Bosch GOP108VLiN 10.8V 1.3Ah Li-Ion Multi-Cutter - Bare
Go for mains
Ok, i feel bad putting this product down because when its doing its job it does it well.
The main problem is the batteries:
1. They dont last long.
2. You get 2 batteries, 1 failed on me just with in my 12 month guarantee so screwfix swapped it (no problem), now the other has one gone so im left with just one battery, as im out of my 12 months guarantee.
(As i type this im thinking, do bosch give 3 years guarantee? dont think they do as when i swapped the last battery im sure they said your just in your guarantee.
Im now even considering getting the mains one at Â£99 as it is a very good multi tool,
but keep in mind if you are starting out its worth considering the Â£179 deal with the 48 piece accessories as they can be expensive to buy.
I am an electrician and dont use this multi tool every day but i thought for the amount of times i use it the battery option would be better, iv realised now that every time i need to use it there is a socket near me.
Also dont get mixed up with the cheaper DIY version of this product,
Bosch GREEN =DIYs
Bosch BLUE = Trade, quality, used everyday parts.
15 Mar 2013
coz its quirky
the title review is relevant lol. this is the reason i purchased such a tool as no-one else had one and as an electrician i could see i use as i often find myself in need to cutting odd shapes in tight spaces. this tool is a revolutionary idea however they never should have coupled this idea to 10.8v batteries. this tool eats batteries and is it wasnt for the fact i have 7 spare batteries due to my large bosch collection id never be able to use it to cut more that one hole a day in harder materials. sorry to sound gloomy but time is money. which brings me only the blades they can be a lil prices but you should definatly buy bosch blades over cheaper imatations.
if you intentions are to cut plasterboard or odd shapes in plastic trunking the batteries will be fine. but if you wana cut the hard stuff like wood id recomend that you look to buy a mains powered one.
great idea but batteries are its down fall. buy an extension lead and go for mains
27 Dec 2012
Nice little tool
This has come in handy a few times, I have the whole 10.8v set & thought I'd add this, the blades are super expensive but very good quality, I only buy Bosch ones as the patern ones where rubbish, eats battery's but very handy
6 Dec 2012