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Old 06-06-2012, 12:01 PM   #1
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Bosch 18volt Vs Dewalt 18 Volt


Has anyone used the dewalt and the Bosch 18 volt drills and can give a side by side comparison?

We currently have all dewalt and I find them decent. The batteries can be expensive but we stock up when they are bogo. They also break every few years and can be spendy to repair so I have 2-3 sitting on a shelf.


Anyway, the employees are eyeing the Bosch and before I bust a move I wanted to look into a comparison as the batteries will be different and all accompanying extras
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Old 06-06-2012, 01:15 PM   #2
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Re: Bosch 18volt Vs Dewalt 18 Volt


I prefer dewalt. Guy I work with has the bosch, decent but to me doesnt c ompair. Also its easier to stick with same brand. All those extra batteries come in handy!!!!

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....Its all mostly personal preference...if your guys want Bosch, get them Bosch just to give them a little perk, let them know your listening.
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just snagged a used 18v drill. the newest biggest drill without hammer function. its really solid and snagged one because it felt much better than my makita bhp454. its now a shop tool.

why don't you wait to get them some fancy brushless technology.
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I've had a Bosch 18v compact tough for 2 years now, and it's the balls. I don't consider dewalt's 18v line significant competition for bosch or makita's 18v line.
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Do a lot of research into the battery types. Had a friend who was bad mouthing his Dewalt drill and impact driver which he bought at Lowes for $160 to build his deck.

I let him borrow my Dewalt driver to finish, and he was amazed how much longer the batteries lasted. That's when I explained to him he had bought the cheapest product in the lineup, and the reason mine gave better performance was the lithium-ion XRP batteries.
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i have both ,i don't see a big dif in either
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You guys are smoking crack if you think that the DeWalt can touch the Bosch. I have used both and the Bosch is a beast. Even all of the product reviews and tests will show this as true.

Plus you can get two free batteries if you purchase any 18v tool.

http://www.boschbestbuilt.com/rebate...rebateform.pdf

DeWalt won't beat that.
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Man, & here I thought the only bloodshed around tool allegiances was from the Festooligans.
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Man, & here I thought the only bloodshed around tool allegiances was from the Festooligans.
Search Bosch tools and you'll see some bloodshed.
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You guys are smoking crack if you think that the DeWalt can touch the Bosch. I have used both and the Bosch is a beast. Even all of the product reviews and tests will show this as true.

Plus you can get two free batteries if you purchase any 18v tool.

http://www.boschbestbuilt.com/rebate...rebateform.pdf

DeWalt won't beat that.
I like Bosch, I have a bunch of their stuff, but the problem with the statement made above is often its not an Apples to Apples comparison. Each company makes a few different cordless drills and sometimes you get drills of different standards/calibers being looked at side by side. You would be hard pressed to really find enough differences between two drills of the same category that one "can't touch" the other.
I am not a DeWalt guy, but I won't say they are junk or that Bosch is light years ahead of them.
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You guys are smoking crack if you think that the DeWalt can touch the Bosch. I have used both and the Bosch is a beast. Even all of the product reviews and tests will show this as true.

Plus you can get two free batteries if you purchase any 18v tool.

http://www.boschbestbuilt.com/rebate...rebateform.pdf

DeWalt won't beat that.
i mean i mean..who cares
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now where did i put that crack?
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thats better
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i mean i mean..who cares
Apparently I do. And you to some extent, or you wouldn't have taken the time to post a comment.
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Oh, and the OP...
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I like Bosch, I have a bunch of their stuff, but the problem with the statement made above is often its not an Apples to Apples comparison. Each company makes a few different cordless drills and sometimes you get drills of different standards/calibers being looked at side by side. You would be hard pressed to really find enough differences between two drills of the same category that one "can't touch" the other.
I am not a DeWalt guy, but I won't say they are junk or that Bosch is light years ahead of them.
Well I guess it's good that I didn't say that Bosch was light years ahead of DeWalt or that DeWalt was junk.

I think that my point was that the DeWalt and Bosch are not in the same category. Maybe I wasn't clear enough. I don't know of a DeWalt drill that is in the same category as Bosch. They are made by Black and Decker...need I say more?
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Apparently I do. And you to some extent, or you wouldn't have taken the time to post a comment.
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They are made by Black and Decker...need I say more?
Totally irrelevant. B&D is primarily a holding company these days. Do you use any products from Stanley, Bostitch, Porter Cable, Mac Tools, Baldwin, or National Hardware? If so, they're "made" by B&D.

Not a shot at you or anyone else, but I tend to question undying loyalties to a particular manufacturer - I don't care who that manufacturer may be. It's short sighted, IMHO, as just about every manufacturer of professional products for our industry has a few gems & one may shut himself out from benefiting from those products by bleeding only a certain color.
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now that seems totally rational

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