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Bosch GSB 18V-EC 18V 2.0Ah Li-Ion Brushless Cordless Combi Drill (3030J)

Lightweight and compact, the Bosch GSB cordless combi drill is perfect for tackling long or awkward jobs. Electronic Cell Protection prevents the battery from overload, overheating and deep discharge and Electronic Motor Protection means the tool will run for longer. An innovative 2-speed gearbox allows for powerful screwdriving or drilling in wood and metal, as well as impact drilling in masonry. The Bosch GSB cordless combi drill is equipped with an auto-lock chuck for fast bit changes and it comes with two rapid charge batteries that are ready to go in 65 minutes for maximum efficiency.

  • 2 x 2.0Ah Li-Ion Batteries
  • 2-Speed Variable & Reverse
  • 65min Charge Time
  • 13mm Keyless Chuck
  • 19 Torque Settings + Drill + Hammer Drill
  • Motor Brake
  • LED Work Light

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£169.99INC VAT

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Bosch GSB 18V-EC 18V 2.0Ah Li-Ion Brushless Cordless Combi Drill is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 9.
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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not living up to promise Having purchased the drill in 06/11/2016, initially it was ok to use (not amazing, just what I'd expect - not really any different to my old conventional Makita combi). I held off publishing a review to allow for a few months worth of usage. I am an occasional DIY user, currently renovating a house, but don't expect my usage to be anything like as extreme as the typical trade person. It's done basic screwing and drilling jobs covering plasterboard fixing, kitchen install, bathroom install etc. Not much hammer action to date as the SDS takes that role 90% of the time. I'm now hoping Screwfix and/or Bosch will come good on this, but felt it worth flagging a warning in case of others with similar experience. It has in the last few weeks developed a temperamental nature - something I did not expect when buying from the Pro range. It will frequently cut out mid use; usually as you finish driving a screw in or drilling a hole and then release the trigger, after which it won't start again immediately. It seems to be related to the connection of the battery pack into the unit. A quick press of the battery against it's connection block restores the drill to full function, but it doesn't seem to lock positively and quickly slips and loses connection again. Both supplied batteries have the same issue. Oddly, it sometimes restarts without having to apply any pressure to the battery pack connection. So whether it's the battery or an internal connection I couldn't say. I need to take it back for repair/replacement, and hope it's just a one off, but I am disappointed thus far.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Drill is better than i though Got drill home used it straight away it drilled all day though it may be a bit bulky i my palm but no great to use
Date published: 2016-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bosch Brushless Drill Middle of Bosch's Pro-range combi drill. Light, powerful and Bosch reliability. Awesome in the hand and batteries last for an age with Brushless motor. I expect longevity from this and price was cheaper than every pro shop. Money well spent buying a reputable name with a broad range.
Date published: 2016-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best so far Only had this for a week. It's a very good quality product, light weight compared to previous drills and small the belt hook comes in very handy. The chuck locks without any effort very easy to use drill.
Date published: 2016-09-21
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Does this model have kickback control?

The latest version has an all metal chuck which this one doesn't appear to have. What's the difference between this on and the one in the link below. https://shop.bosch-professional.com/gb/en/product/cordless-combi-gsb-18-v-ec--39076 Thanks
Asked by: StillBuilding
Hi StillBuilding. You are correct, this model does not feature the all metal chuck seen on the newer model. This model also does not benefit from Kickback Control as the newer one does. In terms of Tech Specs: drilling capacities are the same between the two models; they both have a 13mm chuck; but the newer model can drill at a slightly higher rpm, and boasts a slight torque increase over its predecessor. Hope this helps.
Answered by: Bosch Product Expert
Date published: 2017-06-24

Is this the new 2016 model with the all metal chuck and clutch that stops ratcheting once the set torque is reached?

Asked by: DIYGuy999
Hi DIYGuy999. This is not that product. Screwfix do not currently sell the new version of this tool.
Answered by: Bosch Product Expert
Date published: 2017-03-29

Can the battery be used on the Bosch GML20 Pro radio?

Asked by: Jase76
Hi Jase76. All of our Bosch professional 18V batteries are fully compatible across all of our Bosch Professional 18V range of tools. So in short, yes, this battery would would perfectly with the Bosch GML 20.
Answered by: Bosch Product Expert
Date published: 2017-01-29

Will my battery from my GSB 1800 Professional fit this drill?

Asked by: 5557
Hi 5557. All of our Bosch professional 18V batteries are fully compatible across all of our Bosch Professional 18V range of tools. So yes, this battery would work perfectly with the combi in question.
Answered by: Bosch Product Expert
Date published: 2017-01-08

Does this drill have metal gears/gearbox

Asked by: Chrisgs
Hi Chrisgs. Yes, this product should have an all metal gearbox.
Answered by: Bosch Product Expert
Date published: 2016-12-11
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Specification
Battery Chemistry Li-Ion
Battery Power 2.0 Ah
Brand Bosch
Brushless Brushless
Capacity Masonry 13 mm
Capacity Masonry 13 mm
Capacity Steel 13 mm
Capacity Wood 38 mm
Carry Case/Bag Included Yes
Carrying Facility Blow-Moulded Case
Charge Time 65 min
Chuck Capacity 13mm
Chuck Type Keyless Chuck
Colour Blue
Corded or Cordless Cordless
Manufacturer Guarantee 3 Year Manufacturer’s Guarantee (Registration Required, T&Cs Apply)
Model No GSB 18V-EC
No. of Batteries Per Pack 2
No. Torque Setting 19
No Load Speed 0-500/0-1700 rpm
Pack Size 1
Pieces in Pack/Case 1
Power Voltage Supply 18 V
Product Height 246 mm
Product Length 189 mm
Product Type Combi Drill
Total Product Weight 1.9 kg

Max. drilling capacity in masonry 13mm, wood 38mm, steel 13mm. Max. torque 60Nm hard / 31Nm soft. No. load speed: 0-500/0-1700rpm. Impact rate: . Overall length: 189mm. Weight: 1.9kg. 25,500ipm. Spindle thread ½". Max. screw dia: 10mm.

Product contents

GSB 18V-EC, 2 x batteries, AL1820 charger and carry case.

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Instruction Manual