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working in the Telecommunication industry I would Typically use a 2" rotary hammer for Firewall penetrations but this drill proved to me it could handle a 2 1/2" carbide Rock...Read complete review
working in the Telecommunication industry I would Typically use a 2" rotary hammer for Firewall penetrations but this drill proved to me it could handle a 2 1/2" carbide Rock cutting hole saw as well as 12"x1/2" sds (don't kill me for putting SDS bits in a Chuck). Now whenever I'm doing a penetration thru cinder or questionable building material Bosch Bores the way. this drill truly shines when you need a whole slew of expansion anchors holes tapped the speed at which this thing eats is crazy! and it fell off "big-Bertha" a 12' A frame only to bounce back at it
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Not worth the frustration
I bought this drill 4 days ago and returned it today. I used it for the first time yesterday with a 1 1/8" spade bit with a 1/4" hex shank...Read complete review
I bought this drill 4 days ago and returned it today. I used it for the first time yesterday with a 1 1/8" spade bit with a 1/4" hex shank drilling through 2"x6" studs to wire a garage. On the eleventh hole the bit jammed and the gears stripped. With no load the bit would still turn but if you put any kind of load on it (even just holding the chuck by hand) the bit would stop and the gears would grind. I've used the Bosch Bulldog and the bigger Bosch demolition hammers before and they worked great so I was expecting a tool that was more rugged and reliable than this one turned out to be. I would expect a 1/2" drill to twist off a 1/4" hex shank before it's gears stripped. This drill has cost me 6 hours of work if you take into consideration the time taken to go get it in the first place, then have to return it and get a different one.
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from Newark, OH, United States
Comments about Bosch Tools 1/2" Single-Speed Hammer Drill:
I'm in the process of remodeling a house and needed a drill that could do it all; deck, cabinets, sub floor, concrete. Excellent torque and overall performance. A great value.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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powerful motor and extra length power cord
Yes, I bought this BOSCH hammer drill about a months ago. It has a very powerful motor for the size and weight of the machine, and it is ergonomically well shaped which makes it easy to handle. I also like the chuck-key holder as being part of the cord. I find it very practical for all manner of drilling jobs.
from Iowa, United States
I purchased this drill for setting some tap cons into brick and cement ,works great . Had one when I was a plumber and abused it daily! Good dependable drill.I would recommend Bosch products for all applications of use from the due it your selfer to the pro.
from Kaneohe, HI, United States
My manager bought this for me to replace my older drill that had been stolen by an ex-employee. First impression was that it was small enough for me to handle, and had a nice long grip on the chuck key so I could get plenty of leverage tightening or loosening the chuck. I liked the sliding selection switch on top and out of the way, previous hammerdrills had toggles on the side that were easily damaged if the drill was dropped. The depth gauge feature on the fore grip is a bonus, I haven't had a use for it yet but it's nice that it's there. My favorite feature is the variable speed, with nice power at low speeds to get demanding yet delicate work done. Other larger drills I have used burn up if you run them at low speeds.
Great hammer drill!
from Northern Wisconsin
I received the drill from my son for Christmas. I am finishing the basement of my home that was built in 1947. I used the tool to drill holes for Tapcon screws in the exceptionally hard cement floor. Drilling the holes was much faster and easier than with a much larger B&D hammer drill I was using. Thanks for the great product!
Powerful and quick.
from Millarville, AB, Canada
I needed a hammer drill that would always be ready to go, even in cold conditions and remote locations.
from Lafleche, SK, Canada
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
After Two Holes?
from Plugerville, TX, United States
After drilling two four inch holes into a residential cement foundation, the hammer drill stopped working. I was told that the hammer drill was not what I needed for the job and that I required a rotary hammer drill that is more powerful. The 1191VSRK is hopefully being repaired by a factory certified repair facility that it was mailed to on 11/25.2013.
Nice power tool
This drill has enough power to handle every job I have had to use it for. The chuck key has a long handle which allows you to get the bit good and tight so it doesn't slip especially when using hammer mode.
I have used"Bosch toools for for 34 years .
from Waco Tx
This is my third small drill motor I still use my first one, Bosch drill motors are strong and smooth"VSR. is a good feature for me
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