Bosch PSR 1800 Cordless Drill UK Review
In this article I have completed a full and detailed review of the Bosch PSR 1800, another in the line of popular cordless drills from this very good brand. Like almost all of the Bosch drills, this one use Lithium Ion batteries for its power.
When buying any type of cordless drill, that is exactly the type of batteries that you need.
For this PSR 1800 model, that battery is a strong and common 18 volt battery that generates up to 1.5 Ah of current. That makes this drill very powerful.
BY ENDA MCLARNON
Bosch PSR 1800
Cordless Drill with one battery
£70-75 depending on where you make your purchase
A very popular choice for those of you who are willing to pay that little bit extra, and own a drill of very high quality. This drill will do almost all jobs around your home.
Bosch - The Company and Brand
Bosch are a popular brand choice for many UK buyers and home owners. Bosch operates in the UK as Robert Bosch Limited. They employ around 5,200 people across 40 locations in the UK. In 2017, Bosch generated revenues in the UK of £3.5 billion, and the UK is the second largest European market for Bosch after Germany.
Bosch are a German based company and they own a number of brands including Rexroth, Buderus, Dremel, Dynacord and Worcester Bosch (Gas Boilers) They make very high quality tools for the home and garden as well as operating in many other sectors.
Main Review of the PSR 1800 Cordless Drill
Bosch make a number of cordless drills. If you buy one, then you will not go too far wrong. They are always good quality, and they are always very well made. There are a lot of buyers out there who would not buy anything else. So in terms of buying a good brand, then they are as good a choice as they consistently make good products.
By buying a cordless drill, you no longer have to worry about plugging it into the mains. That allows you a lot of freedom of movement. However that makes the battery that powers the drill, the most important element.
The battery on this one is one of the best on the market. Better still it comes with a "one-hour" charger. So even if the battery goes flat, it is up and ready for action in an hour. Compared to many other similar drills, this is a very quick recharge.
Overview of the Key Features of he PSR 1800 LI-2 Drill/Driver
You can see at a glance the main features of the PSR 1800. It has a keyless chuck that makes changing bits and drill bits fast. No more fumbling around for a chuck key, and that is always a good thing. The drill can also go forwards and in reverse. The reverse function is required usually for removing screws.
2 Speed Gearbox - The motor on this drill is very good and it also has a 2-speed gearbox which works very well. The battery, motor and this 2 speed gear box are all manged with an electronic chip. That helps deliver the right kind of power for all your drilling and driving jobs.
Slow Start - If you have ever driven screws into wood, then you will know that you need to start slowly, and then speed up. Otherwise the screw can fly off, or go in at the wrong angle. This PSR 1800 does just that. You can control the slow start, and then hit the trigger to drive the screw home.
Charging Indication - I like the feature that shows you, using three lights, how much charge you have left in the battery. That is really useful.
Workspace Light - In my opinion this should come on all power tools. This one has a bright LED light that shines on the work place where you are drilling or driving.
What's In the Box?
- The drill/driver
- One 10 Volt Li-Ion battery pack
- A 1-hour charger for your 18 volt battery
- A carrying case
- One double screwdriver bit
Important Technical Details of the PSR 1800
This drill measures 33.8 x 32.6 x 10 cm and weighs just under 3 Kg. It is small and compact which allows you to work in tight areas. It manages to do this without losing any of its power.
What Buyers Liked:
- High quality and very well balanced drill/driver
- High quality and lightweight with good power
- Very fast charging
- Love the LED light
They Didn't Like:
- Does not have a hammer setting and can not be used to drill masonry
- Some buyers would have liked more bits with their purchase
Bosch PSR 1800 LI-2 SUMMARY
The Bosch PSR 1800 is suitable for those who just want to own a good quality drill for using around the home. It is good for frequent users and also for those who simply have the odd job to do.
This one will never let you down. It comes with a standard 2-year warranty, that you can get increased to 3 years simply by registering online with Bosch.
If this is not the cordless drill for you, then please check out our top 10 list of Bosch cordless drills by clicking here.