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[Pre Order] Bosch Blue 18V Brushless 4 Piece 2x 6.0ah Combo Kit - $699 @ Total Tools

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Spotted this when looking for additional Bosch Blue Brushless tools.

Releases 18th May 2020

This looks like an awesome deal considering the SDS drill alone is $399 and the 6.0ah batteries are $189 each as well.

Better get in and pre-order before they disappear 😊

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  • +1 vote

    Any reason I would want a sds drill?

    • +12 votes

      To do SDS drilling.

    • +5 votes

      Drilling into masonry

      • +1 vote

        yep, rotary hammer with SDS makes drilling masonary much, much easier.

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      Attach a chisel bit and it's like a mini jack hammer.

    • +11 votes

      'hammer action' on a normal drill isn't really hammering, only after using an SDS drill will you appreciate the difference. It's like using a drill to put in screws, seems fine until you try an impact driver and then you see issue.

      • +13 votes

        The difference with the impact driver is incredible - no one said anything extreme enough for me to feel the need to get one for years. One day I was sick of changing bits all the time, so was going to get a second drill, and though why not get an impact driver? The difference is insane, and I realise that drilling screws with the regular drill has cost me hours, days, weeks, of my life…

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          I was exactly the same. Probably the best tool purchase I've ever done getting a Bosch driver. I use it almost daily. I couldn't imagine life without it now lol

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        How powerful would an 18V SDS Drill with chisel bit be for removing tiles and a sub-floor? Was looking to buy a corded SDS but this deal looks pretty decent.

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          Can't speak for this drill specifically, but it should be fine.

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          It’s 2.5J so will be fine. Has a non rotary setting for chisel action.

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          Depends on what constitutes the sub-floor.

          I've removed roughly 150sqm of slate, grouting and mortar with an 18v SDS drill. I also had a corded SDS Max that worked marginally quicker but having the cord was a pain so I ditched that.

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            @tshow: Just a screed/ mortar subfloor over the concrete slab, sounds like we have a winner.

    • +2 votes

      I used mine for removing slate floor tiles, was still bloody hard work.

    • +6 votes

      Bosch Blue are trade tools, and if you have to ask what they do, these are not value for you.

      Cordless SDS is a bit of a niche item for DIY. I have a $99 corded model, since it is rarely used compared to the standard (hammer) drill.
      Good for:
      - big holes in brick wall
      - any hole in concrete
      - removing floor tiles in jackhammer mode

      Standard cordless hammer drill is easier for small jobs in clay brick.

      • +1 vote

        I tend to agree, but I got one of these on special for $49 or $59 and love it! One of my favourite tools. Lots and lots of torque as well!

        https://www.bunnings.com.au/ozito-pxc-18v-rotary-hammer-dril...

        • +1 vote

          Good deal :)
          But the key metric is energy, not torque. 1.2j for the 18V vs 3 to 5 joules for the mains models.
          Would like both, but mains if i had to choose one, as the (non-rotary) cordless hammer drill can handle the smallest jobs.

          • +1 vote

            @manic: Sorry, yes, I definitely agree and should have elaborated. The torque is great for large spade drill bits for example! Something that my other cordless (and some corded!) drills struggle with and obviously not something where you want to use an impact driver.
            I wouldn't be surprised if it has the same torque as an impact driver.

            As for the hammering action, it's great for small and medium jobs, where you want to drill one or two holes, but yes, if you're doing any serious work, get a corded version, or mortgage your house and get a premium cordless one and a wheelbarrow full of high capacity batteries!

            • +5 votes

              @spludgey: My Ozito $49 SDS is ammmmmmmazing.

              Mixed up 15 x 20kg bags of render with it and this bit https://www.bunnings.com.au/craftright-120mm-sds-paddle-mixi... in the last week.

              So not just drilling brick!

              Shame it doesn't have Hammer only mode though.

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                @DisabledUser41709: Burned out my old Bosch plug in doing that, rendered the whole lounge using it as mixer(30/40 sq m) as a finale!
                So impressed you got 15 bags off of this. ….How is motor?

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            @manic: The GBH 18V-26 D is brushless and impacts at 2.5J

    • +3 votes

      SDS rotary makes short work of drilling into masonry / concrete / brick etc. Also double as a demolition chisel such as for removing stone pieces and tiles.
      But the one here in this kit is the light weight range of the SDS rotary drills.
      I feel there is an overlap with the Hammer drill that is included and its as good to do most of the jobs with quality drill bits.
      Also those older 6ah batteries that come with it wont last long.

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        I actually do have to demolish a small shed which has tiles on concrete.. i want to remove the concrete… so I'm thinking this might not be powerful enough to break up the concrete

        • +3 votes

          Don’t think this is good for breaking concrete. I have a concrete demolition machine and it’s even hard. This rotary drill is only good for holes in concrete or break up tiles.

        • +4 votes

          Probably better off just hiring a decent size jack hammer for the day.

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          Tiles yes should be fine. Are you trying to break apart a concrete slab or foot path? might even have rebar in there to spoil your day.
          For slabs, I used this to chip at it and break it apart. https://www.bunnings.com.au/ozito-1600w-rotary-hammer-drill-...
          For thicker slabs / large area say 80m2+ you need a pneumatic jack hammer

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            @pegasusx: nah … small area.. probably 10 square meters… no idea if theres rebar under there, but i doubt it.

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              @hippyhippy: Yeah for that size, 10m2 you can just use the Ozito rotary hammer. Use the point chisel if you find rebar and work our way around it.
              Heck, if you have the back for it, find an old sledge hammer and fence bar and have a crack at it :)

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            @pegasusx: So you would recommend this little Ozito for bathroom reno's? I've had the luxury of borrowing a Hilti TE43 to remove terazzo, move a few drains in the concrete slab and chase pipe work throughout the brick. What a machine, love it!

            However, Hilti and Ozbargain dont go together and I have to return the Hilti. Still got laundry / toilet etc to do.

            Thinking a second hand Makita SDS with no bits, or this Ozito with the bits for about $50 less? (Been impressed by the Ozito impact driver) What do you recon? Probably do another 5 Reno's in its life.

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              @tunzafun001: Yes get the Ozito. I have access to the Hilti tools as well and it compares if not better due to less maintenance needed and $$$$.
              I have the older version and after a few demo jobs its going well. I do however use quality bits from Hilti and such.

              https://imgur.com/SuV56lC

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                @pegasusx: Cheers for this. Just realised it's a Hilti TE42 I'm using (slightly different beast). Anyways, just had a look around. Saw the Ozito can chew a bearing, but for under $150 with bits..who cares!

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          Worth reading this

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        6 years warranty for tools and battery with online registration.

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        Why won't the included batteries last long? They are lithium-ion batteries so would assume it would be no different to any other brand? The 6Ah seems are double the capacity to the 3aH batteries included in the bunnings deal last week.

        Is there a better solution when you don't have access to mains power?

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          With only 2 x 6ah batteries between the 4 skins, you're going to struggle and especially with the the SDS drill. It will last a around 3 hours in demo mode and thats with intermittent use.

          Even if you have the quick charger, the battery (old CoolPack ones included in this kit) will take 80+ minutes to charge. If only they included the new Core batteries in them, they only take around 30 mins to quick charge to 80%, so you will have less down time between the skins.

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            @pegasusx: The GAL 1880 quick charger says it will charge the 6Ah batteries to 80% in 35 mins? I mean it's $170 for the charger but good value in saved downtime…even better value if you got one with the last $230 3 piece combo deal ;)

            Looking at those specs, it's not really worth sourcing the Core batteries unless you want/need more rather than for the sake of them being better. The 4Ah Core says 135% longer run time compared to a normal battery where the non Core models say 100%. The 6Ah will surely run as long (if not longer?) than the 4Ah Core version. They also state 3mins difference between charging to 80%, which no one will really notice if you've got one pack charging while working, it's only when you're using two skins at the same time for long periods.

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              @whitelie: Wish that were true, I have the GAL1880 fast charger and those claims are false. I've tried all 4 gens generations of 18V batteries. The only one that charges in 35mins are the Core batteries. The rest take more than an hour.

              I guess if its DIY or not time critical you could just take a break between each demo/ drilling

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                @pegasusx: That's a shame. They say it's 50% quicker than the 1860.
                If you're using multiple skins constantly, you're going to want at least 4-6 batteries anyway.

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            @pegasusx: Are third party battery packs worth it in terms of keeping the cost down? Otherwise is a 36v system better in the long run for extra run time?

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              @mrjames: TBH I havent tried 3rd party batts in any of my Bosch systems, so cant comment. But I havent had a Bosch battery fail yet. So pay for quality I reckon.

              About the 36V lasting longer. Thats not how it works :)
              36V systems are more about raw power output and are used on systems like mowers and chains saws. Or when you need to un-bolt a 80mm nut from heavy machinery.

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      remove your house…..

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    is this the same range as the bosch deal posted last week?

    • +2 votes

      no, next model up drill, and larger capcity batteries. This pack is for trades people or serious DIY,

      • +1 vote

        Yeah the deal is pretty good but I imagine most DIYers after a starting-out-box would be better off getting a "cheaper" brand which throws in way more tool variety for the same price.

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      Yes. Same range. Bosch Professional tools have interchangeable skins and batteries

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      Not sure if I need this professional range, My Ryobi set which I bought in 2013 still going strong so far.

      • +1 vote

        I picked up the $230 Bosch twin brushless kit after getting rid of my Ozito Drill/Impact Driver kit (pre X-change series) that I picked up through an OzBargain deal back in 2013. The Ozito had a 5yr warranty, so it was good timing to pick up the Bosch with 6 years of warranty. Also sold the Ozito drills via Facebook Marketplace ($120).

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          Good move you won’t look back

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    Great price.

  • +1 vote

    This is great value, that 3/8 impact driver is capable of serious torque.

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    I just got another kit 2 months ago but now see some amazing bargains like this deal. The biggest thing I find is that the big kits like my one or this one don't give you those awesome Bosch/Sortimo l-boxx containers,that store the tools so elegantly…

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      Its a shame that the new Bosch l-Boxxs are rubbish. I have a set of previous gen box and dont flex are much more solid than the thin / flimsy ones they issue now.
      Heck even the deWalk TSTAK boxes are better now.

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        Yeah I have heard that the strength may not be 100% there compared to the old boxes but so far i'm doing good, and they weight half as much as the other tough boxes and have more space with the thinner walls etc. I see how both have their uses.

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    Nice deal. Need some for drill bits!

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      The Bosch sets here and here aren't bad value if you don't need bits bigger than 10mm

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        Thanks. I can't seem to tell the difference between the 2 they look so similar other than the first one is metric?

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          Yes, I don't think there's anything different between them other than metric/imperial and the colour of the box.
          The 83 piece set on the green link could also be worth a look if you want a couple of spade bits but it's more expensive than the 91 piece.

  • +1 vote

    Bought and split this with my mate, very good value considering each item is about $300ish each.

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    Does anyone know if this stacks with this promotion? https://www.boschbluecrew.com.au/Promotions
    Based on the kit including 4 skins you could get 2x 4.0 batteries…

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      No. The promotion you linked applies only if you are buying the individual tools (skin only), so no kits like this.

  • +3 votes

    Buy the kit, sell off SDS drill and the angle grinder if not used often as a DIYer and you still end up with a normal drill, an impact plus 2 batteries for an absolute cracking price.

  • +2 votes

    Might be just Total tools not listing properly and having the right photos but few differences to note for those buying.

    Kit listed shows GDX18V-200 and not GDX18V-200C < Which is a respectable 200nm impact wrench with BT module.
    No specs listed in the TTools site

    Angle grinder also shows GWS18V10 not GWS18V10C which has 9000rpm M14 spindle and 125mm disc size.
    The one listed here has smaller spindle m10 and 100mm cutting disc size..

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      Weird, I've been eyeing the GDX18V-200C for a while and I've never seen a non-C version until now.

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        It does say releases 18 May. So maybe new range? Happy to lose the C as thats BT access for settings and inventory control which most people wont use any way.
        Hope its still the same specs 200nm. And not a crippled version like the angle grinder

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      Total Tools site looks like it is showing the right listing, i.e. code: 0615990L8N. If I plug this in Bosch site it is: https://www.bosch-pt.com.au/au/en/promotion/0615990L8N. It notes the following:

      This Heavy Duty Kit Includes: 1 x 18V Brushless 13mm Heavy Duty Hammer Drill GSB 18V-85 C; 1 x 18V Brushless 1/4 Inch Impact Driver & Impact Wrench GDX 18V-200; 1 x 18V Brushless 125mm Angle Grinder GWS 18V-10; 1 x 18V Brushless Heavy Duty Bulldog Rotary Hammer w/ SDS Plus GBH 18V-26D; 2 x 18V GBA 6.0Ah M-C Lithium Ion batteries; 1 x 18V Battery Charger GAL 18V-40.

      18V Brushless Heavy Duty Hammer Drill GSB 18V-85 is new-generation in power and safety for today's jobsite, materials and applications. The GSB 18V-85C 18V 13mm Hammer Drill is powered by the new Bosch brushless Motor running 31,500BPM and produces 110Nm of torque through its all metal gearbox. Bosch GDX 18V-200 is the most powerful cordless impact driver with brushless motor in 18 V category. 200 Nm of torque makes it extremely powerful for high work performance. The impact driver´s 2-in-1 bit holder with 1/4" internal hex and 1/2" square drive makes it flexible and ideal for the widest range of applications. Bosch GWS 18V-10 C cordless small angle grinder offers an improved level of power and tool control in the 18 V category. It delivers cordless power equal to a 1,000 W corded grinder thanks to its powerful brushless motor. Bosch GBH 18V-26 D cordless rotary hammer with D-handle is the ideal all-rounder in Bosch’s SDS plus category, delivering high-powered performance, especially for vertical drilling and chiselling applications. With an impact energy of 2.5 J – delivered by its maintenance-free brushless motor – it offers cordless power equal to the corded power of established Bosch hammers. The high-endurance 18 volt XL battery with 6.0 Ah and COOLPACK technology. A further 20% increase in runtime (compared to 5.0 Ah battery) at the same size. COOLPACK technology for up to 100% longer lifetime (cf. battery without COOLPACK). Compatible with new and existing Bosch Professional tools in 18V class. Bosch GAL 18V-40 gets users power ready with no downtime. This compact charger has a charging current of 4.0 amperes and features intelligent regulated dual-mode charging - the first 80% of charge is fast, remaining 20% in long-life mode to prolong the life of the battery.

      Just read again and the main body of the paragraph stats Bosch GWS 18V-10 C! Looks like this is exclusive to Total Tools as if you click on Buy From A Bosch Partner then it only shows Total Tools.

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        If only Total Tools could cut and paste.

        Here are their specs for the grinder

        Bosch 18V Angle Grinder Skin GWS18V10

        The next level of power & run time - new brushless motor and ProCORE18V batteries.
        Premium user protection - Drop Control, Fast Brake and KickBack Control
        Premium tool control - keyless protective cover, keyless clamping nut (M14 only), slimmer grip design. New friendly switch button design.
        Specifications

        Battery voltage: 18V
        No-load speed: 9,000rpm
        Grinding spindle thread: M 10
        Grinding/cutting disc, diameter: 100mm

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    Better get in and pre-order before they disappear

    Something smells fishy.

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    These stuff so bloody expensive.

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      'these stuff' are for trades or serious use, not your run of the mill 'pull it out once a month to put a picture hook in a wall' kind of job.

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    Anyone recommend a basic set?

    Drill + grinder maybe.

    • +3 votes

      Go Ozito!
      If you want basic, it's good value for money, in my opinion!

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    Awesome deal, serious machinery. Does anybody know what happened with the wireless charging Bosch batteries? Is it on the domestic only?

  • +1 vote

    How does the included SDS drill compare to their other 18v SDS drill range?

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    The price was sort of too low for me. Got me wondering why. It is common for listings to have typos but a couple things I noticed: The impact driver is only 2-speed (usually 3 for higher end tools). Also the angle grinder states it fits 100mm discs. Standard is 125mm. Can easily buy 100mm discs but if you were on a construction site for example you'd be hard pressed to find someone who has a 100mm disc. Not sure if you'd have to remove the guard (frowned upon) or if the locking nut wouldn't fit for a 125mm disc either. For comparison a 100mm disc has a total surface area of 7854mm^2 whilst the 125mm has 12272mm^2, which is 56% more than the 100mm. Obviously the discs are priced differently but it's much more economical with the 125mm over the 100mm, not to mention the time and hassle you'd spend on changing the disc more often if using a 100mm.

    Just my two cents on the deal, it feels like it's in an awkward mid-tier, I wouldn't recommend it to tradies and if you are a DIYer Ozito or Ryobi would suffice. That said if you're a keen DIYer or poor tradie it seems like a ripper deal.

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    https://www.bunnings.com.au/bosch-blue-4-piece-18v-brushless...
    This Bosch Blue Kit includes:
    1 X 18V Brushless Hammer Drill GSB 18V-85 C
    1 X 18V Brushless Impact Driver/ Wrench GDX 18V-EC
    1 X 18V Brushless Angle Grinder GWS 18V-10 C
    1 X 18V Brushless Rotary Hammer GBH 18V-26 D
    2 X 18V GBA 5.0Ah Batteries
    1 X 18V GAL 1880 CV Fast Charger
    1 X Medium Tool Bag
    Seems Bunnings got same tools but different battery & charger, plus a tool bag.
    The Bunnings set is for Special Order for $1049 so not as good as this deal in my opinion.
    Too bad couldn’t try price match since they are not identical sets.

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      totaltools also have that kit deal $1049 https://www.totaltools.com.au/124519-bosch-18v-4-piece-2-x-5...
      Includes:
      1 x GSB 18V-85 (C) Brushless Hammer Drill/Driver Bare
      1 x GDX 18V-EC Brushless Impact Driver/Wrench Bare
      1 x GWS 18V-125 C Brushless Angle Grinder Bare
      1 x GBH 18V-26 F Brushless Rotary Hammer Bare
      1 x GAL 1880 CV Super Fast Charger
      2 x 5.0Ah 18V-LI Batteries
      1 x Tool Bag.

      ** doesnt bunnings have a price beat 5% if u find same kit from competitor?

      • +1 vote

        Bunnings actually has this same kit that's on totaltools.
        Just found it as I'm sure it wasn't there when this deal was posted:
        https://www.bunnings.com.au/bosch-blue-4-piece-brushless-hea...

        I can't figure out the diff apart from the more expensive kit, you get:
        - 1Ah less per battery and
        - a bag…

        someone enlighten me please…

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          It will be interesting to see what the regular price is once pre-order is over.

          Couple of differences I noted but doesn't really justify the huge price difference…
          The rotary drills are different, the part number is right in the total tools link, 18V 26F, not the 26D as in the Bunnings list. The 26D is the one in the pre-order set. Both similar spec just different design.
          The 1880 charger is a lot better than the one in the pre-order kit. 8A vs 4A.

          I also wonder if the $1049 set will be heavily reduced like the recent 2/3 piece sets when the new one replaces it.

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            @whitelie: i dunno man, but 2 weeks ago totaltools had a bosch 25% sale over 2 days, and i didnt buy anything…regret it, hopefully there be more sales leading up to end date of financial year..

      • +1 vote

        Yes you are right totaltools got the same $1049 set.
        I remember Bunnings beat 10% if the price is different.
        According to the link below, now Bunnings also got the same $699 set for preorder.

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          isnt there a 5% discount if u have a trade account with bunnings? does that apply to tools?

          • +1 vote

            @cuckchump: Can confirm Bunnings powerpass did not give any further discount on this.

            Tried today and failed…

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          they also had them out before the 18th. Picked one up on the 17th… :)

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    ** Del

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    Good deal with the 2 batteries included. I have two Bosch batteries and a few cheaper compatible batteries from eBay and the genuine ones last much longer.

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    Anyone else had this ship already? Mine is meant to be delievered today?

  • +2 votes

    Just turned up if anyone has any questions let me know

    Grinder is 125mm made in China
    SDS drill is made in Germany and very solid
    Rest of tools made in Malayasia

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      Sure, any regrets on your purchase? I've been eyeing this deal off but am wary to pull the trigger. Edit: I need a new drill (upgrade), impact (upgrade) and grinder (not owned), the sds is just a nice to have.

      • +2 votes

        Not really haven't actually used any of tools yet but did charge batteries and test them all. I've got existing Hitachi drill and impact which are good quality on surface these seem as good if not better and batteries are 3xcapacity of Hitachi gear. I also didn't have a cordless angle grinder the cost of that and 2 batteries was almost the purchase price.

        Only thing I want to get now are the cases for the tools there is no bag etc. in the deal jsut the cardboard boxes but for price can't complain

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          Thanks for the update! Great info.
          Think I'll go to Bunnings to order it today. As you said, for the price, it's much cheaper than buying a 'set' from Ryobi which was what I was thinking of going with.

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            @blacknwhite1: did you manage to order at bunnings?

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              @googoogaga: Yea I did.
              No further discount with powerpass unfortunately.
              They couldn't even tell me when it will arrive in store.
              Oh well. probably a better return policy at bunnings so a win nonetheless as this kit is cheap!!