Bosch GBH 2-28DV 2kg SDS Plus Drill 240V
bosch hammer drill
excellent drill, it has a clutch so if it snags it wont break your wrist, the hammer function is excellent too, goes through pretty much anything
8 Jan 2015
Bosch GBH 2-28DV SDS 240v Dril
This is the first SDS drill that I have purchased and although I've only had it a week and used it twice, it has performed brilliantly.
12 Nov 2014
Perfect big brother to the PBS
My trusty Bosch PBS 18V does 80% of things - screwing, drilling and I've used it to put bolts in brick. However I needed to put in a 107mm ventilation hole for the extractor fan through block and then brick - I used the Erbauer Diamond Core Drill Bit 107mm x 150mm with extension arbour and guide bit.
The drill is solidly built, the controls are positive - clicking and locking selector and the hand positions are a good separation. For this I was using normal drilling (no hammer).
The drill went through the block like butter.. then into the brick (guide bit removed after the first inch of block). Drilling it maintained a constant speed, only when I moved and the coring bit locked did the safety clutch cut in. I'm not muscular so the light 2Kg and clutch prevented tired arms getting injured.
It's light enough to easily be kept in the correct position and to control but powerful enough to really take pressure against it without slowing. There's a noticeable difference between a Li-ion drill and this in use but not that much difference in weight.
I tend to prefer accuracy over braun and I feel it would be quite capable of replacing mortar, taking up tiles but also drilling wood - however if you will need a SDS chuck for normal drill bits.
Initially I thought it was odd that the manual suggested you could use it for screwing(!) but I had tried the drill, the speed control seems very capable - right down to screwing speeds.
Nice touch - the depth gauge and the aux handle clamps are metal - unlike PBS, and the SDS Plus chuck simply pushes and 'click' then a simple push collar release with working loose during drilling.
27 Sep 2014
I borrowed an older version to mount a plasma tv bracket, it worked so well i bought one!
This model is so much better I have used it to take down a small wall in the garden and it got through it like a hot knife through butter. The vibration damping makes it comfortable to use for long periods.
17 May 2014