Burnie 1 Bairnsdale 1 Greenfields
      1 Artarmon 1 Brendale 1 Evanston 1 Ballarat 1 Halls Head
      1 Bathurst 1 Burdell 1 Oaklands Park 1 Broadmeadows 1 Harrisdale
      1 Bellambi 1 Caloundra 1 Coburg 1 Jandakot
      1 Chatswood 1 Capalaba 1 Craigieburn 1 Maddington
      1 Lismore 1 Gladstone 1 Dandenong South 1 Rockingham
      1 Maitland 1 Kingaroy 1 Delacombe
      1 McGraths Hill 1 Mt Gravatt 1 Eltham
      1 Minchinbury 1 Nerang 1 Hastings
      1 Mittagong 1 Noosaville 1 Keysborough
      1 Narellan 1 Rocklea 1 Melton West
      1 Northmead 1 Mernda
      1 Regentville 1 Mill Park
      1 Rouse Hill 1 Norlane
      1 Singleton 1 Notting Hill
      1 Smithfield 1 Pakenham
      1 South Nowra 1 Port Melbourne
      1 Taylors Beach 1 Sale
      1 Sunbury
      1 Vermont South


    • +3

      I'd go for Ozito. Buy what you need now now and buy the rest as it goes on special.
      A bit cheaper and similar quality.
      Personal preference though.

      • This is the “as it goes on special” though??? So does that mean buy this because it’s on special like you’ve described? 😁

        • You can get decent Ozito skins for $50+ when Aldi has similar tools. Doesn't happen with Ryobi.
          Any brushless Ozito Power X Change tool I've bought has been great. I've got at least six.

          Edit: Also compare it to something like this in terms of value. Obviously not available now and doubtful that it will be again, but it gives you an idea.
          https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/457018

      • Yeah, I reckon it's pretty likely there will be tools you never touch if you buy it all in a big kit. Or a tool you barely use you could've gotten away with the cheapie Aldi or Ozito.

        Not to mention you'd have heaps of tools but no access to the cheap Ozito/Aldi battery specials!

  • I'm a Milwaukee man but if I was in the market for power tools, at this price, I'd be going for this kit

    It's a great deal

  • +2

    Although I don't do it anymore, I qualified as an electrician. As an apprentice, I was given the best hand tools that money could buy - I still have many of them in my original toolbox. I like to think I know a bit about tools. I maintain that if money is tight, buy the best quality hand tools that you can afford and skimp on the power tools. An Ozito drill is going to drill you a hole but a shit screwdriver is just shit to use. My 2c anyway

    • +1

      Also, it doesn’t matter how good the drivetrain is, it’s probably going to outlast the battery. If the battery system had a five year manufacturing cycle, then your skins are only useful for that timeframe+the life of the battery (unless you get aftermarket adaptors on eBay).

      • Agree. I have a great 12V Makita drill with nicad batteries - one of the their last drills to be made in the US. The batteries are now dead with replacements being very expensive. The drill is in perfect working order. I have a plan to upgrade the batteries with lipo cells but just need the time to get it done.

  • I have the Aldi one and don't have any problems. I think you should try entry level tools first. Once you're experienced enough and ready to take bigger projects you can upgrade your tools.

  • +1

    I grabbed the last two at Alexandria (one for me, one for dad so he doesn't just take mine and forget to return it like he does with every other tool I buy).

  • how are people extracting the stock level from so many stores ?

    • Bunnings offer an API

  • +3

    Great deal. I paid $400 for the exact kit just under 12 months ago and did some polycarbonate roofing and guttering with both tools. The LED work light is very bright so don't stare into it like I did haha

    • +2

      Yeah the light is surprisingly bright.

      The carry bag is a bit odd though. It has elasticised velcro straps to presumably hold down the drills, but I can't for the life of me work out how to position both drills in a way in which the straps fit.

  • Thanks. Bought one

  • Damn thought about it for too long so can't do click and collect. $10 delivery not too bad I guess!

    • @Shads

      Same here mate haha.

      Going off other people's online experience with Bunnings.. I think we'll wait a while until we receive the product.

      • +1

        I just received a phone call from the store which was allocated my order that they can't fulfil it. Then proceeded to tell me that there are other stores in VIC that have stock but we can't re-allocate to them as "we try to keep deliveries within a certain distance from the store"… so not a great experience so far.

        I asked very nicely if she can help fulfill the order so she's calling around to see what she can do. Not hopeful. Lol

        EDIT: The store sent me a SMS saying they found another store (Broadmeadows VIC) that had stock and it will be dispatched from there. So if anyone in VIC was chasing one and in that area, give Broady a call!

  • -1

    Good deal, and they’re likely to last a few years of home use. Bear in mind these blue ‘prosumer’ lines have a one year warranty, instead of 24 months that the previous green home user ones did.

    I say previous because you can’t really buy them in Australia anymore. Bunnings appears to be phasing out their Bosch lines, in favour for Ozito and Ryobi at the lower end, and AEG, Dewalt and Makita at the higher end.

    What this means is that you may not easily be able to get new skins and batteries in the future from Bunangerangs. Like I said though, they’ll last almost than a few years of home use. Terrible investment as a daily driver for your trades or carpentry business.

    • +3

      You can get a 6 year warranty on registering online, which is pretty good!

    • @Bedgrub

      Thanks for your comment.

      Got just one question, are you making the assumption that Bunnings is phasing out Bosch lines?

      I believe this is not true

      • There are certainly less skins available, and the green ones appear to be phased out.

  • Ordered a kit last night and got the confirmation (automatically?). This morning I got the call from Bunnings Bayswater telling that the kit is out of stock for two weeks now. I told them that last night there were some kits in the nearby store (Lilydade, Croydon), the lady tells me this kit is being recalled by Bosch and it is not legally sold at the moment, then no stores have it, it was the IT error.

    Ozbarganer fellows, any of you got a kit in those Bunnings? Just wanted to check if the lady makes up the recall story.

    • +1

      I pickup up mine this morning

      • May I ask which store is it?

        • +1

          My pickup store was Bunnings North Toowoomba. They had 2 others ready for collection behind the counter. All the lady commented was that they were cheap.

      • +1

        I went early in the morning and purchased it in store but all they said was that it's a great value

        • This store is in VIC? It's so disgusting Bunnings makes story up with me.

          • +1

            @com930: Yep, sounds like a lie to me!

          • +1

            @com930: She said that so she could buy it for herself as a Mother's Day gift…

  • Picked up mine this morning. Does anyone else have a really loud charger? Mine is loud enough that I think it has a fault. No other charger I've used (Makita, Milwaukee, Ryobi) has made a noise.

    • +1

      Yeah I noticed the charger is very loud in comparison to my other drill chargers. It appears to just be an internal cooling fan which is noisy.

    • That's pretty standard with 18v chargers. Noise should be in the range of 60-70 dB.

    • I guess fan noise would be ok. This sounds like it has a dodgy bearing or something though.

      https://imgur.com/aaE90sk

      • Yeah that does sound dodgy.

  • my click & collect order from last night can't be fulfilled - out of stock.
    mark this one officially ozbargained :)

    • I did a click and collect lastnite at 5pm, read the fine print and it said all orders past 4pm is processed next day. So I quickly drove out and snapped up one of the last 3 available.
      Just FYI oooh yehhh

      • I ordered late last night and got sms this morning saying order ready to pick up in Mernda Vic. I have a milwaukee m18 drill at the moment which is great but it isn't brushless and it does overheat easily when full power is needed, also my batteries are only 1.5ah. Looking forward to seeing if this is an improvement.

        • Haha how funny, the order I placed last night for delivery was allocated to Mernda to fulfill and they called me to say they couldn't because they had other orders before mine to fulfill! They arranged to send from another store so worked out in the end. :)

        • let us know what you think, this is the most high end tool I've ever brought. Just want to know how it compares to the big boys

      • yep ordered after store close here. could've gone instore first thing this morning but cbf :)

  • Looks like I missed out on my own deal! :(
    Just got the phone call.

    • +2

      dont post deals until you have yours already lol

      • +2

        I'll try and be more selfish next time! ;)

    • Still got plenty of stock in Wagga, surely they can use the Wagga stock to fulfill delivered orders?

      • My order for delivery was nearly cancelled this morning as the store that was allocated my delivery order didn't have stock to fulfil. They said to me that orders for delivery are generally allocated to stores within a certain distance of the address… not sure why or how much truth there is to this.

        Luckily the person I spoke to at the store helped me and called around to a number of stores and found one that had it. So now my order is being posted from another store.

    • RIP. If you lived in Melbourne I could've picked you one up since there is one more in stock near my home.

    • Dude, that's terrible. I just picked mine up at 4pm C&C from Hawthorne.

  • Does Bunnings offer kickbacks for unfulfilled c&c orders?

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