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Bosch Pro 18V LiIon Cordless Drill Plus Impact Driver US $189 Delivered from Amazon

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This is an amazing price for this Bosch blue-line Li-Ion cordless drill and impact driver. I bought the drill alone from Bunnings for $382 in late 2009, it goes for around $300 now. The impact driver is about $500 locally (they come with 2.6Ah batteries here though).

You'll need a stepdown converter for the charger (about $24), OR a 240V charger ($46+ship).

Shipping to Australia is US$34.87. The set itself is US$155.

This is an Amazon Gold Box deal which expires in 22 hours (or when sold out), so be quick!

Detailed info on the drill:
http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-36618-02-18-Volt-Compact-Tough-B...
13mm chuck, 0-500/0-1600rpm, 56Nm torque

This is the local equivalent.
http://www.bosch-pt.com.au/papocs-au/Trade+and+Industry/Tool...

Detailed info on the impact driver:
http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-25618-02-Lithium-Ion-Impactor-Dr...
2800rpm, 160Nm, 3200bpm

Local equivalent:
http://www.bosch-pt.com.au/papocs-au/Trade+and+Industry/Tool...

Example stepdown transformer:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/200W-STEPDOWN-TRANSFORMER-INTERNA...

240V charger (thanks qmatthew!)
https://www.alltools.com.au/shop/index.php/746/4375_Bosch_Ch...

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    Cheers, I have been looking for a new drill for a while now and this looks perfect.
    Just need to sort out the charger now.

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    I realise Bosch is a better brand then the like of Ozito, but exactly how is this better than the cheap drills?

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      You pay for what you get.

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        Yes, unless it's free or stolen.

        Oh, you also get what you pay for. ;)

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      Mainly build quality, durability, reliability, torque, speed, quality chuck, fast charging.

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      It may have changed, but when I was at Bunnings Bosch Blue was one of the only brands came with a trade warranty (along with DeWalt and Makita if I recall).

      The fact that Ozito can't guarantee your drill can be used every day and still work after 12 months should tell you quite a bit about the differences in quality.

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        The fact that Ozito can't guarantee your drill can be used every day and still work after 12 months should tell you quite a bit about the differences in quality.

        Bunnings give a 3-year NQA warranty bro, you might wanna look into these things! I hope when you were "at Bunnings" you knew your product a bit better than that! ;)

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          I bought an Ozito cordless pump about 2 years ago. It was on clearance at $29 as they were releasing a new model.

          It laid dormant for pretty much 2 years, till I started using it a few times for my bike. The internal pump broke while I was pumping a tyre!

          I brought it back to Bunnings. I couldn't find my receipt so I filled out a stat dec. They swapped it for the current model which cost $69, on the spot. Score! The 3-year warranty restarted too.

          Cheapies like Ozito can be pretty awful, but they definitely do have their place. If it's a tool you'll rarely use, or you only do light jobs every now and then, a cheapie will probably do the job fine.

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          Cheapies like Ozito can be pretty awful, but they definitely do have their place. If it's a tool you'll rarely use, or you only do light jobs every now and then, a cheapie will probably do the job fine.

          It's worth noting that Ozito are a well & truly a grade or two above the likes of GMC et al., you know the $20 stuff you get from Kmart or SCA etc…now they truly are awful.

          I've got a shed full of Ozito stuff & it works fine, & gets a fair bit of use too in our perpetual buy-reno-sell-profit cycle! You've probably also seen my comments in other threads about a few tradie mates who save a fortune by using Ozito & leveraging the very same warranty advantage you've described! :)

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          Quite a few tradies use Ozito tools (but they won't admit to it). I recently had a house built and noticed one thrown in the bin, along with the box it came in. Not even worth spending the time to return the angle grinder I guess.

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          It's been about 18 months since I left so apologies for being wrong about the length of the Ozito warranty, I just assumed it was a standard 12 months, my mistake. I still believe it's not meant to be a 'no questions asked' scenario, unless that's changed since I left. I saw plenty of tradies refused returns when they had worn out a power tool not covered for trade use (or maybe that was just my store…)

          Whilst Bunnings are generally pretty much happy to swap anything over for you as long as you still have a receipt, the point I was trying to get across is that on Ozito product isn't built for trade use, where as these drills are. Just a round-about way of answering nfr's question of how this is better than cheap drills like the Ozito ones.

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          It's been about 18 months since I left so apologies for being wrong about the length of the Ozito warranty,

          I've got a 2 year old cordless with a year warranty still left on it…the 3yrs wty isn't a new thing by any stretch.

          I saw plenty of tradies refused returns when they had worn out a power tool

          So how did the staff refusing the warranty 'know' they were tradies??? What is the criterion, anybody wearing steelcaps gets blacklisted?

          the point I was trying to get across is that on Ozito product isn't built for trade use

          Agreed. However, Ozito isn't priced for trade use either…but thanks to a generous local NQA warranty a lot of savvy tradies can use it!!! Now, this was a great deal, no doubt; but if you bought the same stuff locally the price for a single battery alone would buy you a complete Ozito Li-Ion drill set with two batteries!

          Buying OS requires some faith…shipping, warranty & charger issues could be confounds for the unwary! I know if I was a tradesman I wouldn't want to have to ship my tools back to the US if something goes wrong. TBH, even as a home handyman I'd be hesitant to take the risk of having to ship a heavy, bulky item OS for warranty!

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          Looking at the price differences, I could buy 2 whole sets from overseas for less than the price of one locally. If one broke down, I still have one brand-new set spare, and I would still have money left over. :)

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          That's true, but how many home handymen do you reckon wanna own two sets of these? I know that I could easily use the drill, but I would have no use whatsoever for one impact driver, let alone two! Tradies, possibly yes, but then the advantage gets pretty diluted when you're doubling up on a big ticket item just in case of redundancy. Using the same logic, you could also buy at least half a dozen Ozitos with change as well! :p

          Then, you've also gotta start factoring in shipping costs if something does go wrong…what do you think it would cost to ship a heavy, bulky item back to the US? I'd be thinking $35-40 at the absolute minimum for sea mail with no insurance!

          [edit] Just checked AP, $35 sea & $51 airmail for a 1.5-1.75kg parcel…still no insurance & packing…plus:

          Articles over 500g and all ECI and EPI services will be subject to an additional $9 security surcharge and may face transit delays of up to 48 hours.

          Don't get me wrong, as the green '+' will attest, I agree this was a great price…but there are some caveats! ;)

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        I bought this set for $299 a few years ago (clearance from a random bunnings store that saw no market for tools, mainly sold gardening products)
        Fantastic item, and i would recommend it to anyone.

        For a home handyman, i would recommend this over an ozito, as it will be working when you go to use it, and if it breaks the few weeks without it will not phase you too much.

        For trade though, i would recommend ozito any day of the week.

        The reason, 3 year replacement warranty, no questions asked.
        Take your receipt to bunnings and get a new one. You might need to replace 3 a year, but the turn around, including travel is an hour. It beats a month for workshop repairs.

        By the way, don't waste money on anything below. 18v or without lithium batteries. 10 minutes charge fot an our of use beats 1 hour of charge for 10 minutes of use.

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        How many home handymen would want two sets of these?
        What real man would say no to more power tools?! ;)

        Hopefully nothing breaks down. The drills themselves are pretty solid, if anything it'd be the batteries that go. In fact one of the batteries from my locally-purchased one developed a fault where it barely held a charge. I had to bring the whole set (drill, charger, 2 batts) in to a service center and wait a week or two before I got everything back. What a pain!

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          How many home handymen would want two sets of these?
          What real man would say no to more power tools?! ;)

          Only the real man who knows that with the money for redundant tools he could buy different usable ones! ;)

          I suppose you could put the impact drivers on ebay or something, you'd at least get what you paid back if not make a couple of bucks due to the significantly higher local price…that would make the drills even cheaper! You might even make enough to get yourself one of those swish cordless angle grinders!!! :)

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      I bought an Ozito drill/driver recently. It was cheap and will be more than suitable for my needs (drilling a few dozen holes and assembling IKEA furniture). The box specifically states "For DIY purposes only". I'm more than happy with that. 3 year replacement warranty.

      If I worked with power tools for a living I'd buy something much more expensive.

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        I bought an Ozito for this purpose, but I wanted to replace a cupboard door at a later stage and the drill didn't have the torque for a relatively small job. Not to mention after 12 months that battery lasts 12mins at a time.

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          I presume that's not a Li Ion? My Black & Decker NiCad drill was useless after about 18 months but my Ozito Li Ion is fantastic (for the price) and the batteries remain full even after months of not using them.

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      You get what you pay for…

      Example, the NiCd batteries for my 12 year old Bosch blue cordless drill still last over an hour of run time. These are the 12V 2.0A batteries.

      Also this drill was dropped from a 2nd story roof when it was about 2 years old and still goes great.

      Under $200 is a bargain.

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        Example, the NiCd batteries for my 12 year old Bosch blue cordless drill still last over an hour of run time. These are the 12V 2.0A batteries.

        It depends on what you call "run time"…contiguous blocks of use, load, timing of charges etc are all variables you need to consider.

        NiCd batteries are also ridiculously hit & miss. I had a ~20yo Ryobi 6v that I binned recently, which would still 'run' for about that long, so long as there was negligible actual 'load'; however, I've seen much newer drills of all makes & models with NiCds that barely last a year! There's a very good reason why NiCd has been superseded by NiMH & Li Ion! ;)

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      I had a Black and Decker before, with NiCd batteries. After a short while, the batteries will not hold their charge unless used within a week. After 5 years it was dead, with only occasional (few times a year) use. No torque whatsoever.
      Bought a 18V Bosch a few months back. Am still on the first battery (it comes with 2), because it simply won't go empty. Very powerful, very solid build, much lighter batteries, all in all well worth it. Also has a cool LED light which illuminates where you are drilling (not sure about this model though).
      For this price, it's great. Normal price for this model at Bunnings is $220+.

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    I was on the verge of buying an ozito 18V liion impact driver for $120….Sweet deal

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    Can you provide a link to a stepdown transformer?

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        Could you use
        http://dicksmith.com.au/product/M7323/multi-reverse-travel-a...
        of course it would take longer to charge, but its batteries so shouldn't make a difference once fully charged?

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          Unfortunately no - that one only adapts the plug physically, it doesn't step down the voltage to 110V. It would blow the charger right away.

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          No you can't use that. That's just a travel adapter and not a step down transformer.

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        Why are they so cheap on ebay compared to jaycar? I know jaycar is a rip off but with something like this I would take the safest option. Would you say the jaycar versions are safer than the ebay versions?

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          Jaycar's equipment has to be certified for the Australian power grid. Direct imported gear doesn't. All of Jaycar's step down transformers would come from China anyway, and probably from the same factory as the C-tick approved gear, but it still costs a bit for certification. Putting it another way, if you get electrocuted by faulty gear with a Jaycar brand you have someone to sue. Good luck suing some small company in China under Chinese law.

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          The ebay one I linked to is C-tick approved, they also list the approval number. The sellers are also Australian-registered businesses.

          The Jaycar ones are isolated transformers (except for the 50VA one) which are more expensive, the ebay one is an autotransformer.

          If an autotransformer fails, it could send full 240V to the charger, blowing it. If an isolated transformer fails, the charger just won't get any power. Autotransformers are common and they don't fail often, so they would be fine for this application. You'll switch the power off after your batteries are charged, so there's very little risk of anything untoward happening.

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    any good and cheap stepdown transformer?

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    Just bought the Bosch hammer driver and ixo driver from amazon.uk. can anyone explain what's the difference with green bosch one and blue one and what's the difference between impact drive and hammer driver.

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      green bosch -> home use, DIY
      blue bosch -> professional, trading

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        Should hold for this, but you never know what's happening tomorrow . Anyway they will be at my door step tomorrow.

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        Seems that Amazon UK only has the green lines. So the Yankees are more professional.

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      Can you charge it with Australia voltage 220-240V?

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        No. That's been discussed here some hours before you posted your question twice. That's why people are discussing step-down transformers and sourcing Australian versions of Bosch chargers. The deal is excellent but you have to replace the charger or adapt the charger to the local power with a step-down transformer.

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    Its a shame the drill doesn't have hammer function

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    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Bosch-AL1820CV-10-8V-12V-14-4V-18...
    these are the 240 volt versions of the chargers

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    I don't have a drill…these are tempting!

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    Can you replace the power pack on this that (may) plug into the charger unit ? of is the charger unit 110v and you've gotta replace the power pack and the charger unit for 240v ?? thanks.

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      Unfortunately the power supply is built in to the charger base. Pity it isn't a generic 12V 2A adaptor!

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    Good deal. Paid $199 for the Ryobi One+ version of this and Bosch Blue is definitely better.

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    Just bought one.

    The charger part numbers are:
    AL1820CV 60 minute recharge
    AL1860CV 30 minute recharge

    It would seem that the same part number is used in the UK so I'll be buying my charger from an Australian supplier.

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    Not a fan of Bosch but for this price, it's an amazing deal
    As above, take the opportunity to try and buy a bit set as well

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    Could you not buy a local bosch charger for the equiv model? its only the battery that needs charging which i assume are the same in size worldwide?

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    I don't work for or haven't used them but this is the best price online i can find for the local charger.
    https://www.alltools.com.au/shop/index.php/746/4370_Bosch_Ch...

    $65 for the 30 min charger….store is in Western Australia.

    FYI - thanks for the deal got 2 new drills in the mail !

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    such a good deal, too bad i already have a drill and a impact driver and i only use them occasionally

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    Damn you Amazon one click ordering!! Any excuse to get rid of my 6y/o Ryobi 18v NiMH.

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    Just ordered a second kit for my Dad.

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    Damn you Ozbargain!! … 2 sets of these in the post.

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    You can't handle the TRUTH!

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      I don't think they got the joke dude, or they did & took umbrage at your slur against their power tool user-hood! ;)

      I know where you're coming from though…I've got as many mates who have unopened drills in their sheds, bought on a whim, as I have ones who use theirs incessantly!

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    Thank you just bought 2 for my brother shop.

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    Help me on the shipping some1. Amazon won't ship to Oz?

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    Getting very strange MSG

     We're sorry. This item can't be shipped to your selected destination. You may either change the shipping address or delete the item from your order. 

    Help!

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      Make sure you use the original poster's link above and under item title it should say:
      "In Stock.
      Ships from and sold by Amazon.com."

      Some items on Amazon are shipped by other vendors, and some of them don't ship to Oz.

      I just bought it using posted link so it does still work. Good luck.

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        Ok, managed to order a set, but had to delete the drill bit set ( see above poster who ordered one)
        Pleased with purchase of drill/ driver but will have to pay local prices for bits :(

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      make sure you add the item from 'Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.'

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      Make sure your clicking on the picture of the two drill above to get to the link.

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    How much is the shipping to Perth WA?

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    can i use my existing Bosh charger on this kit? the one we have looks like the same drills

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    The suppliers selling the step down converter must be loving this deal too!

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    any warranty

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    Been looking to buy a lightweight drill and impact driver, but i was waiting for my tool allowance.

    But this deal is just too good to pass up. <3 OzBargain

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    l'm not the sharpest tool in the shed, but ordered a set :p

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    This is a good deal, even a stingy Ozito owner like myself can admit that. ;)

    The only question I would ask is what's the go with warranty, is it true international or do you have to ship it back to the US for RMA?

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    This reminds me of the Coleman Extreme wheelie esky deal on Amazon a few months ago. I didn't need that, but bought one anyway. Just ordered this set too, and got a couple of sets of drills and driver bits too. I've been watching the power tool auctions on Grays, but this seems to be a good deal for the bundle, even if I have to spend extra on the aussie charger. Thanks OP

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